Gc0988's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: G
Beneficiary's Name: L
VJ Member: Gc0988
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2019-04-23
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Immigration Checklist for G & L:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2018-08-19
I-129F NOA1 : 2018-08-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2019-01-24
NVC Received : 2019-02-19
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2019-02-20
NVC Left : 2019-03-05
Consulate Received : 2019-03-06
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2019-04-12 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2019-04-22
US Entry :
Marriage : 2019-06-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 149 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 227 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 20

Kaputski on 2019-02-21 said:
From what I understand, you need to complete the medical exam and have the results with you before the interview- so, if you want to schedule your medical and interview now, go ahead, but make sure you have enough time between the medical exam and the interview (5 business days?). It can take around 5 days for the embassy to receive your petition, so I would say that if you want, you could get the first interview date that occurs after 3 weeks from now (just to be safe). Hypothetical: embassy receives petition in 1 week from now, you schedule your medical for 2 weeks from now, and have the interview 3 weeks from now. We waited until the embassy received it and then scheduled the medical and the interview. If we had known we could do the ds160 and schedule everything sooner... We would have... But!! Trust the process. But don't wait for the embassy to tell you to book the medical exam and interview. They won't notify you. We waited like a week after NVC said the embassy had received it.
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
Well everyone on visajourney says they ship the petitions to the consulates every other tuesday. So they shipped it yesterday, and the next shipment will be 3/05... so I would have to time it for the end of march. I could realistically do that. But what happens if the shipment is delayed. Lol maybe im just over thinking it. I just dont wna delay the process.
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
U waited until the petition was "in transit" to ur consulate right? Better safe than sorry lol
Kaputski on 2019-02-21 said:
It is much better safe than sorry...!!
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
I am trying to scheudule my OFC appointment online at ustraveldocs.. and any date and time I pick the website wont let me have it. Am i doing something wrong? Lol
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
It's saying "that appointment time isn't available. Try again"
Kaputski on 2019-02-21 said:
Marco did all of that, I didn't- my best guess is that the embassy first needs to receive the petition (there might be some sort of hold on your profile they need to lift) But I don't know
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
I called the NVC and they dont have any interview dates available. So i guess i will have to wait 😶🤷🏽‍♂️ And my profile will be unlocked tmro or the next day. Did ur fiance have to wait a long time to scheudule the appointment?
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
Seems like most embassies are back logged lol
Kaputski on 2019-02-21 said:
The embassy had had the petition for one week before we scheduled his interview. Once the embassy receives it, you should be able to schedule your interview
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
Ah ok. Thanks for all the help! Lol ur a life saver. Last question 😂 after I fill out the ds160 and pay the visa fee. Is there anything else i need to send the NVC? Or just wait until they email me. I talked to an agent, and he said that the NVC does the rest. But they are so vague in their responses
Kaputski on 2019-02-21 said:
You don't have to do anything except do your medical exam, get the results (do NOT open them!!! They will be invalid if you open them!!!) And Ace the interview :D NVC does the rest- if you're approved, they will take your passport and let you know when to go back and pick it up (with the visa!)
Gc0988 on 2019-02-21 said:
Perfect thanks! I have read that the interview is quick and painless. Im glad lol
Kaputski on 2019-02-21 said:
As long as there's nothing to hide or explain of course! His was quick but we also oberprepared -stand go with everything they ask for and then some more stuff
Gc0988 on 2019-03-02 said:
Hey i scheuduled my visa interview appointment. How long did it take to get the email from NVC once the embassy recieves the petition? A couple days i hope lol Because obviously we need that letter for the medical right?
Vidizzle on 2019-03-15 said:
Hi 😃 I am having the same issue with the NVC! Trying to get an appointment for OFC. How long did you have to wait to get an appointment? I’ve already filled out the DS-160 & paid the fee but there are no embassy appointments.
Kaputski on 2019-03-15 said:
Maybe they are booked up. check future dates?
Vidizzle on 2019-03-15 said:
Yeah I called and that’s what they said. But it only shows me dates in March & April. It won’t let me go into the future
blank avatar JeviMan on 2019-04-13 said:
Hello, I see you got approved. Can you tell us how was the interview and what question they ask. And what evidences did you bring to the interview.
blank avatar EzBrzy321 on 2019-04-17 said:
Hi. Congrats. Wondering how anyone can pay anything or schedule anything with the invoice number. Our case is at the consulate and we have heard nothing from them. Tried to do the ds260 but the first thing it asks for is a invoice number. Did you have this issue?
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