Jamie and Richard's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Jamie
Beneficiary's Name: Richard
VJ Member: Jamie and Richard
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2023-03-09
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Immigration Checklist for Jamie & Richard:

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 : 2022-03-26
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-03-28
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2022-10-19
NVC Received : 2022-12-01
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-01-13
NVC Left : 2023-02-14
Consulate Received : 2023-02-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2023-02-17
Interview Date : 2023-03-09
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 205 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 346 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 10, 2023
Embassy Review : Everyone was extremely kind and very professional. From the security guards, to the ladies working at the lines, the people working at the windows and the COs. Extremely nice people! I can’t give them enough praise to be honest.

It’s encouraged that the sponsor comes with the beneficiary! The CO will ask why your fiancé/fiancée is not there, or in some cases will ask that you come back with them. I went with my fiancé because I heard that it was important from others who had their interview at this embassy. We were asked really easy questions as a result and was out the door in 3 minutes.

Questions asked to my fiancé:
1. How did you guys meet?
2. Have you met her family before?
3. Have you ever been married before?

Questions asked to me:
1. You’re from LA? Curious what made you come out here? We don’t get a lot of people from Los Angeles!
2. Have you ever been married before?

I will say our CO was very friendly, but we were confused if we got approved or not because everyone else was saying “congratulations” to the interviewees, he told my fiancé “good luck in America” gave us a paper and then I read we were approved. Lol 😂 My fiancé didn’t believe he was approved at first, but then I showed him online it says approved and then he felt relieved.

My only suggestion is to eat before heading to your appointment. You’re going to be hungry and thirsty.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 9

A&J2022 on 2022-10-19 said:
Hi Jamie snd Richard, congrats on the NOA2! Did you expedite your request?
blank avatar Msmit39 on 2022-10-19 said:
blank avatar Msmit39 on 2022-10-19 said:
Yes same question. Congratulations 🎊
Jamie And Richard on 2022-10-19 said:
Yes, my congressman helped with expediting our case as I went through an extremely traumatic health issue. I am sure if you look through my profile you will see my recent posts about this as I don't want to share again because I am still going through extreme therapy and medical assistance to cope and move past it.
A&J2022 on 2022-10-19 said:
Thank you. I understand. I asked as I am going through a similar process with a high risk pregnancy and actually reached out to my congressman today for help after getting the run around for 2 months and denied for expedite without review
Jamie And Richard on 2022-10-19 said:
Make sure to follow up with them in case you do not hear back from them. My congressman's office was pretty diligent in responding to me, but be sure to do some groundwork. I am sending you healing energy and pray that you will see a good outcome soon. Please take care of yourself.
A&J2022 on 2022-10-19 said:
Thank you, I’m trying…I wish the same for you and expedition with the NVC for a swift arrival of your fiancée
blank avatar L&R46 on 2022-12-22 said:
Hi. My I-129F petition was also approved on October 19. How can I find out when NVC received my case?
Jamie And Richard on 2022-12-22 said:
My congressman reached out to USCIS and the NVC for me. But you can also email them and contact them yourself using the inquiry form on NVC’s website.
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