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ContrerasSalazar's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Dayanara
Beneficiary's Name: Yeifry
VJ Member: ContrerasSalazar
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2024-04-13
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Immigration Checklist for Dayanara & Yeifry:

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 :
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-12-06
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-10-16
NVC Received : 2023-11-06
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-11-06
NVC Left : 2023-11-07
Consulate Received : 2023-11-09
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-01-05
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2024-02-07
US Entry : 2024-02-11
Marriage :
Comments : We had our appointment at 7 am. We stayed at a hotel overnight that was a 3 minute walk to the embassy. It was called dormitorio mi casona. The owners were amazing and treated us like family. Arrived at the embassy around 6:30. There are two lines. One for visitor visas and the other for immigrant visas. We got in the immigrant visa line. Around 6:45 they came out and started checking everyone in. We had to get out our appointment letter, his passport, my passport, and the stamped paper that the VAC gave him two weeks prior.

Once through security we went into a 2nd building where we were given a ticket with a number on it and went to another line where we waited for about 5 minutes. We were called to a window and the woman asked us for his passport, birth certificate, police paper, and his medical exam results. We told the woman that we were not given the results and that the medical facility had told us that they sent it directly. She told us that for K1 we have to pick up the results. We told her that we had gone twice and all they gave us was the immunization record. She also told us that he had the wrong form of birth certificate. He needed an “act inextensa”. We asked her to please check to see if they had the results as the facility told us they’d be sending it to them. She went back for 20 minutes or so and we could see her talking with other coworkers. When she came back she said that they had looked and could see that the results were “on the platform” and that the facility had sent them in on 1/2/2024. (Three days prior to our interview). They had not been reviewed yet so she said that we could still do our interview but that they were going to tell us at the end that they have to wait to put review the medical results and put them in his file.

We went and sat down in another waiting area and waited maybe 3 minutes and then we were called up for our interview. The officer was neither rude nor overly friendly. She just seemed very focused. The first question she asked was how do we communicate and I told her that I speak Spanish. She then asked us another series of questions:

How did we meet (we met online so then she asked who messaged who first)
When was the first time we met in person
When did we get engaged? On which visit was it?
Who asked who to marry?
She asked him where do I work and how long I’ve worked there
She asked if I had any Dominican roots
What are our plans for marriage
Do we have any kids together (we have a son. She asked to see his birth certificate)
Do either of us have other kids outside of the relationship
How old are my other kids

All in all the interview took maybe 10 minutes total. At the end she didn’t say anything about being approved or not but she gave us a paper and told us that it had directions for us on how to mail the birth certificate in. The paper also had something about the medical results not being there but she told us not to worry about that part because they had them already at the embassy. The letter was the 221g letter. She also kept his passport which I’m assuming is a good thing. We went straight to the mall to get the right birth certificate in Santo Domingo and then we had to go to a place called “mail boxes etc” to mail it.

Overall it was a quick and easy experience and I have no doubt that once they receive his birth certificate they will approve the visa. We are so anxious to hear back

***1/24/2024***
CEAC status changed from refused to ready

***1/25/2024***
CEAC status changed to “application received”

***1/26/2024***
CEAC status changed to approved

***2/5/2024***
CEAC changed to issued

Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 314 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 395 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Date Filed : 2024-03-29
NOA Date : 2024-04-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :


Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Dallas TX
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2024-03-29
NOA Date : 2024-04-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Approved Date :
Date Card Received :
Comments :
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Based on timeline data, your EAD may be adjudicated between May 16, 2024 and June 12, 2024*.

If this date range has passed or your application is past due per USCIS processing times then you should consider calling the USCIS to inquire on your petition. If you have been approved please update your timeline.


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 8, 2024
Embassy Review : My fiancé had his medical appointment on 12/21/2023 at Servicios Médicos Consulares. It was a mess and they were very unorganized. They had him going from window to window to do different portions of the exam. He wasn’t required by the physician to do a psychological exam but the facility makes them go through each portion anyway. When it was his turn to see the psychologist, she said she was leaving for the day and she’d call him the next day. She never did. The doctor also told him he could pick up his results the following Friday. We traveled all the way to Santo Domingo just for them to tell us they wouldn’t be ready until Tuesday. We went back and all they gave us was his official vaccination form. This was a problem when we got to our interview.

**INTERVIEW 1/5/2024**

We had our appointment at 7 am. We stayed at a hotel overnight that was a 3 minute walk to the embassy. It was called dormitorio mi casona. The owners were amazing and treated us like family. Arrived at the embassy around 6:30. There are two lines. One for visitor visas and the other for immigrant visas. We got in the immigrant visa line. Around 6:45 they came out and started checking everyone in. We had to get out our appointment letter, his passport, my passport, and the stamped paper that the VAC gave him two weeks prior.

Once through security we went into a 2nd building where we were given a ticket with a number on it and went to another line where we waited for about 5 minutes. We were called to a window and the woman asked us for his passport, birth certificate, police paper, and his medical exam results. We told the woman that we were not given the results and that the medical facility had told us that they sent it directly. She told us that for K1 we have to pick up the results. We told her that we had gone twice and all they gave us was the immunization record. She also told us that he had the wrong form of birth certificate. He needed an “act inextensa”. We asked her to please check to see if they had the results as the facility told us they’d be sending it to them. She went back for 20 minutes or so and we could see her talking with other coworkers. When she came back she said that they had looked and could see that the results were “on the platform” and that the facility had sent them in on 1/2/2024. (Three days prior to our interview). They had not been reviewed yet so she said that we could still do our interview but that they were going to tell us at the end that they have to wait to put review the medical results and put them in his file.

We went and sat down in another waiting area and waited maybe 3 minutes and then we were called up for our interview. The officer was neither rude nor overly friendly. She just seemed very focused. The first question she asked was how do we communicate and I told her that I speak Spanish. She then asked us another series of questions:

How did we meet (we met online so then she asked who messaged who first)
When was the first time we met in person
When did we get engaged? On which visit was it?
Who asked who to marry?
She asked him where do I work and how long I’ve worked there
She asked if I had any Dominican roots
What are our plans for marriage
Do we have any kids together (we have a son. She asked to see his birth certificate)
Do either of us have other kids outside of the relationship
How old are my other kids

All in all the interview took maybe 10 minutes total. At the end she didn’t say anything about being approved or not but she gave us a paper and told us that it had directions for us on how to mail the birth certificate in. The paper also had something about the medical results not being there but she told us not to worry about that part because they had them already at the embassy. The letter was the 221g letter. She also kept his passport which I’m assuming is a good thing. We went straight to the mall to get the right birth certificate in Santo Domingo and then we had to go to a place called “mail boxes etc” to mail it.

Overall it was a quick and easy experience and I have no doubt that once they receive his birth certificate they will approve the visa. We are so anxious to hear back
Rating : Good


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

** Not all cases are transfered

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