muñequita y osito's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: munequita
Beneficiary's Name: osito
VJ Member: muñequita y osito
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2013-11-21
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Immigration Checklist for munequita & osito:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Dominican Republic
Marriage (if applicable): 2011-02-22
I-130 Sent : 2011-03-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2011-03-03
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2011-06-23
NVC Received : 2011-08-08
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2011-08-18
Pay AOS Bill : 2011-08-18
Receive I-864 Package : 2011-08-23
Send AOS Package : 2011-10-12
Submit DS-261 : 2011-08-18
Receive IV Bill : 2011-08-24
Pay IV Bill : 2011-08-24
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2011-08-25
Case Completed at NVC : 2011-10-18
NVC Left : 2011-11-10
Consulate Received : 2011-11-14
Packet 3 Received : 2011-11-02
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-11-10
Interview Date : 2011-12-08
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-12-14
US Entry : 2011-12-16
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 112 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 280 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Orlando
POE Date : 2011-12-16
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2013-09-16
NOA Date : 2013-09-17
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-11-13
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received : 2013-11-21
Comments : WoW!!!! Increible only 2 months after filing!!!

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 12, 2011
Embassy Review : Our appointment was at 9:30AM which I was skeptical about since most appointments are between 6:15am and 7:30AM. My husband lives in the capital so we drove to our interview We parked across from the embassy in a private garage and were in line at 7:40AM. While we were there I recognized a couple from visa journey and my husband and I approached them to say hi. The line began to move and we were in the embassy at 8:00AM. At around 10:30AM we were called to window 16 to turn in his medical and his police report. The lady returned previous year tax returns and the pack of pictures I had mailed in. She asked if we had any children together and we said no. She asked us to have a seat and that we would be called by our number. I was a little disappointed because I was looking for the green ticket and didn't see it. 5 minutes later she called us back to window 16 by my husband's name and gave him a piece of paper and told him to take it to window 13 to get his fingerprints. I stayed seated and My husband made a hand gesture as to come here quick. He gave me a hug and whispered in my ear in spanish "We are approved"! I looked at him as if he were nuts since we hadnt even had our interview yet. He looked at my face and said " I saw it! I saw the green ticket. It says IV Visa. I told him to calm down and not to be too confident That if this was true, we needed to be more secure of what to answer. He got his fingerprints done and the wait began.
We saw so the other visa journey couple approved and watched the embassy turn from packed down to only about 15 people. I was so sick to my stomach I didnt know what to do. They called our number at 4:17PM to window 20. Everyone that was left had already been called either to window 11 or waiting for it. As soon as we got to the window I saw our file did have the green ticket with the letters IV VISA I smiled hard and said good afternoon in English and My husband in spanish. The CO asked my husband if he spoke English and he said no. The CO then said ok I guess we'll do this in Spanish. We were never separated.

He asked my husband:
How did you meet: He answer
CO: Ok but that was a long time ago tell me how did you get back together?
Husband: Gave a good summary
Co looked at me and said : Do you know his daughters?
Me: yes
CO: What are their names?
Me: I answered but stumbled. I was so tired and hungry and nervous that I could hardly breathe.
CO:Do you know his ex-wife?
Me: I've seen her but dont know her personally.
CO: what is her name?
ME: I answered

He then looked at my husband and asked him if he knew my ex? My husband said no. The CO then asked if he knew his name and my husband answered.

Co: Does she have any children if so there names?
Husband: yes and he answered.
CO: Have you spend any time with her children?
Husband: Definitely, they usually come with her.

He turned to me:

CO: Did your husband go to college?
Me: Yes
CO: What school and what profession?

ME: I told him la UASD pero no tiraba piedras! LOL! the CO laughed and asked my husband if he was sure he wasnt going to be rallying for the 4% education or the wall street 1% activists! My husband laughed and said no sir.

Then the CO looked at us and said what else should I ask? I knew there that it was going to be approved!
He started looking in the computer and was humming a song.(guy kind of looked like a hippy that was high)
He then said to himself "Ok there it is" I then thought damn it he found the stupid K-1 Denial. But nope that wasnt it he just needed my husband's parents names. He typed it in as my husband told him the names.
He then asked my hubby if he had ever had any problems with the police?
Hubby: No
CO: Brugal? We laughed cause my husband doesn't drink.And of course hubby answered no.

That's when he said the magic words: Su visa a sido Aprovada! I still get goose bumps!!! MY hubby grabbed my face with his both hands and kissed me! The CO laughed and tore half the green ticket that was on the file and told us to pay domex. He also said to please excuse the wait. I've never been happier. We paid domex. It was pouring rain. We left the embassy at 10min to 5PM because of all the rain and there were still people waiting to be seen. But out of all those people that we saw that day only 5 cases walked out denied. javascript:emoticon('')
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