OneLove <3's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: One
Beneficiary's Name: Love
VJ Member: OneLove <3
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2017-02-23
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Immigration Checklist for One & Love:

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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2010-10-21
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-10-27
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-19
NVC Received : 2011-04-26
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2011-04-27
Consulate Received : 2011-04-28
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2011-06-01
Interview Date : 2011-07-20
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2011-07-26
US Entry : 2011-07-27
Marriage : 2011-09-29
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 174 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 266 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2011-07-27
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments : Just annoyed by first officer who was suppose to take care of us but didn't want to deal with the yellow packet so he sent us off to another line. Overall landed at 8:10am and got out of there by 10am. Not bad.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Boston MA
Date Filed : 2011-11-16
NOA Date : 2011-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-19
AOS Transfer** : 2011-12-07
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2012-03-08
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2012-03-14
Comments : No interview :-)

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-11-16
NOA Date : 2011-11-21
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-19
Approved Date : 2012-01-17
Date Card Received : 2012-01-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 62 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2011-11-16
NOA Date : 2011-11-21
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2012-01-26
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 62 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2014-02-18
NOA Date : 2014-02-20
RFE(s) : 2014-08-08
Bio. Appt. : 2014-03-25
Interview Date : 2015-01-27
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : Yes
Green Card Received :
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : July 25, 2011
Embassy Review : I am the Petitioner and my fiance is the Beneficiary:
We stayed at Aparta Hotel Jardines Del Teatro across the street and about a block away from the US Embassy. At 5:15am we were on line at the consulate. Around 6am the employees dressed in yellow shirts that read INFO started handing out the ticket with the numbers, ours was 599. They stapled interview letter with the ticket and before we were let through security they take the interview letters and gave us the extra ticket number to take with us. For security check we were separated men to the left women to the right. (Do not listen to the buscones as all interviews regardless of the time can line up against the consulate.)

Once inside and the place was starting to fill up we were instructed that those for immigrant visas sit to the right closest to the cafeteria and those for non immigrant visas such as “visas de paseo” sit to the left towards the entrance and exit doors.

After about 7am we were called to window 20 and submitted 2x2 photos, passport, cedula, forms DS156, DS156K, DS157, DS230 part I, banco popular receipts, polie certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, and medical results in sealed envelope it was given in. (FYI if you don’t have your pics you can get them taken inside consulate building next to window 24 for $200 or $600 pesos.) The lady at the window then told us to go pay the $210 visa fee at window 12 and come back and give her the receipt.

We sat back down and around 8:30am we were called to window 13 for finger printing and sat back down. In the meantime we sat and spoke with a few couples that were either there for their CR1 or K1 visas and cheered them on as they each went up to interview and got approved. We kept eyeing window 19 as many couples called him mean and rude the “odioso” and every couple he got he separated and gave an extremely hard time. At around 9am or 9:30am (we didnt have a watch on us and asked around) we were called to window 19 oh no we thought not him YIKES!!!!INTERVIEW time!!! our hearts were racing the “odioso” was our CO!!! Almost everyone that went to him that was a couple was denied or given yellow slip very few couples were approved by him I counted around 4 with us included.

We approached window 19 and he swore us in, in his very bad spanish. I didnt even catch any word he said but the yes or no part, my fiance understood nothing LOL. He then told my fiance to print my name on the form and sign his name and then told him to leave and have a seat.

Questions to me were as follows:
Window 19 Questions to fiancee (Petitioner) didn't interview my fiance
How old are you?
How old is your fiance?
How did you meet?
Why do you want to petition for your fiance?
Why don't you just get married here? (asked like 4 times)
Why don't you just have 2 weddings?
Was your fiance ever petitioned before?

I never argued how he felt about our relationship nor what he thought I just kept quiet and gave straight forward answers. He was extremely rude. While I answered all his questions the CO was extremely displeased and was not believing anything I said. He didn’t look me in the eye at all always looked at the computer screen and spoke with much sarcasm. He told me to go sit down and that I will be called sometime later. I felt so bad like I had no control over the situation, after I went to sit down he didn’t even called my fiance to interview him.

So tick tock tick tock....we ate around 1pm I was getting nauseous and had hoped to be long gone from the consulate by this time. COs most went to lunch by 12:15pm. Finally at 1:40pm we didn’t see our number on the ticker but heard my fiance’s name thru the PA system we were being summoned to the dreaded Window 11!!!! Investigations for Fraud Unit......

As soon as we got there they took my fiance in with whole bag of evidence and all and left me waiting outside the glass doors. (FYI they call it window 11 but its really clear double doors which lead to more doors and rooms where you are interrogated). They lasted 20 mins with my fiance he was out by 2pm. As they escorted him out to the waiting area they told me to come in. I on the other hand was let out in 5 min tops.

Window 11 Questions to fiance (Beneficiary)
When was your first kiss?
Where was your first kiss?
Since when did you know her?
Where did you meet?
How did you meet?
Have you ever used condoms?
Are you guys avoiding getting pregnant?
When was the last time you used condoms?
Did you have any sexual relations last night?
When was the last time you had sexual relations?
Were the lights on or off?
Who took a bath first this morning?
What was the name of your ex wife? (like 4 times asked differently)
Why did you divorce your ex wife?
Picked a photo at random and asked where it was taken?
Is your fiancee working?
Where did she used to work?
Under what job title did she work as?
Is she wearing a thong today?
Since when we you separated from your ex wife?
When did we get back together?
When did you start talking again?
Why has she gained much weight since 2005 when you last saw her?
Did you guys have a relationship before you ever got married?
When did you two break up?
When did you get married?
When did you divorce?
Why did your divorce take so long?
Does your fiancee have any children?
Do you have any children?
Have you met her family?
Do you have family in New York?

The man who interrogated us was hispanic, I’m thinking dominican because of how he spoke spanish.
My questions were these:

Window 11 Questions to fiancee Petitioner (me)
When did you meet?
Who showered first this morning?
When was the last time you had sexual relations?
Where the lights on or off?
Are you avoiding children?
When was the last time you used condoms?

After the CO was done with me he told us to go sit that we would be called so we sat back down to the metal benches and waited some more. We were the last ones in the building pretty much and then we here the ticker calling number 599 to window 19 again oh boy!! He was not happy with what he was telling us in his crappy spanish “su visa hacido APROBADO” so gringo like LMAO, and he flicked the green little card thru the window slot and we hurried out I was jumping. I just wanted to get out of that COs sight and we went straight to the DOMEX people and paid $12.50 for our visa delivery to Santiago. What a Freaking hassle of a day but well worth it. I was happy that I got to window 11 because I felt that we were able to prove ourselves with the questions asked rather then having window 19 CO decide our fate. Funny thing is that since we submitted our documents and were sworn in the green card was paper clipped to our file from the beginning!! So I don’t understand his damn problem with us. But whatever HAPPY THAT IT WAS A SUCCESS :D

Some questions that were asked to my fiance may have been forgotten but as he remembers I will post them.
Rating : Moderate

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