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    Quote Originally Posted by GringoRubio View Post
    with respect to wait times, fewer people are applying for visas because of the political climate. The reduced demand resulted in reduced wait time from 7+ months down to a few.

    I have no proof, but the word on the street is that the US embassy is much more restrictive now.
    Yes, it is more restrictive. It seems they're being more picky now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    The two times that my wife applied for a visitor visa in May of both 2015 and 2016 there was an interview date available in less than a month. This was pretty much the same for several friends of mine. Remember, you also need to schedule a VAC date and, unless you live close to SDQ, you will want those to be on consecutive days.

    A K-1 interview is a totally different story. A lot of paperwork has to be filed first and it could easily be 6-8 months before you get an interview.
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    It was in May of 2016 and May of this year that my wife applied for a tourist visa. One thing I noticed is that the availability of interview dates changed almost daily. One day you would look and the first interview available would be a month away, and the next day one might pop-up that would only be a week away. People do cancel and change dates all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    I heard from a couple friends (one is in the embajada hoy) that visas are much faster.
    I doubt that the quicker visitor visas are a result of many fewer people wanting to go - but I can't find any data either way on demand (only the Embassy would have that info).


    As for the K-1 finance visa - it takes longer and I think you have to marry within 6 months or the visa expires (lot of pressure !) Plus they ask many questions to make sure you are legit ( a grilling) - Visitor visa much smarter
    When looking for a date that was suitable I noticed the interview calendars were very full. Both the VAC and the embassy were packed the times I went. There's no shortage of Dominicans wanting to go to the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    When looking for a date that was suitable I noticed the interview calendars were very full. Both the VAC and the embassy were packed the times I went. There's no shortage of Dominicans wanting to go to the US.
    Which VAC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    Which VAC?

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    The one in Galeria 360, Sto. Dom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaita29 View Post
    Yes, it is more restrictive. It seems they're being more picky now.
    Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaita29 View Post
    Yes, it is more restrictive. It seems they're being more picky now.
    May I ask in which regard the process has become more restrictive, and why they are being perceived as "more picky"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    May I ask in which regard the process has become more restrictive, and why they are being perceived as "more picky"?
    Any bureaucrat can turn any process into a nightmare. I think they were encouraged to kick it up a notch.

    I'm not aware of any changes in the rules.

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