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First of all I wanna thank Visa journey for this excellent website.I've done lots of research for mom immigrant visa interview and medical here and really glad I stumble on this site.Lot's of helpul information here.

One thing I notice there are not many IR5 category experience here but still grateful to read the K3 experience and K1 at least give you insight what to do.Anyone here who petition their parents should do lot's of research regarding the medical and interview and make sure you will feed them with all those information.It sure speed up the process.Make sure to give all the step by step guide and details even little details about what they gonna do,where they suppose to go next and so on.

Mom schedule interview in U.S embassy manila is Dec. 2, 2008 around 6:30 a.m and I told her to have her medical exam on November 17,2008. Please make everything extra comfortable for your parents don't just let them go to Manila with tight budget.My mom live in Bohol and she fly with me before in Manila but then to make her feel more comfortable I ask my two nieces to go with her on her medical exam.They fly from Bohol visa Philippines Airline I told them to only fly with Philippines airline even if Cebu pacific is way cheaper.Good thing we had personal driver in Manila since my sister live there so they just take mom and nieces to the nearest hotel in St. Luke medical clinic the Hotel Soriente.

Now mom problem is she had limited understanding on both tagalog and english language.She speak visayan our native tougue.She went for medical exam on November 17,2008.But the day before my niece went to St. Luke do some checking and she befriended with the guard there.Everybody said only person with the appointment letter can get inside.I read and hear it all the time.My niece ask the guard what they should do since mom can hardly speak tagalog or english but she understand.The guard ask her how old Mom is and she said 68.They tell her no problem,she should have at least one person who accompany her since she is a senior citizen.Yes its true they let someone accompany with the senior citizen during the entire medical exam.It's actually a big relief on our part since we worry Mom so much I am sure she will be really confused inside.She never been sick nor visit a doctor office before her medical exam in St. Luke is actually her first time being examine by doctor.She got done with the medical around 9:00 am really early.I tell you the secret to this is more research and give them all the details everything you can think of ,any information useful ,it sure speed up everything.They let them back the next day November 18,2008 for the result.They wait from 7:30 and then giver her immunization shot and they went back to their hotel around 9:30 not a long wait really for the result.Some people spend whole day waiting for the result in St. Luke. She passed her medical and sure we are happy about the result.I was worried sick before, what if they found some illness that could delay her interview.Thats the main reason why I tell mom to have her medical 2 weeks ahead of interview so if something went wrong at least we wont be so much worry that she will reschedule her interview.After the medical I let them rebook thier plane ticket and let them go back in Bohol and wait there for the interview.I know Mom will be really miserable staying in manila for longer period of time.I give them $2000 spending money and glad they save bunch for interview.Hubby send them another $1000 for interview spending money.

Mom and niece fly again in Manila on November 29,2008.They stayed in Bayview hotel.Another worry for mom because we know for sure they never let anybody in without appointment letter and my niece even ask if she can accompany my Mom inside on her interview.They tell her not to worry because they have interpreter inside.That part we are not worry but we are worried that for sure she will be confuse again inside without company.On the day of her interview December 2,2008 my Nun sister accompany with her.I was surprise when I try calling my niece she just said that my sister actually go with Mom inside.Yes they let her accompany Mom unbelievable maybe because she is a nun.I bet if its my niece sure enough they never let her in inside.Things went smoothed inside since my Nun sister guide mom all through the process.When the consul interview mom they never let my sister go in inside with mom.They actually provide mom with bisayan interpreter and she said she actually understand all the question and answer is right.Her question is Who is your petitioner? Do your daughter work in U.S? she said No (yes I never work here)What is her husband job? she said a farmer and then she was approved and pass the visa interview.As of last night we receive text message from delbros that Mom Visa is ready for delivery.Hope they get it soon so she can fly back in Bohol.

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Hi,

Just curious because I am one of the few on here with the same category as you. I am petitioning both my parents and I am in the early stages. How long did it take you from filing to interveiw? I am expecting around a year but the embassy told my parents they are processing similar petitions out of the USA that were generated 6-8 months ago because parents are often very simple to process. That sounds too quick to me. The process isn't too difficult for me and I am going to take it all on for them because they are relatively elderly, although they will have to attend interveiws etc on their own because they live in Cyprus, I did all my own paperwork for my greencard and my US citizenship and so it doesn't really phase me too much, its the timelines which seem to confuse me. Every website I saw told me my US citizenship was going to take a year or so and it took three months so I am skeptical of given timelines. Appreciate your input and congratulations on the impending arrival of your Mother.

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Hi,

Just curious because I am one of the few on here with the same category as you. I am petitioning both my parents and I am in the early stages. How long did it take you from filing to interveiw? I am expecting around a year but the embassy told my parents they are processing similar petitions out of the USA that were generated 6-8 months ago because parents are often very simple to process. That sounds too quick to me. The process isn't too difficult for me and I am going to take it all on for them because they are relatively elderly, although they will have to attend interveiws etc on their own because they live in Cyprus, I did all my own paperwork for my greencard and my US citizenship and so it doesn't really phase me too much, its the timelines which seem to confuse me. Every website I saw told me my US citizenship was going to take a year or so and it took three months so I am skeptical of given timelines. Appreciate your input and congratulations on the impending arrival of your Mother.

Mom petition was approved by NVC last November 2007.It's over a year before she was interviewed.I think it's all my fault .I beleive she could be interviewed last August or September if I am quick about sending all the paperworks NVC needed.I was trying to delayed sending some documents and form NVC asking since back in my mind if I speed it up this could be mean I am going back again in Philippines ang get Mom.I went visit Mom last May 2008.I plan the whole thing that if I wanna return home to get Mom it should be January and it sure work for me. I beleive its true it could actually take 6-8m months process.We do everything in slow face no hurry and make sure everything is perfect.But I am glad it work out good base on my plan.

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does anyone know how it takes for ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING AT THE US CONSULATE IN MONTREAL ? PLEASE HELP ME ! having anxiety attacks like crazy .i had a date for interview on the 25th of February but it was cancelled ,they asked me for 2 other documents, i sent the documents in as soon as they asked for them .but have not heard anything .does anyone have an answer for me

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I'm a US Citizen as the petitioner.

Mother - Beneficiary.

Petition Approved

3/29 - Paid $120.00

3/29 - Completed DS 261 form

Affidavit of Support- which form should I fill out ? i 864 ????

I'm a teacher I'm the Petitioner and the Sponsor

PLEASE Help which i864 form I should use. I notice there is more than one kind.

Job letter - Does it need to have on my income ?

Or just state that I'm employed.

PART 5 Sponsor House hold size

I am single and NO children.

28. Number person sponsoring - should that be 1 ?????

PERSON NOT sponsored in affidavit

2. Yourself - should I put 1 or 0 ????????

8. Add together household size will that be 2 for my mother and I ??????

Tax Transcripts I already have those ready to mail in with packet.

Thanks trying to mail this in Frifay this week

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hi

the i864 or i864EZ you can use as well if you won't have any joint sponsors

both for the employment letter, needs to say how much you make and that you are employed in that company for xx amount of years and your job position on company letterhead

person you are sponsoring 1

yourself is already marked or filled in, total 2

so employment letter, paystubs and tax transcripts

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Hi everybody! Is anybody can help me to understand, how much money must be on the sponsor's bank account, if he is 21 years old US citizen born abroad and never worked yet, just has other assets? 125% of FPL for 2 is about $20K. So, how much money need to be for sure safe to put into the bank account and show in Affidavit of Support?

Thank you.

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Cant find suitable forum, so here's my question. Any pinoy/pinay know a good lawyer in Cebu. I want to marry my better half, we have our own family but she had said she's still married. He left her and son 7yrs ago. So thought I'd try this side and see if anyone knew good lawyer. Salamat!

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