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SETTING APPOINTMENT AT US EMBASSY MANILA

#1 jenssiva

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:27 AM

Hi everybody,
I have been trying to call the us embassy to schedule my wifes interview date for the last 2 weeks. I am calling from the philippines and the number I am calling is 19091017878 However, I am not able to get through! It isnt even ringing! It says to use Smart or PLDT, and we have tried both! Does anybody have any suggetions?
Thanks in advance,
jens
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#2 Matt & Bing

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:34 AM

QUOTE (jenssiva @ Mar 6 2009, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everybody,
I have been trying to call the us embassy to schedule my wifes interview date for the last 2 weeks. I am calling from the philippines and the number I am calling is 19091017878 However, I am not able to get through! It isnt even ringing! It says to use Smart or PLDT, and we have tried both! Does anybody have any suggetions?
Thanks in advance,
jens


My suggestion is to have the US petitioner call from the US. There is a Fee ($18 I believe) where you get a PIN and can make up to 3 calls.

Also, this question would get better response in the Philippines forum.

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Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02
I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05
RFE: 2009-02-26
Approval Notice: 2009-03-13
NVC Received: 2009-03-23
Left NVC: 2009-05-12
Stuck at NVC 50 days
Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!
Visa picked up: 2009-06-25
POE Detroit: 2009-07-04
Married: 2009-09-11
Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22
Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29
Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04
Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04
AOS Appointment 2009-12-15
AOS Approved 2009-12-15
Green Card Received 2010-01-02
Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17
ROC approved 2012-03-21
Green Card Received 2012-03-26

#3 KimandRuss

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:39 AM

moving from K-1 General to PI regional forum for Embassy specific answers....
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#4 dzyrhetom

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:38 AM

HI,


The visa interview may be scheduled by calling 1-909-101-7878 (from the [b]Philippines[/b] at a rate of US$0.98 per minute)

or 1-888-877-9888 (from the United States for a toll of $18 for three calls - pin code access provided upon payment). Once the visa interview is scheduled, an official Confirmation Email will be sent .

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07-07-08 - filed I-129f and sent it to VSC
08-25-08 - NOA1
12-10-08 - hard copy of NOA2 rec'd
12-17-08 - NVC received our case
12-18-08 - 02-03-09---- stuck at NVC
02-04-09 - NVC RELEASED/FORWARDED OUR CASE TO USEM, AT LAST!!!
02-11-09 - USEM received the hard copy of packet 3..
02-18-09 - Medical at SLEC...THANKS GOD, I PASSED !!!
03-04-09 - Interview @ USEM,VISA APPROVED!!! ( His WILL for us)
03-10-09 - Visa delivered(on hand).......@ 11:00 am
03-14-09 - FLYING time! >>03-14-09 ( US time @ 1 p.m) Arrived ...POE: DETROIT <<
MAY 17, 2009 - MARRIED !!!
AOS
11-03-09 - Mailed the AOS package
11-05-09 - Status Delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11-12-09 - Check Cashed (Online Banking)
11-13-09 - NOA's for I-485, I-765 , I-131
11-23-09 - Received Bio appt. notice
12-03-09 - Bio appt. Done @ memphis...Hassle free
12-21-09 - Touched (online status says that case was transferrred to CSC)
12-30-09 - Touched online (I-765 & I-131 Approved)
01-04-10 - I-131 Approval Notice rec'd
01-11-10 - EAD card rec'd..Yehey! & Apply for SSN ..02-22-10 - Finally got the SSN card
03-05-10 -Card prod. ordered
03-12-10 - GREEN CARD on hand
ROC- I-751
01-19-12- Sent the packet to Vermont Service Center
01-23-12- Cash the checked (2 yr GC expires on this day too)
01-28-12- NOA 1 received
02-28-12- NOA2 received -bio appt for 04-03
04-03-12- Biometrics done on this day
02-22-13- RFE rec'd & -02-2813- RFE responded
03-14-13- Checked online status and it states: APRROVED!

#5 HappyDancer

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:49 PM

When I call the USEM, I always dial 109, and ask the operator to transfer me to that number, it never fails. I always get through. I suggest you try that.
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HappyDancer is a proud wife to a country boy in KY.

 

I-130 for Parents (Mom and Dad)

 

3.15.2014: Mailed I-130 Packet for Mom and Dad

3.21.2014: Received email notification with case # for both petitions; case forwarded to NBC for processing

3.21.2014: Check cashed

3.22.2014: Hard copy NOA1 received

4.08.2014: Both I-130 approved (notification received via email) - It only took three weeks!!!

4.11.2014: Received NOA2 approval notice in the mail.

5.01.2014: Called NVC to ask for status of paperwork. Advised they received both application on 4.28. Advised to call in 30 business days for an update.

6.02.2014: Email notification received from NVC that shows parents' NVC case number and instructions to pay AOS Fee and fill out DS 261.

6.03.2014: Paid AOS fee ($88 for both petitions)

 

N400:
4.26.2013: Mailed N400 Packet

5.21.2013: Biometrics

7.18.2013: Testing and Interview 

9.25.2013: Oath Ceremony

 

 

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#6 spartan

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:29 PM

PLDT payphone works. It's 80 pesos per minute...I think...Can't remember but it's less than 100 pesos. don't use smart, it won't work. Go to PLDT payphone station.



QUOTE (jenssiva @ Mar 6 2009, 03:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everybody,
I have been trying to call the us embassy to schedule my wifes interview date for the last 2 weeks. I am calling from the philippines and the number I am calling is 19091017878 However, I am not able to get through! It isnt even ringing! It says to use Smart or PLDT, and we have tried both! Does anybody have any suggetions?
Thanks in advance,
jens


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K1 Process:
April 22, 2008        I-129F NOA1
Aug. 25, 2008        I-129F NOA2
Aug. 28, 2008        NVC left
Sept. 09, 2008       Consulate received
Sept. 16, 2008       Appointment notice received
Sept. 23, 2008       Filed Jap. police clearance
Sept. 24-25, 2008  Medical exam Done. Thank God I'm healthy
Oct. 03, 2008         Interview date
Nov. 11, 2008        Got a call from Jap. Embassy PC ready for pick up
Nov. 13, 2008        Picked up and submitted the Police clearance to USEM
Nov. 28, 2008        Visa is ready for delivery
Dec. 02, 2008        Visa in transit to Cebu (delayed bcuz Dec. 1 was holiday)
Dec. 03, 2008        Visa received abot na jud tawn Thank you Lord.
Dec. 08, 2008        POE Hawaii, Honolulu
Dec. 09, 2008        Got married (wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii)
Dec. 12, 2008        Newly wed couple flew to SFO, CA

AOS Process:                                                                                                                                 
Feb. 04, 2009       USCIS received AOS docs.
Feb. 12, 2009       NOA received (AOS and EAD)
Feb. 13, 2009       Biometrics appointment received
Feb. 25, 2009       Biometrics schedule (10 AM) San Francisco DONE
March 14, 2009     Received interview schedule
April 11, 2009       Received EAD card
April 21, 2009       Interview (APPROVED) (2 months 17 days from filing)

April 28, 2009       Welcome Letter received
May 2, 2009         GREEN CARD received (2 months and 29 days)
May 22, 2009       Filed SSN
May 24, 2009       Got SSN at SSA
June 11, 2009      SSN Card received in mail

Naturalization

April 30, 2013       N-400 mailed (i used regular mail not express)

May 3, 2013         NOA priority date (received in mail 05/09/13)
May 8, 2013         Check cashed out, received text and email (N-400 accepted)

May 31, 2013       Biometrics

June 4, 2013        In Line

June 6, 2013        Received email and text N400 has been scheduled
June 10, 2013      Received letter in mail
July 16, 2013       Interview @3:30pm SFO

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#7 mhaze

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:02 AM

right after knowing your manila case #..how long for us to wait before calling the USEM to set an interview
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#8 jhcruz18

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:28 AM

you have to use a post paid IDD/NDD PLDT landline or a post paid smart cell phone. we used PLDT when we scheduled my husband's interview last november 2008. Good luck ad God bless!
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#9 Tahoma

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (mhaze @ Mar 7 2009, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
right after knowing your manila case #..how long for us to wait before calling the USEM to set an interview


It took us 12 days to finally schedule an interview. I think that they were backed up with many applications at the time. I would give it about a week...and then start calling every day.

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#10 adlampatricia

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:33 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

my name is Theresa Henderson Bostick,i would like to schedule another appointment for an interview at a suitable timing my email adress is adlamsabrina@yahoo.com


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#11 adlampatricia

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:37 PM

Dear Sir/Madam,

my name is Theresa Henderson Bostick,i would like to schedule another appointment for an interview at a suitable timing my email adress is adlamsabrina@yahoo.com


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#12 ManilaIdaho

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE (jenssiva @ Mar 6 2009, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everybody,
I have been trying to call the us embassy to schedule my wifes interview date for the last 2 weeks. I am calling from the philippines and the number I am calling is 19091017878 However, I am not able to get through! It isnt even ringing! It says to use Smart or PLDT, and we have tried both! Does anybody have any suggetions?
Thanks in advance,
jens


Make sure that the phone you are using is postpaid phone and has an IDD(International Direct Dial)feature, if not,it won't work no matter how hard you'll try.But you can always dial either 109 or 108 and the operator will be gladly to assist you but the rate will be higher than dialing direct because they will charge you for using the operator and vat + surcharge.You can also go to any pldt business ofc near you.

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