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#1 frostysoftyeaton

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:27 PM

Is there Bank/s here in the United States that is/are affiliated in the Philippines. Like you can transfer money from here going to your account in the Philippines. If so what are those banks?

Any response is very much appreciated.
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October 24, 2007 - we met online ( Cherry Blossoms)
February 24, 2008 - He came to the Philippines to finally meet me!
February 26, 2008 - He proposed to me and I said YES!
March 4, 2008 - Flew back home ( US )- sad

K1 timeline:
April 7, 2008 - sent I-129f to VSC
April 10, 2008 - VSC received petition
April 18, 2008 - NOA1 hard copy received
May 9, 2008 - touched
July 14, 2008 - touched
July 15, 2008 - NOA2 (99days)
Aug.14-15,2008-Medical PASSED
Aug.22,2008- Interview PASSED (Pink Slip Only)
Aug.29,2008- VISA ON HAND
Sept.3,2008- POE Houston TX
October 25, 2008 - Officially Mrs. Eaton

AOS Timeline:

March 10, 2009 - AOS package sent to USCIS via FedEx
March 12, 2009 12:21pm - AOS package delivered to USCIS
March 20, 2009 - Check cashed
March 21, 2009 - NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765
March 24, 2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment
April 4, 2009 - Case transferred to CSC
April 7, 2009 - Biometrics appointment is done
May 4, 2009 - AP approval notice received
May 8,2008 - EAD received
June 3, 2009 - Welcome notice from CRIS via email
June 8, 2009 - Receive hard copy of welcome notice on the mail
June 15, 2009 - Card production ordered
June 27, 2009 - Green Card on hand ( 2 years )

#2 Scott and Mhay

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:52 PM

Hmm you should be able to do it with any bank. My bank (alaska usa) would do it, but the wire tranfer fee was more than western union. What you could do is open another account and get an ATM card and send it to the philippines. I know most banks allow you to transfer money between accounts for free. There would be only a small fee for the withdrawal. I ended up just giving my wife my ATM card and told my bank that I did that, so they didnt cancel the card because of fraud...or identity theft.
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Removal of conditions Journey
16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.
29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.
30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.
10 April 2012 Check cashed
17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.
06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

#3 sjr09

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (frostysoftyeaton @ Dec 31 2009, 01:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there Bank/s here in the United States that is/are affiliated in the Philippines. Like you can transfer money from here going to your account in the Philippines. If so what are those banks?

Any response is very much appreciated.


Try E Passporte they have ATM cards to?
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Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

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#4 Kevin-n-Merlaine

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:55 PM

Greendot prepaid MasterCard or Visa. You can load the card at lots of retailers, walmart, walgreens...many others. You can just order one and send it DHL. I left mine with my wife...works great! She just uses it at the ATM mostly (PBI, Metro Bank). If you load 1,000 a month or sign up for a direct deposit, there's no monthly fee. If not, it's 4.95 a month and 4.95 each time you load it.
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COMPLETED - March 9th, 2010
-NVC-
CASE COMPLETE - April 2nd, 2010
-INTERVIEW-
APPROVED - May 18th, 2010

POE - Detroit, June 11th, 2010
GREEN CARD - July 21st, 2010
SS CARD - August 13th, 2010
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I-751 Sent March 23rd, 2012
NOA1 March 26th, 2012
Biometrics Appt. April 27th, 2012
Bio done early - April 18th, 2012
ROC Approved - September 12, 2012
10 Year GC - September 17, 2012

#5 MikeInWyoming

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (frostysoftyeaton @ Dec 31 2009, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there Bank/s here in the United States that is/are affiliated in the Philippines. Like you can transfer money from here going to your account in the Philippines. If so what are those banks?

Any response is very much appreciated.


We actually found it hard to get it done that way. Western Union was also too expensive.

I finally settled on using RemitHome which costs me only $8 per transaction and takes the money from my bank account and puts into just about any bank in the PI. I am not affiliated with them other than a user... but here's a link to them if you want it.

(https://www.remithome.com/remithome/common/referralHome.do?referralByCode=30624)


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Mike & Beth, Riverton, WY
I-129F Section:
23 Apr 2009 | CSC Received I-129F
26 Sep 2009 | Wedding

AoS Section:
09 Oct 2009 | I-485 packet received in Chicago
06 Mar 2010 | Green Cards received
I-751 Removal of Conditions Section:
26 Nov 2011 | Filed I-751 ROC packet to CSC
16 Jun 2012 | 10 Year Green cards arrive
N-400 Naturalization - Citizenship Section:
26 NOV 2012 | Sent N-400 to Phoenix Lockbox

30 NOV 2012 | 797C
17 DEC 2012 | Biometrics


#6 Adam & May

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:07 PM

Xoom.com is a similar sservice. Maybe cheaper too.
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----------------K1 Journey---------------
02/01/2010 - Sent I-129F sent to CSC Express Mail
02/03/2010 - Date on NOA1
02/09/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy arrived in mail
03/18/2010 - NOA2 approval mailed by CSC (per USCIS.org)43 Days from NOA1
03/23/2010 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received
06/18/2010 - Interview Passed PINK!!!! PINK!!!! PINK!!!! PINK!!!! PINK!!!!
07/02/2010 - Visa received!
07/03/2010 & 07/05/2010 - PRISM Seminar & CFO Sticker (We are all set
08/08/2010 - May's POE Detroit, MI USA
09/24/2010 - Received SSN Card
10/08/2010 - Wedding
----------------AOS Journey---------------
12/07/2010 - Submitted AOS/EAD Package
12/14/2010 - NOA1 Received
12/27/2010 - Biometrics Completed
01/20/2011 - AOS Transfered to CSC
01/26/2011 - AOS Received by CSC
02/16/2011 - EAD Approved
N/A - AOS Appointment
02/22/2011 - AOS Appproved
02/26/2011 - EAD Card Received
02/27/2011 - Green Card Received
01/19/2013 - Mailed I-751
##/##/2013 - NOA1 Received
##/##/2013 - BIometrics Appointment
##/##/2013 - Interview
##/##/2013 - 10 Year Green Card Issued



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#7 -B&T-

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE (Adam & May @ Dec 31 2009, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Xoom.com is a similar sservice. Maybe cheaper too.


You can even send money and don't have to pay the fees! Just use their coupon codes when you send money to PI. Good luck and Happy New year!!


http://www.retailmen...m/view/xoom.com

http://www.tjoos.com/Coupon/2691/Xoom
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#8 frostysoftyeaton

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:24 PM

I appreciate all the replies. This is a great help..Thanks so much everyone good.gif good.gif good.gif
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October 24, 2007 - we met online ( Cherry Blossoms)
February 24, 2008 - He came to the Philippines to finally meet me!
February 26, 2008 - He proposed to me and I said YES!
March 4, 2008 - Flew back home ( US )- sad

K1 timeline:
April 7, 2008 - sent I-129f to VSC
April 10, 2008 - VSC received petition
April 18, 2008 - NOA1 hard copy received
May 9, 2008 - touched
July 14, 2008 - touched
July 15, 2008 - NOA2 (99days)
Aug.14-15,2008-Medical PASSED
Aug.22,2008- Interview PASSED (Pink Slip Only)
Aug.29,2008- VISA ON HAND
Sept.3,2008- POE Houston TX
October 25, 2008 - Officially Mrs. Eaton

AOS Timeline:

March 10, 2009 - AOS package sent to USCIS via FedEx
March 12, 2009 12:21pm - AOS package delivered to USCIS
March 20, 2009 - Check cashed
March 21, 2009 - NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765
March 24, 2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment
April 4, 2009 - Case transferred to CSC
April 7, 2009 - Biometrics appointment is done
May 4, 2009 - AP approval notice received
May 8,2008 - EAD received
June 3, 2009 - Welcome notice from CRIS via email
June 8, 2009 - Receive hard copy of welcome notice on the mail
June 15, 2009 - Card production ordered
June 27, 2009 - Green Card on hand ( 2 years )

#9 Mr.&Mrs.A

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:59 AM

We found Xoom and Western Union way to expensive. Int'l Bank Transfers are also expensive. We use the Paypal Debit Card, there is no charge for withdrawls except what the bank in the Philippines charges which is $2.00 - $3.00 per transaction. It can be withdrawn at any bank that accepts MasterCard and I can fund the card on-line from home.
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#10 Jasman0717

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:25 AM

I transferred money electronically from my credit union right into my business partner's bank account in Cagayan with absolutely no problems. My credit union didn't even charge me and it was a large sum, $25k. My in-laws have an ATM card with one of my savings accounts and they can withdraw money using the card and the cost is $1.50 per transaction.
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#11 TinTin and Samby

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:49 PM

We have an account with BPI. When we want to put money into the account, we just have our USA bank send a check to the BPI office in San Deigo (National City). The BPI office there deposits it into our BPI account and voila, the money is there and available for withdrawl from any BPI bank branch in the Philippines.

Time and Costs to process:

3-5 days for our USA bank to send the funds (US Mail) to the BPI bank branch in Californina. (no fee involved - source and target insitutions are both in the USA - it's basicaly the same as an electoinc Bill Pay transiaction)

1 day for the BPI bank branch in National City to process the deposit. Competitive currency exchange rates from USD to PHP (no commission or other fees for currency exchange). Flat fee of 7USD per deposit.

Total Time: less tan 1 week. Total Cost: $7USD. Reliability: 100% - have been doing this for more than 2 years now.

I have been trying to convince the BPI Bank Branch in National City to accept electronic transfers from US Banks, but so far no luck. If they will ever agree to this, then the Total Time to Process would decrease to 2 days. The process is very reliable, can be done from anywhere in the world (no personal visits required), but due to the 1 week time frame, this isnt a solution for "emergencies".

Good Luck.

Warm Regards!

Samby

Edited by TinTin and Samby, 01 January 2010 - 12:54 PM.

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#12 Richard90027

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (frostysoftyeaton @ Dec 31 2009, 03:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there Bank/s here in the United States that is/are affiliated in the Philippines. Like you can transfer money from here going to your account in the Philippines. If so what are those banks?

Any response is very much appreciated.

Try Citibank, they have branches in the PI
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

If you have any account in Wells Fargo you can apply for a remittance card from the bank here in the US then send the ATM card to your relatives in Philippines, it's easy and free you just transfer the money from your account online and they can get it after few minutes from any ATM machine in Philippines having the same logo at the back of the ATM card.
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#14 YayaYiyi

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Charles Schwab has a checking account that you can use their ATM anywhere in the world and they reimburse your fees. There is no fee or minimum to open an account. Though I did have to mail in my information to get an account. I haven't use this yet, so I don't know if there are fees associated with exchanging money at the bank level in phils. I'm still investigating things.
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#15 Jon and Sol

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Xoom costs about 3 bucks a transaction.
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Met in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines: 2007-05-17
Our son was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-04-01
Married in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-10-23
CR-1 Visa - California Service Center; Consulate - Manila, Philippines
I-130 mailed: 2010-04-13
I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-24
I-130 NOA2: 2010-09-30
NVC received case: 2010-10-14
Case Complete: 2010-12-01
Interview scheduled: 2010-12-06
Medical, St. Luke's, Manila: 2010-12-09 and 2010-12-10
Interview at US Embassy in Manila 8:30 AM: 2011-01-05 - Approved!
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CFO Seminar completed: 2011-01-10
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Lifting Conditions - Vermont Service Center
Date mailed: 2012-11-01
Receipt date: 2012-11-05
NOA received: 2012-11-09
Biometrics letter received: 2012-11-16
Biometrics appointment date: 2012-12-10
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Removal of Conditions approved date: 2013-04-27
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10 year green card received: 2013-05-06
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NOA1: 2013-11-04
Biometrics: 2013-11-18
In Line: 2013-12-26
Interview scheduled: 2013-12-30
Interview: 2014-02-03

Oath ceremony queue: 2014-02-07

Oath ceremony: 2014-03-28 Sol is a U.S. citizen

Applied for expedited passport: 2014-04-01

Passport received, Priority Express: 2014-04-09 This is journey's end at last!

Naturalization certificate returned, Priority Mail: 2014-04-12

Passport card received, First Class: 2014-04-14

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