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My fiance just turned in her application for her passport at dfa pampanga. They are telling her it will take a month to process her paperwork, which is contrary to what they say on their website which says 7-10 days. Can i make her interview appointment even though we don't have a passport number, just a receipt? I don't want to wait a month and then make an interview appointment and it ends up being another month or two. Additionally, her noa2 says it is valid until 5/8/15. Are we going to have a problem?

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She will need her passport for her medical which she has to do before her interview. She will also need her passport number to make her appointment for her interview, so i would say Yes you have to wait.


12/23/2014: I-129F Sent

12/29/2014: I-129F Received by USCIS

12/31/2014: Received Electronic notification for NOA1 hard copy to follow

01/05/2015: NOA1 Hard copy received

01/13/2015: Received Electronic notification for NOA2 hard copy to follow

01/20/2015: NOA2 Hard copy received

01/20/2015: NVC Received

01/26/2015: Case # assigned

01/30/2015: Sent to embassy

02/02/2015: Embassy received

02/08/2015: Interview Scheduled for 03/11/2015 Will do Medical on 02/26/2015

02/23/2015: NVC Letter received.

02/27/2015: Medical complete.

03/11/2015: Interview. APPROVED!!!!

04/03/2015: POE Seattle

06/20/2015: Got married

07/01/2015: Filed I-485, I-765, I-131, G-325, G-1145

07/16/2015: Received NOA for I-485 and I-765

07/17/2015: RFE for I-131 Missed signature

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Better wait for the passport. Why didn't she do all this back when you were still waiting for NOA1?


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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My fiance just turned in her application for her passport at dfa pampanga. They are telling her it will take a month to process her paperwork, which is contrary to what they say on their website which says 7-10 days. Can i make her interview appointment even though we don't have a passport number, just a receipt? I don't want to wait a month and then make an interview appointment and it ends up being another month or two. Additionally, her noa2 says it is valid until 5/8/15. Are we going to have a problem?

No you can not make the appt until you have the passport, the passport # is required. Need to be patient and wait.

Don't worry about the validity of the NOA2, the embassy will extend that validity up to a year automatically.


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My fiance just turned in her application for her passport at dfa pampanga. They are telling her it will take a month to process her paperwork, which is contrary to what they say on their website which says 7-10 days. Can i make her interview appointment even though we don't have a passport number, just a receipt? I don't want to wait a month and then make an interview appointment and it ends up being another month or two. Additionally, her noa2 says it is valid until 5/8/15. Are we going to have a problem?

A month for a passport? That is crazy...pampanga is just 4 hours from manila. Maybe she have better chances if she go to DFA manila directly.

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My fiance just turned in her application for her passport at dfa pampanga. They are telling her it will take a month to process her paperwork, which is contrary to what they say on their website which says 7-10 days. Can i make her interview appointment even though we don't have a passport number, just a receipt? I don't want to wait a month and then make an interview appointment and it ends up being another month or two. Additionally, her noa2 says it is valid until 5/8/15. Are we going to have a problem?

There is a increased fee that you can pay to have it expedited. Might be worth it to you. Website reports that fee as 1,200Php

A month for a passport? That is crazy...pampanga is just 4 hours from manila. Maybe she have better chances if she go to DFA manila directly.

The DFA website says 20 days for regular processing and 10 days for expedited processing. Then you add in the mailing days and you get near what is being told. No brainer.

They are always going to over commit so not to disappoint or cause many inquires. It's a game that everyone pays and you are no stranger to that here in USA.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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She'll probably get the passport first week of April. Then she can do medical a day or two after that and at the same time schedule the USEM interview. The USEM appointment calendar has had many openings over the past several months. CFO either before or after the USEM interview. You'll most likely get all of that done before May.

Our NOA2 expired well before our interview because we did DOT at SLEC. USEM auto-extended the NOA2 to cover us. Regardless, I suspect you'll complete everything before your's expires.

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"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

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Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

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Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Sounds like some government big wig who didn't anticipate and therefore the little people have to suffer. Government at it's best.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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