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I submitted and paid the form at UCIS Manila.

I already received the MNL case Number. I would like to know what are the next steps needed to be done?

What are the other fees to be paid? When and where will i pay them?

Thank you so much for helping.

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My wifes case is CR1 Visa, I already have the MNL Case Number.

Shall i wait for additional letters/instructions sent by the UCIS Manila?

First, let me welcome you to the Philippines thread for your CR-1 visa questions.

Second, take a few minuets and fill in your timeline which will let us know your progress and let others know as a group what the expediency to which CR-1 cases are progressing at.

Third, this is an old thread, more than 3 years old, and so I would recommend that you start your topic so it is fresh. To start a new topic go to the upper right hand area of the first page of the forum and press the tab that says "Start New Topic". Give it a title or list your question if it is short and then in the body ask away what your concern is.

Fourth, the answer to your question and for further reading check out the guides to which I have posted after my entry:

"When your I-130 petition is finally approved, the service center that processed your petition, will send you another Notice of Action letter indicating your approval, and the forwarding of your approved petition to the National Visa Center (NVC) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, along with a phone number to contact the NVC with. Your case will now only be dealt with by the NVC. The service center that you filed with, will have no more knowledge on the status of your petition or case.

A few weeks after you have received your last Notice of Action indicating the approval and forwarding of your I-130 application to the NVC, the NVC will send your relative a packet of forms that you and your relative must fill out before your relative can be given an interview date with a consulate abroad. The packet will likely contain an Of-169 form, and an Of-230 part one and two forms that must be filled out by the intending immigrant. An I-864 form is also included that must be filled out by the petitioner (living in the US). The I-864 is the Affidavit of Support form that requires copies of the petitioners past 3 U.S tax returns (or tax transcripts which are free from the IRS) as well as any bank or financial records available (see the I-864 for exact requirements based on your case). The petitioner must make at least 125% above the U.S federal poverty to indicate to the U.S government that the intending immigrant will not become a federal charge to the government when he/she arrives in the U.S.. If the petitioner cannot meet these requirements, then he/she must still file an I-864, and find a joint sponsor who can meet the requirements on his/her own. When a joint sponsor is needed ,proof of their U.S citizenship or permanent residency is required. (i.e. copy of birth certificate, immigration status etc). The joint sponsor must be residing in the U.S, and he/she must also submit his/her past 3 years U.S tax returns along with bank or any other financial records available. The joint sponsor must submit his/her own I-864 form to accompany the petitioner's I-864 form."

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1


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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First, let me welcome you to the Philippines thread for your CR-1 visa questions.

Second, take a few minuets and fill in your timeline which will let us know your progress and let others know as a group what the expediency to which CR-1 cases are progressing at.

Third, this is an old thread, more than 3 years old, and so I would recommend that you start your topic so it is fresh. To start a new topic go to the upper right hand area of the first page of the forum and press the tab that says "Start New Topic". Give it a title or list your question if it is short and then in the body ask away what your concern is.

Fourth, the answer to your question and for further reading check out the guides to which I have posted after my entry:

"When your I-130 petition is finally approved, the service center that processed your petition, will send you another Notice of Action letter indicating your approval, and the forwarding of your approved petition to the National Visa Center (NVC) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, along with a phone number to contact the NVC with. Your case will now only be dealt with by the NVC. The service center that you filed with, will have no more knowledge on the status of your petition or case.

A few weeks after you have received your last Notice of Action indicating the approval and forwarding of your I-130 application to the NVC, the NVC will send your relative a packet of forms that you and your relative must fill out before your relative can be given an interview date with a consulate abroad. The packet will likely contain an Of-169 form, and an Of-230 part one and two forms that must be filled out by the intending immigrant. An I-864 form is also included that must be filled out by the petitioner (living in the US). The I-864 is the Affidavit of Support form that requires copies of the petitioners past 3 U.S tax returns (or tax transcripts which are free from the IRS) as well as any bank or financial records available (see the I-864 for exact requirements based on your case). The petitioner must make at least 125% above the U.S federal poverty to indicate to the U.S government that the intending immigrant will not become a federal charge to the government when he/she arrives in the U.S.. If the petitioner cannot meet these requirements, then he/she must still file an I-864, and find a joint sponsor who can meet the requirements on his/her own. When a joint sponsor is needed ,proof of their U.S citizenship or permanent residency is required. (i.e. copy of birth certificate, immigration status etc). The joint sponsor must be residing in the U.S, and he/she must also submit his/her past 3 years U.S tax returns along with bank or any other financial records available. The joint sponsor must submit his/her own I-864 form to accompany the petitioner's I-864 form."

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

I received an Approval Notice (Petition for AR FORM I130) on Oct 14, 2014. A packet was received at the 21st with the Case Number and the I-864 Affidavit of Support Form.

Up till now (March 23, 2015) I haven't got any new mails from UCIS Manila.

Does it mean that am i ready to make an online interview?

Thanks.

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I received an Approval Notice (Petition for AR FORM I130) on Oct 14, 2014. A packet was received at the 21st with the Case Number and the I-864 Affidavit of Support Form.

Up till now (March 23, 2015) I haven't got any new mails from UCIS Manila.

Does it mean that am i ready to make an online interview?

Thanks.

Did you complete all the paperwork and send it back to the address contained with your packet?

I recommend call NVC. The best time to call is right a opening 7:05 am. They usually answer the phone rather quickly at that time. Later in the day you could hold upwards of an hour.

Phone (for immigrant visa inquiries only):

(603) 334-0700. Customer Service Representatives can speak with you Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight EST, excluding holidays..


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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Did you complete all the paperwork and send it back to the address contained with your packet?

I recommend call NVC. The best time to call is right a opening 7:05 am. They usually answer the phone rather quickly at that time. Later in the day you could hold upwards of an hour.

Phone (for immigrant visa inquiries only):

(603) 334-0700. Customer Service Representatives can speak with you Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight EST, excluding holidays..

Documents are done, but there is no address where to send the documents, the packet was sent by UCIS Manila, Philippines.

Inside the packet were the the documents that must be prepared and it also says "Do not send this to the Embassy in Advance"

Upon checking Visa Status at https://ceac.state.gov/This came Up.

Ready
Immigrant Visa Case Number: MNLXXXXXXXXX Case Creation Date: 21-Oct-2014 Status Updated Date: 05-Feb-2015
Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section. If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time. Otherwise, please wait until you have received interview scheduling instructions.

Please take the medical exam at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic in Manila at least one week before your interview. You are encouraged to register online at the St. Luke’s website: www.slec.phprior to your medical exam. The medical exam may take more than one day to complete

(Please wait until you have received interview scheduling instructions.) -no instruction received yet

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The OP indicated they filed at the USCIS in Manila so the NVC will not be involved in their case.

**Moderator hat on**

***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to DCF Discussion.***


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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I received an Approval Notice (Petition for AR FORM I130) on Oct 14, 2014. A packet was received at the 21st with the Case Number and the I-864 Affidavit of Support Form.

Up till now (March 23, 2015) I haven't got any new mails from UCIS Manila.

Does it mean that am i ready to make an online interview?

Thanks.

The I-130 is an immigrant visa, process is different. You do not schedule your own interview, NVC does that. Wait to hear from NVC and/or the embassy.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

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Contact Hank: HERE

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...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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That is some 3 year old info ... very antiquated.

I know, right? It's the gift that keeps on giving !

Kudos, Uncle Hanky Panky !

Documents are done, but there is no address where to send the documents, the packet was sent by UCIS Manila, Philippines.

Inside the packet were the the documents that must be prepared and it also says "Do not send this to the Embassy in Advance"

Upon checking Visa Status at https://ceac.state.gov/This came Up.

Ready
Immigrant Visa Case Number: MNLXXXXXXXXX Case Creation Date: 21-Oct-2014 Status Updated Date: 05-Feb-2015
Your case is ready for your interview when scheduled at the U.S. Consular section. If you have already scheduled an appointment for an interview, please prepare your documents as directed in your appointment letter and appear at the consulate on the appointed date and time. Otherwise, please wait until you have received interview scheduling instructions.

Please take the medical exam at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic in Manila at least one week before your interview. You are encouraged to register online at the St. Luke’s website: www.slec.phprior to your medical exam. The medical exam may take more than one day to complete

(Please wait until you have received interview scheduling instructions.) -no instruction received yet

ok - this is a DCF case - if you'd fill out yer profile for casefile type, even set up an official vj profile stating the casefile type with dates,

we could help you in a focused manner.

To move forward - pay the VISA FEE, register an account at ustraveldocs.com/ph and attempt to self-schedule.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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And... again... DCF is different from the normal I-130 process....

For sure :time:


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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I know, right? It's the gift that keeps on giving !

Kudos, Uncle Hanky Panky !

ok - this is a DCF case - if you'd fill out yer profile for casefile type, even set up an official vj profile stating the casefile type with dates,

we could help you in a focused manner.

To move forward - pay the VISA FEE, register an account at ustraveldocs.com/ph and attempt to self-schedule.

https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.dois asking for the receipt number. Is the receipt number same as the MNL case # or should i pay the visa fee first before having a receipt number?

Is it necessary to pay the visa fee weeks or months before the interview?

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socal, I just woke up here in Manila on my day off.

I'll answer your questions in depth a bit later this morning since I've just gone through the DCF process with my wife. (I saw your post on the DCF forum, so I'll answer there and post a link to it later in this thread as well.)

But to answer your current question, you pay for nothing ahead of time.

You pay for SLEC, the day of the medical & you pay for the visa on the day of the interview itself.

Also, you send nothing to the Embassy ahead of time. You bring all the required documents the day of the interview.

Since you did DCF, nothing goes through NVC.

Edited by manilaraf

"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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socal, I just woke up here in Manila on my day off.

I'll answer your questions in depth a bit later this morning since I've just gone through the DCF process with my wife. (I saw your post on the DCF forum, so I'll answer there and post a link to it later in this thread as well.)

But to answer your current question, you pay for nothing ahead of time.

You pay for SLEC, the day of the medical & you pay for the visa on the day of the interview itself.

Also, you send nothing to the Embassy ahead of time. You bring all the required documents the day of the interview.

Since you did DCF, nothing goes through NVC.

sir, shall i wait for a letter from the embassy for the interview schedule or shall i schedule it online? thank you.

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