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I am getting ready to start the k1 process, I believe the requirements are all covered and my fiancé and I are ready to start, but... my experience has been mailing something to her at her house or sending a package to her, say via lazada can be a real trial. I am concerned when I read here in the process steps that the U.S. embassy mails the packet to her in the Philippines. I doubt they will take the care of the delivery services we've used before and those were a real pain to get to her. Any suggestions? I would think a po box but I don't know if that is available in the Philippines and I want this process to go smoothly. I appreciate any advice . Thanks.

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I am getting ready to start the k1 process, I believe the requirements are all covered and my fiancé and I are ready to start, but... my experience has been mailing something to her at her house or sending a package to her, say via lazada can be a real trial. I am concerned when I read here in the process steps that the U.S. embassy mails the packet to her in the Philippines. I doubt they will take the care of the delivery services we've used before and those were a real pain to get to her. Any suggestions? I would think a po box but I don't know if that is available in the Philippines and I want this process to go smoothly. I appreciate any advice . Thanks.

The "letter" usually never arrives to the one in the Philippines. But, you need a copy of the NOA2 with the MNL# and receipt and that can be gotten via email. There is only one package of papers that you'll need to send to her as they have to be original and a wet signature. I brought my with when I visited her just before the interview as I went with her. It's not a requirement but what a great experience. You can FedEx those documents when the time comes.

See the twister arrow in my signature below and follow the link to my website where all the steps are listed K-1 Philippine visa and it's free! Return here if you need to ask some questions.


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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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Based on my experience, it is much safer to mail the documents if needed through FedEx or DHL. I had no problems with it. I had one letter from USCIS who never arrived but they sent it to my husband anyway. I just found it when I'm here in the US already fixing my AOS papers. ;) Greenbaum is right, you need a copy of the NOA2 with the MNL# and receipt and that can be gotten via email.

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710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
 
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I used both DHL and FedEx, for me personally, I had great experiences with DHL. The cost stinks, but well worth it when you know it will arrive on time or even early. FedEx was good, but wasn't as fast.


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Where is your fiance from, what province? Some people have had success with USPS/PhilPost but that is like playing with fire, sometimes your letter will get there and sometimes it won't. I have used DHL in the past and I have never had a problem. Yes, DHL/Fedex costs more but I would rather pay that cost for sound peace of mind. Remember your fiance will probably never get the letter from Embassy at all. You will either get a letter from the NVC or you can call them directly to get the MNL# to schedule the interview and medical. You can then send the needed documentation through DHL/Fedex.

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Never use philpost for nothing bunch of lazy people and crooks too. I've mailed out cards for Christmas to the philippines with tracking it reached manila but disappeared soon after, so I've learned my lesson use DHL which will be there within 5 days

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Thanks everyone for the responses I was mainly concerned about how the embassy in manila would send her something, I only use dhl when I send to her, like you say it's pricey but I know she gets it every time. Thanks again for the help. :yes:

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Thanks everyone for the responses I was mainly concerned about how the embassy in manila would send her something, I only use dhl when I send to her, like you say it's pricey but I know she gets it every time. Thanks again for the help. :yes:

Only thing you need to worry about the embassy sending her is her Visa and passport and that is done thru 2Go and they will confirm mailing address at the embassy, they have their own window inside the embassy where you can double check shipping information.

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Only thing you need to worry about the embassy sending her is her Visa and passport and that is done thru 2Go and they will confirm mailing address at the embassy, they have their own window inside the embassy where you can double check shipping information.

Exactly what I wanted to know - thanks!!

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The "letter" usually never arrives to the one in the Philippines. But, you need a copy of the NOA2 with the MNL# and receipt and that can be gotten via email. There is only one package of papers that you'll need to send to her as they have to be original and a wet signature. I brought my with when I visited her just before the interview as I went with her. It's not a requirement but what a great experience. You can FedEx those documents when the time comes.

See the twister arrow in my signature below and follow the link to my website where all the steps are listed K-1 Philippine visa and it's free! Return here if you need to ask some questions.

You have an :oops: there buddy, I am sure you meant NVC letter with the MNL# ;)


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You have an :oops: there buddy, I am sure you meant NVC letter with the MNL# ;)

:wow::thumbs:


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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:rofl:


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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