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CR1 Interview Embassy Letter (Not P4 letter)

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So May has her interview next week. We got the P4 letter a month ago, but last night the embassy sent an email containing what they wanted to see at the interview.

Interesting as there's been some discussion lately about CENOMAR (really CEMAR for CR1). Clearly ask for it in this email. Also asks for W2's for 2013 or 2014, but doesn't ask for returns (odd)

So here it is, names removed:

Please be advised that this account is unable to receive messages. DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS E-MAIL. For inquiries you may send an e-mail to support-philippines@ustraveldocs.com or call the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Manila time), except on Philippine and U.S. holidays. Callers in the U.S should call (703) 520-2235, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Dear Immigrant Visa Applicant:

REF CASE:

Congratulations on your upcoming immigrant visa interview. Your file is now with the U.S. Embassy in Manila and we have had a chance to review it. Based on our review, you need to bring the following documents with you to your interview.

From Petitioner

- W-2 Form(s) for year(s) for 2013 or 2014

Birth Certificate on NSO security paper for MAYROSE XXXXXXXX

Marriage Certificate on NSO security paper for/between

Medical examination results for XXXXX, MAYROSE XXXXXXX

Certificate of No Record of Marriage (CENOMAR) on NSO security paper for MAYROSE XXXXXXXX

NBI Clearance for MAYROSE XXXXXXXX

Please remember to bring with you

• A valid passport and all expired passports for each applicant.

• A confirmation page from your DS-260 online application for each applicant. Please note that your DS-260 must be completed a few days prior to your visa interview appointment otherwise you may encounter delays on the day of your interview.

• If you have lived in a country other than the Philippines or the United States for more than 12 months, please submit a police clearance from that country. For more information please go to: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country.htmlsearch for the country you lived in before, and look at the information provided in the “police records” section.

We hope this email helps you prepare for your interview. If you are unable to obtain these documents, you may still attend your interview at the U.S. Embassy. However, if you do not bring these documents to your interview, it will delay the issuance of your visa.

Sincerely,

Immigrant Visa Section

U.S. Consulate General

Manila, Philippines

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

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Just a couple of comments. The name CENOMAR and CEMAR seem to mean the same thing recently. When you get your CENOMAR/CEMAR it will have the same details for each. Just be sure it is recent along with NSO and NBI no older than six months at time of interview. Also, see my remarks at the end of this message concerning the NBI.

It's odd indeed that they are not asking for a recent 1040 return but I think the amount reported on any W-2's will suffice the financial support question. If you have a recent 1040 and you will be there for the interview with May, I'd say take it with you. You just never know what they will ask for. With the Embassy too much is never an issue.

NBI CLEARANCE (Green Form). Applicants aged 16 years and older must have a valid Record Clearance (for travel abroad purposes) from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Clearances should be in the applicant’s current name, birth certificate name, maiden name and any aliases or nicknames used, including different spellings you have used of those names. An official letter of explanation from the NBI is required for any notation of "No criminal record" or "No pending case". For immigration purposes, an NBI clearance is valid for one (1) year from the date it was issued. The NBI website is http://www.nbi.gov.ph.

If she uses Mayrose or May both must be on the NBI along with any other machination's of her name including maiden and married names.

Good luck.


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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Just a couple of comments. The name CENOMAR and CEMAR seem to mean the same thing recently. When you get your CENOMAR/CEMAR it will have the same details for each. Just be sure it is recent along with NSO and NBI no older than six months at time of interview. Also, see my remarks at the end of this message concerning the NBI.

It's odd indeed that they are not asking for a recent 1040 return but I think the amount reported on any W-2's will suffice the financial support question. If you have a recent 1040 and you will be there for the interview with May, I'd say take it with you. You just never know what they will ask for. With the Embassy too much is never an issue.

NBI CLEARANCE (Green Form). Applicants aged 16 years and older must have a valid Record Clearance (for travel abroad purposes) from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Clearances should be in the applicant’s current name, birth certificate name, maiden name and any aliases or nicknames used, including different spellings you have used of those names. An official letter of explanation from the NBI is required for any notation of "No criminal record" or "No pending case". For immigration purposes, an NBI clearance is valid for one (1) year from the date it was issued. The NBI website is http://www.nbi.gov.ph.

If she uses Mayrose or May both must be on the NBI along with any other machination's of her name including maiden and married names.

Good luck.

We're all covered document wise. I left her a copy of our 2014 taxes last trip since she had to sign them anyway. Yes odd that only asked for W2..... Don't know if that's a change or what. Income on the I-864 for the three years listed has been 5+ times 125% level so not a worry there. I'll be there as well.

Just thought it an odd out of the blue email that I didn't see anyone else post. Something new they are doing?

Only got one for my wife, no separate one for my step daughter

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We're all covered document wise. I left her a copy of our 2014 taxes last trip since she had to sign them anyway. Yes odd that only asked for W2..... Don't know if that's a change or what. Income on the I-864 for the three years listed has been 5+ times 125% level so not a worry there. I'll be there as well.

Just thought it an odd out of the blue email that I didn't see anyone else post. Something new they are doing?

Only got one for my wife, no separate one for my step daughter

If your step daughter is coming with you and also being interviewed you should get a CENOMAR for her. Sounds crazy but I never like to leave a stone unturned. I had one for my 10 yo stepson when I did his K-2.


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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If your step daughter is coming with you and also being interviewed you should get a CENOMAR for her. Sounds crazy but I never like to leave a stone unturned. I had one for my 10 yo stepson when I did his K-2.

Well she's 2 so we're going to go ahead and risk that one :)

NBI is a pretty quick turn if we happened to need one

I'll report out on how it all went next week.

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Well she's 2 so we're going to go ahead and risk that one :)

NBI is a pretty quick turn if we happened to need one

I'll report out on how it all went next week.

At 2 I think your safe there. Good luck.


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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If your step daughter is coming with you and also being interviewed you should get a CENOMAR for her. Sounds crazy but I never like to leave a stone unturned. I had one for my 10 yo stepson when I did his K-2.

Cenomar for a 10yo? That's insane man! Lol! But I get where you're coming from.

Though I strongly advice that for everyone aged 18 and above at the time of interview.

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