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Hello VJs,

I would like your input on ths situation, my daughter is traveling to USA on Monday w/ my friend who is on tourist visa, i will not be able to accompany her because of work, i got a clearance from Philippine embassy with my letter(authenticated by the consul here is California), i didnt get DSWD clearance because per rules and regulation below, she is exempted, does any of you had experience like this? i will not be able to secure DSWD because its too late, but i hope someone could give me a feed back.

I am suddenly worried that my daughter will be stop at the departure area, because she does not have DSWD, i have printed the rules and regulation of DSWD and attached it to the clearance she have, and i hope everything will work out. Thank you VJs for reading this message and providing me input and experience.

WHO DOES NOT NEED TRAVEL CLEARANCE? All minors other than those cited above, for example: A minor traveling to a foreign country with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian; A minor traveling abroad whose parents are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he/she is holding a valid pass such as a dependents visa/pass/identification card or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card which serves as proof that he/she is living with parents abroad and their travel does not constitute child trafficking.

Other Frequently Asked QuestionsARE THE FOLLOWING MINORS EXEMPTED FROM SECURING A TRAVEL CLEARANCE? A minor with permanent residency card A minor who holds a valid pass such as dependents visa/pass/identification or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card is no longer required to secure travel clearance from DSWD. A permanent residency card is a valid pass and a holder of such is exempted from securing a travel clearance

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k-2 = dependents visa, right?


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Hello VJs,

I would like your input on ths situation, my daughter is traveling to USA on Monday w/ my friend who is on tourist visa, i will not be able to accompany her because of work, i got a clearance from Philippine embassy with my letter(authenticated by the consul here is California), i didnt get DSWD clearance because per rules and regulation below, she is exempted, does any of you had experience like this? i will not be able to secure DSWD because its too late, but i hope someone could give me a feed back.

I am suddenly worried that my daughter will be stop at the departure area, because she does not have DSWD, i have printed the rules and regulation of DSWD and attached it to the clearance she have, and i hope everything will work out. Thank you VJs for reading this message and providing me input and experience.

WHO DOES NOT NEED TRAVEL CLEARANCE? All minors other than those cited above, for example: A minor traveling to a foreign country with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian; A minor traveling abroad whose parents are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he/she is holding a valid pass such as a dependents visa/pass/identification card or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card which serves as proof that he/she is living with parents abroad and their travel does not constitute child trafficking.

Other Frequently Asked QuestionsARE THE FOLLOWING MINORS EXEMPTED FROM SECURING A TRAVEL CLEARANCE? A minor with permanent residency card A minor who holds a valid pass such as dependents visa/pass/identification or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card is no longer required to secure travel clearance from DSWD. A permanent residency card is a valid pass and a holder of such is exempted from securing a travel clearance

Asianculture!

Traveling as a "to follow K-2" a consent letter is the only documentation you will need. But with anything dealing with children, I would be sure to follow with a consent form and back up documentation identifying all parties. I've listed those documents from the DSWD website that would be important.

  1. Photocopy of the birth certificate or passport of the minor
  2. A written consent of both parents, single parent, or legal guardian permitting the child to travel alone or with someone else to a foreign country
  3. Photocopy of passport of traveling companion (if the child is travelling accompanied)
  4. Appropriate document of civil status of parents: photocopy of the marriage certificate of the minor’s parents

You didn't expand upon the document details that you said you had Phil LA Con. sign off on. Therefore I maybe duplicating your efforts with my example below of a consent that I would recommend you use along with some of the items as outlined by DSWD from their website (as noted above), which you have already read.

Consent for International Travel with Designated Adult Guardian

I, ___________________ declare that I am the lawful Guardian of _________________female, born May 4, 2015 at ________________. (City and State or Country)

My child, ____________________has my consent to travel with _________________________ who's permanent address is ______________________________

has a ________________ passport, with passport numbered _______________________ which was issued on ______________ (give issue date) at __________________

to travel to ______________________________ (give your complete address).

Any questions regarding this document may be addressed to me at:

Home Telephone: ___________________________

Signed on this 4th day of May, 2015.

Signature_________________________________ Notary _____________________________

Name _______________________________

Good luck. Can you help others who will come behind you on their journey and return back here and update you posting with what steps you took and any recommendations you may make on your process? Thank you

Edited by Greenbaum

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I got this form from the consulate here in San Francsico, and it was authenticated by the consul, including my formal letter to the airline.I also attached the copy of birthcertificate of my daughter ( i am the only parent listed in her BC ( no father ). I will keep you guys updated with this journey.

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I got this form from the consulate here in San Francsico, and it was authenticated by the consul, including my formal letter to the airline.I also attached the copy of birthcertificate of my daughter ( i am the only parent listed in her BC ( no father ). I will keep you guys updated with this journey.

I think you are good to go then.

The excitement to see your daughter is overwhelming about now for you as her Mother. I'm sure she will be fine on her travels. What an exciting time.


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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i cannot stop worrying because iam lacking of that DSWD blue card, and yes i am very very excited! hope it will be fine with the immigration in the philipines and will allow her to travel with the documents i provided from the consulate.

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You missed this part: "A minor traveling to a foreign country with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian".

Does a friend qualify as legal guardian? Just curious.

I hope it all goes well for your child. Keep us posted.

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You missed this part: "A minor traveling to a foreign country with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian".

Does a friend qualify as legal guardian? Just curious.

I hope it all goes well for your child. Keep us posted.

Actually she is not the legal guardian, she is going to tour in USA, and because she's coming here, I asked her to be a companion of my daughter, I got a letter and a clearance from philippine consulate here in USA and its authenticated, CFO and DSWD says that my daughter is on dependent visa so she doesn't need DSWD clearance. But I am just curious and nervous if they encounter "not very nice immigration officer " and they won't allow her to travel to join me here in USA

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an immigration officer at the airport in Manila ? ok - well, good luck with that.

CBP (in the USA) staffers see K2's coming in each week, not really pay attention to much more than the visa stamp in the passport and the visa packet that the K-2 is handing over.


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an immigration officer at the airport in Manila ? ok - well, good luck with that.

CBP (in the USA) staffers see K2's coming in each week, not really pay attention to much more than the visa stamp in the passport and the visa packet that the K-2 is handing over.

I just called the bureau if immigration trunk line in the Philippines and they said only tourist visa minor are being ask for DSWD clearance , and yes good luck to me, because it's too late for us get DSWD , she is leaving on Monday.

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I just called the bureau if immigration trunk line in the Philippines and they said only tourist visa minor are being ask for DSWD clearance , and yes good luck to me, because it's too late for us get DSWD , she is leaving on Monday.

Do you not have anyone who can go to DSWD and have the form http://www.dswd.gov.ph/download/forms/travel_clearance/tc%20application%20form.rtf completed today? If not I guess your only alternative is what you have done thus far.

So, have your friend hand the packet and visa of your daughter to the immigration officer and not say anything more than a greeting until spoken to. Answer any questions honestly and with confidence. I would not offer the authorization letter till asked for. Then produce the document. Be respectful.

This is the best they will be able to do. There is nothing here that is illegal, and when asked for supporting documents you have the letter from the Embassy in LA and any additional documents that you have prepared. Take a big deep breath and wait for the phone call that says they are getting on the plane. Then do a dance with some yelping and howling going on. :dancing:

Edited by Greenbaum

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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Have your friend hand the packet and visa of your daughter to the immigration officer and not say anything more than a greeting until spoken to. Answer any questions honestly and with confidence. I would not offer the authorization letter till asked for. Then produce the document. Be respectful.

This is the best they will be able to do. There is nothing here that is illegal, and when asked for supporting documents you have the letter from the Embassy in LA and any additional documents that you have prepared. Take a big deep breath and wait for the phone call that says they are getting on the plane. Then do a dance with some yelping and howling going on. :dancing:

thank you so much Greenbaum for your positive support!

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Hello VJs,

I would like your input on ths situation, my daughter is traveling to USA on Monday w/ my friend who is on tourist visa, i will not be able to accompany her because of work, i got a clearance from Philippine embassy with my letter(authenticated by the consul here is California), i didnt get DSWD clearance because per rules and regulation below, she is exempted, does any of you had experience like this? i will not be able to secure DSWD because its too late, but i hope someone could give me a feed back.

I am suddenly worried that my daughter will be stop at the departure area, because she does not have DSWD, i have printed the rules and regulation of DSWD and attached it to the clearance she have, and i hope everything will work out. Thank you VJs for reading this message and providing me input and experience.

WHO DOES NOT NEED TRAVEL CLEARANCE? All minors other than those cited above, for example: A minor traveling to a foreign country with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian; A minor traveling abroad whose parents are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he/she is holding a valid pass such as a dependents visa/pass/identification card or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card which serves as proof that he/she is living with parents abroad and their travel does not constitute child trafficking.

Other Frequently Asked QuestionsARE THE FOLLOWING MINORS EXEMPTED FROM SECURING A TRAVEL CLEARANCE? A minor with permanent residency card A minor who holds a valid pass such as dependents visa/pass/identification or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card is no longer required to secure travel clearance from DSWD. A permanent residency card is a valid pass and a holder of such is exempted from securing a travel clearance

Asianculture!

The way that reads you are correct, you should not need the DSWD for your daughter


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ya, that's that I thought as well,

connecting all of the dots and bits

in that nasty, evil, wicked and mean

if/then/else construct.

ie - the clearance is simply not needed, based on the VISA TYPE.

my note about 'good luck' there in Manila at the airport only stems from the brain dead immigration screeners inside of the airport.


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.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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