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IR1/CR1 spousal Visa (Direct Consular Filing) Manila embassy -Starting our Journey-

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Hi everyone! :) I'm new here in VisaJourney and I've been reading a lot of topics about DCF before I made my account. So my husband (a US citizen) and I went to the embassy last week and the documents that we have in our hand are the following:

- I-130 application

- G325a for me and my husband (2x2 pictures)

- photocopy and original US passport (he doesn't have a 13a visa stamp Cuz I've read that its okay to file a DCF as long as he has proofs that he resides here)

- original and photocopy of my passport

- original and photocopy of my birth certificate and his birth certificate

- original and photocopy of our NSO marriage contract

- original and photocopy of his ACR-I card (tourist)

- documentations photos of our relationship, family and civil wedding

- residency proofs that we have:

Barangay clearance, resident certificate in our place, some receipts of his purchased items with his name on it. Note: we don't have any utility bills or lease of contract Cuz we live in my mother's house.

Now we know that its not enough proofs we just went there to have them check it and what else proofs can we add. So the lady on the window 25 gave us some papers about the I-130 and some proofs that we can add.

We are planning to go back to the embassy on Wednesday to finally file the Visa, we added these proofs:

- Joint bank account

- NBI clearance of my husband

- Certificate of employment (he worked in my family's company for 3 months, I heard that he can work here as long as he's married to me and he works in my family)

- His monthly pay stubs

- Remittance receipt from LBC under his name

So those are just the things that we added, we cant provide any apartment contracts or utility bills Cuz we have a house here.

Can someone give me more Proofs that we can add so they finally take our papers. Help please. Thank you very much.

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Welcome to the forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Welcome to the forum.


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