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Advice, prayer, checklists... anything would be appreciated. I've met someone online, she's beautiful, younger, and from the Philippines. All silent judging aside, am I the first? I've been alone - by design - for many years and when my granddaughter told me that I should have a girlfriend I could not give her a good enough excuse. I've prayed for the woman I'm to spend the rest of my life to make herself known to me and, by God, someone had reached out to me on what I'd considered to be a non-dating site thus it's bound to be a straight up miracle. I love telling the story of a young man going off to save the world during WWII and while taking a break from his travels if only to find a root beer float, he'd met a woman and married her the next day. Crazy, yes, but true. How brave they both had to have been. He was surely going to die and she was surely going to mourn his loss and when I'd met them, still together in their final season of life so many blessed years later, I could not help but to have been inspired. So, while I prepare for this next season of my life, could someone please reach out to me with a kind word or two of advice?

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Have you booked a ticket to go and see her?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Of course, thanks. She will be in Manila much sooner than I will be able to fly there; is there an initial step that she could take while in the city? This is to ask can she get the medical out of the way? Interview? Is there a timeline checklist somewhere? I'd met with an immigration attorney and he'd mentioned that I could still state my support for her with an affidavit about how we actually haven't met. He said it must be convincing, sure, but in the event we choose to go this route, can anyone speak to this type of affidavit?

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Of course, thanks. She will be in Manila much sooner than I will be able to fly there; is there an initial step that she could take while in the city? This is to ask can she get the medical out of the way? Interview? Is there a timeline checklist somewhere? I'd met with an immigration attorney and he'd mentioned that I could still state my support for her with an affidavit about how we actually haven't met. He said it must be convincing, sure, but in the event we choose to go this route, can anyone speak to this type of affidavit?

you have to physically meet her first before you file.

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Fly today be in Manila tomorrow?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Please read the Guides, links atop any VJ page.


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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Advice, prayer, checklists... anything would be appreciated. I've met someone online, she's beautiful, younger, and from the Philippines. All silent judging aside, am I the first? I've been alone - by design - for many years and when my granddaughter told me that I should have a girlfriend I could not give her a good enough excuse. I've prayed for the woman I'm to spend the rest of my life to make herself known to me and, by God, someone had reached out to me on what I'd considered to be a non-dating site thus it's bound to be a straight up miracle. I love telling the story of a young man going off to save the world during WWII and while taking a break from his travels if only to find a root beer float, he'd met a woman and married her the next day. Crazy, yes, but true. How brave they both had to have been. He was surely going to die and she was surely going to mourn his loss and when I'd met them, still together in their final season of life so many blessed years later, I could not help but to have been inspired. So, while I prepare for this next season of my life, could someone please reach out to me with a kind word or two of advice?

Welcome ~

There is a GUIDE here for completing the I-129F petition process, that is a good start.

Once you have the petition filed with USCIS and are waiting around for your approval notice pop over to the Philippines forum, get up to speed about the process in Manila

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/


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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