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Hi Bro,

Im an Oct 2014 filer.

Edited by blessed23

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

USCIS

Sep. 09, 2014 - I130 Package sent

Oct. 03, 2014 - NOA1 - Priority Date

Feb. 25, 2015 - NOA2 - Petition Approved (Checked via USCIS website)

Mar. 03, 2015 - NOA2 Hard-copy received

NVC

Aug. 08, 2015 - Welcome Letter

Aug. 08, 2015 - AOS Invoiced and paid (120$)

Aug. 09, 2015 - AOS Fee Status 'In Progress'

Aug. 12, 2015 - AOS Fee Status 'Paid'

Aug. 29, 2015 - IV Invoiced and paid (325$)

Sep. 04, 2015 - Sent IV and AOS Docs

Sep. 05, 2015 - Completed DS-260

Sep. 09, 2015 - NVC received AOS/IV package

Oct. 09, 2015 - Case complete with no checklist

Feb. 25, 2016 - Interview date scheduled

Mar. 08, 2016 - CEAC 'Ready'

Mar. 09, 2016 - SLEC Medical Day 1

Mar. 10, 2016 - SLEC Medical Day 2 Completed

U.S EMBASSY MANILA

Apr. 05, 2016 - Interview date - 221g because of missing NBI AKA

Apr. 05, 2016 - Got new NBI clearance with AKA and sent to USEM via 2go

Apr. 06, 2016 - USEM received NBI clearance

Apr. 07, 2016 - CEAC status touched but still AP.

Apr. 14, 2016 - Emailed USEM asking for update

Apr. 15, 2016 - USEM replied and acknowledge receipt of NBI clearance on Apr. 07.

Apr. 15, 2016 - CEAC status touched but still AP.

Apr. 22, 2016 - CEAC Updated to ISSUED at 02:00PM Manila Time

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Here's my timeline... F2A from the Phils here...


F2A Journey for me and my Daughter

November 18, 2013 - Priority Date
November 25, 2013 - NOA1
February 06, 2014 - NOA2
March 6, 2014 - IIN through call
February 20, 2015 - Access in CEAC and DS261
February 24, 2015 - Email received from NVC, AOS invoice
February 24, 2015 - Paid AOS
February 25, 2015 - AOS payment 'in process' status
February 26, 2015 - AOS payment 'paid' status
March 8, 2015 - DS 261 approved
March 11, 2015 - IV Fee Invoice Received
March 12, 2015 - IV Fee Invoice Paid
March 14, 2015 - Sent AOS/IV Docs/Package to NVC
March 16, 2015 - NVC Scan Date
March 19, 2015 - Access to DS260
March 20, 2015 - DS260 completed
April 15, 2015 - Checklist that DS260 is not yet completed - escalated to the Supervisor
May 9, 2015 - Called NVC for status, confirmed that our case is complete, waiting for the actual letter.
May 15, 2015 - Case Complete (Received letter from NVC)

June 25, 2015 - Called NVC for update of Interview (Goodnews received)

June 30, 2015 - IL received through Email

July 06-08, 2015 - Medical - Passed :)

AUGUST 06, 2015; 6:15AM - Interview Schedule (PASSED)

August 6 -9, 2015 - CEAC Status (ISSUED)

August 10, 2015 - In Transit at 2GO online tracking

August 11, 2015 - Visa Packet received

August 12, 2015 - Pre Departure Orientation and Seminar Done (this is important for Filipinos leaving our Country)

xx xx xx - POE (San Francisco, CA)

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Count me in! My timeline is below.. Tried paying the AOS fee and the CEAC website is having some technical difficulties so I'm going to wait it out for another week. Hopefully it'll be fixed by then. If not, will send money order via mail.


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-=MY FAMILY'S VISAJOURNEY=-

08/27/14- POE:LAX

09/05/14- Rec'd SSN in mail

09/15/14- ELIS status chaged to OPTIMIZED

09/23/14- ELIS status CLOSED

09/26/14- GC received

F2A VISAS FOR WIFE & 2 DAUGHTERS LIFE IN THE USA

10/14/14- I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox 05/29/16- POE:JFK

10/17/14- Packet received 06/06/16- SSNs received

10/22/14- NOA 1 & routed to VSC

12/03/14- NOA 2 & routed to NVC (PD 10/17/14)

06/29/15- NVC letter received with Case # & IIN

06/30/15- Agent appointed via phone

07/01/15- Email received re:Choice of Agent

07/12/15- AOS & IV fee paid

08/14/15- AOS papers mailed

09/03/15- DS 260 submitted

09/18/15- Civil documents submitted to NVC

11/09/15- Received checklist re:NBI clearance

11/12/15- NBI clearances submitted

12/30/15- CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dance:

02/27/16- Received interview letter via email

03/31/16- Medical Day 1-COMPLETED

04/01/16- Medical Day 2-PASSED!!! :dance:

04/05/16- USEM Interview=221G re:NBI clearance-addition of misspelled name in marriage certificate as an AKA for wife :shocked:

04/19/16- Mailed new NBI clearance with AKA via 2GO

04/21/16- 2GO document out for delivery to USEM

04/22/16- Case touched, still AP

04/27/16- CEAC status changed ISSUED :dancing:

04/30/16- Visas on hand!!!; ELIS fees paid

05/03/16- CFO done: Immigrant Data Summary detached in all visa packets :ranting:

05/06/16- Visa packets and passports returned to USEM via 2GO

05/10/16- Visa packets received at USEM

05/13/16- Resealed visa packets received

05/29/16- POE: JFK

Worrying is wasting energy on the things that you can't control, leave everything in God's hand.

THINK LESS, PRAY MORE.

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Hello,

Sino dito ang mga Filipino visa applicants who are under the F2A category? I would like to know you, guys! So I can learn more from your experiences. We can maybe add each other on FB. Please message me

Thanks!

you can find all of them using the timelines function, when logged in from a PC.


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Hi, guys!

My husband just got laid off from work today. We were actually readying our financial support docs when this happened. So now he is unemployed.

So should we choose the joint sponsor for the AOS? I dont know how to go from here. She has 2 sisters who are working now who are willing to help out and be sponsors. So will our income be solely from his 2 sisters? Should my husband still submit his irs tax now that he is unemployed? How do we go about this?

Much appreciate it if all our questions are answered. Thank you soooo much, all!

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Hi, guys!

My husband just got laid off from work today. We were actually readying our financial support docs when this happened. So now he is unemployed.

So should we choose the joint sponsor for the AOS? I dont know how to go from here. She has 2 sisters who are working now who are willing to help out and be sponsors. So will our income be solely from his 2 sisters? Should my husband still submit his irs tax now that he is unemployed? How do we go about this?

Much appreciate it if all our questions are answered. Thank you soooo much, all!

hi,yes you must choose joint sponsor for the AOS and he must still submit his 3 years irs tax including his sisters irs tax .


Priority Date Dec.09,2013

Feb.06,2014 NOA2

March 27 2014 IIN# and Case #

Feb.20,2015 DS261

Feb.21,2015 AOS paid

Feb.28,2015 AOS documents and IV documents sent in one package

March 4,2015 Scan date (NVC Package received email confirmation)

March.5,2015 invoiced IV

March 11,2015 IV status showed paid

March 12,2015 DS260 completed

April 1,2015 Case Completed No checklist (phone and email confirmation) :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

July 21,2015 Medical Passed

August 6 ,2015 Interview date scheduled over the phone confirmation 6/25/2015 :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

Interview letter via email received 6/30/2015

August 6,2015 interview Approved

August 6,2015 CEAC Status:"Issued "the same day

August 10,2015 Visa available for pick up at 2go MOA

August 11,2015 Visa on hand & CFO Seminar done

August 17,2015 flight to Las vegas

My interview experienced

Hi guys,my interview experienced at the US EMBASSY Manila Philippines
I arrived at the embassy around 3:30 am and I was number 11 on the line
Around 5:00 AM the guard let us in and there were 2 woman collecting the
documents :
1.DS260 confirmation page
2.Appoinment letter first page only
3.Passport
and then returned it to me with my passport inside the plastic and delivery
infromation sheet.You have to fill it out later for your visa delivery
Next I went inside for body and bag checking
Then I proceed to :
Step 1.finger print scanning and the woman asked me DS260 confirmation
page andAppoinment letter she wrote something on it and returned it to me
.And then she told me to go directly to step 2.
waiting time 2 minutes only before step 2
Step 2.Pre Screening Filipino consul.
He asked me the following documents because we only sent a xerox
copy to NVC.
:NSO Birth Certificate
:NSO Marriage Contract
:NBI
:CENOMAR/CEMAR
:Medical report
I submitted all those documnets
Questions
A.What is your Full name and Birth date?
B.Who is your petitioner?
C.When did you get married?
D.when was the last time he visited you.?
E.How did you know each other ?
F.Do you have a pictures together?
And that's all he then told me to go directly to step4 for final
interview and OATh taking.
waiting time before step 4 almost 2 hrs of sitting and waiting before the
consul called my # and I don't know why the're not using there screen to
show numbers.
Step 4. American Consul.( a woman and she was very nice.)
First I took oath after that she directly asked me a questions
Questions:
A.Your Full name and date of Birth?
B.who is your petitioner?
C.How long have you been married ?
D.Do you have kids?
E.what is your husband's job?
F.where does he work?
G.when did you get married?
H.how did you know each other?
I.what is his adress?
J.how many times he visited you ?
And that's all she said ( well everything looks good you may now go to step
5 for releasing.And then I said thak you very much!!!
Step 5: Releasing this time you will know if you have 221g.
1. woman asked me my ds260 confirmation page again
2. what is your full name and date of birth
and then she said alright everything is fine you may now go to 2go
counter for passport and visa pocket delivery.
2GO counter woman only asked me the delivery information sheet wherein you
have fill out all the details for delivery of your visa pocket.
And then I'm done around 9:30 am with a smile in my face and hungry
stomach,
All you have to do guys just be honest for every details everything will be
fine....

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Count me in! My timeline is below.. Tried paying the AOS fee and the CEAC website is having some technical difficulties so I'm going to wait it out for another week. Hopefully it'll be fixed by then. If not, will send money order via mail.

hi fatherofthree, are you an f2a or cr1? base on your timeline you have received your Welcome Letter and done with the Choice of agent already?


(L) (L) (L) (L) (L) F2A Filler (L) (L) (L) (L) (L)


05/03/2014 - sent I-130 to lockbox
05/08/2014 - received NOA1 via email
08/27/2014 - received NOA2 via email

NVC STAGE:

09/28/2014 - received case number from NVC
06/24/2015 - received NVC Welcome Letter
06/24/2015 - done with ds261 over the phone
06/24/2015 - sent AOS Fee payment thru mail
06/29/2015 - Confirmed thru phone AOS payment posted
06/30/2015 - Sent IV Fee thru mail
07/07/2015 - IV Fee Payment already posted in CEAC
07/07/2015 - done with DS260
07/10/2015 - sent AOS and Civil docs
07/13/2015 - received in NVC NW
07/28/2015 - Verified Case Complete by phone
09/30/2015 - Interview Schedule verified over the phone

xxxxxxxxxx - Visa status " READY"
11/09/2015 - Interview at USEM

xxxxxxxxxx - received VISA

xxxxxxxxxx - POE

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hi fatherofthree, are you an f2a or cr1? base on your timeline you have received your Welcome Letter and done with the Choice of agent already?

I'm petitioning for an F2A on my wife and 2 minor daughters..

Yes. I'm very surprised as well but not complaining. I'd be glad to finish this journey sooner than later..


iUhVm4.png

-=MY FAMILY'S VISAJOURNEY=-

08/27/14- POE:LAX

09/05/14- Rec'd SSN in mail

09/15/14- ELIS status chaged to OPTIMIZED

09/23/14- ELIS status CLOSED

09/26/14- GC received

F2A VISAS FOR WIFE & 2 DAUGHTERS LIFE IN THE USA

10/14/14- I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox 05/29/16- POE:JFK

10/17/14- Packet received 06/06/16- SSNs received

10/22/14- NOA 1 & routed to VSC

12/03/14- NOA 2 & routed to NVC (PD 10/17/14)

06/29/15- NVC letter received with Case # & IIN

06/30/15- Agent appointed via phone

07/01/15- Email received re:Choice of Agent

07/12/15- AOS & IV fee paid

08/14/15- AOS papers mailed

09/03/15- DS 260 submitted

09/18/15- Civil documents submitted to NVC

11/09/15- Received checklist re:NBI clearance

11/12/15- NBI clearances submitted

12/30/15- CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dance:

02/27/16- Received interview letter via email

03/31/16- Medical Day 1-COMPLETED

04/01/16- Medical Day 2-PASSED!!! :dance:

04/05/16- USEM Interview=221G re:NBI clearance-addition of misspelled name in marriage certificate as an AKA for wife :shocked:

04/19/16- Mailed new NBI clearance with AKA via 2GO

04/21/16- 2GO document out for delivery to USEM

04/22/16- Case touched, still AP

04/27/16- CEAC status changed ISSUED :dancing:

04/30/16- Visas on hand!!!; ELIS fees paid

05/03/16- CFO done: Immigrant Data Summary detached in all visa packets :ranting:

05/06/16- Visa packets and passports returned to USEM via 2GO

05/10/16- Visa packets received at USEM

05/13/16- Resealed visa packets received

05/29/16- POE: JFK

Worrying is wasting energy on the things that you can't control, leave everything in God's hand.

THINK LESS, PRAY MORE.

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I'm petitioning for an F2A on my wife and 2 minor daughters..

Yes. I'm very surprised as well but not complaining. I'd be glad to finish this journey sooner than later..

Yes that is surely a good news! Goodluck on your visa journey! =) all the best to everyone!


(L) (L) (L) (L) (L) F2A Filler (L) (L) (L) (L) (L)


05/03/2014 - sent I-130 to lockbox
05/08/2014 - received NOA1 via email
08/27/2014 - received NOA2 via email

NVC STAGE:

09/28/2014 - received case number from NVC
06/24/2015 - received NVC Welcome Letter
06/24/2015 - done with ds261 over the phone
06/24/2015 - sent AOS Fee payment thru mail
06/29/2015 - Confirmed thru phone AOS payment posted
06/30/2015 - Sent IV Fee thru mail
07/07/2015 - IV Fee Payment already posted in CEAC
07/07/2015 - done with DS260
07/10/2015 - sent AOS and Civil docs
07/13/2015 - received in NVC NW
07/28/2015 - Verified Case Complete by phone
09/30/2015 - Interview Schedule verified over the phone

xxxxxxxxxx - Visa status " READY"
11/09/2015 - Interview at USEM

xxxxxxxxxx - received VISA

xxxxxxxxxx - POE

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