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Hello everyone,

'm not new here but only have been a passive participant and a reader of the forum and wants to thank everyone for all you inputs that helped me a lot on my grueling K1 process. Visa journey help me a lot!!!

Glad to say that we are now at the end of our journey. Yay!!!! My question is that my fiance can now schedule an interview but he is from another city that requires flying to another city for an hour and staying in a hotel for medical and visa interview. We are trying to cut cost and trying to make it efficient by scheduling both few days apart whatever days it requires for the medical to be available during interview. Does anyone here have any idea how many days apart should we schedule the medical and interview to make sure the medical result is available during the interview process?

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND INPUT!

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OH MY!!! THAT MEANS TAKING OF FROM WORK TWICE AND TRAVELLING/FLYING TWICE!

THANKS YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK. I HOPE SOME PPL ACTUALLY WILL RESPOND WITH A SHORTER TIME FRAME. JUST KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED....

I SHOULD ADD... FIANCE WILL BE MIGRATING FROM MANILA.

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OH MY!!! THAT MEANS TAKING OF FROM WORK TWICE AND TRAVELLING/FLYING TWICE!

THANKS YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK. I HOPE SOME PPL ACTUALLY WILL RESPOND WITH A SHORTER TIME FRAME. JUST KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED....

I SHOULD ADD... FIANCE WILL BE MIGRATING FROM MANILA.

for manila they give you everything when you're done with medical...you can interview the next day if you wanted, just plan your medical two days before your interview appt. Edited by Shauneg

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Philippines regional subforum. ***


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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It's two to three weeks

Not even close to right for the Philippines, they get all their medical stuff the day they are done at medical. They take it to the interview theirselves, so they can interview the very next day if wanted and planned right.

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Hello everyone,

'm not new here but only have been a passive participant and a reader of the forum and wants to thank everyone for all you inputs that helped me a lot on my grueling K1 process. Visa journey help me a lot!!!

Glad to say that we are now at the end of our journey. Yay!!!! My question is that my fiance can now schedule an interview but he is from another city that requires flying to another city for an hour and staying in a hotel for medical and visa interview. We are trying to cut cost and trying to make it efficient by scheduling both few days apart whatever days it requires for the medical to be available during interview. Does anyone here have any idea how many days apart should we schedule the medical and interview to make sure the medical result is available during the interview process?

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND INPUT!

Embassy states to complete the medical 5-7 working days before the interview.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3218.html

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/1178798/feb2015/K1-K2%20Applicant%20Interview%20Preparation%20Instructions%20-%20English%20_February%202015_.pdf

You would do better to post your questions relating to the visa process at the embassy in the Philippines forum http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/

It's two to three weeks

This is the Philippines that isn't correct.

for manila they give you everything when you're done with medical...you can interview the next day if you wanted, just plan your medical two days before your interview appt.

You can do the interview the next day, true, but the approval will take longer after the interview as the embassy has to wait for the medical to be matched up with the case file (usually adding 2 weeks to the processing). Expect delays with this idea.

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Embassy states to complete the medical 5-7 working days before the interview.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3218.html

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/1178798/feb2015/K1-K2%20Applicant%20Interview%20Preparation%20Instructions%20-%20English%20_February%202015_.pdf

You would do better to post your questions relating to the visa process at the embassy in the Philippines forum http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/129-philippines/

This is the Philippines that isn't correct.

You can do the interview the next day, true, but the approval will take longer after the interview as the embassy has to wait for the medical to be matched up with the case file (usually adding 2 weeks to the processing). Expect delays with this idea.

Curious what you are talking about in the last paragraph? Since January all medical packets and documents are given to the person in a sealed packet before they leave Saint Lukes. They take it to the interview theirselves.

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Curious what you are talking about in the last paragraph? Since January all medical packets and documents are given to the person in a sealed packet before they leave Saint Lukes. They take it to the interview theirselves.

MOST medical packets are hand carried, not all (this is stated on the SLEC and USEM website), one never knows. The digital copy of the medical is still transmitted to the embassy, and the CO needs time to review it.

As for the 5-7 working days, those are the facts as posted on the embassy website.

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Hank

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Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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MOST medical packets are hand carried, not all (this is stated on the SLEC and USEM website), one never knows. The digital copy of the medical is still transmitted to the embassy, and the CO needs time to review it.

As for the 5-7 working days, those are the facts as posted on the embassy website.

Wasn't aware they sent anything digital. I was aware the site said that, I was in the reality of whats happens though. I'll refrain from giving a flat statement like that from now on and go with what the site says with the information you've given me.

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Hand carrying the file makes things easier on the embassy as they can match up the medical with the case file in about 2 seconds. But they still review the medical file electronically.

At least the rain has stopped for now, can run to the market... 4 more typhoons shown heading this way.


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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for manila they give you everything when you're done with medical...you can interview the next day if you wanted, just plan your medical two days before your interview

Thank you so much for the info. I feel better already.

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