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Does anyone here just applied and got their Philippines passport in Manila DFA (any location)?

My fiance is trying to get one but because he is not from Luzon, Manila DFA is not our priority place for him to get it. But as we heard from people we know that just applied in provincial DFA offices, they have delays in processing, may take up to 4months, even CEBU DFA doesn't have rush processing..

I just want to ask if Manila DFA has rush processing or even 15days. Or how long did it took you from application to getting your passport? We're thinking of going to DFA Aseana branch to do it by next month.

This is what is posted in dfa.gov.ph

29 June 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sincerely apologizes for the current passport delays being experienced by the public, both here and abroad.

These delays have been caused by operational and technical adjustments required to meet increased passport demands.

The improved production capacity is expected to be achieved by mid-August of this year, by which time delivery schedules will normalize.

The DFA thanks the public for its understanding and cooperation during this adjustment period. END


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3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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Before I will answer your question please let me ask you first. From where he is from in the Philippines? I got my passport renewed in Bacolod and it was so fast compared Cebu which I had renewed twice back then in Cebu. So chaotic and lots of people over there in Cebu.


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Before I will answer your question please let me ask you first. From where he is from in the Philippines? I got my passport renewed in Bacolod and it was so fast compared Cebu which I had renewed twice back then in Cebu. So chaotic and lots of people over there in Cebu.

Cebu; it's his 1st application.. So i don't know if it matters.. So we made an appointment for manila dfa and the earliest we got is on the 2nd wk of September. They said rush processing in manila for now is almost 2wks..

fil am love.when did u renewed ur passport??my fiance did it last June 30th.and it says in hs reciept that he will get by aug 11.now im not sure if he could get it by that time..he did it in Cdo tho

They have delays due to system upgrade.. That's why it takes so long..


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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Cebu; it's his 1st application.. So i don't know if it matters.. So we made an appointment for manila dfa and the earliest we got is on the 2nd wk of September. They said rush processing in manila for now is almost 2wks..

They have delays due to system upgrade.. That's why it takes so long..

The system upgrades have been going on since forever i believe. And not sure why you had to go to the aseana branch but you can check if any of their sattelite offices have an earlier date. I got mine from megamall and rush took two weeks...


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The system upgrades have been going on since forever i believe. And not sure why you had to go to the aseana branch but you can check if any of their sattelite offices have an earlier date. I got mine from megamall and rush took two weeks...

We tried but they only have 1 or 2 spots earlier that the date we chose but when you click the time it will say the time slot is taken..


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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Does anyone here just applied and got their Philippines passport in Manila DFA (any location)?

My fiance is trying to get one but because he is not from Luzon, Manila DFA is not our priority place for him to get it. But as we heard from people we know that just applied in provincial DFA offices, they have delays in processing, may take up to 4months, even CEBU DFA doesn't have rush processing..

I just want to ask if Manila DFA has rush processing or even 15days. Or how long did it took you from application to getting your passport? We're thinking of going to DFA Aseana branch to do it by next month.

This is what is posted in dfa.gov.ph

29 June 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sincerely apologizes for the current passport delays being experienced by the public, both here and abroad.

These delays have been caused by operational and technical adjustments required to meet increased passport demands.

The improved production capacity is expected to be achieved by mid-August of this year, by which time delivery schedules will normalize.

The DFA thanks the public for its understanding and cooperation during this adjustment period. END

There are other locations to get your passport but I don't know how convenient they are to you. Have you looked these locations for passport processing? My attachment shows that you can avail yourself of expedited processing for an additional fee. I don't know how that impacts you.

Edited by Greenbaum

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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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Even with the delays, it took Liza a month to get hers. She is in Zamboanga, however, and anyone paying attention knows how bad that place is lately. She just received it last early last month in fact. Because of the large amount of applications right now, I think all of Philippines has a delay, no matter the branch. All passports go to Manila for process and print anyhow.

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There are other locations to get your passport but I don't know how convenient they are to you. Have you looked these locations for passport processing? My attachment shows that you can avail yourself of expedited processing for an additional fee. I don't know how that impacts you.

We checked all locations in metro manila too, the attached is the correct processing times right now.. But they said regional offices has longer delays may take up to 4months

Even with the delays, it took Liza a month to get hers. She is in Zamboanga, however, and anyone paying attention knows how bad that place is lately. She just received it last early last month in fact. Because of the large amount of applications right now, I think all of Philippines has a delay, no matter the branch. All passports go to Manila for process and print anyhow.

That is true..


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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On my website I tell people who are beginning their visa journey to start the passport process if you are a first time passport recipient then, especially if you do not have one that by the time you depart, doesn't have 6 months remaining. They will not let you travel on a passport with less then 6 months remaining.

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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my fiance got a text msg from DFA!!saying he has to wait another 2weeks!!NO PASSPORT !!trade mark ng pilipinas!!lahat nlng delayed!!

when and where you fiance applied for passport?

"onli in the pilipins"


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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When did he process his passport? His location?

june 30th..and they said he can have his passport aug 11! aug 10 they texted him that thr will b a delayed for 2 weeks!! cant blv it.i have now my case number and we cant do nothing! sucks

when and where you fiance applied for passport?

"onli in the pilipins"

he applied in Cagayan de oro .in mindanao.

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