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New here and been reading and learning. Advance apologies if this topic has been previously covered and I haven't come across it yet.

My question centers around going to the Philippines to join my fiance for the final tasks and fly home together. I know I can't join her in everything like the medical and CFO seminar, but at least I can be there.

For argument's sake, lets say I leave here on a Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning in Manila, meet my lady there and chill out saturday and Sunday. Medical monday, CFO tuesday, interview the next monday, wait 10 days for visa while saying goodbye to family and friends, get CFO sticker and fly home friday.

Total vacation time from work -> 3 weeks.

Does this seem like a do-able timeline or am I dreaming?

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New here and been reading and learning. Advance apologies if this topic has been previously covered and I haven't come across it yet.

My question centers around going to the Philippines to join my fiance for the final tasks and fly home together. I know I can't join her in everything like the medical and CFO seminar, but at least I can be there.

For argument's sake, lets say I leave here on a Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning in Manila, meet my lady there and chill out saturday and Sunday. Medical monday, CFO tuesday, interview the next monday, wait 10 days for visa while saying goodbye to family and friends, get CFO sticker and fly home friday.

Total vacation time from work -> 3 weeks.

Does this seem like a do-able timeline or am I dreaming?

actually I'm thinking of doing the same, but in multi trips though. Go there for medical and cfo for a week, come back to US, then go back for the interview. Keep in mind that medical will be 2 days not 1 day. IMHO, 3 weeks should be enough.

good luck and enjoy the trip

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Sounds like a plan.. Actually my first medical took me 1day (I got sputum) but some of my friends there are not, so they are so lucky thou! But yeah, just pray that everything is fine on her medical.

GoodLuck.


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actually I'm thinking of doing the same, but in multi trips though. Go there for medical and cfo for a week, come back to US, then go back for the interview. Keep in mind that medical will be 2 days not 1 day. IMHO, 3 weeks should be enough.

good luck and enjoy the trip

Thanks, I forgot the medical could extend to 2 days.

Is it just me or does your timeline so far seem ultra, super duper fast?

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New here and been reading and learning. Advance apologies if this topic has been previously covered and I haven't come across it yet.

My question centers around going to the Philippines to join my fiance for the final tasks and fly home together. I know I can't join her in everything like the medical and CFO seminar, but at least I can be there.

For argument's sake, lets say I leave here on a Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning in Manila, meet my lady there and chill out saturday and Sunday. Medical monday, CFO tuesday, interview the next monday, wait 10 days for visa while saying goodbye to family and friends, get CFO sticker and fly home friday.

Total vacation time from work -> 3 weeks.

Does this seem like a do-able timeline or am I dreaming?

My visa took a month issue and we had no ap at all. Set on interview ready for three weeks rhythm in one day went from ready to ap to issue. Took another week after that to get it in hand. Just be wary of your ten day timeline from interview most don't get it that quick...especially with the interview so soon after medical.

New here and been reading and learning. Advance apologies if this topic has been previously covered and I haven't come across it yet.

My question centers around going to the Philippines to join my fiance for the final tasks and fly home together. I know I can't join her in everything like the medical and CFO seminar, but at least I can be there.

For argument's sake, lets say I leave here on a Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning in Manila, meet my lady there and chill out saturday and Sunday. Medical monday, CFO tuesday, interview the next monday, wait 10 days for visa while saying goodbye to family and friends, get CFO sticker and fly home friday.

Total vacation time from work -> 3 weeks.

Does this seem like a do-able timeline or am I dreaming?

My visa took a month issue and we had no ap at all. Set on interview ready for three weeks rhythm in one day went from ready to ap to issue. Took another week after that to get it in hand. Just be wary of your ten day timeline from interview most don't get it that quick...especially with the interview so soon after medical.

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As long as all of the documents are complete and ready when needed and no extraordinary circumstances happen (CFO system problem, Embassy Visa issuance problem, Need to do tuberculin test, zombie apocalypse) etc. then I feel like 3 weeks is pretty good.

Also if you're leaving this month, please keep in mind PH holidays. The Embassy observes PH Holidays so no work on August 21 and 31.

Good luck! :)

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New here and been reading and learning. Advance apologies if this topic has been previously covered and I haven't come across it yet.

My question centers around going to the Philippines to join my fiance for the final tasks and fly home together. I know I can't join her in everything like the medical and CFO seminar, but at least I can be there.

For argument's sake, lets say I leave here on a Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning in Manila, meet my lady there and chill out saturday and Sunday. Medical monday, CFO tuesday, interview the next monday, wait 10 days for visa while saying goodbye to family and friends, get CFO sticker and fly home friday.

Total vacation time from work -> 3 weeks.

Does this seem like a do-able timeline or am I dreaming?

Yeah, that was my plan, I went for the medical and appointment etc, and now almost a year later she is picking up her visa today and I'll be flying back to meet her in a couple of weeks. Any glitch and your time line is blown. If she has to do the sputum test and many , many do you're talking about 2 months minimum. I think it can be done but don't be surprised if it doesn't happen as planned.

It's stressed here often do not buy plane tickets until the visa is in hand.

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Thanks, I forgot the medical could extend to 2 days.

Is it just me or does your timeline so far seem ultra, super duper fast?

Many July filers got their NOA2 in 2 weeks or so. So it's not just me. Please don't get me wrong, I consider myself very lucky. I'm expecting to get the MNL # soon, and I'll be on my plane out to PH early Sept.


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1/26 Sent I-485, 131, 765

1/29 email / sms received; i-797 dated 1/29

3/28 With congressman's help, we finally got the biometric letter in email after 8 weeks from the NOA

4/15 Biometric done.

5/23 EAD/AP combo card was sent

6/29 Interview request notice came for I-485

8/1 Interview

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7/11 Sent I-129F

7/15 NOA1

7/20 NOA1 hard copy

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8/26 Case left NVC

8/27 Case READY

10/21 Interview and visa APPROVED :)

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Many July filers got their NOA2 in 2 weeks or so. So it's not just me. Please don't get me wrong, I consider myself very lucky. I'm expecting to get the MNL # soon, and I'll be on my plane out to PH early Sept.

What does getting Noa 2 in 2 weeks have to do with how long it will take you clear medical, cfo, interview, and have visa in hand? 3 weeks is extremely ambitious. Like I said before they had our Packet at the embassy almost 3 months before our interview, medical was two weeks before, and it still took a month after interview....with literally 4 hours of AP. After three weeks at ready went to ap then issued all in one afternoon. It just took them 3 weeks to get to ours in the pile after approval. Even your timeline is ambitious add to dont have MNL Case number and are looking to fly out early September. I think people don't realize the wait involved with getting your passport issued even when approved. Edited by Shauneg

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I wasn't saying getting NOA2 in 2 weeks will get all the rest of the processes will fly by. I simply answered to the question when the OP mentioned that "so far your timeline is super fast", yes it is fast and many of other July filers timeline is as fast as 2 weeks


AOS

11/22 Arrival

12/12 Married

1/26 Sent I-485, 131, 765

1/29 email / sms received; i-797 dated 1/29

3/28 With congressman's help, we finally got the biometric letter in email after 8 weeks from the NOA

4/15 Biometric done.

5/23 EAD/AP combo card was sent

6/29 Interview request notice came for I-485

8/1 Interview

K1

7/11 Sent I-129F

7/15 NOA1

7/20 NOA1 hard copy

7/30 NOA2

8/3 NOA2 hard copy

8/24 NVC Case No. assigned

8/26 Case left NVC

8/27 Case READY

10/21 Interview and visa APPROVED :)

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I wasn't saying getting NOA2 in 2 weeks will get all the rest of the processes will fly by. I simply answered to the question when the OP mentioned that "so far your timeline is super fast", yes it is fast and many of other July filers timeline is as fast as 2 weeks

Completely went over my head. Makes much better sense. I didn't even see the second half of their quote. My apologies.

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Completely went over my head. Makes much better sense. I didn't even see the second half of their quote. My apologies.

Don't worry. Your help has been so much greatly appreciated in the past few weeks and I thank you so much.


AOS

11/22 Arrival

12/12 Married

1/26 Sent I-485, 131, 765

1/29 email / sms received; i-797 dated 1/29

3/28 With congressman's help, we finally got the biometric letter in email after 8 weeks from the NOA

4/15 Biometric done.

5/23 EAD/AP combo card was sent

6/29 Interview request notice came for I-485

8/1 Interview

K1

7/11 Sent I-129F

7/15 NOA1

7/20 NOA1 hard copy

7/30 NOA2

8/3 NOA2 hard copy

8/24 NVC Case No. assigned

8/26 Case left NVC

8/27 Case READY

10/21 Interview and visa APPROVED :)

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New here and been reading and learning. Advance apologies if this topic has been previously covered and I haven't come across it yet.

My question centers around going to the Philippines to join my fiance for the final tasks and fly home together. I know I can't join her in everything like the medical and CFO seminar, but at least I can be there.

For argument's sake, lets say I leave here on a Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning in Manila, meet my lady there and chill out saturday and Sunday. Medical monday, CFO tuesday, interview the next monday, wait 10 days for visa while saying goodbye to family and friends, get CFO sticker and fly home friday.

Total vacation time from work -> 3 weeks.

Does this seem like a do-able timeline or am I dreaming?

Let me tell you our timeline.

My fiancee did her medical August 13-14th.

Her interview was July 20th. She was approved.

Her CEAC status changed to "Issued" on the 30th.

Passport/Visa on-hand on August 3rd.

She scheduled her CFO in advance. She went on the 6th.

Everything went smoothly. So for us, it took 4 weeks. It could be earlier because some people(case to case basis) get there visa 3-5 days after the interview. That is the best case scenario.

However, bumps along the way could be encountered(of course, we're hoping that there are none).

In the medical, they might ask for Sputum culture if lungs are not clear. The Embassy might ask for lacking papers. The CEAC status might take a while. Some people took a month before the visa has been delivered. Things like these.

Ours took 4 weeks, so 3 weeks I'm doubtful.

I hope yours will go smoothly.

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Let me tell you our timeline.

My fiancee did her medical August 13-14th.

Her interview was July 20th. She was approved.

Her CEAC status changed to "Issued" on the 30th.

Passport/Visa on-hand on August 3rd.

She scheduled her CFO in advance. She went on the 6th.

Everything went smoothly. So for us, it took 4 weeks. It could be earlier because some people(case to case basis) get there visa 3-5 days after the interview. That is the best case scenario.

However, bumps along the way could be encountered(of course, we're hoping that there are none).

In the medical, they might ask for Sputum culture if lungs are not clear. The Embassy might ask for lacking papers. The CEAC status might take a while. Some people took a month before the visa has been delivered. Things like these.

Ours took 4 weeks, so 3 weeks I'm doubtful.

I hope yours will go smoothly.

Please correct your post. Dates on your interview and medical are confusing. Thank you


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Let me tell you our timeline.

My fiancee did her medical August 13-14th.

Her interview was July 20th. She was approved.

Her CEAC status changed to "Issued" on the 30th.

Passport/Visa on-hand on August 3rd.

She scheduled her CFO in advance. She went on the 6th.

Everything went smoothly. So for us, it took 4 weeks. It could be earlier because some people(case to case basis) get there visa 3-5 days after the interview. That is the best case scenario.

However, bumps along the way could be encountered(of course, we're hoping that there are none).

In the medical, they might ask for Sputum culture if lungs are not clear. The Embassy might ask for lacking papers. The CEAC status might take a while. Some people took a month before the visa has been delivered. Things like these.

Ours took 4 weeks, so 3 weeks I'm doubtful.

I hope yours will go smoothly.

My bad.

CORRECTION: Medical is July 13-14th.

(July 13th- August 6th, respectively)

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