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221G ON DAY OF INTERVIEW. Long story but I found a landmine that you can avoid: First of all, Jaz's interview went well until they got to the NBI. Irene (Jaz is her nickname) was born in a Nipa hut outside Bato Leyte. She was delivered by a midwife who was elderly and illiterate. Her mother told her the name was to be 'Irene' but the midwife wrote on the paperwork, 'Irwin'. So that is how her birth certificate read until they could come up with enough money to fix it.......28 years later.

When Jaz went to NSO to get her BC, it said there was a name change but I didn't catch that part and she went to NBI to get a clearance for 'Irene' and not also for A.K.A 'Irwin' so the Embassy consular decided that every thing looked good except the NBI and that her Visa would be approved once he got an NBI for A.K.A Irwin,. In the meantime, he issued a 221g.

Jaz had to go back to NBI and request a clearance for both names and that delayed us. She got her new NBI 10 days later and we forwarded that to the Embassy via 2go as soon as she got it this last Tuesday. Now we're just waiting for them to update CEAC which they did, but only to today's date, it still says Administrative Processing so I assume that means they got the new NBI and are dealing with it.

We can only hope the Embassy will process her Visa quickly and deliver it to 2go MOA in time to get her here by Christmas if there are any seats or even flights available.

So, if your fiance has had a name change at anytime for any reason on her/his Birth Certificate, be sure to get an NBI clearance for any other names and save yourself the pain of having to wait more weeks...they call it A.K.A (Also Known As) Irene talked to and overheard about five different Filipinas and one 'really beautiful ladyboy' that had the same problem. They all had to do the same thing...go back to NBI and get a clearance for the other name they had before changing their BC. Good luck to you all!

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221G ON DAY OF INTERVIEW. Long story but I found a landmine that you can avoid: First of all, Jaz's interview went well until they got to the NBI. Irene (Jaz is her nickname) was born in a Nipa hut outside Bato Leyte. She was delivered by a midwife who was elderly and illiterate. Her mother told her the name was to be 'Irene' but the midwife wrote on the paperwork, 'Irwin'. So that is how her birth certificate read until they could come up with enough money to fix it.......28 years later.

When Jaz went to NSO to get her BC, it said there was a name change but I didn't catch that part and she went to NBI to get a clearance for 'Irene' and not also for A.K.A 'Irwin' so the Embassy consular decided that every thing looked good except the NBI and that her Visa would be approved once he got an NBI for A.K.A Irwin,. In the meantime, he issued a 221g.

Jaz had to go back to NBI and request a clearance for both names and that delayed us. She got her new NBI 10 days later and we forwarded that to the Embassy via 2go as soon as she got it this last Tuesday. Now we're just waiting for them to update CEAC which they did, but only to today's date, it still says Administrative Processing so I assume that means they got the new NBI and are dealing with it.

We can only hope the Embassy will process her Visa quickly and deliver it to 2go MOA in time to get her here by Christmas if there are any seats or even flights available.

So, if your fiance has had a name change at anytime for any reason on her/his Birth Certificate, be sure to get an NBI clearance for any other names and save yourself the pain of having to wait more weeks...they call it A.K.A (Also Known As) Irene talked to and overheard about five different Filipinas and one 'really beautiful ladyboy' that had the same problem. They all had to do the same thing...go back to NBI and get a clearance for the other name they had before a reqchanging their BC. Good luck to you all!

You touched on an important part of the interview process. Most VJ veterans have advised many that this is a pitfall and a NBI must be checked with all A K A's. Sagot's and my website spell this out as well as many times it's been posted if one does a search.

Sorry this happened to you.

Additional help for other processes can be found here. http://tinyurl.com/ob9xoa8

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221G ON DAY OF INTERVIEW. Long story but I found a landmine that you can avoid: First of all, Jaz's interview went well until they got to the NBI. Irene (Jaz is her nickname) was born in a Nipa hut outside Bato Leyte. She was delivered by a midwife who was elderly and illiterate. Her mother told her the name was to be 'Irene' but the midwife wrote on the paperwork, 'Irwin'. So that is how her birth certificate read until they could come up with enough money to fix it.......28 years later.

When Jaz went to NSO to get her BC, it said there was a name change but I didn't catch that part and she went to NBI to get a clearance for 'Irene' and not also for A.K.A 'Irwin' so the Embassy consular decided that every thing looked good except the NBI and that her Visa would be approved once he got an NBI for A.K.A Irwin,. In the meantime, he issued a 221g.

Jaz had to go back to NBI and request a clearance for both names and that delayed us. She got her new NBI 10 days later and we forwarded that to the Embassy via 2go as soon as she got it this last Tuesday. Now we're just waiting for them to update CEAC which they did, but only to today's date, it still says Administrative Processing so I assume that means they got the new NBI and are dealing with it.

We can only hope the Embassy will process her Visa quickly and deliver it to 2go MOA in time to get her here by Christmas if there are any seats or even flights available.

So, if your fiance has had a name change at anytime for any reason on her/his Birth Certificate, be sure to get an NBI clearance for any other names and save yourself the pain of having to wait more weeks...they call it A.K.A (Also Known As) Irene talked to and overheard about five different Filipinas and one 'really beautiful ladyboy' that had the same problem. They all had to do the same thing...go back to NBI and get a clearance for the other name they had before changing their BC. Good luck to you all!

The embassy instructions letter states the AKA is required for all names used... you got bit! Sorry you are having a delay.

For others: I always stress for people to read the instructions letter completely, then read it again ... then use it for your checklist.

https://ph.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2016/08/K1-and-K2-Applicant-Interview-Preparation-Instructions-08112016-English-336KB.pdf

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221G ON DAY OF INTERVIEW. Long story but I found a landmine that you can avoid: First of all, Jaz's interview went well until they got to the NBI. Irene (Jaz is her nickname) was born in a Nipa hut outside Bato Leyte. She was delivered by a midwife who was elderly and illiterate. Her mother told her the name was to be 'Irene' but the midwife wrote on the paperwork, 'Irwin'. So that is how her birth certificate read until they could come up with enough money to fix it.......28 years later.

When Jaz went to NSO to get her BC, it said there was a name change but I didn't catch that part and she went to NBI to get a clearance for 'Irene' and not also for A.K.A 'Irwin' so the Embassy consular decided that every thing looked good except the NBI and that her Visa would be approved once he got an NBI for A.K.A Irwin,. In the meantime, he issued a 221g.

Jaz had to go back to NBI and request a clearance for both names and that delayed us. She got her new NBI 10 days later and we forwarded that to the Embassy via 2go as soon as she got it this last Tuesday. Now we're just waiting for them to update CEAC which they did, but only to today's date, it still says Administrative Processing so I assume that means they got the new NBI and are dealing with it.

We can only hope the Embassy will process her Visa quickly and deliver it to 2go MOA in time to get her here by Christmas if there are any seats or even flights available.

So, if your fiance has had a name change at anytime for any reason on her/his Birth Certificate, be sure to get an NBI clearance for any other names and save yourself the pain of having to wait more weeks...they call it A.K.A (Also Known As) Irene talked to and overheard about five different Filipinas and one 'really beautiful ladyboy' that had the same problem. They all had to do the same thing...go back to NBI and get a clearance for the other name they had before changing their BC. Good luck to you all!

It's more fun in the Philippines, at least that is what they are taught.

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Yeah I know I missed it, so can others. In fact, I stated in my post that Jaz met and overheard others with the same problem, so they missed it too. When Jaz went to the NBI office to get what she needed, they knew exactly what to do and they said it happens all the time so lots of people are making the same mistake.

Jaz got the new NBI and went to 2go to return it to the embassy but the embassy called her and said she had to go for a 2nd interview concerning the 221g. She asked if they received the new NBI and they said no.

She sent it via 2go 10 days ago. This is turning out to be a cluster I think. I advised Jaz to go get 4 more new NBI for AKA and to send it in along with a letter explaining why her name was changed and why it took so long to fix it. Maybe that will speed things up.

She is also going to go to her 2nd interview on the 20th of December and will take an NBI with her for that. I hope we can make some progress. To be honest, VJ was almost useless for this problem as it is too difficult to find things and if you are not a 'VJ Veteran', you don't even know what things to ask. IF we ever get her visa, I'll be glad I won't have to go through this headache again.

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