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USPS express mail from R.I.. It was 7 pounds of visa documents, 3 lbs of food/vitamins. It took 12 days before it was ready for pick up by my fiance. I paid $ 120.00 for that. :blink:

I seem to remember reading a post on this before, it must be picked up at airport(manila). The taxes or tarif paid, and sometimes one can bargin for the amount paid(sorry I only have X pecos... :whistle::devil:

I wonder if any other companys are quicker than that ?? He, he I was told it would take 3--5 days :bonk:

Well truth is, I am just glad it got there. :thumbs:


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02-11-2008 Sent out I -129F in mail

02-13-2008 NOA 1

03-14-2008 NOA 2

04-07-2008 Medical exam passed

04-25-2008 Interview, visa aproved, no RFEs!

04-25-2008 Waiting for DELBROS/NSO

05-07-2008 Visa on hand ! Wow, less than 3 months! Thank you Lord!

05-26-2008 POE Detroit, no problems, thank God!

07-01-2008 Married 07-01-08, civil, just us w/ his parents

07-16-2008 Mailed out AOS package

07-19-2008 wedding ceremony

08-19-2008 biometrics appointment

08-25-2008 i-485 touched

09-23-2008 i-485 touched

09-30-2008 i-131 approval notice THANK YOU LORD!!!!

10-04-2008 Received my EAD

10-06-2008 Received my AP...yehey, i can go back to Phil for xmas!

11-14-2008 DMV driving test-passed! thank you Lord!

11-18-2008 Received RI driver's license

11-30-2008 Went home to PHILs for the holidays

12-21-2008 Church wedding!

01-08-2009 AOS Approved! thank you Lord! no interview required!

01-16-2009 Received GC in mail

09-02-2010 Sent out application for ROC

09-08-2010 Received NOA1

09-10-2010 Received Biometrics Notice

10-06-2010 Biometrics

12-06-2010 Approved! Thank you Lord God!

12-11-2010 Received NOA2 and 10-yr GC in the mail =)

N-400

10-03-2011 Sent N-400

10-07-2011 NOA1 date

10-25-2011 Biometrics

12-02-2011 Civics Test/Interview (passed)

04-09-2012 Oathtaking (got my little USA flag and souvenir photo!)

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I don't know about any quicker options, but we sent a package over there 3/12/08 and it still hasn't been received. :blink: It was First Class/ International....

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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I don't think there is anything you can do about the time. When I send packages to Vietnam, it often takes 4-6 weeks. I know for a fact that it gets to Vietnam very quickly, but it sits there for a long time before they deliver it. And I don't know the details (I don't want to know) but there is always some sort of money exchange for her to get the package. We would probably call it a bribe.

I don't even bother sending it any kind of priority/express for that reason.

I have sent probably 6 or 8 packages there over the past 1 1/2 years. Only 1 got lost. Unfortunately, that was Mai's Christmas present.

If you want to send it by DHL, it will get there faster, but it will cost you dearly, I am guessing at least twice what you paid for the Post Office.

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I don't think there is anything you can do about the time. When I send packages to Vietnam, it often takes 4-6 weeks. I know for a fact that it gets to Vietnam very quickly, but it sits there for a long time before they deliver it. And I don't know the details (I don't want to know) but there is always some sort of money exchange for her to get the package. We would probably call it a bribe.

I don't even bother sending it any kind of priority/express for that reason.

I have sent probably 6 or 8 packages there over the past 1 1/2 years. Only 1 got lost. Unfortunately, that was Mai's Christmas present.

If you want to send it by DHL, it will get there faster, but it will cost you dearly, I am guessing at least twice what you paid for the Post Office.

USPS has been pain. my fiance sent several mails and they kept the first class ones (or courier i dont remember) until i had to pick it up myself in the post office, plus they charged me fee to pick it.


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Biometrics appointment.......07-15-2008

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AOS interview.....................12-08-2008

AOS approved.....................12-08-2008

Two-year GC received..........01-05-2009

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Application mailed..................09-17-2010

Application received................09-20-2010

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Biometrics appointments...11-04-2010 & 12-28-2010

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USPS has been pain. my fiance sent several mails and they kept the first class ones (or courier i dont remember) until i had to pick it up myself in the post office, plus they charged me fee to pick it.

they charged you for mail?? holy #######.

to save money, i enclosed 2 birthday cards in 1 usps envelope. sent it to manila, philippines around mid march. till now the recipients still hasnt gotten them.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Use prepaid mail containers at the post office they run between $ 10.00 and about $ 50.00 depending on the size of the container. I am talking west coast prices. It take about 6 to 14 days to be delivered at thier address. CHECK out the POST OFFICE. Good Luck.


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USPS express mail from R.I.. It was 7 pounds of visa documents, 3 lbs of food/vitamins. It took 12 days before it was ready for pick up by my fiance. I paid $ 120.00 for that. :blink:

I seem to remember reading a post on this before, it must be picked up at airport(manila). The taxes or tarif paid, and sometimes one can bargin for the amount paid(sorry I only have X pecos... :whistle::devil:

I wonder if any other companys are quicker than that ?? He, he I was told it would take 3--5 days :bonk:

Well truth is, I am just glad it got there. :thumbs:

For documents that needed to travel in either direction the only quick way is through one of the delivery companies. DHL, FedEx or UPS. We used FedEx and it never took more than 3 days.


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Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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every time I sent something to my wife by usps it took 3 weeks.

I only ever used the cheapest way to ship so I can not say i am disappointed.

It sure is getting expensive these days though

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Thanks for input everyone... !! :thumbs:


I-129F, AOS, ROC

02-11-2008 Sent out I -129F in mail

02-13-2008 NOA 1

03-14-2008 NOA 2

04-07-2008 Medical exam passed

04-25-2008 Interview, visa aproved, no RFEs!

04-25-2008 Waiting for DELBROS/NSO

05-07-2008 Visa on hand ! Wow, less than 3 months! Thank you Lord!

05-26-2008 POE Detroit, no problems, thank God!

07-01-2008 Married 07-01-08, civil, just us w/ his parents

07-16-2008 Mailed out AOS package

07-19-2008 wedding ceremony

08-19-2008 biometrics appointment

08-25-2008 i-485 touched

09-23-2008 i-485 touched

09-30-2008 i-131 approval notice THANK YOU LORD!!!!

10-04-2008 Received my EAD

10-06-2008 Received my AP...yehey, i can go back to Phil for xmas!

11-14-2008 DMV driving test-passed! thank you Lord!

11-18-2008 Received RI driver's license

11-30-2008 Went home to PHILs for the holidays

12-21-2008 Church wedding!

01-08-2009 AOS Approved! thank you Lord! no interview required!

01-16-2009 Received GC in mail

09-02-2010 Sent out application for ROC

09-08-2010 Received NOA1

09-10-2010 Received Biometrics Notice

10-06-2010 Biometrics

12-06-2010 Approved! Thank you Lord God!

12-11-2010 Received NOA2 and 10-yr GC in the mail =)

N-400

10-03-2011 Sent N-400

10-07-2011 NOA1 date

10-25-2011 Biometrics

12-02-2011 Civics Test/Interview (passed)

04-09-2012 Oathtaking (got my little USA flag and souvenir photo!)

Matthew at 1yr

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USPS express mail from R.I.. It was 7 pounds of visa documents, 3 lbs of food/vitamins. It took 12 days before it was ready for pick up by my fiance. I paid $ 120.00 for that. :blink:

I seem to remember reading a post on this before, it must be picked up at airport(manila). The taxes or tarif paid, and sometimes one can bargin for the amount paid(sorry I only have X pecos... :whistle::devil:

I wonder if any other companys are quicker than that ?? He, he I was told it would take 3--5 days :bonk:

Well truth is, I am just glad it got there. :thumbs:

USPS isn't handled completely by Americans. When it gets to the PI, it is handled by their postal service, which yes, causes delays.

My attorney uses DHL, but I've always used Fedex, which both have services for 3 days (Fedex also has a 5-day service if you're not in a huge rush). They are costly, but I've used Fedex twice and they have always been 3 days (well, calendar days between the U.S. and PI, so technically, 2.5 days, it's fast! :) ).

Prices I had for Fedex (don't remember the DHL):

- Fedex International Priority (3-day option) for both shipments:

- 4.35 pound Fedex box - $132.13

- 0.45 pound Fedex document mailer - $55.58

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I sent packages to Riza several times using USPS. THe last time was in November. I sent them Priority mail and was quoted 6-10 days. She received them on December 19. they had obviously sat somewhere for a while since she told me that a rat had chewed a hole in one of them. I was also irritated that after charging me almost $100 for the 2 packages, the postal employee then told me to use the flat rate boxes the next time that would cost me only $37.

Previous to that, when Riza sent me her signed forms for the I-129F and other signed items that we needed, it took 6 weeks o arrive to me.

So, since I didn't trust the postal system and needed for Riza to have the I-134 and other evidence I could provide to her, I sent them by DHL which cost me almost $52 but it took 4 days to arrive including a weekend.

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If you are going to use USPS definately pay the extra $14 for the certified delivery or use Global Priority. This is still hit or miss. I had one set of docs was delivered in one week and another took over 30 days.

On the second set I started a search from USPS and emailed the customs number to the Phil Customs office before it was delivered. The local postman told my wife I sent the docs regular mail and that is why it took so long. I guess he could not read the


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USPS express mail from R.I.. It was 7 pounds of visa documents, 3 lbs of food/vitamins. It took 12 days before it was ready for pick up by my fiance. I paid $ 120.00 for that. :blink:

I seem to remember reading a post on this before, it must be picked up at airport(manila). The taxes or tarif paid, and sometimes one can bargin for the amount paid(sorry I only have X pecos... :whistle::devil:

I wonder if any other companys are quicker than that ?? He, he I was told it would take 3--5 days :bonk:

Well truth is, I am just glad it got there. :thumbs:

Before sending documents to Thailand, I checked the USPS website for it policy in regards to mailing international, it clearly said they guarantee the time it will take to arrive to the international destination, once there, it is out of their hands and they have no control over that countries postal service.

To be honest, never send anything to the Philippines in regular mail, use DHL, UPS or FedEx. Chances are the recepient will either never receice it or won't receive all of it.........I know from experience.

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USPS express mail from R.I.. It was 7 pounds of visa documents, 3 lbs of food/vitamins. It took 12 days before it was ready for pick up by my fiance. I paid $ 120.00 for that. :blink:

I seem to remember reading a post on this before, it must be picked up at airport(manila). The taxes or tarif paid, and sometimes one can bargin for the amount paid(sorry I only have X pecos... :whistle::devil:

I wonder if any other companys are quicker than that ?? He, he I was told it would take 3--5 days :bonk:

Well truth is, I am just glad it got there. :thumbs:

Before sending documents to Thailand, I checked the USPS website for it policy in regards to mailing international, it clearly said they guarantee the time it will take to arrive to the international destination, once there, it is out of their hands and they have no control over that countries postal service.

To be honest, never send anything to the Philippines in regular mail, use DHL, UPS or FedEx. Chances are the recepient will either never receice it or won't receive all of it.........I know from experience.

Yes, once it reaches the international point, it is out of the hand of the USPS and in the recipient's country's postal system.

If you are going to send anything via USPS, make sure you send it registered. This is the USPS most secure form of mailing. My stepmother and her 2 sisters who live in the U.S. have never experienced problems with the USPS using this (nor have I, it just takes a month to be received).


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The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. - Hebrews 13:6

I will fear no evil - Psalm 23:4

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