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Hope this has NEVER happened to anyone, or will ever happen.

On 5 May, 2005, my wife, Hossana, finally received the Packet letting her know the dates and times for her medical and interview, along with the rest of the required info. Now for the SAD part. Her medical was for 20 April, 2005 and her Interview for 27 April, 2005 at 0830.

Due to the fact of a serious time difference, and little shock involved, it took me about 2 hours to get in motion and drop an email to the embassy in Manila asking questions. The next morning I contacted the National Center here and was told it was all in the hands of Manila concerning this. Comes Sunday night around 1900 here in Texas I'm busy trying to get through to an actual human over there.

almost 2 hours later I FINALLY manage to get hold of someone in Immigrant Visa Processing only to run into someone who REALLY had no idea how to answer my questions. 15 minutes of asking the same questions over and over about what takes 2 months for a courier to deliver a packet from Roxas Blvd to Caloocan City I finally get transferred to the Operations arm of this mess.

All I could be told is they would be asking quesitions of the courier service as to what happened. Nice to know my wife will get to wait until June to have a chance at her interview again, 2 months AFTER the fact. Along the way I asked if I needed to actually fly back to the Philippines from Texas to ensure the information was delivered to my wife. The brought a quick reponse of no I didn't need to.

Delbros Supply Chain Solutions

phone # 632-521-1652/632-521-1641 were both found to be not working when both my wife and myself attempted to call them and ask questions. So, GO FIGURE on that direction

The packet was shipped to the courier on 10 March, 2005. They showed it as being sent out by courier on 11 April, 2005. Actual delivery was 5 May, 2005.

Moral of this, check up on EVERY single aspect of the process at least once a week along the way. Bug the HELL out of people in a polite fashion or you might actally do what I did, call overseas and ask question well after the fact and then turn around and also ask direction questions of the US State Department and anyone else in Congress.

I do not enjoy seeing my pregnant wife become so upset after being on top of the world with that beign delivered to her.


Married 27 March, 2005

2 May, 2005 sent in I-130

15 May, 2005 received NOA1

2 August, 2005 sent in I-129F

18 August, 2005 received NOA1

18 October, 2005 moved to NCSC

27 October, 2005 recieved another NOA2

10 November, 2005 NOA1 on I-130

2 December, 2005 Final Approval on I-129F

5 May, 2006....Fiasco on Delivery of Packet for medical and interview date

28 May, 2006 New date for interview set at 2 Aug.

1 June, 2006 medical and intervew dates jumped up due to request for early interview due to pregnancy

14 June, 2006 date set for medical

21 June, 2006 date set for visa interview

23 June, 2006, K3 Non-Immigrant Visa is APPROVED!!!!

28 June 2006 K3 visa is received

14 July, 2006 taking off from Manila and landing in Texas, FINALLY

15 November 2006, Alyssa Brigid Espenili Darling born

19 April, 2007, EAD approval

14 December, 1007, Interview for Adjustment of Status in San Antonio, TX

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that's just terrible. At least June isn't too far away, but I would cry too if I received that package.


Barbara (Canada) & Dallas (USC)

AOS

Nov 13 2005 EAD & I-485 sent to Chicago Lockbox

Nov 22, 2005 EAD & I-485 NOA1

Dec 15, 2005 Biometrics for EAD & I-485

Dec 19, 2005 EAD & I-485 Touched

Jan 21, 2006 Rec'd I-485 Fingerprint Reschedule Notice (AHHH!!!)

Feb 10, 2006 Fingerprint App't

Feb 1, 2006 EAD Approved!!!!

Feb 11, 2006 Rec'd EAD card

Feb 13, 2006 Applied for SSN

Feb 17, 2006 Rec'd SSN

Feb 23, 2006 I-485 Transferred to CSC (AHHH!!)

Mar 02, 2006 I-485 Has been received at CSC

Mar 13, 2006 I-485 Touched

Mar 14, 2006 I-485 Touched

Apr 15 & 25 2006 emailed CSC for status inquiry on I-485

Apr 26 2006 received a response from CSC, another response in 60 days (ahhhhh!!!)

Apr 27, 2006 I-485 Touched

Jun 17, 2006 I-485 Touched

Jun 19, 2006 I-485 Touched

Jun 20, 2006 I-485 Touched

July 3, 2006 emailed CSC again, no response given in the allotted 60 days time frame.

July 27, 2006 received a response from CSC, another response will be given in 30 days.. ha ha ha.

***app sent back to Missouri ***app sent to Chicago

Aug 21 2006 touched

Sept 29 2006 3rd year Anniversay

October 13, 2006 Immigration Interview - Need to return with Long Form Birth Certificate

October 13, 2006 Long Form Birth Cert ordered with expediated shipping

October 18, 2006 Birth Cert Received

October 19, 2006 2nd Immigration Interview - APPROVED

5-20 business days for the Green Card to arrive, maybe I'll be back to see my family before Christmas?

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so sad and even more fustrating...glad to hear for June though.. It hurts hearing of these seemingly unavoidable delays! The best to you both and your child on the way!

that's just terrible. At least June isn't too far away, but I would cry too if I received that package.

09/2005 submitted I130, 08/09/2006 completed medical,case left NVC to Montreal Embassy July 7, 2006
06/07/2006 NVC CASE COMPLETE! (278 days from I130 submitted to NVC case complete)
August 2006 Interview at Montreal Embassy, need to submit I601 & I212 waiver.July 2007 submitted waivers to Montreal Embassy who forwarded to Vermont Service Center
October 2007 rec'd receipt and notification or waiver processing from VSC, April 2008 rec'd RFE for I601 July 2008 submitted RFE, and rec'd receipt, advised written decision within 60 days
October 24, 2008 sent written request for case status to VSC, May 2009 after written request for status update recd letter "being processed"
July2009 requested Senator inquiry again.. response "with officer, required extra processing" if no response check back 6 months!
Dec 09 requested senator inquiry again, Jan 8 2010 requested more than "general inquiry" senator Jan 11, 2010 Senator requested supervisor
Jan 12, VSC told senator's office we wld recd notice in mail 7 - 10 days Jan 20, 2010 I601 DENIED.... letter dated Jan 14, 2010
April 2010, granted 290b approval to send to Appeal for review

October 2011 Appeal denied due to fraud, now dumped by husband, now with Canadian Arabic woman from Tunisa for Canada residence.. processing Immigration with her now

thru Canada

July2013 He ws deported back to Egypt almost a year ago due to out of status for almost 2 years

movin on to a new life
Felicia

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I'm sorry to hear this happened. Good luck to you and your wife.


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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Sorry to hear about the mixup and delay. June is not that far away and hope the remainder of your journey goes smoothly.

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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I really don't like Delbros as a delivery service. Our packet never arrived -- ever. We had the consulate send a duplicate packet to St Luke's Medical Center and picked it up there. There seems to be many posts here regarding those who never got their packet or got them very late. I guess the lesson is to not count on Delbros... keep checking the interview dates on the Manila consulate website and if you don't get the packet, contact the consulate to forward a duplicate packet to St Luke's.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Seems the embassy is now telling my wife the interview is for her K3 and not the IR-1 that has been pushed by the powers that be here in the states. Time to dig out everything all over again


Married 27 March, 2005

2 May, 2005 sent in I-130

15 May, 2005 received NOA1

2 August, 2005 sent in I-129F

18 August, 2005 received NOA1

18 October, 2005 moved to NCSC

27 October, 2005 recieved another NOA2

10 November, 2005 NOA1 on I-130

2 December, 2005 Final Approval on I-129F

5 May, 2006....Fiasco on Delivery of Packet for medical and interview date

28 May, 2006 New date for interview set at 2 Aug.

1 June, 2006 medical and intervew dates jumped up due to request for early interview due to pregnancy

14 June, 2006 date set for medical

21 June, 2006 date set for visa interview

23 June, 2006, K3 Non-Immigrant Visa is APPROVED!!!!

28 June 2006 K3 visa is received

14 July, 2006 taking off from Manila and landing in Texas, FINALLY

15 November 2006, Alyssa Brigid Espenili Darling born

19 April, 2007, EAD approval

14 December, 1007, Interview for Adjustment of Status in San Antonio, TX

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Nonie

I'm sorry to read of your troubles with all this. I am curious though!! On looking at your timeline it doesnt appear that the I-130 processed through NVC. That being the case it would be correct that the interview is for K-3. Can you shed some light on 'not the IR-1 that has been pushed by the powers that be here in the states' :)

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All this started with the filing of the I-130 back on 2 May, 2005, didn't know I needed to file the I-129 until almost August. Started just trying to get a K3 for my wife but seems somewhere along the way the IR got started. There are two sets of numbers on her case which is weird, both start with MNL but take a different look after that


Married 27 March, 2005

2 May, 2005 sent in I-130

15 May, 2005 received NOA1

2 August, 2005 sent in I-129F

18 August, 2005 received NOA1

18 October, 2005 moved to NCSC

27 October, 2005 recieved another NOA2

10 November, 2005 NOA1 on I-130

2 December, 2005 Final Approval on I-129F

5 May, 2006....Fiasco on Delivery of Packet for medical and interview date

28 May, 2006 New date for interview set at 2 Aug.

1 June, 2006 medical and intervew dates jumped up due to request for early interview due to pregnancy

14 June, 2006 date set for medical

21 June, 2006 date set for visa interview

23 June, 2006, K3 Non-Immigrant Visa is APPROVED!!!!

28 June 2006 K3 visa is received

14 July, 2006 taking off from Manila and landing in Texas, FINALLY

15 November 2006, Alyssa Brigid Espenili Darling born

19 April, 2007, EAD approval

14 December, 1007, Interview for Adjustment of Status in San Antonio, TX

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ughhh! stupid filipino time! trust me I'm also from the phils so i know that filipinos have this "filipino time mentality" (meaning "LATE") and Grrrrrr!!! :angry::angry::angry: I'm even planning to call st. lukes that i'd rather pick up my packet there instead of them delivering it to my house here in cebu. I can't risk the delays!

I totally undertand how you feel. (F)


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August 19, 2006 VISA ON HAND!!!

September 5, 2006- POE @ SFO

September 8, 2006- Applied for SSN

SSN arrived more than a month after.. GRRR!!

November 8, 2006- MARRIED @ San Francisco City Hall

November 21, 2006- Received official marriage certificate

Dec. 19, 2006- sent out AOS

Jan. 3, 2007- Cashed cheques for AOS and EAD

March 15, 2007- AOS interview; APPROVED!!

March 23, 2007- Welcome letter/notice received from mail

March 27, 2007- GREENCARD

Sept 5, 2007 - my first anniversary in the U.S

Jan 30, 2009 - Mailed I-751 removal of conditional residence status

Feb 2, 2009 - Package mailed 10:22 AM at Laguna Niguel, CA (CSC)

Feb 5, 2009 - Check cashed

Feb 26, 2009 Biometrics

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Lord, if they were two months late in delivering the Packet 4, to nearby Caloocan, I'd hate to think of that being worse.

We checked the website and it seems I should have pushed ALOT harder to get the name of the person in operations I talked with. Not to knock anyone but I've seen firsthand there in Manila what happens when you start being interested in giving a "gift" of around 1000+ peso to get things done with governmental employees


Married 27 March, 2005

2 May, 2005 sent in I-130

15 May, 2005 received NOA1

2 August, 2005 sent in I-129F

18 August, 2005 received NOA1

18 October, 2005 moved to NCSC

27 October, 2005 recieved another NOA2

10 November, 2005 NOA1 on I-130

2 December, 2005 Final Approval on I-129F

5 May, 2006....Fiasco on Delivery of Packet for medical and interview date

28 May, 2006 New date for interview set at 2 Aug.

1 June, 2006 medical and intervew dates jumped up due to request for early interview due to pregnancy

14 June, 2006 date set for medical

21 June, 2006 date set for visa interview

23 June, 2006, K3 Non-Immigrant Visa is APPROVED!!!!

28 June 2006 K3 visa is received

14 July, 2006 taking off from Manila and landing in Texas, FINALLY

15 November 2006, Alyssa Brigid Espenili Darling born

19 April, 2007, EAD approval

14 December, 1007, Interview for Adjustment of Status in San Antonio, TX

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Nonie, I am sorry to hear about the terrible delay of your wife's packet 3. Anything in the Philippines dealing with the government was very slow. People (emlpoyees) works like a turtle! It seems that they just get paid half of their salary. You are right the only thing you could speed up the processing to get your wife's visa is to give "cash gift" to someone who work at the Manila embassy. A lot of government employees are money hungry, I am soory to say this but it's true. Anyway, the very best thing you can do is to push hard on the Manila embassy employees. I just don't understand why the Manila embassy have the unreliable courier.

Hope your wife will get her interview date soon...

Princess


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well, my wife was finally given a second interview date of 2 August, 2006 when 3 days later she received a package from the embassy at her work.

Seems that when she sent in an email asking for another interview she mentioned she was pregnant. When she faxed the medical reports she seems to have kicked something in motion. On 3 June she found out from that little package it was her Packet informing her that her new earlier date was 14 June for her medical and 21 June at 6:30am.

All of a sudden things had to kick into high gear and I had to ship her the information that was needed a little early. That God for scanners and email. She currently has all the info and will have the originals by FedEx no later than the 13th. seems the embassy is wanting St. Luke's to send them her info along with the medical.

This time around her Packet was delivered by DHL. Guess it pays to be friendly with a Representative who is willing to stick his nose into something like Delbros and their delivery practices. I asked him to see about getting Delbros revoked as the courier used by the US Embassy for anything. Only time will tell


Married 27 March, 2005

2 May, 2005 sent in I-130

15 May, 2005 received NOA1

2 August, 2005 sent in I-129F

18 August, 2005 received NOA1

18 October, 2005 moved to NCSC

27 October, 2005 recieved another NOA2

10 November, 2005 NOA1 on I-130

2 December, 2005 Final Approval on I-129F

5 May, 2006....Fiasco on Delivery of Packet for medical and interview date

28 May, 2006 New date for interview set at 2 Aug.

1 June, 2006 medical and intervew dates jumped up due to request for early interview due to pregnancy

14 June, 2006 date set for medical

21 June, 2006 date set for visa interview

23 June, 2006, K3 Non-Immigrant Visa is APPROVED!!!!

28 June 2006 K3 visa is received

14 July, 2006 taking off from Manila and landing in Texas, FINALLY

15 November 2006, Alyssa Brigid Espenili Darling born

19 April, 2007, EAD approval

14 December, 1007, Interview for Adjustment of Status in San Antonio, TX

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This is rather interesting. Just got a call and letter from the office of Representative Lamar Smith of Texas.

Dear Mr. Darling,

Enclosed for your attention is the response that has been received from the U.S. Consulate in Manila.

I am hopeful that the information furnished will be of help to you.

Please feel free to call should you need my help in the future.

Sincerely,

Lamar Smith

Member of Congress

Copy of the reply to Mr. Smith

Text of Email received 6/7/06

Control No: XXXXX

Reference: DARLING, Hossana Espenili

Date: June 7, 2006

This is in reply to your inquiry of May 31, 2006, regarding the visa case of the referenced individual.

We noted your constituent's request and reschedulded the applicant for another visa interview on June 21, 2006. At that time, a consular officer will determine if the applicant is qualified for visa issuance.

On June 3, we mailed a K Packet (Instructions for K3 Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants) with further details regarding the interview and the required medical examination to the applicant's address of record at xxx xxxxxx xxxxx..............

If the applicant has not received the K Packet two weeks before the scheduled interview, she should contact the Embassy's Visa Call Center at telephone.....................

We understand that the applicant's I-130 immigrant visa case is with the State Department's National Visa Center (NVC) which schedules CR1 cases for us. NVC will forward the CR1 case to Embassy Manila as soon as an interview slot is available. We Will begin processing the case as soon as the visa petition is received from NVC.

If at any time during the K3 process we receive the applicant's I-130 visa petition from NVC, the applicant may choose to switch to CR1 processing rather than continue with her K3 application. As you may know, the CR1 visa would allow the applicant to immediately obtain permanent resident status upon entry to the United States.

I personally find it interesting that after making the request that Delbros be relieved of the duties concerned with the US Embassy they used DHL, who got it to her the next day. Oddly enough the Embassy never bothered sending any emails notifying of the change in dates.

Moral of this would be to contact a congressman or representative who seems to actually try at times and see what happens when a foreign embassy drops the ball.


Married 27 March, 2005

2 May, 2005 sent in I-130

15 May, 2005 received NOA1

2 August, 2005 sent in I-129F

18 August, 2005 received NOA1

18 October, 2005 moved to NCSC

27 October, 2005 recieved another NOA2

10 November, 2005 NOA1 on I-130

2 December, 2005 Final Approval on I-129F

5 May, 2006....Fiasco on Delivery of Packet for medical and interview date

28 May, 2006 New date for interview set at 2 Aug.

1 June, 2006 medical and intervew dates jumped up due to request for early interview due to pregnancy

14 June, 2006 date set for medical

21 June, 2006 date set for visa interview

23 June, 2006, K3 Non-Immigrant Visa is APPROVED!!!!

28 June 2006 K3 visa is received

14 July, 2006 taking off from Manila and landing in Texas, FINALLY

15 November 2006, Alyssa Brigid Espenili Darling born

19 April, 2007, EAD approval

14 December, 1007, Interview for Adjustment of Status in San Antonio, TX

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