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Hello Guys,

I just want to ask what is this about:

"Applicants must ensure that the back of the DS-157 Form is machine-validated with check-rite,The U.S. Embassy does not validate DS-157 forms.Applicants whose DS-157 form is not machine validated with check-rite will NOT be allowed to enter the embassy premises.The applicant will then have to book another interview appoinment."

I already filled up my DS-156,DS-157 and DS-156K but i saw someone here on VJ post about this machine validate thing about DS-157 and i dont understand about it.How can i make it validate with machine when i filled it up online???

Does anyone here know about this and make it clear to me???

Thanks.


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Hi Bluemist,

When you pay the visa application fee to BPI bank, the teller will give you validated DS 157 form as proof of your payment stapled also in that validated DS 157 the payment receipt you have paid.

Shape

Hello Guys,

I just want to ask what is this about:

"Applicants must ensure that the back of the DS-157 Form is machine-validated with check-rite,The U.S. Embassy does not validate DS-157 forms.Applicants whose DS-157 form is not machine validated with check-rite will NOT be allowed to enter the embassy premises.The applicant will then have to book another interview appoinment."

I already filled up my DS-156,DS-157 and DS-156K but i saw someone here on VJ post about this machine validate thing about DS-157 and i dont understand about it.How can i make it validate with machine when i filled it up online???

Does anyone here know about this and make it clear to me???

Thanks.

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Hi Bluemist,

When you pay the visa application fee to BPI bank, the teller will give you validated DS 157 form as proof of your payment stapled also in that validated DS 157 the payment receipt you have paid.

Shape

Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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Bluemist

I further recommend that you consider browsing through Section 4.3 of the Manila Embassy K1 Visa Guide.

Cheers!!!

Sheriff Uling

Hi Bluemist,

When you pay the visa application fee to BPI bank, the teller will give you validated DS 157 form as proof of your payment stapled also in that validated DS 157 the payment receipt you have paid.

Shape

Hello Guys,

I just want to ask what is this about:

"Applicants must ensure that the back of the DS-157 Form is machine-validated with check-rite,The U.S. Embassy does not validate DS-157 forms.Applicants whose DS-157 form is not machine validated with check-rite will NOT be allowed to enter the embassy premises.The applicant will then have to book another interview appoinment."

I already filled up my DS-156,DS-157 and DS-156K but i saw someone here on VJ post about this machine validate thing about DS-157 and i dont understand about it.How can i make it validate with machine when i filled it up online???

Does anyone here know about this and make it clear to me???

Thanks.


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Bluemist

I further recommend that you consider browsing through Section 4.3 of the Manila Embassy K1 Visa Guide.

Cheers!!!

Sheriff Uling

Hi Bluemist,

When you pay the visa application fee to BPI bank, the teller will give you validated DS 157 form as proof of your payment stapled also in that validated DS 157 the payment receipt you have paid.

Shape

Hello Guys,

I just want to ask what is this about:

"Applicants must ensure that the back of the DS-157 Form is machine-validated with check-rite,The U.S. Embassy does not validate DS-157 forms.Applicants whose DS-157 form is not machine validated with check-rite will NOT be allowed to enter the embassy premises.The applicant will then have to book another interview appoinment."

I already filled up my DS-156,DS-157 and DS-156K but i saw someone here on VJ post about this machine validate thing about DS-157 and i dont understand about it.How can i make it validate with machine when i filled it up online???

Does anyone here know about this and make it clear to me???

Thanks.

Thank you Sheriff.God Bless!


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??

No, there is no need for you to bring any DS forms when you pay your visa application at BPI. You just go there and tell the teller you will pay visa application fee. The teller will tell you to log your name at their record book while she is processing your payment, after that she will give you the receipt plus the 1 page validated blank DS157. That's all. (I paid in BPI-Olongapo just near M1) ;)

This 1 page blank DS157, you will fill up "handwritten" and will be submitted on the day of your interview at USEM-Manila.

Your DS forms to be prepared:( 2 sets of DS 156 filled up online, 1 filled DS 157 computerized or handwritten and the validated 1 DS 157 from the BPI bank.

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Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??

No, there is no need for you to bring any DS forms when you pay your visa application at BPI. You just go there and tell the teller you will pay visa application fee. The teller will tell you to log your name at their record book while she is processing your payment, after that she will give you the receipt plus the 1 page validated blank DS157. That's all. (I paid in BPI-Olongapo just near M1) ;)

This 1 page blank DS157, you will fill up "handwritten" and will be submitted on the day of your interview at USEM-Manila.

Your DS forms to be prepared:( 2 sets of DS 156 filled up online, 1 filled DS 157 computerized or handwritten and the validated 1 DS 157 from the BPI bank.

Ok,Got it very clear.Thanks Shape.But u 4got to mention DS 156K.Its ok,i hav it anyways.Only BPI beside/next to Centro is the only one where to pay US Visa fee coz i asked the rest BPI banks here in Olongapo and they told me to go to BPI beside CENTRO..and yea thats after M1.Well,I just live around Magsaysay Drive near Columban.

Thanks again.Take care


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??

No, there is no need for you to bring any DS forms when you pay your visa application at BPI. You just go there and tell the teller you will pay visa application fee. The teller will tell you to log your name at their record book while she is processing your payment, after that she will give you the receipt plus the 1 page validated blank DS157. That's all. (I paid in BPI-Olongapo just near M1) ;)

This 1 page blank DS157, you will fill up "handwritten" and will be submitted on the day of your interview at USEM-Manila.

Your DS forms to be prepared:( 2 sets of DS 156 filled up online, 1 filled DS 157 computerized or handwritten and the validated 1 DS 157 from the BPI bank.

Ok,Got it very clear.Thanks Shape.But u 4got to mention DS 156K.Its ok,i hav it anyways.Only BPI beside/next to Centro is the only one where to pay US Visa fee coz i asked the rest BPI banks here in Olongapo and they told me to go to BPI beside CENTRO..and yea thats after M1.Well,I just live around Magsaysay Drive near Columban.

Thanks again.Take care

Oppsss. :blink: Sorry, i am thinking you are on K3 also and DS 156k is not applicable to K3, it slipped on my mind that you are on K1. Sorry. :blush:

I used to study there. Yay. :)

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Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??

No, there is no need for you to bring any DS forms when you pay your visa application at BPI. You just go there and tell the teller you will pay visa application fee. The teller will tell you to log your name at their record book while she is processing your payment, after that she will give you the receipt plus the 1 page validated blank DS157. That's all. (I paid in BPI-Olongapo just near M1) ;)

This 1 page blank DS157, you will fill up "handwritten" and will be submitted on the day of your interview at USEM-Manila.

Your DS forms to be prepared:( 2 sets of DS 156 filled up online, 1 filled DS 157 computerized or handwritten and the validated 1 DS 157 from the BPI bank.

Ok,Got it very clear.Thanks Shape.But u 4got to mention DS 156K.Its ok,i hav it anyways.Only BPI beside/next to Centro is the only one where to pay US Visa fee coz i asked the rest BPI banks here in Olongapo and they told me to go to BPI beside CENTRO..and yea thats after M1.Well,I just live around Magsaysay Drive near Columban.

Thanks again.Take care

Oppsss. :blink: Sorry, i am thinking you are on K3 also and DS 156k is not applicable to K3, it slipped on my mind that you are on K1. Sorry. :blush:

I used to study there. Yay. :)

It's ok.No problem.Pumapasyal ka pa rin ba d2????


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??

No, there is no need for you to bring any DS forms when you pay your visa application at BPI. You just go there and tell the teller you will pay visa application fee. The teller will tell you to log your name at their record book while she is processing your payment, after that she will give you the receipt plus the 1 page validated blank DS157. That's all. (I paid in BPI-Olongapo just near M1) ;)

This 1 page blank DS157, you will fill up "handwritten" and will be submitted on the day of your interview at USEM-Manila.

Your DS forms to be prepared:( 2 sets of DS 156 filled up online, 1 filled DS 157 computerized or handwritten and the validated 1 DS 157 from the BPI bank.

Ok,Got it very clear.Thanks Shape.But u 4got to mention DS 156K.Its ok,i hav it anyways.Only BPI beside/next to Centro is the only one where to pay US Visa fee coz i asked the rest BPI banks here in Olongapo and they told me to go to BPI beside CENTRO..and yea thats after M1.Well,I just live around Magsaysay Drive near Columban.

Thanks again.Take care

Oppsss. :blink: Sorry, i am thinking you are on K3 also and DS 156k is not applicable to K3, it slipped on my mind that you are on K1. Sorry. :blush:

I used to study there. Yay. :)

It's ok.No problem.Pumapasyal ka pa rin ba d2????

Madalas rin aco sa Gapo. Everytime na punta aco sa Manila jan aco daan sa loob. :P

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Shape,you mean to say is the one from the BPI is the validated one and not the 2copies i filled up online???I will just bring with me the 2 completed copies of DS-157 and the one from the bank which is validated??

No, there is no need for you to bring any DS forms when you pay your visa application at BPI. You just go there and tell the teller you will pay visa application fee. The teller will tell you to log your name at their record book while she is processing your payment, after that she will give you the receipt plus the 1 page validated blank DS157. That's all. (I paid in BPI-Olongapo just near M1) ;)

This 1 page blank DS157, you will fill up "handwritten" and will be submitted on the day of your interview at USEM-Manila.

Your DS forms to be prepared:( 2 sets of DS 156 filled up online, 1 filled DS 157 computerized or handwritten and the validated 1 DS 157 from the BPI bank.

Ok,Got it very clear.Thanks Shape.But u 4got to mention DS 156K.Its ok,i hav it anyways.Only BPI beside/next to Centro is the only one where to pay US Visa fee coz i asked the rest BPI banks here in Olongapo and they told me to go to BPI beside CENTRO..and yea thats after M1.Well,I just live around Magsaysay Drive near Columban.

Thanks again.Take care

Oppsss. :blink: Sorry, i am thinking you are on K3 also and DS 156k is not applicable to K3, it slipped on my mind that you are on K1. Sorry. :blush:

I used to study there. Yay. :)

It's ok.No problem.Pumapasyal ka pa rin ba d2????

Madalas rin aco sa Gapo. Everytime na punta aco sa Manila jan aco daan sa loob. :P

I see.Lol!!!


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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Another option is to attach the blank DS-157 receipt to one of the two DS-157 forms you have already filled out. As long as you have two forms filled out and the receipt you will be fine.


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Another option is to attach the blank DS-157 receipt to one of the two DS-157 forms you have already filled out. As long as you have two forms filled out and the receipt you will be fine.

Thank you edp333.God Bless!!!!


N-400 Naturalization

04/25/2012 - sent N-400 package to USCIS Dallas

04/28/2012 - package delivered at USCIS Dallas

I-751 Removal of Condition

03/22/2011 - sent I-751 package to USCIS Vermont via USPS Priority+Certified mail with Return receipt

03/24/2011 - package delivered at VSC according to USPS tracking

03/25/2011 - package received by Center Director according to Return receipt

04/04/2011 - NOA received - dated 03/25/2011

04/11/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice received -notice date 04/08/2011

04/28/2011 - Biometrics Appointment - Done!

10/14/2011 - Card Production Email

10/17/2011 - Approval Notice received - dated 10/06/2011

11/04/2011 - 10yrs green card received

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