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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

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COMPLETED - March 9th, 2010

-NVC-

CASE COMPLETE - April 2nd, 2010

-INTERVIEW-

APPROVED - May 18th, 2010

POE - Detroit, June 11th, 2010

GREEN CARD - July 21st, 2010

SS CARD - August 13th, 2010

-ROC-

I-751 Sent March 23rd, 2012

NOA1 March 26th, 2012

Biometrics Appt. April 27th, 2012

Bio done early - April 18th, 2012

ROC Approved - September 12, 2012

10 Year GC - September 17, 2012

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

is it your first time to see her personally and then get married tomorrow?

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

is it your first time to see her personally and then get married tomorrow?

Yeah, first meeting in person. I knew she was the one before I ever got here though :D

-USCIS-

COMPLETED - March 9th, 2010

-NVC-

CASE COMPLETE - April 2nd, 2010

-INTERVIEW-

APPROVED - May 18th, 2010

POE - Detroit, June 11th, 2010

GREEN CARD - July 21st, 2010

SS CARD - August 13th, 2010

-ROC-

I-751 Sent March 23rd, 2012

NOA1 March 26th, 2012

Biometrics Appt. April 27th, 2012

Bio done early - April 18th, 2012

ROC Approved - September 12, 2012

10 Year GC - September 17, 2012

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Congradulations.

You will need to get an NSO stamped marriage certificate to file the I-130. NSO = National Statistics Office. Average time for NSO to issue it is 2+ months. You might want to try to expedite the process. In addition you will need your spouses NSO birth certificate. Best Wishes

Dolly n Hoot

I-130 USCIS CR-1 Visa Journey

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Manila, Philippines

08/18/2008 - Marriage

01/27/2009 - I-130 Sent

02/06/2009 - I-130 NOA1

02/12/2009 - I-130 NOA1 Hardcopy Received

02/15/2009 - I-129F Sent

02/16/2009 - Our Baby Boy is born !!!

02/23/2009 - I-129F NOA1

03/16/2009 - I-130 Touch

04/24/2009 - I-129F NOA2 Approved

04/24/2009 - I-130 NOA2 Approved

04/30/2009 - I-129F Forwarded to Manila

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

is it your first time to see her personally and then get married tomorrow?

Yeah, first meeting in person. I knew she was the one before I ever got here though :D

wow that was so fast from first meeting online and then getting married...i hope you go to the real process of getting married there in pi so you wont have problems in the interview...

and about the nso marriage certificate...its not 2+ months...after the civil registrar send your marrige certificate thru electronic endorsement to nso...you can have nso copy of your marriage license in just 15 working days.

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

is it your first time to see her personally and then get married tomorrow?

Yeah, first meeting in person. I knew she was the one before I ever got here though :D

wow that was so fast from first meeting online and then getting married...i hope you go to the real process of getting married there in pi so you wont have problems in the interview...

and about the nso marriage certificate...its not 2+ months...after the civil registrar send your marrige certificate thru electronic endorsement to nso...you can have nso copy of your marriage license in just 15 working days.

Yes, we're doing it all the right way. We've already got a huge packet of forms and documents that all the entities here required. We took a trip to Cebu on the Super Cat and stayed a day there to get my permit to marry from the embassy there. We'll be married in a civil wedding tomorrow. I'm not baptized a Catholic and even if I were, there are way too many requirements here and I don't have the 2+ months that it would take to meet them all. I'm planning to get back at some point during the process and hopefully we can have her church wedding then.

-USCIS-

COMPLETED - March 9th, 2010

-NVC-

CASE COMPLETE - April 2nd, 2010

-INTERVIEW-

APPROVED - May 18th, 2010

POE - Detroit, June 11th, 2010

GREEN CARD - July 21st, 2010

SS CARD - August 13th, 2010

-ROC-

I-751 Sent March 23rd, 2012

NOA1 March 26th, 2012

Biometrics Appt. April 27th, 2012

Bio done early - April 18th, 2012

ROC Approved - September 12, 2012

10 Year GC - September 17, 2012

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

is it your first time to see her personally and then get married tomorrow?

Yeah, first meeting in person. I knew she was the one before I ever got here though :D

wow that was so fast from first meeting online and then getting married...i hope you go to the real process of getting married there in pi so you wont have problems in the interview...

and about the nso marriage certificate...its not 2+ months...after the civil registrar send your marrige certificate thru electronic endorsement to nso...you can have nso copy of your marriage license in just 15 working days.

Yes, we're doing it all the right way. We've already got a huge packet of forms and documents that all the entities here required. We took a trip to Cebu on the Super Cat and stayed a day there to get my permit to marry from the embassy there. We'll be married in a civil wedding tomorrow. I'm not baptized a Catholic and even if I were, there are way too many requirements here and I don't have the 2+ months that it would take to meet them all. I'm planning to get back at some point during the process and hopefully we can have her church wedding then.

thats nice...have a nice wedding day tomorrow.

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

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palo? so no other than mayor teodoro m. sevilla is going to solemnize the ceremony im sure.

good luck and best wishes!

Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

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isn't there a 10 day posting period before you get your marriage license? :blink:

my hubby and i had the ceremony within the 10 day period but on paper (our marriage certificate) it's dated after the 10 day period :)

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08/01/2009 - Sent I-130 package

09/18/2009 - I-130 approved

09/30/2009 - Case number assigned

12/17/2009 - Failed log in / Case completed YES!!

02/03/2010 - VISA interview at 830am -- VISA APPROVED

03/06/2010 - POE San Francisco via PAL

04/17/2010 - GC and SSN in the mail

ROC

01/06/2012 - Sent I-751 package to CSC

01/09/2012 - I-751 delivered at 11:12am / Date of NOA1

01/12/2012 - Check cashed

01/14/2012 - Received NOA1 hard copy

01/20/2012 - Date of ASC Appointment letter

01/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment letter hard copy

02/07/2012 - Biometrics done

03/06/2012 - CR1 expiration

06/13/2012 - Date ROC approved

06/15/2012 - Ordered new card production

06/19/2012 - USCIS mailed the new card

06/21/2012 - Got approval letter and my 10 year GC in the mail (GC expires 06/15/2022)

N-400

12/09/2014 - Sent N-400 package

12/13/2014 - N-400 delivered at 10:13 am

12/15/2014 - Date of NOA

12/16/2014 - Date NOA was received by USCIS

12/22/2014 - Received NOA (hard copy) in the mail

12/30/2014 - Date of Yellow Letter

01/04/2015 - Received yellow letter in the mail

01/07/2015 - Biometrics appointment

01/09/2015 - In line for the interview

01/16/2015 - Received interview letter in the mail

02/13/2015 - Interview date (Approved)

04/03/2015 - Oath Ceremony

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isn't there a 10 day posting period before you get your marriage license? :blink:

my hubby and i had the ceremony within the 10 day period but on paper (our marriage certificate) it's dated after the 10 day period :)

we waited 10 days to get married, abby n sheryl

Our time line for CR1 visa took only 5 months and 1 week or 156 days; from the filing the I-130 on the 03-12-2009 to Approval of NOA2 on the 05/13/2009, then Interview on the 08/18/2009 at Manila, Philippines. We had a daughter on the 11-12-2010 named AISHA JOY means HAPPY LIFE.a1_opt-1.jpga2_opt-1.jpga3_opt-1.jpg

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isn't there a 10 day posting period before you get your marriage license? :blink:

my hubby and i had the ceremony within the 10 day period but on paper (our marriage certificate) it's dated after the 10 day period :)

Yes, but Kevin mentioned he arrived on August 13th. which is plenty of time for the ten working day wait.

Congratulations Kevin and Merlaine. By the time you read this you will be married. Also, you can use a certified copy of the local civil registry marriage license to send with the I-130. The NSO marriage certificate is not needed until the interview.

Naturalization

3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

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I arrived in Manila on the 13th of last month where Merlaine met me. We stayed the night and met her brothers who live there and flew on to Tacloban the next morning. Turns out I didn't need as much advise as I thought I did :D Things could not have been better since I got here and tomorrow, September 10th, will be our wedding in Palo, Leyte!! We're both very excited and have spent the past month running down all the necessary paper work. I'll post up more info on what was required here and what we've gone through to get to this point after I get home on the 15th.

Thanks so much to all the VJ family for the great advise and help!!

Kevin and Merlaine

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You really work fast. WOW!

JNR

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If she make you happy, then I say Congrats

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