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This is just a thought. I thought it might be useful to have a thread when members can share their experiences and info they have about St Lukes, The Manila Embassy and CFO maybe from this thread, maybe some sort of guide or links to useful information and experiences could be created.

please feel free to share any useful info or experiences. you can also post a link to a thread you may have already created.

best of luck to everyone in their visa journey...

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US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

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From the US Embassy Website,

K1 Interview Preparation Instructions

English Version: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwfk1en.pdf

Tagalog Version: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwfk1tg.pdf


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http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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Goody! :D Here's mine :)

:: St. Luke's Medical Exam Walkthrough ::

Thankies!



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thanks ladies. I'm sure others have and will find your threads very helpful :thumbs:


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Love and Marriage … and Migrating to the U.S.

A Practical Guide to Immigration for Filipino Spouses and Fiancé(e)s of American Citizens

link to web page on US Embassy website; http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html


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The Medical Examination: From US Embassy Website.

for latest update http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3218.html

The Medical Examination

All visa applicants, regardless of age, need to complete a medical examination at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) before the visa interview. Applicants are advised to have their medical examinations done at least one week before their interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

SLMCEC is located at 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila. They can be reached by telephone at 521-0020 and 521-8647. SLMCEC is open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is best to arrive for your medical examination between 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Applicants are served on a first come first served basis, but the order of release of the medical reports will depend on the complexity of the results of the medical examination.

What is the cost of the medical examination at SLMCEC?

* The medical exam fee is U.S. $213.35 for adults (15 years and older) and U.S. $185.35 for children (under 15 years of age).

* SLMCEC does not accept credit card or dollar payments. The fees must be paid in Philippine pesos at the prevailing exchange rate.

What is the validity of the medical examination?

* Medical examinations are generally valid for 6 months.

Will chest x-rays be required?

* Children younger than 15 years old will not need a chest X-ray or serological test unless required by the doctor, but will instead undergo a Tuberculin Skin Test.

* According to the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), chest X-rays for pregnant women are not dangerous if taken with the proper shielding.

* If you have had previous X-rays, please bring them along for a comparative study.

Are blood tests required?

* A blood test to check for HIV is required for applicants that are at least 15 years old. HIV is the virus that causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and impairs a person’s immunity against disease.

What should I bring to my medical examination?

* Appointment letter sent by the National Visa Center or an e-mail print out of your appointment sent by the Call Center or the appointment date shown on our website (http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.htm)

* Appropriate medical examination fee.

* Passport (valid for at least 6 months)

* Two colored pictures (2 inches x 2 inches) with a white background

What happens after I have my medical examination?

* The medical report, passport and visa pictures are normally submitted by SLMCEC to the U.S. Embassy in Manila. In most cases, only the chest x-ray film and immunization form are given to the applicants in the SLMCEC releasing section.

* The medical examination usually takes two to three working days to process, but can extend up to a few months if there are required tests that need to be completed.

What do I do if I miss my interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila because of prolonged and/or additional tests conducted by SLMCEC?

* Upon the release of your medical report, SLMCEC will schedule your embassy interview appointment within the next two working days. SLMCEC will give you an appointment slip. You should bring the appointment slip together with your original appointment letter to facilitate entry into the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

Last Update :: 07/23/2009


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from CFO Website: Fiancee, Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals Web page http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com...9&Itemid=46


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US Embassy Website: Visa Application Fees Wed page http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3220.html

Visa Application Fees

Medical Examination Fee:

St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC), the Embassy's accredited medical facility, charged U.S. $213.35 for adults (15 years and older) and U.S. $185.35 for children (under 15 years of age) for the medical examination fee.

SLMCEC does not accept credit card or dollar payments. The fees must be paid in Philippine pesos at the prevailing exchange rate.

If you missed your visa interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila because of additional medical tests, SLMCEC will schedule your embassy interview appointment within the next two working days. SLMCEC will give you an appointment slip which you should bring together with your original appointment letter to facilitate entry into the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

Visa Application Fee:

Each intending immigrant, regardless of age, requires a separate visa and must pay U.S. $400 to cover the application and processing fees. Applicants for nonimmigrant visas (K and V visas), on the other hand, pay a U.S. $131 visa processi05/11/2009rant visas may be paid either in cash, travelers check or U.S. Postal Order at the Embassy’s Consular Cashier if these have not been paid to the National Visa Center. The processing fees for nonimmigrant visa must be paid in advance at any Banco De Oro and Citibank branch. All fees may be in Philippine pesos equivalent to the prevailing exchange rate determined by the Embassy.

Service Fee (USD)

Immigrant Visa Application 355

Immigrant Visa Surcharge 45

K Visa Processing Fee 131

Returning Resident Application 400

Waiver Application Fee 545

Diversity Visa Processing and Lottery Surcharge 400 + 375

Courier Delivery Fee:

The issued visa will be delivered to the applicant's designated address by Air 21 (the Embassy's authorized courier service provider) within 7 to 10 working days. The visa delivery fee, which is determined by the courier service, is paid by the applicant. This fee to the courier service is separate from any fees paid to the U.S. Government. Applicants do not need return to the Embassy to pick up their issued visas.

You may direct visa delivery inquiries to Air21 U.S. Embassy service hotline at 879-4747 or to the U.S. Embassy page at the Air21 website. link http://www.air21.com.ph/

Additional Fees:

For a list of all visa application fees and other types of visa processing fees collected by the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, link http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html


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