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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

From the average processing time and Igor's list it looks like we're maybe 3 weeks from NOA2 approval, based on averages. We filed an I-129F, K1/ engaged/ not yet married.

I have a rare name, I'm hoping that will make my processing faster.

My question is, once it goes through NVC and gets to the Manila embassy, does anyone know how long it takes before they contact us with the MNL number and we can set our appointment date?

The Manila embassy website says 14 days for non-immigrant EXCLUDING K visas, 3-5 MONTHS for immigrant visas, but lists NO information about how long a K visa appointment takes, just an information that says we'll pay yet more money to make the phone call to set our appointment (big surprise!).

Anyone who has processed through Manila embassy, please reply.

Thanks!!!!

Dain


K1:

Began chatting online 1-2-09, Met in Philippines 9-5 to 9-15-09, Mailed I-129F 9-17-09, I-129F delivered by USPS 9-21-09, Check cashed 9-21-09, NOA1 issued 9-21-09, NOA1 paper copy received 9-28-09, NOA2 issued 12-18-09, NVC received date 12-24-09, NOA2 paper copy received 12-28-09, NVC sent date 12-29-09, Embassy received date 01-05-10, Medical 01-07-10 & 01-11-10 approved/ passed, Interview date 01-14-10 APPROVED! MY HONEY'S COMING!, Visa delivered 1-27-10 Manila time, Arrival in U.S. 2-4-10 POE Minneapolis/ St. Paul

Married! 2-14-10 in Las Vegas

AOS:

Applied for SSN 2-17-10 Received SSN and Cert. Marriage Cert. 3-2-10

Mailed AOS packet 3-3-10

AOS paperwork confirmed delivered 3-4-10

Email/ text notification of NOA1s 3-12-10

*touch* 3-15-10 AOS & EAD

Paper copy NOA1s received 3-16-10

*touch* 3-17-10 AOS & EAD

Received biometrics appointment letter 3-20-10, appointment set for 4-12-10

Case transferred to CSC 3-31-10!! Yay!!

Received email notice 4-6-10 I-485 received at CSC

Biometrics done 4-12-10, Milwaukee, WI ASC

Vicky got her driving permit, 4-12-10

*touch* 4-13-10 AOS & EAD

*touch* 4-21-10 AOS only

*touch* 4-22-10 AOS only

EAD card production ordered 5-14-10.

*touch* 5-17-10 EAD only

EAD card production ordered 5-19-10 (again?)

Received "Welcome to USA" letter 5-25-10, permanent resident application approved!

EAD card received 5-29-10

Greencard received 6-11-10

Positive pregnancy test 6-12-10

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From the average processing time and Igor's list it looks like we're maybe 3 weeks from NOA2 approval, based on averages. We filed an I-129F, K1/ engaged/ not yet married.

I have a rare name, I'm hoping that will make my processing faster.

My question is, once it goes through NVC and gets to the Manila embassy, does anyone know how long it takes before they contact us with the MNL number and we can set our appointment date?

The Manila embassy website says 14 days for non-immigrant EXCLUDING K visas, 3-5 MONTHS for immigrant visas, but lists NO information about how long a K visa appointment takes, just an information that says we'll pay yet more money to make the phone call to set our appointment (big surprise!).

Anyone who has processed through Manila embassy, please reply.

Thanks!!!!

Dain

the site says it depends on the processing times set by uscis..sometimes it can be a matter of weeks, sometimes months.

this should give you an idea:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=k1flow


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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Why wait for the USEM to contact you? That takes too long. Instead, why not call the NVC and get your MNL#? After you get your MNL# from the NVC, give it about two weeks, and then call the USEM to schedule an interview appointment. It takes about two weeks for the NVC to send your papers to the USEM, and for the USEM to enter your papers into their system. Easy-peasy.

Regards...

~ Tahoma


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> PinayKano Scrapbook

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Why wait for the USEM to contact you? That takes too long. Instead, why not call the NVC and get your MNL#? After you get your MNL# from the NVC, give it about two weeks, and then call the USEM to schedule an interview appointment. It takes about two weeks for the NVC to send your papers to the USEM, and for the USEM to enter your papers into their system. Easy-peasy.

Regards...

~ Tahoma

Thanks for posting this! After about 2 weeks from NOA2 notification by email or on the website we can call NVC then for the MNL number?

Why wait for the USEM to contact you? That takes too long. Instead, why not call the NVC and get your MNL#? After you get your MNL# from the NVC, give it about two weeks, and then call the USEM to schedule an interview appointment. It takes about two weeks for the NVC to send your papers to the USEM, and for the USEM to enter your papers into their system. Easy-peasy.

Regards...

~ Tahoma

Whoops thought of another question... when we get the MNL number we can call the automated appt. line anytime after that right?

Thanks again

Dain


K1:

Began chatting online 1-2-09, Met in Philippines 9-5 to 9-15-09, Mailed I-129F 9-17-09, I-129F delivered by USPS 9-21-09, Check cashed 9-21-09, NOA1 issued 9-21-09, NOA1 paper copy received 9-28-09, NOA2 issued 12-18-09, NVC received date 12-24-09, NOA2 paper copy received 12-28-09, NVC sent date 12-29-09, Embassy received date 01-05-10, Medical 01-07-10 & 01-11-10 approved/ passed, Interview date 01-14-10 APPROVED! MY HONEY'S COMING!, Visa delivered 1-27-10 Manila time, Arrival in U.S. 2-4-10 POE Minneapolis/ St. Paul

Married! 2-14-10 in Las Vegas

AOS:

Applied for SSN 2-17-10 Received SSN and Cert. Marriage Cert. 3-2-10

Mailed AOS packet 3-3-10

AOS paperwork confirmed delivered 3-4-10

Email/ text notification of NOA1s 3-12-10

*touch* 3-15-10 AOS & EAD

Paper copy NOA1s received 3-16-10

*touch* 3-17-10 AOS & EAD

Received biometrics appointment letter 3-20-10, appointment set for 4-12-10

Case transferred to CSC 3-31-10!! Yay!!

Received email notice 4-6-10 I-485 received at CSC

Biometrics done 4-12-10, Milwaukee, WI ASC

Vicky got her driving permit, 4-12-10

*touch* 4-13-10 AOS & EAD

*touch* 4-21-10 AOS only

*touch* 4-22-10 AOS only

EAD card production ordered 5-14-10.

*touch* 5-17-10 EAD only

EAD card production ordered 5-19-10 (again?)

Received "Welcome to USA" letter 5-25-10, permanent resident application approved!

EAD card received 5-29-10

Greencard received 6-11-10

Positive pregnancy test 6-12-10

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Why wait for the USEM to contact you? That takes too long. Instead, why not call the NVC and get your MNL#? After you get your MNL# from the NVC, give it about two weeks, and then call the USEM to schedule an interview appointment. It takes about two weeks for the NVC to send your papers to the USEM, and for the USEM to enter your papers into their system. Easy-peasy.

Regards...

~ Tahoma

Thanks for posting this! After about 2 weeks from NOA2 notification by email or on the website we can call NVC then for the MNL number?

Start calling the NVC to get your MNL# about a week after you receive your NOA2 email notification. Then, after you get your MNL# from the NVC, it takes about two weeks for the USEM to receive your papers and enter them into their system.

Why wait for the USEM to contact you? That takes too long. Instead, why not call the NVC and get your MNL#? After you get your MNL# from the NVC, give it about two weeks, and then call the USEM to schedule an interview appointment. It takes about two weeks for the NVC to send your papers to the USEM, and for the USEM to enter your papers into their system. Easy-peasy.

Regards...

~ Tahoma

Whoops thought of another question... when we get the MNL number we can call the automated appt. line anytime after that right?

Thanks again

Dain

When you get your MNL# from the NVC, wait for about two weeks before you call the USEM to make an interview appointment. This will allow the NVC time to send your papers to the USEM and for the USEM to enter your papers into their system.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> PinayKano Scrapbook

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I suggest calling the Dept. of State after you have the MNL # to find out when the papers are sent out. You could be one of the not so lucky ones chosen for "addition processing" at which case you could be held up a month or more. In our case, not only did we get AP but our file also disappeared for a month during the transfer so we could not get approval at the interview. It's important that they have both the electronic and hard copies, or you are just wasting your time.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I suggest calling the Dept. of State after you have the MNL # to find out when the papers are sent out. You could be one of the not so lucky ones chosen for "addition processing" at which case you could be held up a month or more. In our case, not only did we get AP but our file also disappeared for a month during the transfer so we could not get approval at the interview. It's important that they have both the electronic and hard copies, or you are just wasting your time.

OK, thanks for the very useful information from both of you!!!


K1:

Began chatting online 1-2-09, Met in Philippines 9-5 to 9-15-09, Mailed I-129F 9-17-09, I-129F delivered by USPS 9-21-09, Check cashed 9-21-09, NOA1 issued 9-21-09, NOA1 paper copy received 9-28-09, NOA2 issued 12-18-09, NVC received date 12-24-09, NOA2 paper copy received 12-28-09, NVC sent date 12-29-09, Embassy received date 01-05-10, Medical 01-07-10 & 01-11-10 approved/ passed, Interview date 01-14-10 APPROVED! MY HONEY'S COMING!, Visa delivered 1-27-10 Manila time, Arrival in U.S. 2-4-10 POE Minneapolis/ St. Paul

Married! 2-14-10 in Las Vegas

AOS:

Applied for SSN 2-17-10 Received SSN and Cert. Marriage Cert. 3-2-10

Mailed AOS packet 3-3-10

AOS paperwork confirmed delivered 3-4-10

Email/ text notification of NOA1s 3-12-10

*touch* 3-15-10 AOS & EAD

Paper copy NOA1s received 3-16-10

*touch* 3-17-10 AOS & EAD

Received biometrics appointment letter 3-20-10, appointment set for 4-12-10

Case transferred to CSC 3-31-10!! Yay!!

Received email notice 4-6-10 I-485 received at CSC

Biometrics done 4-12-10, Milwaukee, WI ASC

Vicky got her driving permit, 4-12-10

*touch* 4-13-10 AOS & EAD

*touch* 4-21-10 AOS only

*touch* 4-22-10 AOS only

EAD card production ordered 5-14-10.

*touch* 5-17-10 EAD only

EAD card production ordered 5-19-10 (again?)

Received "Welcome to USA" letter 5-25-10, permanent resident application approved!

EAD card received 5-29-10

Greencard received 6-11-10

Positive pregnancy test 6-12-10

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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From the average processing time and Igor's list it looks like we're maybe 3 weeks from NOA2 approval, based on averages. We filed an I-129F, K1/ engaged/ not yet married.

I have a rare name, I'm hoping that will make my processing faster.

My question is, once it goes through NVC and gets to the Manila embassy, does anyone know how long it takes before they contact us with the MNL number and we can set our appointment date?

The Manila embassy website says 14 days for non-immigrant EXCLUDING K visas, 3-5 MONTHS for immigrant visas, but lists NO information about how long a K visa appointment takes, just an information that says we'll pay yet more money to make the phone call to set our appointment (big surprise!).

Anyone who has processed through Manila embassy, please reply.

Thanks!!!!

Dain

the site says it depends on the processing times set by uscis..sometimes it can be a matter of weeks, sometimes months.

this should give you an idea:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=k1flow

Hello I read your post this is wonderful congradulations on everything please read my post when you get a chance and reply to mine I really need help and I'm a newbee here. I will be visiting my fiancee and her family in december and i need some advice THANX and God Bless.

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