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hi guys, my interview is next month, i want to ask about the age question, im sure they will ask my age, im turning 34 this octber 2010. what should i answer 33 or 34, im kinda confused.thanks in advance. and one more thing is it ok to bring bagpack inside of the manila embassy? :help:


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Well let's see - your interview is in June and you don't turn 34 until October... June, July, August, September, October... That makes you 33

Seriously?


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Bring nothing more than necessary when entering the US Embassy. Electronics are not allowed, only US Citizens can check them with security. Your should only bring your wallet with ID and enough Pesos to cover the cost of Air21 and the Evidence for your interview.

Regarding the age, you can simply answer your current age of 33 or reply with "I'll be turning 34 in October" as they are both accurate.

Don't get too nervous about the interview, it will only last a few minutes and while the Filipino pre-screener may be harsh the Consular Officers generally are very kind.

Be sure to get your Certificate of Marriage from the NSO (by requesting a CENOMAR), the CO told me wife they just needed to verify it but she had it on hand and was issued the pink slip!

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hi guys, my interview is next month, i want to ask about the age question, im sure they will ask my age, im turning 34 this octber 2010. what should i answer 33 or 34, im kinda confused.thanks in advance. and one more thing is it ok to bring bagpack inside of the manila embassy? helpsmilie.gif

33. Yes you can, specially if it's the docs that you have gathered for your interview.

Good luck!

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thanks guys for your advice, really am confused.. i put 34 in my application form besides its 2010 now, maybe they will check my birhtdate and computed it.


jan.12 noa1

mar.18 noa2

mar.26 nvc assigned case#

mar.29 aos paid

apr.2 iv paid

apr.6 iv pax sent

apr.8 ds3032 accepted

apr.14 avr confirmed all docs. recvd.

apr.23 checklist recvd.

apr.24 checklist sent

apr.29 avr confirmed checklist recvd.

may 11 sif/ case completed(46 days in NVC)

interview

june 10 APPROVED

JUNE 18,2010 POE/SFO

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thanks guys for your advice, really am confused.. i put 34 in my application form besides its 2010 now, maybe they will check my birhtdate and computed it.

You should have put your current age when you completed the application but don't worry - It shouldn't be a problem.


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Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

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AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

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thankyou all..


jan.12 noa1

mar.18 noa2

mar.26 nvc assigned case#

mar.29 aos paid

apr.2 iv paid

apr.6 iv pax sent

apr.8 ds3032 accepted

apr.14 avr confirmed all docs. recvd.

apr.23 checklist recvd.

apr.24 checklist sent

apr.29 avr confirmed checklist recvd.

may 11 sif/ case completed(46 days in NVC)

interview

june 10 APPROVED

JUNE 18,2010 POE/SFO

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Bring nothing more than necessary when entering the US Embassy. Electronics are not allowed, only US Citizens can check them with security. Your should only bring your wallet with ID and enough Pesos to cover the cost of Air21 and the Evidence for your interview.

Regarding the age, you can simply answer your current age of 33 or reply with "I'll be turning 34 in October" as they are both accurate.

Don't get too nervous about the interview, it will only last a few minutes and while the Filipino pre-screener may be harsh the Consular Officers generally are very kind.

Be sure to get your Certificate of Marriage from the NSO (by requesting a CENOMAR), the CO told me wife they just needed to verify it but she had it on hand and was issued the pink slip!

Liquids are also not allowed inside the USEM.

Electronics are not allowed, only US Citizens can check them with security.

May or may not be true anymore.

When I was at the USEM this April 2010 to pay my mother's US passport renewal fee, they were telling everyone (repeatedly and loudly) at the American Citizen Services line/gate that electronics are not allowed. I didn't hear the guards say that US citizens can check in electronics with security and I didn't see people leaving electronics with the security people. A few people were turned away for "forgetting" that they still have their cellphones in ther pockets.

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Well let's see - your interview is in June and you don't turn 34 until October... June, July, August, September, October... That makes you 33

Seriously?

Just a FYI ... most Filipinos answer that question with something along the line of ... I am running on 34 or I will turn 34 ... thus the reason she was probably asking the question. I think culturally costa rica and the philippines may be slightly different :)


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I was there in April also and knew from reading here not to bring a cell phone. There were people though leaving cell phones at the first check-in upon entering the building. Didn't notice if any were non-American though.

On the age thing my wife also referred to herself to be a certain age even though her birthday was still four months away.


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Just a FYI ... most Filipinos answer that question with something along the line of ... I am running on 34 or I will turn 34 ... thus the reason she was probably asking the question. I think culturally costa rica and the philippines may be slightly different :)

I'm sure that you're correct in your statement that Costa Rica and the Philippines are different in their respective cultures but 33 = 33 in just about every place I've ever visited.

I wasn't trying to be rude to the OP, but the G-325A, I-129F and EVERY other USCIS or DOS form is pretty specific in their questions. They don't ask the age that you'll become on your next birthday...

Best of luck to the OP in her upcoming interview!

Alan


K-1 JOURNEY

157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
02/18/2012 - Wedding

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Life is not measured by the breaths you take. Rather, life is measured by the moments that take your breath away!

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Liquids are also not allowed inside the USEM.

May or may not be true anymore.

When I was at the USEM this April 2010 to pay my mother's US passport renewal fee, they were telling everyone (repeatedly and loudly) at the American Citizen Services line/gate that electronics are not allowed. I didn't hear the guards say that US citizens can check in electronics with security and I didn't see people leaving electronics with the security people. A few people were turned away for "forgetting" that they still have their cellphones in ther pockets.

My dad went in the other day and he was allowed to check in his 2 cellphones.. he needed to leave an ID per unit with security. He used his I-Card and Driver's license because he needed his passport at the ACS..


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03/18/2010: Eee's NOA2 (e-mail/text message) ::: 62 days from NOA1

03/26/2010: Case received at NVC

04/26/2010: Sign In Failed!!!/Case Complete per AVR ::: 31 days

04/28/2010: P4

05/12/2010 & 05/14/2010: Medical-PASSED

06/10/2010: Interview at 6:30AM-APPROVED!!! ::: 146 days from NOA1

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