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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My Fiancee received a letter from Manila embassy to call and schedule an interview. I was surprised that there was a fee involved. Its $18 if called from the U.S. and P53 a minute if called from the Philippines. I'm assuming that you can call on behalf of the fiancee if you call from the States. Which is more practical or economical ? Or does it really matter? Any experiences from fellow VJers?

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well it's really up to you but for me, it was more convenient for me to just pay the $18 & call myself...actually even though they say the pin# is good for only 2 calls, i was able to use the same pin# over & over again maybe about over 20 times so i got my money's worth...if you call from the philippines you would have to use a PLDT landline :star:


USCIS

09/24/2009: I-30 sent for both parents via USPS EXPRESS

09/28/2009: I-130 RCVD BY USCIS

02/18/2010: Approved

NVC

02/26/2010: Got case #s from NVC via operator

03/05/2010: Registered email addresses & sent DS-3032 via email

03/06/2010: Rcvd DS-3032 confirmation

03/09/2010: Rcvd AOS & IV Fee Bill via email

03/10/2010: Paid AOS Fee Bill online

03/11/2010: AOS Fee Bill shows PAID

03/12/2010: Paid IV Fee Bill online

03/15/2010: IV Fee Bill shows PAID & Sent I-864 via ExpressMail

03/16/2010: Sent DS-230 via ExpressMail

03/17/2010: NVC rcvd I-864

03/18/2010: NVC rcvd DS-230

03/22/2010: NVC has I-864 & DS-230 on file per AVR

03/30/2010: Sign in failed!

03/31/2010: Case Completed per AVR

04/13/2010: Got interview date via NVC operator & Rcvd appointment letter via email

04/19/2010: Case forwarded to USEM Manila per AVR

04/22/2010: Case rcvd by embassy

05/21/2010: Interview - USEM Manila@8:30am MOVED UP TO MAY 4TH@7AM!!!<--APPROVED!

05/18/2010: Visa in hand(delivered by Air21@8:05am)

05/19/2010: Obtained CFO stickers w/o apperance or seminar

05/22/2010: POE Honolulu, Hawaii =)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My Fiancee received a letter from Manila embassy to call and schedule an interview. I was surprised that there was a fee involved. Its $18 if called from the U.S. and P53 a minute if called from the Philippines. I'm assuming that you can call on behalf of the fiancee if you call from the States. Which is more practical or economical ? Or does it really matter? Any experiences from fellow VJers?

Based on my recent experience, I strongly advise to call from the US. It is most practical and economical. You can used the assigned/purchased pin for several calls. In my case, I called 5x since I had to do my travel arrangments based on my work schedule.

I guarantee you wont be disappointed calling from the US. It's easy, practical and econmical based on my recent experience. Good Luck!! :yes:

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