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I wanted to know if anyone has made copy of your wife passport and have the copies certified to bring back to the states to file your income taxes. If so were in Manila was it done. thanks for the help.

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I wanted to know if anyone has made copy of your wife passport and have the copies certified to bring back to the states to file your income taxes. If so were in Manila was it done. thanks for the help.

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I have read that the embassy in Manila does not do it any longer.

Correct. The embassy does not do that. She will ned to go to DFA and get it authenitcated which is the key word when working with DFA., We did that in 2008 and have had no issues with the State of MN and the IRS accepting it.


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Correct. The embassy does not do that. She will ned to go to DFA and get it authenitcated which is the key word when working with DFA., We did that in 2008 and have had no issues with the State of MN and the IRS accepting it.

Were in Manila is the DFA?

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Correct. The embassy does not do that. She will ned to go to DFA and get it authenitcated which is the key word when working with DFA., We did that in 2008 and have had no issues with the State of MN and the IRS accepting it.

Can this be done in a day or do we have come back for it. I check web site and their was very limited information on the process if I have to go else were before going their. I know you had done this in 2008 how much was it then. Thanks for the info.

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Wish I could tell you it was fast. It was not. It was something like drop off the passport, fill out a form., pay something like 200-300 pesos. Then come back a few days later.


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Wish I could tell you it was fast. It was not. It was something like drop off the passport, fill out a form., pay something like 200-300 pesos. Then come back a few days later.

ok thanks I guess I have to do that the first week that I am their to be able to have her passport back before we leave to Hong Kong.

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They dont take her passport during that time,(you just need to give them a photocopy) but she will have to do it one day and go back like 2-3 days later to pick up the authentication. I dont know if they will do what they did for us...gave me the wrong thing (no red ribbon certification). I decided to just file my taxes and now I will file an ammendment (you can ammend a tax return within 3 years). If you go ahead and file without a SSN for your soon to be wife, you will have to paper file and it could take up to 8 weeks to get it back.


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They dont take her passport during that time,(you just need to give them a photocopy) but she will have to do it one day and go back like 2-3 days later to pick up the authentication. I dont know if they will do what they did for us...gave me the wrong thing (no red ribbon certification). I decided to just file my taxes and now I will file an ammendment (you can ammend a tax return within 3 years). If you go ahead and file without a SSN for your soon to be wife, you will have to paper file and it could take up to 8 weeks to get it back.

Well I know you can get a TIN number to file as long I have my copy marraige license and certified passport

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Well I know you can get a TIN number to file as long I have my copy marraige license and certified passport

Yes but to get a TIN you need to be filing a tax return, you cant just apply for a TIN. When filing a tax return trying to get a TIN and filing the tax return you have to paper file....no E-filing. That is why I just decided to file and then I will do the ammendment later because if you file for the TIN and they dont accept the copy as a cerified, then you will have waited for god knows how long and still not get your tax return. What the DFA gave us wasnt a certified copy of the passport. Just a letter stating that her passport was valid...no certification though. I did take the W-7 with us to the DFA and showed them what I needed...I think they still got it wrong. (although I never applied for a TIN for Mhay...she was here in May just after I filed my taxes....I will file an ammendment soon) I didnt feel like waiting for 2 months to find out they wouldnt accept it.

Best of luck in whatever you decide to do.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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Yes but to get a TIN you need to be filing a tax return, you cant just apply for a TIN. When filing a tax return trying to get a TIN and filing the tax return you have to paper file....no E-filing. That is why I just decided to file and then I will do the ammendment later because if you file for the TIN and they dont accept the copy as a cerified, then you will have waited for god knows how long and still not get your tax return. What the DFA gave us wasnt a certified copy of the passport. Just a letter stating that her passport was valid...no certification though. I did take the W-7 with us to the DFA and showed them what I needed...I think they still got it wrong. (although I never applied for a TIN for Mhay...she was here in May just after I filed my taxes....I will file an ammendment soon) I didnt feel like waiting for 2 months to find out they wouldnt accept it.

Best of luck in whatever you decide to do.

Well the person that does tax return is able to do it with TIN and she told me what requirement to do it.

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I have read that the embassy in Manila does not do it any longer.

Did I say Embassy?

look here: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwha005.html#W7

W-7 Application

The Embassy Consular officers can authenticate originally signed birth certificates and marriage contracts issued by the Philippine National Statistics Office (NSO) (Obtaining Public Documents) in Quezon City, Philippines in support of applications for US taxpayer ID numbers, ITIN (W-7) application (Tax Assistance). Other documents required by the ITIN (W-7) may be certified by the issuing agency or official custodian of the original record.

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