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Military Marrying Filipina - TS Clerance - Procedures

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I am just wondering if anyone else from the military here has married a Filipina and gone through their S2, to do what they needed to do for their clearance. I am looking for information on what was done and how long it took, and what I should expect?


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You are required to report in a timey manner any "close ties" to foreign nationals. You should have already reported your relationship to you security office. Once married you have to report the status. It could cause a loss of SBI but usually doesn't have a negative affect on %TS UNLESS you fail to report the relationship


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Ok well I just changed stations so I am not sure my new unit knows about it, my last u it was informed, so I shouldn't have any problems? I don't plan on getting married for a few more months. I should be fine? Do you k ow what kind of process they do for the fiance?


1-26-2011 - I-129F recieved at USCIS, Lewisville, TX signed for by J. Cates

01-27-2011 - NOA 1 Recieved

06-09-2011 - NOA 2 Recieved

07-11-2011 - Medical Screening - Passed

07-22-2011 - Interview for K1 Visa - US Embassy Manila - APPROVED!

08-18-2011 - POE - Los Angeles, California USA

11-12-2011 - Wedding!

12-22-2011 - Filed for AOS

04-12-2012 - Biometrics Complete

06-20-2012 - Interview @ ATL Field Office (Approved!)

06-27-2012 - Received Green Card

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I would just talk to your security manager. When I did my reinvestigation I just had to put my relationship with my wife (fiancee at the time). I wasnt going for a TS clearance, but it should be all the same for you.


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Ok, so it's not a long process?


1-26-2011 - I-129F recieved at USCIS, Lewisville, TX signed for by J. Cates

01-27-2011 - NOA 1 Recieved

06-09-2011 - NOA 2 Recieved

07-11-2011 - Medical Screening - Passed

07-22-2011 - Interview for K1 Visa - US Embassy Manila - APPROVED!

08-18-2011 - POE - Los Angeles, California USA

11-12-2011 - Wedding!

12-22-2011 - Filed for AOS

04-12-2012 - Biometrics Complete

06-20-2012 - Interview @ ATL Field Office (Approved!)

06-27-2012 - Received Green Card

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1-26-2011 - I-129F recieved at USCIS, Lewisville, TX signed for by J. Cates

01-27-2011 - NOA 1 Recieved

06-09-2011 - NOA 2 Recieved

07-11-2011 - Medical Screening - Passed

07-22-2011 - Interview for K1 Visa - US Embassy Manila - APPROVED!

08-18-2011 - POE - Los Angeles, California USA

11-12-2011 - Wedding!

12-22-2011 - Filed for AOS

04-12-2012 - Biometrics Complete

06-20-2012 - Interview @ ATL Field Office (Approved!)

06-27-2012 - Received Green Card

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There should be almost no "process" for her, it will all be on you, in the form of extra paperwork. I would just make sure that she has the infomation available to fill out the SF-86, if need be.

And as Scott advised, make an appointment with your security manager. He or she will be able to give you much more detailed information than anyone in this forum. And they will probably also be able to give you the forms you need to complete.


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In most cases you just report your relationship. I dont know the requirements for TS, but I know in my case they didnt care until my re-investigation. The military may or may not do a background check on your fiancee. It depends on how ####### they want to be and what your job is.

Funny thing is my wife's friend was asking for our information for a clearance. Come to find out it was for her husband not her and I told her that our information was not needed for her husband.

In the end, either your security manager or the one for your base will make the determination on what needs to be done. They may not even care as long as you disclosed the relationship.

As far as the process, you are dealing with a government agency. It could take awhile, but it shouldnt affect the visa.


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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