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My wife has her passport with visa, stamp/certificate from CFO, plane ticket and all her paperwork... packed and ready to go... is there anything I might be missing she needs to do before leaving cebu? When I left I had to pay an exit clearance fee. Does she have to pay some similar tax before leaving, or is she ready to go now? I just don't want her to get to the airport to go and have them say 'oh you didn't do this/pay this.'


07-28-2009 : Met online

10-14-2009 : Met for the first time in Cebu, had to go back 11-1-2009

01-14-2010 : Moved to Cebu

02-25-2010 : Married

10-14-2010 : DCF I-130 at Manila Embassy

10-21-2010 : Additional requested supporting evidence received at embassy

11-05-2010 : I-130 application approved

11-11-2010 : Received Packet 3 via Fed Ex with MNL Case #

11-18-2010 : Packet 3 (DS-230 and Interview request) received at embassy

11-22-2010 : Calling to try and get an interview date set!

12-16-2010 : Medical completed in Manila at St. Lukes

12-17-2010 : Flying back to the US to prepare for Maricel's arrival

01-12-2011 : Interview Set

01-12-2011 : APPROVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-20-2011 : Receive Visa

01-25-2011 : CFO Seminar completed - ready to go!

02-12-2011 : Leave Manila

02-13-2011 : POE at Houston, TX

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Yeah I know about the exit tax at the airport... just making sure there is nothing else unexpected like the exit clearance I had to get through BoI when I was there.


07-28-2009 : Met online

10-14-2009 : Met for the first time in Cebu, had to go back 11-1-2009

01-14-2010 : Moved to Cebu

02-25-2010 : Married

10-14-2010 : DCF I-130 at Manila Embassy

10-21-2010 : Additional requested supporting evidence received at embassy

11-05-2010 : I-130 application approved

11-11-2010 : Received Packet 3 via Fed Ex with MNL Case #

11-18-2010 : Packet 3 (DS-230 and Interview request) received at embassy

11-22-2010 : Calling to try and get an interview date set!

12-16-2010 : Medical completed in Manila at St. Lukes

12-17-2010 : Flying back to the US to prepare for Maricel's arrival

01-12-2011 : Interview Set

01-12-2011 : APPROVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-20-2011 : Receive Visa

01-25-2011 : CFO Seminar completed - ready to go!

02-12-2011 : Leave Manila

02-13-2011 : POE at Houston, TX

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Yeah I know about the exit tax at the airport... just making sure there is nothing else unexpected like the exit clearance I had to get through BoI when I was there.

thats all she need the entrance fee and the tax at the airport... and make sure she have all the complete documents for the inspection of the immigration officer in the port of entry thats the most important...

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She would need to pay airport tax. It was 750 pesos last time I flew out of Manila. You may want to call to make sure that it is still 750 pesos.

My wife has her passport with visa, stamp/certificate from CFO, plane ticket and all her paperwork... packed and ready to go... is there anything I might be missing she needs to do before leaving cebu? When I left I had to pay an exit clearance fee. Does she have to pay some similar tax before leaving, or is she ready to go now? I just don't want her to get to the airport to go and have them say 'oh you didn't do this/pay this.'


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My wife has her passport with visa, stamp/certificate from CFO, plane ticket and all her paperwork... packed and ready to go... is there anything I might be missing she needs to do before leaving cebu? When I left I had to pay an exit clearance fee. Does she have to pay some similar tax before leaving, or is she ready to go now? I just don't want her to get to the airport to go and have them say 'oh you didn't do this/pay this.'

She will have to pay P1,650 (travel) tax and P750 terminal fee.

Congratz!

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I know the 750 peso departure tax isn't included on her ticket and needs to be paid before departure but how about the travel tax? How do I determine which rate she pays for (full fare, standard reduced) and the passage(1st or 2nd class)?

This fee is paid pre departure. Can the fees be paid in USD or pesos only?


November 2009- Met online

May 13,2010- Visited in Cebu, Philippines

July 01, 2010 I-129f mailed to Cali

July 06,2010- USCIS confirmed delivery

July 12,2010- NOA-1

July 21,2010- file touched

Nov. 19,2010- NOA2 Approved!!!!

Nov. 24, 2010- NVC received

Nov. 30,2010- Hardcopy recieved in mail

Nov. 30, 2010-case number received from NVC via phone

case forwarded to Manilla

Dec. 06, 2010- paid Visa fee at BPI

Dec. 07,2010-Embassy recieved

Dec. 28, 2010- Appt. finally scheduled

Jan. 11,2011- Medical exam

Jan. 18,2011- Interview APPROVED!!!

Jan. 19,2011- Visa printed

Jan. 22, 2011- Visa delivered

Jan. 30, 2011- Guam

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Yes, you can pay the departure fee at the airport in dollars. It will be whatever the peso value is that day converted to dollars.


07-28-2009 : Met online

10-14-2009 : Met for the first time in Cebu, had to go back 11-1-2009

01-14-2010 : Moved to Cebu

02-25-2010 : Married

10-14-2010 : DCF I-130 at Manila Embassy

10-21-2010 : Additional requested supporting evidence received at embassy

11-05-2010 : I-130 application approved

11-11-2010 : Received Packet 3 via Fed Ex with MNL Case #

11-18-2010 : Packet 3 (DS-230 and Interview request) received at embassy

11-22-2010 : Calling to try and get an interview date set!

12-16-2010 : Medical completed in Manila at St. Lukes

12-17-2010 : Flying back to the US to prepare for Maricel's arrival

01-12-2011 : Interview Set

01-12-2011 : APPROVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-20-2011 : Receive Visa

01-25-2011 : CFO Seminar completed - ready to go!

02-12-2011 : Leave Manila

02-13-2011 : POE at Houston, TX

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My wife has her passport with visa, stamp/certificate from CFO, plane ticket and all her paperwork... packed and ready to go... is there anything I might be missing she needs to do before leaving cebu? When I left I had to pay an exit clearance fee. Does she have to pay some similar tax before leaving, or is she ready to go now? I just don't want her to get to the airport to go and have them say 'oh you didn't do this/pay this.'

In my case, I pay P1,650 (travel) tax and P750 terminal fee....it says that the P1, 650 is only for a filipina leaving the Philippines for good as many says. I guess the best adviced I could give to her is to put all her documents in her hand carry not in luggage and have all the documents ready in the POE. Congratulations!!!

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Sometimes the travel tax P1650 is included in the air fare (Philippine Airlines) or other carriers if purchased in the Philippines. It should be listed on the ticket. Otherwise it will need to be paid at the airport (not sure which booth collects it, sorry). Happy trip!


10/25/10 I-130 mailed to Chicago lockbox
10/28/10 NOA1 receipt (& priority) date
10/29/10 Enotification received
11/1/10 Check cashed, NOA1 postmarked
11/5/10 NOA1 received, Case status online
1/25/11 NOA2 case status online (no email)
1/28/11 NOA2 hardcopy received in mail postmarked 1/27/11
1/28/11 NVC email with Kyla's IID & AOS bill
1/31/11 NVC email with Kevin's IID & AOS bill
2/5/11 Sent DS3032 email to NVC appointing father as agent
2/11/11 NVC sends email acceptance of DS3032 to mother
2/14/11 NVC sends father email IV bill
2/24/11 NVC sends mother notices in mail
2/7/12 Pay NVC $88 AOS fee online, shows PAID 2/8
2/9/12 Print out AOS cover sheet, emailed AOS package
2/11/12 Mailed AOS package
2/16-7/12 NVC emailed RFE checklist for 2011 ITR
2/28/12 NVC emailed approval of mailed AOS, waiting for IV fee payment
4/12 NVC emailed new IID & IV bill for reduced amount

4/27/13 NVC emailed termination letter, last contact 4/21/12
5/1/13 emailed & mailed request to resume & COA
5/14/13 NVC emails AOS & IV bills, 5/21 arrive in mail

7/29/15 NVC emailed termination letter

7/31/15 emailed & mailed request to resume

8/31/15 NVC emails & mails AOS & IV bills

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Sometimes the travel tax P1650 is included in the air fare (Philippine Airlines) or other carriers if purchased in the Philippines. It should be listed on the ticket. Otherwise it will need to be paid at the airport (not sure which booth collects it, sorry). Happy trip!

My wife will be flying Cathay Pacific soon & the travel tax was included in the price of the ticket & is listed.

BigJohn, there is also something that you wife forgot - Pasalubong :bonk: :bonk: :bonk:


USCIS

07-20-2010: I-130 package mailed.

07-22-2010: I-130 Package Received - Priority Date.

07-29-2010: Received text & email from USCIS - Notice Date.

07-30-2010: Check Cashed by USCIS.

08-02-2010: Received NOA1 hard copy.

08-02,04,05: Touched.

09-28-2010: Received text & email - petition approved.

10-04-2010: Received NOA2 hard copy.

NVC

10-13-2010: NVC Case# Received (after calling).

10-15-2010: Emailed DS-3032 to NVC.

10-16-2020: Received the DS-3032 package, IIN number & AOS bill via email.

10-22-2010: Paid AOS bill ($88) - showing IN PROCESS

10-25-2010: AOS fee PAID.

10-27-2010: Express Mail AOS Package.

10-27-2010: Paid IV bill - showing IN PROCESS.

10-28-2010: AOS package delivered.

10-28-2010: IV fee PAID.

10-29-2010: Express Mail IV package.

11-01-2010: IV package delivered.

11-08-2010: AOS packages entered into NVC system.

11-15-2010: IV package entered into NVC system.

11-23-2010: SIF.

11-24-2010: Case Complete.

CONSULATE

12-21-2010: Medical at SLMC - Passed

12-22-2010: Immunization at SLMC

01-04-2011: Interview @USEM ~ Approval

OTHER

02-05-2011: POE at JFK

N-400

05-01-2017: N-400 Sent

05-09-2017: Case accepted

05-15-2017: Biometric appointment scheduled

05-30-2017: Biometric

06-05-2017: Inline for interview

08-15-2017: Interview scheduled

09-19-2017: Interview (approved).

01-19-2018: Oath Ceremony

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My hubby bought an AT&T call card, scanned it and sent me the code to use at the airport pay phones so I could call him after arriving. Just a thought :)


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N-400 Timeline

02-23-2018: Sent N-400 Application online

02-23-2018: Date on NOA, retrieved from online account

02-23-2018: Date on Biometrics Appointment Letter (Biometrics Appointment at Jacksonville ASC on March 13, 10:00 a.m.)

03-08-2018: Biometrics complete

04-05-2018: Case status updated - Interview Scheduled on May 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. :D

05-10-2018: Citizenship Interview - Passed English and Civics Tests, Recommended for Approval! :D 

06-19-2018: Received email and text notification: Naturalization Ceremony Scheduled; waited for letter to be uploaded on online account - it has been set on Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

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