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Hi a few of questions i have

Was wondering how long it takes to get letter from the embassy so i can get the interview scheduled? I think its been around 10 days now that they have had my packet. I called them and talked to someone there who told me to wait to go pay the interview fee until she has the letter.

Once the interview fee is paid for how will i go about getting my UID number? I viewed a recent receipt from someone i know, and the receipt did not have the UID number on it.

We are both getting anxious and it has been a long wait.

What are some good ways to ship the paperwork over to her? I called DHL and cost is about $150usd for aprox 10lb packet. Same with FedEx. There is an lbc office here but they said they don't ship documents, only the Balikbayan boxes. Anyone from Oregon that might have suggestion for me?

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Hi a few of questions i have

Was wondering how long it takes to get letter from the embassy so i can get the interview scheduled? I think its been around 10 days now that they have had my packet. I called them and talked to someone there who told me to wait to go pay the interview fee until she has the letter.

Once the interview fee is paid for how will i go about getting my UID number? I viewed a recent receipt from someone i know, and the receipt did not have the UID number on it.

We are both getting anxious and it has been a long wait.

What are some good ways to ship the paperwork over to her? I called DHL and cost is about $150usd for aprox 10lb packet. Same with FedEx. There is an lbc office here but they said they don't ship documents, only the Balikbayan boxes. Anyone from Oregon that might have suggestion for me?

It takes about 2 weeks, it gets delivered to your home in the Philippines. Then you just pay at the bank that accepts payments for the US Embassy. You get the UID when you get the payment. As long as you have the receipt paid, you will be okay.

Since your in Oregon, that cost might be like that.. its not like in California where shipments to the Philippines are maybe three times a week.. so its less.. If you have a friend in California, mail it to them to mail it to Philippines. Mine cost me $75 I think at the time.

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It takes about 2 weeks, it gets delivered to your home in the Philippines. Then you just pay at the bank that accepts payments for the US Embassy. You get the UID when you get the payment. As long as you have the receipt paid, you will be okay.

Since your in Oregon, that cost might be like that.. its not like in California where shipments to the Philippines are maybe three times a week.. so its less.. If you have a friend in California, mail it to them to mail it to Philippines. Mine cost me $75 I think at the time.

This is incorrect. the UID number is generated once you have scheduled your interview. it comes out on the appointment letter that you can download once you've scheduled your interview appointment online. Keep the BPI receipt as they will ask for it during the interview. All you will need to schedule is your case number, passport number and date of payment.


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Go ahead and pay it now. The payment is good for a year anyway, and if you know your case is on its way to the embassy, it doesn't hurt to go ahead and get a head start. Then, you should be able to schedule once the embassy enters your case in their system (no need to wait for the letter). If you want more details, refer to this post I wrote a while back.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/293624-after-noa2-detailed-summary/


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