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***** Moving from K3 to K1 as OP is asking about fiance visa *****

Do you plan on interviewing in Dubai? Did you indicate the kids are not currently with you? They can go to the medical and attend interview in the Philipines, but would need to have a guardian with them.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Sounds like you've got a mess on your hands. Yes, your children need medical exams and must appear at a Consulate with their passports in order to obtain visas. Since they aren't with you, I suggest you obtain your visa and ask at the Dubai Consulate, just what you'll need to do to have the children interview and obtain visas in Manila. This means you'll need to delay your entry to the USA until they have their visas, or they'll need to stay behind until you get to the USA, marry, file to adjust status and obtain Advance Parole or a Green Card. If they stay behind, then you are arranging a "follow to join", so the case file will need to go to Manila. Best to ask directly at the Consulate for how to best do this.


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Now I understand a bit more. Maybe I will apply for him, in Manila, before I go to USA.

1) Should I pay his visa when I paid for mine in Dubai?

2) Should I ask the consulate before or while I am interviewing?

Thanks guys!

Your thread says interview for K1 & K2. Meaning that you already filed the petition for your kids.

You also stated above that you now understand a bit more and that you will may be applying for him in Manila.

I'm a little bit lost. :blink:

If your kids are in the Philippines (as you mentioned above), they will then have their interview at the US Embassy in Manila and that the visa payment must be done at one of the BPI branch near you.

Not during the interview but BEFORE!

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Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

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Your thread says interview for K1 & K2. Meaning that you already filed the petition for your kids.

You also stated above that you now understand a bit more and that you will may be applying for him in Manila.

I'm a little bit lost. :blink:

If your kids are in the Philippines (as you mentioned above), they will then have their interview at the US Embassy in Manila and that the visa payment must be done at one of the BPI branch near you.

Not during the interview but BEFORE!

There is no separate petition for children in a K1/K2 case. One petition with the children listed, then separate visa applications, medical exams and visa application fees. Fees are paid in advance of the interview IN the country where the interview will take place. Certainly, the OP has the option of having all the medicals and interviews together in Manila. On the original petition, which consulate was shown as the one where you would apply for a visa?


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There is no separate petition for children in a K1/K2 case. One petition with the children listed, then separate visa applications, medical exams and visa application fees. Fees are paid in advance of the interview IN the country where the interview will take place. Certainly, the OP has the option of having all the medicals and interviews together in Manila. On the original petition, which consulate was shown as the one where you would apply for a visa?

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Yes, I know that. That's why I was confused when OP mentioned about filing a petition for him in Manila, which I thought her kid.


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Yes, I know that. That's why I was confused when OP mentioned about filing a petition for him in Manila, which I thought her kid.

But she didn't. She said "apply for him in Manila". Filing a petition is not the same as applying for a visa. They are separate actions that occur months apart in different countries with different US Government agencies. Don't interchange the terms.


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But she didn't. She said "apply for him in Manila". Filing a petition is not the same as applying for a visa. They are separate actions that occur months apart in different countries with different US Government agencies. Don't interchange the terms.

I'm not trying to interchange the terms. I guess I should not have used the term "petition" until it's said and done by the OP. My bad!


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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I'm not trying to interchange the terms. I guess I should not have used the term "petition" until it's said and done by the OP. My bad!

Right, you read "apply" and thought "petition" because your brain is still interchanging the terms. They are not interchangeable. This causes a lot of confusion.

The US Citizen "petitions" and the foreigner "applies". For a six year old their parent would do the actual "applying" in their behalf.


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I'm not trying to interchange the terms. I guess I should not have used the term "petition" until it's said and done by the OP. My bad!

Doesn't sound like a "my bad" but more a "my didn't know".

When there are K-2 children involved, there is no petition for them. When the USC submits a K-1 petition, they must list all the beneficiary's children, even if they're 40 and married with their own kids.

It's then up to the beneficiary to submit a visa application (once their petition is approved) for the K-2 that's either for issue alongside the K-1 or to follow within 1 year of the K-1 issuance.

Each Embassy has a different set of protocol. Unless it's changed in the past 8 months, London didn't require my then 10 year old to attend interview, I just submitted forms and her passport on her behalf.

I think the more important question in terms of what to do is how/ when were you planning on your 6 year olds on joining you?

If you wanted them to travel with you from Dubai, then you may as well get them to do the medical and visa interview (if necessary for them to attend) with you in Dubai. If you were planning on getting the visas and then travelling back to Manila to then fly to the US from Manila, then why not delay the departure from Manila and do their K-2s as 'to follow'. This would mean you get your K-1 in Dubai, travel to Manila to "supervise" the kids through their K-2 medicals and interviews, therefore processing their visas as though you were already in the US?

In any case, I would check with Dubai first to see what they suggest.


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K-1/K-2 NOA1 - POE: 9 February - 9 July 2010

Married: 17 July 2010

AOS mailed - Interview : 22 November 2010 - 10 March 2011

ROC mailed - approved: 14 February - 18 June 2013

Citizenship mailed - ceremony: 9 February - 7 June 2017

 

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Hello Guys,

Thanks for all the help. I need to make one small correction. It is only one kid 6 years old. I wrote my kids but it should have been *my kid*.

Anyway back to the subject.

My initial idea:

On my interview in Dubai when applying for my K1, I was planning to apply for my kid who is living in the Philippines with my parents.

Now that many of you told me that it is not possible to apply for his visa in Dubai, I was thinking in doing exactly what SunDrop posted. Go for my interview in Dubai,

if I get the visa, go to manila and apply for my kid visa.

Like how long it can take (Just a guesstimate.) once I get my visa for my kid to get his?

We will do in Manila: His medical, scheduling interview, etc.

Thank you very much. Like always you guys rock with all the good information.

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There is no separate petition for children in a K1/K2 case. One petition with the children listed, then separate visa applications, medical exams and visa application fees. Fees are paid in advance of the interview IN the country where the interview will take place. Certainly, the OP has the option of having all the medicals and interviews together in Manila. On the original petition, which consulate was shown as the one where you would apply for a visa?

Q): "On the original petition, which consulate was shown as the one where you would apply for a visa? "

A): Dubai.

Now that I have the NOA2, my fiance just received the hard copy last week. It is possible for me to change the address to Manila? how would I do that and how I need to contact?

Thank you very much.

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Op,

We are on the same boat. My my fiancee has similar situation as yours. I will just follow this thread instead of opening a new one.


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  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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