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friends, our birth certificate copy from NSO here in the Philippines doesn't have an expiration right? but i remember that i've read before here in VJ that one consul ask the applicant to send them a NEW copy during her interview-which makes her visa to be delivered late. i just cant find that forum again.. if its true, how did the consul find out that the copy is old enough? coz i'm confuse if i should ask for NEW copy where in i have lots of original copies with me now? please tell me if anyone here passed their old copy-how old was your paper?

and the NBI clearance, does anyone here passed that even if it's 6 month old, im really scared that even its expiration is 1 yr, they might ask me for a new one.. THANKS in advance!!! :)

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Could you please fill out your timeline so we can give you reasonable answers. We got a new NBI for submitting for the 230 going to NVC. Can't really give you much reassurance otherwise. As for the birth certificate, they may have asked for original or certified copies but I'm not sure that the Philippines has an expiration date on it. Some more experienced VJ'ers may shed better light on this. Best of luck!!!

Bob :thumbs:


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friends, our birth certificate copy from NSO here in the Philippines doesn't have an expiration right? but i remember that i've read before here in VJ that one consul ask the applicant to send them a NEW copy during her interview-which makes her visa to be delivered late. i just cant find that forum again.. if its true, how did the consul find out that the copy is old enough? coz i'm confuse if i should ask for NEW copy where in i have lots of original copies with me now? please tell me if anyone here passed their old copy-how old was your paper?

and the NBI clearance, does anyone here passed that even if it's 6 month old, im really scared that even its expiration is 1 yr, they might ask me for a new one.. THANKS in advance!!! :)

well as i have read in the forms here, there always a common theme.......its better to be safe than sorry....so as for us..me and my wife...even throu she has most of those papers anyways...and compareing the cost..of about 3200.00 peso...she order a set of her cenomar, birth certificate, x 4...we have 4 copys of out NSO marriage certificate, and she just now got her new NBI police clearance, showing all her names on it.yes its good for a year, i read mostly they ask for a new one (if) all your names are not on it...but its really up to you and if you justifiy spending a little to be sure you dont lose a lot.....hope this helps you... :whistle:


12/22/2010...married my soulmate,in tagaytay city.


USCIS...
01/28/2011...mailed I-130 to chicago Lockbox.....The journey begins
01/31/2011...receive I-130
02/05/2011...get a e-mail notice of NOA-1...states case transferred to CSC
02/08/2011...check clears my bank
02/10/2011... rec. hardcopy NOA-1 in mail...priority date..01/31/2011.....sit back relax and ride this slow mule!!
02/14/2011... touched ( it must have fallen on the floor )..hehe
05/12/2011...NOA-2 OMG...98days u kidding me!!!!!!!

NVC......

05/26/2011... finally got NVC case number...
05/28/2011... receive DS-3032 in e-mail/e-mailed the DS-3032 back
05/28/2011... receive AOS fee bill/ and paid online.
06/01/2011... AOS fee bill shows paid.
06/02/2011... DS-3032 accepted
06/03/2011... IV-bill generated and sented by e-mail
06/04/2011... Paid IV fee bill/ in progress
06/07/2011... IV fee bill showed paid/ downloaded cover sheet
06/08/2011... Express mail both the I-864(AOS) and DS-230
06/09/2011... Confirmed del at 11:10am signed by N visa center.
06/21/2011... SIF...yea!!! called NVC..yes case complete but no interview dates until aug..rats!!
06/28/2011... issured interview date set for 08/08/2011 At 6:30am.
07/12&13/2011... medical
YEA SHE PASSED MEDICAL

08/08/2011... interview approved!!!
08/19/2011...usa/arkansas.....

ROC

05/23/2013... mailed I-751 to Vermont

05/25/2013...delivery confirm received

05/30/2013...check cleared bank

06/01/2013...rec. NOA1 (receipt date 05/28/2013)

06/24/2013... biometrics appointment

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Could you please fill out your timeline so we can give you reasonable answers. We got a new NBI for submitting for the 230 going to NVC. Can't really give you much reassurance otherwise. As for the birth certificate, they may have asked for original or certified copies but I'm not sure that the Philippines has an expiration date on it. Some more experienced VJ'ers may shed better light on this. Best of luck!!!

Bob :thumbs:

i already fill out my timeline, but i dont know why even if i save it, it cant be seen in my profile.. :D THANKS!!!

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well as i have read in the forms here, there always a common theme.......its better to be safe than sorry....so as for us..me and my wife...even throu she has most of those papers anyways...and compareing the cost..of about 3200.00 peso...she order a set of her cenomar, birth certificate, x 4...we have 4 copys of out NSO marriage certificate, and she just now got her new NBI police clearance, showing all her names on it.yes its good for a year, i read mostly they ask for a new one (if) all your names are not on it...but its really up to you and if you justifiy spending a little to be sure you dont lose a lot.....hope this helps you... :whistle:

hmmm, you're right! i had my NBI 4months ago 'coz im sooo excited at that time, but NVC lost our form i-864 after waiting for 4months, then i assume my interview would be on april.. but i think i need new copies of all-to be safe.. THANKS!!! :)

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hmmm, you're right! i had my NBI 4months ago 'coz im sooo excited at that time, but NVC lost our form i-864 after waiting for 4months, then i assume my interview would be on april.. but i think i need new copies of all-to be safe.. THANKS!!! :)

well thats the main reason she will get 4 copys of all her's.....lost this..misplace this. NVC loseing something, and beside down the road u never know when you may need another one, if our visa is denied it wont be because we didnt have the right paper or the right date.. :bonk::thumbs: good luck!!!


12/22/2010...married my soulmate,in tagaytay city.


USCIS...
01/28/2011...mailed I-130 to chicago Lockbox.....The journey begins
01/31/2011...receive I-130
02/05/2011...get a e-mail notice of NOA-1...states case transferred to CSC
02/08/2011...check clears my bank
02/10/2011... rec. hardcopy NOA-1 in mail...priority date..01/31/2011.....sit back relax and ride this slow mule!!
02/14/2011... touched ( it must have fallen on the floor )..hehe
05/12/2011...NOA-2 OMG...98days u kidding me!!!!!!!

NVC......

05/26/2011... finally got NVC case number...
05/28/2011... receive DS-3032 in e-mail/e-mailed the DS-3032 back
05/28/2011... receive AOS fee bill/ and paid online.
06/01/2011... AOS fee bill shows paid.
06/02/2011... DS-3032 accepted
06/03/2011... IV-bill generated and sented by e-mail
06/04/2011... Paid IV fee bill/ in progress
06/07/2011... IV fee bill showed paid/ downloaded cover sheet
06/08/2011... Express mail both the I-864(AOS) and DS-230
06/09/2011... Confirmed del at 11:10am signed by N visa center.
06/21/2011... SIF...yea!!! called NVC..yes case complete but no interview dates until aug..rats!!
06/28/2011... issured interview date set for 08/08/2011 At 6:30am.
07/12&13/2011... medical
YEA SHE PASSED MEDICAL

08/08/2011... interview approved!!!
08/19/2011...usa/arkansas.....

ROC

05/23/2013... mailed I-751 to Vermont

05/25/2013...delivery confirm received

05/30/2013...check cleared bank

06/01/2013...rec. NOA1 (receipt date 05/28/2013)

06/24/2013... biometrics appointment

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the reason why they are asking for 'new' copy is because NSO is changing the color of their security paper yearly. The CO will know if your documents are new or not. NSO security paper is in yellow/brown now. They changed it yearly.


October 2008 - we first met each other at work (Makati, Philippines)

February 2010 - we finally admitted that we are in love (yay!)

Mar 18-Apr 5, 2010 - hubby went to the Philippines for vacation to celebrate his birthday

March 31, 2010 - engagement day!! yay!!

August 21-29, 2010 - hubby went back again to PH for the wedding prep

October 19-November 2, 2010 - hubby arrived in PH for our wedding :)

October 23, 2010 - WEDDING DAY!!

March 18-28, 2011 - hubby's visit to Philippines for his bday (2nd bday together)

USCIS Stage - 136 days for USCIS journey

December 2, 2010 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

December 6, 2010 - I-130 received!! yay!!

December 13, 2010 - NOA1 text message received!

December 16, 2010 - NOA1 hard copy received in the mail

April 28, 2011 - NOA2!!! Thank you LORD!

NVC Stage - 21 days for NVC journey

May 2, 2011 - NOA2 hard copy received in the mail; NVC received our case

May 6, 2011 - Case number and IIN ; DS3230 sent by beneficiary through email to NVC

May 10, 2011 - AOS bill invoiced and paid

May 13, 2011 - IV bill generated and paid

May 16, 2011 - IV bill shows "PAID" ; AOS and DS230 packets sent to NVC

May 18, 2011 - NVC received both packets

May 19, 2011 - Medical exam - PASSED!!! :)

May 27, 2011 - Sign in Failed and Case Complete!!! Woot!

June 9, 2011 - Interview date assigned

July 14, 2011 - Interview @8:30am - APPROVED!!!!

July 21, 2011 - Visa Received! FINALLY!

July 23, 2011 - POE - Salt Lake City, Utah *home sweet home*

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friends, our birth certificate copy from NSO here in the Philippines doesn't have an expiration right? but i remember that i've read before here in VJ that one consul ask the applicant to send them a NEW copy during her interview-which makes her visa to be delivered late. i just cant find that forum again.. if its true, how did the consul find out that the copy is old enough? coz i'm confuse if i should ask for NEW copy where in i have lots of original copies with me now? please tell me if anyone here passed their old copy-how old was your paper?

and the NBI clearance, does anyone here passed that even if it's 6 month old, im really scared that even its expiration is 1 yr, they might ask me for a new one.. THANKS in advance!!! :)

The color.

The best/safest thing to do is to get a new certificates two weeks prior the interview.

Good Luck!

Edited by ~happyndinlove~

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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the reason why they are asking for 'new' copy is because NSO is changing the color of their security paper yearly. The CO will know if your documents are new or not. NSO security paper is in yellow/brown now. They changed it yearly.

:thumbs:

Apparently, some people are not aware of the "NSO change color" thing each year.

I was not aware of it either until one time, out of curiousity, I asked one of the NSO employees about it. :P


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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