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Just a quick question. I got all the docs including my CENOMAR, BC and NBI last Nov. 2009 with DFA authentication hoping that we'll get the K1 done which didn't happen.. Our K1 got finally approved 2mos. ago and the interview date with USEM is on March 24, 2011.. Now my NBI is expired, and reason why we're going to my province to get a new NBI clearance.. Do I also need to get new copies of BC and CENOMAR? I heard that some Consular Officer requires recently issued docs and this quite worries me.. Any help will be appreciated..

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I'd suggest to obtain a new CENOMAR too.

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

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Why do you need to go back to the province for an NBI clearance with no travel restrictions?

And check the Embassy website for requirements. I do believe the CENOMAR and BC need to be on NSO paper.

e. BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Your birth certificate should be a copy issued by the National Statistics Office

(NSO) on security paper (not from the Local Civil Registry Office). If applicable, you should also submit

NSO birth certificates for all your children, even for those who are not applying for a visa. You may call

the NSO Information Center at 02-737-1111 to inquire on securing a birth certificate or visit their web site

at http://www.census.gov.ph. If the NSO does not have a copy of the birth certificate, you must obtain a

statement about its unavailability from the NSO and obtain a certified original copy (not an extract) of the

birth certificate from the local registrar in the town where you were born.

f. NBI CLEARANCE. Applicants aged 16 years and older must have a valid Record Clearance for Travel

Abroad Purposes from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Clearances should be in the applicant’s

current name, birth certificate name, maiden name and any aliases or nicknames used, including different

spellings you have used of those names. For immigration purposes, an NBI clearance is valid for one (1)

year from the date it was issued. The NBI web site is http://www.nbi.gov.ph.

m. CERTIFICATE OF NO MARRIAGE RECORD (CENOMAR). If you have never contracted marriage,

a CENOMAR (Singleness) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) and printed on NSO security

paper should be submitted. You may call the NSO Information Center at 02-737-1111 to inquire on

securing a CENOMAR or visit their web site at http://www.census.gov.ph.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_001.pdf

Edited by Some Old Guy

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Just a quick question. I got all the docs including my CENOMAR, BC and NBI last Nov. 2009 with DFA authentication hoping that we'll get the K1 done which didn't happen.. Our K1 got finally approved 2mos. ago and the interview date with USEM is on March 24, 2011.. Now my NBI is expired, and reason why we're going to my province to get a new NBI clearance.. Do I also need to get new copies of BC and CENOMAR? I heard that some Consular Officer requires recently issued docs and this quite worries me.. Any help will be appreciated..

Although ur BC and CENOMAR are still valid i would suggest for u to get a latest one. Better safe than sorry anyway it won't cost that much.

If u are in Manila u can get an NBI as long as u have a valid police clearance, you don't have to go back to ur province.

Edited by happyme'11

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We know that we have to get a new Police Clearance, as it states on the clearance, "Valid for six months after issue" and the NBI states "Valid for one year after issue". So we HAVE to travel to the province to get the PC, and it is easier to get the NBI in the province, as not as many people. Just means we are flying into Manila, immediately flying to Albay, then back to Manila, then do the medical, then interview, then wait for the visa. Just hoping that goes quickly. CENOMAR and BC do not have expiration dates on them. We had EVERYTHING certified by DFA last time (November 2009) while we were there. But guessing since the expiration date on the original document is expired, then we have to get new ones. Makes for BUSY time there.

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We know that we have to get a new Police Clearance, as it states on the clearance, "Valid for six months after issue" and the NBI states "Valid for one year after issue". So we HAVE to travel to the province to get the PC, and it is easier to get the NBI in the province, as not as many people. Just means we are flying into Manila, immediately flying to Albay, then back to Manila, then do the medical, then interview, then wait for the visa. Just hoping that goes quickly. CENOMAR and BC do not have expiration dates on them. We had EVERYTHING certified by DFA last time (November 2009) while we were there. But guessing since the expiration date on the original document is expired, then we have to get new ones. Makes for BUSY time there.

You may want to renew your NBI at NBI SM MegaMall B. It is fast...it only takes 5-10 minutes if you will go in after lunch.

Just be sure to bring the original copy with you.

It will save you some times...just a thought!


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.

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We know that we have to get a new Police Clearance, as it states on the clearance, "Valid for six months after issue" and the NBI states "Valid for one year after issue". So we HAVE to travel to the province to get the PC, and it is easier to get the NBI in the province, as not as many people. Just means we are flying into Manila, immediately flying to Albay, then back to Manila, then do the medical, then interview, then wait for the visa. Just hoping that goes quickly. CENOMAR and BC do not have expiration dates on them. We had EVERYTHING certified by DFA last time (November 2009) while we were there. But guessing since the expiration date on the original document is expired, then we have to get new ones. Makes for BUSY time there.

If the documents are DFA Certified Copies, that is not sufficient. They have to be issued by the NSO, on security (rainbow) paper.

Edited by Some Old Guy

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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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Thank you everybody. The reason we had the documents certified by DFA (all our papers are on security paper (though NBI is from 2009.....and the paper is ONLY green, no rainbow or anything), the DFA is a rainbow paper), was that we first were going to deal with the US Embassy in Bahrain, not Pinas. So we went a little further, since they have no idea on what is going on there in Bahrain. But we changed our consulate to Pinas once Ann's contract ended in Bahrian, and she oved to US on a B2 visa, waiting for this interview. easier to get into Pinas, as she is limited to 5 days MAX in Bahrain for visit. Think we are going to ask a family member to pick up a new CENOMAR and BC before we go there, as it took the longest to get those. The NBI (shouldn't take long, but where is SM MEGAMALL B?) we can do. We will be in the province for 2 working days and want to get it done.

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Thank you everybody. The reason we had the documents certified by DFA (all our papers are on security paper (though NBI is from 2009.....and the paper is ONLY green, no rainbow or anything), the DFA is a rainbow paper), was that we first were going to deal with the US Embassy in Bahrain, not Pinas. So we went a little further, since they have no idea on what is going on there in Bahrain. But we changed our consulate to Pinas once Ann's contract ended in Bahrian, and she oved to US on a B2 visa, waiting for this interview. easier to get into Pinas, as she is limited to 5 days MAX in Bahrain for visit. Think we are going to ask a family member to pick up a new CENOMAR and BC before we go there, as it took the longest to get those. The NBI (shouldn't take long, but where is SM MEGAMALL B?) we can do. We will be in the province for 2 working days and want to get it done.

NBI is green. So, it sounds like you got it covered. You just went an extra step to get the ribbons and official seals, but already had the correct documents in the correct form. Good luck. :star:

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The NBI (shouldn't take long, but where is SM MEGAMALL B?)

SM MEGAMALL

3rd Floor, Bldg. B

Edsa, Mandaluyong City.

The NBI kiosk, however, is located at Bldg. B. Basement.

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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