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Hi. Im kinda new to this thread thingy, and I'm not sure if my question already has an answer somewhere but like i said, i'm a newbie.. so please bear with me. Here's the situation. I'm a USC (dual citizen, actually) and I'm here in the Philippines until the 16th of June (next month). I am married to a Filipino citizen. I've been reading through some of the conversations here about "DCF" and as I have seen so far, i think that the processing time is faster compared to filing via USCIS in America. Now my question is, would someone know if I would be eligible to file for my husband here in Manila, given that I would be going back to America next month? If so, should I? or should I just wait until I get back to America and file it via USCIS?

I would really appreciate any feedbacks.. Thanks in advance!

Zee


Dex & Zee

DCF - US Embassy (Manila, Philippines)

- 03.20.2009 - Got Married

- 06.08.2011 - Filed I-130

- 08.12.2011 - I-130 Approved (NOA-1 Notification via e-mail)

- 08.23.2011 - Received Packet 3 via Air21

- 08.24.2011 - Faxed DS230 and DS2001 back to US Embassy

- 08.31.2011 - Medical Exam @ St. Luke's -- PASSED! :)

- 09.14.2011 - Visa Interview Appointment -- PASSED! Thank GOD! :)

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Being a dual citizen doesn't matter as the US only recognizes your American citizenship anyway

Have you been a legal permenant resident of PI for 6 months? Those are the requirements for DCF, if you have been and qualify for DCF then do it that way, otherwise your only other option is to file from the US - which you can do before you leave PI

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Thanks for the quick response, canadian_wife.

I lived in the Philippines from April 2008 to April 2011.. Went back to America, and came back here in the Philippines this month (may 2011), and I will be going back to America again next month. Does that satisfy the 6 month permanent residency requirement? If so, is that the only requirement in Direct Consular Filing?


Dex & Zee

DCF - US Embassy (Manila, Philippines)

- 03.20.2009 - Got Married

- 06.08.2011 - Filed I-130

- 08.12.2011 - I-130 Approved (NOA-1 Notification via e-mail)

- 08.23.2011 - Received Packet 3 via Air21

- 08.24.2011 - Faxed DS230 and DS2001 back to US Embassy

- 08.31.2011 - Medical Exam @ St. Luke's -- PASSED! :)

- 09.14.2011 - Visa Interview Appointment -- PASSED! Thank GOD! :)

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Also, can anyone please tell me how to proceed with the DCFiling? Do I need to make an appointment at the US Embassy in Manila or can I just walk in with my husband and apply? What are the current application fees? And what documents, if any, can I bring to help expedite the application process? :help:

Thanks! :)


Dex & Zee

DCF - US Embassy (Manila, Philippines)

- 03.20.2009 - Got Married

- 06.08.2011 - Filed I-130

- 08.12.2011 - I-130 Approved (NOA-1 Notification via e-mail)

- 08.23.2011 - Received Packet 3 via Air21

- 08.24.2011 - Faxed DS230 and DS2001 back to US Embassy

- 08.31.2011 - Medical Exam @ St. Luke's -- PASSED! :)

- 09.14.2011 - Visa Interview Appointment -- PASSED! Thank GOD! :)

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Click at the top of the page the word 'guides' and then click on the DCF link and the link for a spousal visa

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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talked to a US Embassy officer today, and I was told that I do qualify for DCF... YAY! :dance: question again now is, do I put my Philippine address on the application forms? or my US address?

thanks again in advance for any information. :)


Dex & Zee

DCF - US Embassy (Manila, Philippines)

- 03.20.2009 - Got Married

- 06.08.2011 - Filed I-130

- 08.12.2011 - I-130 Approved (NOA-1 Notification via e-mail)

- 08.23.2011 - Received Packet 3 via Air21

- 08.24.2011 - Faxed DS230 and DS2001 back to US Embassy

- 08.31.2011 - Medical Exam @ St. Luke's -- PASSED! :)

- 09.14.2011 - Visa Interview Appointment -- PASSED! Thank GOD! :)

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talked to a US Embassy officer today, and I was told that I do qualify for DCF... YAY! :dance: question again now is, do I put my Philippine address on the application forms? or my US address?

thanks again in advance for any information. :)

I am in a similar situation.I am a dual citizen US/Filipino. I lived in the Philippines from 10/2008- 8/2010 then went back to the states for a wedding and other family needs. I returned to the Philippines in 4/2011. I married my Filipina wife in May 2011. I have been here in the Philippines since. From your experience do you think i would be considered for DCF? What were the requirements from when you talked to the US Embassy Officer other than the ones needed for the IR1/CR1?

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I am in a similar situation.I am a dual citizen US/Filipino. I lived in the Philippines from 10/2008- 8/2010 then went back to the states for a wedding and other family needs. I returned to the Philippines in 4/2011. I married my Filipina wife in May 2011. I have been here in the Philippines since. From your experience do you think i would be considered for DCF? What were the requirements from when you talked to the US Embassy Officer other than the ones needed for the IR1/CR1?

Hmmm.. I am not very sure about your situation.. since you left the Philippines in August 2010 and had been out for about 8 months. You might just want to go to the US embassy and have them give you more information. Cuz in my case, i left the Philippines in April 2011, then went back in May 2011.. So that's only 1 month that I was out of the country...

Sorry that I can't give you more info.


Dex & Zee

DCF - US Embassy (Manila, Philippines)

- 03.20.2009 - Got Married

- 06.08.2011 - Filed I-130

- 08.12.2011 - I-130 Approved (NOA-1 Notification via e-mail)

- 08.23.2011 - Received Packet 3 via Air21

- 08.24.2011 - Faxed DS230 and DS2001 back to US Embassy

- 08.31.2011 - Medical Exam @ St. Luke's -- PASSED! :)

- 09.14.2011 - Visa Interview Appointment -- PASSED! Thank GOD! :)

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