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Hi. I am about to file an I-130 for husband (via DCS at US Embassy Manila, Philippines). Can someone please show me how a Letter of the Evolution of Relationship is supposed to be done? I mean can it be just like in a form of a timeline?

Another question that I have is about the police clearance. My husband lived in different places here in the Philippines. Is he required to get a police clearance from all of the different municipalities he lived in or would a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation do? I looked everywhere regarding this, but it is unclear to me.

Questions about filling out application forms:

1. Do I (the USC Petitioner) use my address here in the Philippines or my US address in filling any application forms pertaining to my Petition for my husband?

2. My husband has a child outside of our relationship. Is it mandatory to put the child's name in the forms where it is asked to list all of the beneficiary's children?

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Thanks 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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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- Evolution of relationship: not generally needed for a DCF case but yes, a one page, bullet point timeline is fine.

- We used our Irish address for the first round of forms, then the intended US address (actually my sister-in-law's address) for everything handed in at interview (I-864 etc).

- Yes, he must list any kids on the relevant forms, even if they are not coming with him.


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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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the correct police clearance for the PI is an NBI clearance....no need to get police clearances from each city he lived.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Thank you for the information! I'll be turning in the I-130 packet and supporting docs this coming Wednesday. Wish us luck! :)


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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Thank you for the information! I'll be turning in the I-130 packet and supporting docs this coming Wednesday. Wish us luck! :)

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We filed our I-130 DCF in Manila on April 26th and still haven't heard anything. Looking at past DCF timelines in Manila most get approved within one month so were getting a little concerned. Forget about calling, we've never been able to talk to a live person and the response to out emails is always the same "still being processed"............so anyhow we'll be watching your timeline and also don't hesitate to message us with any questions you may have..


DCF-Manila

10/02/2008 ---- Met

06/04/2010 ---- Married

04/26/2011 ---- Filed I-130

06/03/2011 ---- I-130 approved, notify by e-mail from (DHS/USCIS)

06/13/2011 ---- Received e-mail from Manila IV Correspondence

06/15/2011 ---- Received letter from DHS/USCIS (NOA)

06/28/2011 ---- Sent (fax) the DS-230I & DS-2001

07/05/2011 ---- Schedule for interview date (online)

07/11-12/2011--Medical PASSED

08/01/2011 ---- Interview - (done @9:00am) APPROVED

08/01/2011 ---- CFO (1:30pm)

08/05/2011 ---- VISA IN HAND (4days after interview)

08/12/2011 ---- Flight...

08/12/2011 ---- POE Seattle, WA (arrived @ 8pm)

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Today, we went to the US Embassy to turn in the I-130 application for my husband. I think it went well... We had everything they wanted and we weren't told to turn in anything more. Here is a list of what was asked of us:

- completed I-130 form

- G-325a from me and my husband

- Visa photos of me and my husband (1 each)

- my husband's birth certificate (original NSO copy)

- kids' birth certificates (original NSO copies)

- our marriage certificate (original NSO copy)

- proof of my US citizenship -- US passport (photocopy)

- sketch of residence in the Philippines (there's a form for this; it comes with the I-130 application packet they give you)

- me and my husband's photos from the past (i brought in 45 pictures, but the officer only took 7 to submit along with the application)

- my proof of residency in the Philippines (consists of bank statements, internet bills, medical/hospitalization records)

i also brought 2 notarized affidavit of the bona fides of our relationship (or something like that) from our wedding Godparents, but the officer gave it back to us and said that it was "self-serving"... :blush:

took us a total of 45 mins (including wait time) to turn in the application and pay the $420.00 application fee... then we were out of the US Embassy... Not bad. :)

we were told to just for the Notice of Approval in the mail. How long does that usually take?


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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we were told to just for the Notice of Approval in the mail. How long does that usually take?

We filed our I-130 April 26th and were told that approval would take 3-6 months..even though several people on this forum were approved within a month...6 weeks for us and still waiting.....(Manila)


DCF-Manila

10/02/2008 ---- Met

06/04/2010 ---- Married

04/26/2011 ---- Filed I-130

06/03/2011 ---- I-130 approved, notify by e-mail from (DHS/USCIS)

06/13/2011 ---- Received e-mail from Manila IV Correspondence

06/15/2011 ---- Received letter from DHS/USCIS (NOA)

06/28/2011 ---- Sent (fax) the DS-230I & DS-2001

07/05/2011 ---- Schedule for interview date (online)

07/11-12/2011--Medical PASSED

08/01/2011 ---- Interview - (done @9:00am) APPROVED

08/01/2011 ---- CFO (1:30pm)

08/05/2011 ---- VISA IN HAND (4days after interview)

08/12/2011 ---- Flight...

08/12/2011 ---- POE Seattle, WA (arrived @ 8pm)

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i hope you don't mean 3-6 months just to get the I-130 approved, because were told by the US embassy officer that the whole process takes a total of 3-6 months.. including the visa approval... :unsure:


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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i hope you don't mean 3-6 months just to get the I-130 approved, because were told by the US embassy officer that the whole process takes a total of 3-6 months.. including the visa approval... :unsure:

I hope your right..but I ask him how long for the I-130 approval and he said 3-6 months. I ASSUMED he meant for the whole process too...but now its already been over 6 weeks and we haven't heard anything. Our paperwork was all in order and included everything they ask for so I don't think that's a problem. We call and email them twice a week but no one answers the phone and our messages are ignored. Only once did they answer an email stating our 'application was being processed'. Frustrating..but not unexpected.


DCF-Manila

10/02/2008 ---- Met

06/04/2010 ---- Married

04/26/2011 ---- Filed I-130

06/03/2011 ---- I-130 approved, notify by e-mail from (DHS/USCIS)

06/13/2011 ---- Received e-mail from Manila IV Correspondence

06/15/2011 ---- Received letter from DHS/USCIS (NOA)

06/28/2011 ---- Sent (fax) the DS-230I & DS-2001

07/05/2011 ---- Schedule for interview date (online)

07/11-12/2011--Medical PASSED

08/01/2011 ---- Interview - (done @9:00am) APPROVED

08/01/2011 ---- CFO (1:30pm)

08/05/2011 ---- VISA IN HAND (4days after interview)

08/12/2011 ---- Flight...

08/12/2011 ---- POE Seattle, WA (arrived @ 8pm)

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ummm i don't know.... but maybe it has something to do with the length of time you've been married....??


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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ummm i don't know.... but maybe it has something to do with the length of time you've been married....??

We just received e-mail approval...approved on june 3rd but only emailed today..YEAh!!!!


DCF-Manila

10/02/2008 ---- Met

06/04/2010 ---- Married

04/26/2011 ---- Filed I-130

06/03/2011 ---- I-130 approved, notify by e-mail from (DHS/USCIS)

06/13/2011 ---- Received e-mail from Manila IV Correspondence

06/15/2011 ---- Received letter from DHS/USCIS (NOA)

06/28/2011 ---- Sent (fax) the DS-230I & DS-2001

07/05/2011 ---- Schedule for interview date (online)

07/11-12/2011--Medical PASSED

08/01/2011 ---- Interview - (done @9:00am) APPROVED

08/01/2011 ---- CFO (1:30pm)

08/05/2011 ---- VISA IN HAND (4days after interview)

08/12/2011 ---- Flight...

08/12/2011 ---- POE Seattle, WA (arrived @ 8pm)

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wow! congratulations! :thumbs:

what comes next after the approval?


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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QUESTION: I used my address here in the Philippines for the forms I-130 and G-325A that we submitted last Wednesday. The thing is, I will be going back to America next week. Do I need to let the US Embassy or the USCIS know of this? Do I need to report a Change of Address?

:unsure:

Thanks in advance for any 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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.... anyone..? :help:


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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Hi

We filed our I-130 DCF in Manila on April 26th and still haven't heard anything. Looking at past DCF timelines in Manila most get approved within one month so were getting a little concerned. Forget about calling, we've never been able to talk to a live person and the response to out emails is always the same "still being processed"............so anyhow we'll be watching your timeline and also don't hesitate to message us with any questions you may have..

We filed for DCF to last March 9, 2011. I asked my husband, who is the USC to call or go to the embassy for follow up after a month because, like you said most of the people here get approved after a month or so. Anyway, The first follow up, which is April 11, he was told that the processing will take at least 3 months. So in short, he was just sent home and he was encouraged to follow up after the 90 day period. Come May 13th, I saw other VJers who filed later than we did, and they already got an approval, so it got me worried. I asked my husband to the embassy again, only to be told that 'here's the email where you can inquire', so and so. When he came home before we had our lunch I asked him to email them and inquire. When we came back from lunch, we already have the letter of approval.

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