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Hello! Is it true that we should report our marriage to the US Embassy in Manila, Philippinesz? If yes, please indicate the number. Thank you !

I don't see any point in doing so.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Hello! Is it true that we should report our marriage to the US Embassy in Manila, Philippinesz? If yes, please indicate the number. Thank you !

NO. You may or may not report your marriage, if wish to report it you may do so at the nearest Philippine consulate in your place. I called the Philippine consulate here in Guam, and it's totally discretionary on your part if you want to report it, however a fee is required for this. You may want to call and inquire from the nearest Philippine consulate in your area.

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we got married last year and were not aware of this. my plan was to report the marriage godwillingly after i enter the US. :D i was advised that the marriage certificate from National Statistics Office will be honored for I130 filing.


SERVICE CENTER : California

CONSULATE : Manila

MARRIAGE : Feb 15, 2010

I -130 SENT : April 26, 2011

NOA 1 : May 1, 2011

TOUCHED : May 5, 2011

NOA2 : August 1, 2011

Our I-130 was approved in 92 days from our NOA1 date.

CASE NUMBER ASSSIGNED : Sept. 12, 2011

EMAILED DS3032 : October 6, 2011

AOS FEE BILL PAID : October 11, 2011

IV FEE BILL PAID : October 24, 2011

NVC received AOS and IV packs = Nov. 3, 2011

NVC RESPONSE = Nov. 8, 2011 - RFE for missing proof of relationship with co-sponsor

Mailed RFE file = Nov. 9, 2011

NVC received RFE = November 14, 2011, 9:54 am, PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801

CASE CLOSED = Nov. 18, 2011 :D

MEDICAL EXAM = Dec 20-21, 2011 = PASSED!!!

INTERVIEW DATE = January 6, 2012 = APPROVED!!! ----Our interview took 250 days from our I-130 NOA1 date.

VISA PRODUCTION = January 6,2012

VISA DELIVERY = January 11, 2012

POE = Feb.18, 2012

SSN Received = Feb 25, 2012

GC received = April 5, 2012 (incorrect data entry :((, sent back April 9, 2012)

CORRECT GC RECEIVED = August 22, 2012, granted IR1 (10 year gc)

that's where our USCIS process ends for now.. will wait for the next 3-4 years what we'll do next...

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Hello! Is it true that we should report our marriage to the US Embassy in Manila, Philippinesz? If yes, please indicate the number. Thank you !

YES it is true. You should report your marriage abroad to your nearest Philippine Consulate office..Why?? Because this is the number one requirment the consulate will ask from you if you will renew your Philippine passport or ammend it.

You don't have to report the marriage at USembassy in MAnila..the consulate here will forward your record to the NSO in the Philippines.

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If you are planning to become an American Citizen in a few years time, I don't see any reason to report your marriage in the Philippine Consulate.


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Naturalization

Aug. 05, 2009......sent N-400

Aug. 06, 2009......delivered at 11:45

Aug. 17, 2009.....NOA

Sept.01, 2009.....biometric appointment

Sept.12, 2009.....rcved interview letter

Oct. 19, 2009.....date of interview....passed!!!!!

Nov. 18, 2009.....Oath Ceremony...yahooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

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so to give you an idea how much, here in Honolulu its 25$ to report a marriage.


We never get tired of reminding each other that our love is stronger than anything else..Jay&Cici

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Hello! Is it true that we should report our marriage to the US Embassy in Manila, Philippinesz? If yes, please indicate the number. Thank you !

my question is did you get a single capacity in your consulate before you get married all forigner get a single capacity at cost of 70 dollars in 2008

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Filed: Country: China
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Hello! Is it true that we should report our marriage to the US Embassy in Manila, Philippinesz? If yes, please indicate the number. Thank you !

You filed and were approved for a K-1 but you are already married? If that is the case then you can't use the K-1 to enter the US. It doesn't matter if you report your marriage to the consulate or not. Part of the K-1 requires that you get married within 90 days of entereing the US, but if you are already married then you can't legally marry again, even if you could legally enter the country on the K-1.


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-16
AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
Approved!!!!!

I-751 Sent : 2013-07-02

I-751 Bio Appointment Date 2013-08-02

10 Year Green Card Approved!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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You filed and were approved for a K-1 but you are already married? If that is the case then you can't use the K-1 to enter the US. It doesn't matter if you report your marriage to the consulate or not. Part of the K-1 requires that you get married within 90 days of entereing the US, but if you are already married then you can't legally marry again, even if you could legally enter the country on the K-1.

It looks to me like they were approved the k1 visa in april and a month later she came and they were married here. Now they are interested in filing the papers with her own country saying they got married. But the OP can answer that question.....and clarify


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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It looks to me like they were approved the k1 visa in april and a month later she came and they were married here. Now they are interested in filing the papers with her own country saying they got married. But the OP can answer that question.....and clarify

I strongly think you're right with what you meant. Filipinas are sent to what they call "CFO Seminar" in the Philippines before allowing us to leave the country. That training tells us what to do when you get in the airport, while on the plane and when you arrive in your destination, also what you cant bring with you and lastly, what to do in special cases that includes unfortunate circumstances like violence, divorce, etc. They also mention in that seminar that we need to report our marriage to the Philippine Consulate so that the Philippines is informed. Which in my opinion, is the Filipina's discretion. I tried researching about it but the Phil Consulate website here in Hawaii did not say anything about it. I guess its purpose is just so to inform them and us waste money..haha And yes, if you are planning to be an American Citizen eventually, its a waste of money and effort unless they tell us why but i think you have to if you want to have a dual citizenship.


We never get tired of reminding each other that our love is stronger than anything else..Jay&Cici

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