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My FIANCE just went to LUCENA CITY yesterday to apply for a passport and still had to wait? It's already been his 2nd trip to the DFA in LUCENA and still nothing. All he did was wait and wait. What should he do? He needs to apply for a passport and soon. He has all required documents but what is causing the delay there?



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05/15/10 - met my future husband in the Philippines on a family vacation
05/18/10 - started dating... He asked me out :) while I was crushing on him....hehe
11/05/10 - flew to PI to visit him again for 1 week <3
11/06/10 - PROPOSED part 1... our engagement/promise rings
05/08/11 - flew to PI to visit him again for 2 weeks <3
05/20/11 - PROPOSED part 2... our engagement/promise rings

K-1 visa process:
05/31/11 - submit I-129F to USCIS (fee: $340)
06/02/11- NOA1 received (NO RFE)
08/08/11- NOA2 received (APPROVAL) in 67 days
08/18/11- CASE # received by NVC
08/19/11- SENT TO MANILA CONSULATE
08/22/11- NVC hard copy letter received :)
08/26/11 - CONSULATE RECIEVED PETITION
09/05/11 - Interview packet recieved for FIANCE
09/15/11 - Fiance RECIEVED documents from me :)
10/06/11 - FIANCE received PASSPORT (fee: 1,200 peso)
10/06/11 - PAY Interview fees (fee: 15,400 peso)
10/10-11/11- MEDICAL/VACCINATION INTERVIEW (fee: 9,400 peso) - APPROVE!!
10/17/11 - US EMBASSY INTERVIEW (221g ~ submit additional documents)
10/23/11 - 11/05/11 ~ vacation to visit FIANCE in PHILIPPINES 2 weeks <3
10/26/11 - USEM RECIEVED NSO BC/CENOMAR #2
11/04/11 - USEM RECIEVED NBI CLEARANCE #2 & Passport
11/09/11 - USEM CO REVIEWING
12/01/11 - USEM APPROVED, ISSUED & PRINTED
12/05/11 - VISA Sent out to 2GO
12/09/11 - VISA in Hand (DO NOT OPEN BROWN ENVOLOPE)
12/14/11 - CFO SEMINAR (fee: 650 peso)
12/27/11 - POE Honolulu (one way ticket $750)

*02.12.12 - WEDDING ;)

(*) - Estimated date ~ not confirmed yet

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My FIANCE just went to LUCENA CITY yesterday to apply for a passport and still had to wait? It's already been his 2nd trip to the DFA in LUCENA and still nothing. All he did was wait and wait. What should he do? He needs to apply for a passport and soon. He has all required documents but what is causing the delay there?

http://passport.com.ph/

my wife had to make a appointment then go with all her papers then wait for 3 to 4 weeks for them to send her new passport....... :thumbs:


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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Passport processing is a pain in the you know what in the Philippines. I applied for my daughter's on March 2011 and it was released on May 2011, I paid for expedited processing. Their reason was technical problems. When we got it the other applicants were told that processing was between 60 to 90 days. This was in DFA Manila.

Good Luck!

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AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

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Daughter's CR-2 Timeline http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=members&area=aboutme

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Actually, I heard that DFA were having some technical problems because their system was hacked. So, the processing has to be centralized in Manila resulting in the piling-up of applications. Supposedly before, if you process your passport outside Manila, it would only usually take 15-30 days before the onset of that technical problems. Sad to say, one has to wait longer now to get a passport, 60-90 days is such a long wait! Goodluck!


IR-1

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USCIS Stage: (164 days)

Jul 05, 2011 - NOA-1

Dec 16, 2011 - NOA-2

NVC Stage: (46 days)

Dec 19, 2011 - NVC Received

Jan 10, 2012 - Case Number & IIN assigned

Jan 11, 2012 - Emailed DS-3032

Jan 12, 2012 - AOS invoice received

Jan 13, 2012 - AOS paid (Only appeared as PAID on 1.17.2012)

Jan 14, 2012 - DS-3032 accepted

Jan 17, 2012 - IV invoice received & paid

Jan 22, 2012 - Mailed AOS & IV packages to NVC

Jan 30, 2012 - RFE/Checklist for I-864

Feb 01, 2012 - Mailed the IRS tax transcripts to NVC

Feb 03, 2012 - Case complete!!!

Thank you, Lord.

US Embassy, Manila:

Feb 11, 2012 - Email received for Interview Date

Feb 21, 2012 - Medical

Mar 06, 2012 - Interview Date (Approved but 221g pending NBI with AKA)

Mar 14, 2012 - Sent a new NBI with AKA to US Embassy via 2Go

Mar 26, 2012 - Issued VISA :)Thank you Lord!

Mar 30, 2012 - Visa Received!!! You are the best LORD!

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I made an appointment online for my wife on May 16, and the first available appointment was July 12. It was at DFA Aseana.

She paid for expedited processing and home delivery. They said her new passport would be delivered July 28.

I hope that date is accurate! I'll update you guys.


TIMELINE

12.31.10 - Married

04.27.11 - I-130 Sent

04.29.11 - NOA1

07.23.11 - NOA2 (85 Days)

09.02.11 - Received NVC Case # and IIN

09.03.11 - DS-3032 Email Sent

09.03.11 - Received and Paid I-864 Bill

09.08.11 - DS-3032 Accepted

09.08.11 - Received and Paid IV Bill

09.12.11 - Sent IV Package

09.16.11 - Sent AOS Package

09.23.11 - Case Complete (21 Days)

09.30.11 - Assigned Interview Date

10.04.11 - Medical

11.10.11 - Interview

11.??.11 - Visa in Hand

01.17.12 - POE Guam

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Is the online appointment for the Manila DFA?



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
05/15/10 - met my future husband in the Philippines on a family vacation
05/18/10 - started dating... He asked me out :) while I was crushing on him....hehe
11/05/10 - flew to PI to visit him again for 1 week <3
11/06/10 - PROPOSED part 1... our engagement/promise rings
05/08/11 - flew to PI to visit him again for 2 weeks <3
05/20/11 - PROPOSED part 2... our engagement/promise rings

K-1 visa process:
05/31/11 - submit I-129F to USCIS (fee: $340)
06/02/11- NOA1 received (NO RFE)
08/08/11- NOA2 received (APPROVAL) in 67 days
08/18/11- CASE # received by NVC
08/19/11- SENT TO MANILA CONSULATE
08/22/11- NVC hard copy letter received :)
08/26/11 - CONSULATE RECIEVED PETITION
09/05/11 - Interview packet recieved for FIANCE
09/15/11 - Fiance RECIEVED documents from me :)
10/06/11 - FIANCE received PASSPORT (fee: 1,200 peso)
10/06/11 - PAY Interview fees (fee: 15,400 peso)
10/10-11/11- MEDICAL/VACCINATION INTERVIEW (fee: 9,400 peso) - APPROVE!!
10/17/11 - US EMBASSY INTERVIEW (221g ~ submit additional documents)
10/23/11 - 11/05/11 ~ vacation to visit FIANCE in PHILIPPINES 2 weeks <3
10/26/11 - USEM RECIEVED NSO BC/CENOMAR #2
11/04/11 - USEM RECIEVED NBI CLEARANCE #2 & Passport
11/09/11 - USEM CO REVIEWING
12/01/11 - USEM APPROVED, ISSUED & PRINTED
12/05/11 - VISA Sent out to 2GO
12/09/11 - VISA in Hand (DO NOT OPEN BROWN ENVOLOPE)
12/14/11 - CFO SEMINAR (fee: 650 peso)
12/27/11 - POE Honolulu (one way ticket $750)

*02.12.12 - WEDDING ;)

(*) - Estimated date ~ not confirmed yet

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I just went to the philippines for a vacation. Since my Philippine passport is expired already so i have to renew my passport. Supposedly my vacation was from April 17 to May 28, 2011, however because my passport wasnt release yet before May 28, then i have to extend my stay for indefinite time, good thing my airline "Koreanair" didn't charge any penalty or rebooking fee for first time changes on the ticket. So i waited til my passport renewal was released, my stay in the philippines was extended til june 11, 2011.

The passport processing in Philippines now is "40 WORKING DAYS", well i would say in Cagayan de Oro but im not sure in other cities and provincies. They dont have expedited process anymore. In my case it was released before 40 days from the time i file my renewal because they just try their best to process it faster because i already have my return ticket with me for i didnt know that they change their system coz i was in the States the whole time. I was just lucky i got mine before 40 days but still the damage is done, i wasnt able to return on my supposed scheduled date.


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So is that why my FIANCE has been waiting. He hasnt paid for it yet, because he has been waiting for them to call his name.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
05/15/10 - met my future husband in the Philippines on a family vacation
05/18/10 - started dating... He asked me out :) while I was crushing on him....hehe
11/05/10 - flew to PI to visit him again for 1 week <3
11/06/10 - PROPOSED part 1... our engagement/promise rings
05/08/11 - flew to PI to visit him again for 2 weeks <3
05/20/11 - PROPOSED part 2... our engagement/promise rings

K-1 visa process:
05/31/11 - submit I-129F to USCIS (fee: $340)
06/02/11- NOA1 received (NO RFE)
08/08/11- NOA2 received (APPROVAL) in 67 days
08/18/11- CASE # received by NVC
08/19/11- SENT TO MANILA CONSULATE
08/22/11- NVC hard copy letter received :)
08/26/11 - CONSULATE RECIEVED PETITION
09/05/11 - Interview packet recieved for FIANCE
09/15/11 - Fiance RECIEVED documents from me :)
10/06/11 - FIANCE received PASSPORT (fee: 1,200 peso)
10/06/11 - PAY Interview fees (fee: 15,400 peso)
10/10-11/11- MEDICAL/VACCINATION INTERVIEW (fee: 9,400 peso) - APPROVE!!
10/17/11 - US EMBASSY INTERVIEW (221g ~ submit additional documents)
10/23/11 - 11/05/11 ~ vacation to visit FIANCE in PHILIPPINES 2 weeks <3
10/26/11 - USEM RECIEVED NSO BC/CENOMAR #2
11/04/11 - USEM RECIEVED NBI CLEARANCE #2 & Passport
11/09/11 - USEM CO REVIEWING
12/01/11 - USEM APPROVED, ISSUED & PRINTED
12/05/11 - VISA Sent out to 2GO
12/09/11 - VISA in Hand (DO NOT OPEN BROWN ENVOLOPE)
12/14/11 - CFO SEMINAR (fee: 650 peso)
12/27/11 - POE Honolulu (one way ticket $750)

*02.12.12 - WEDDING ;)

(*) - Estimated date ~ not confirmed yet

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Ahh... Ok, yeah he doesn't have an appointment schedule for lucena DFA. But hopefully he will be able to get it when he goes back the 3rd time. :(



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
05/15/10 - met my future husband in the Philippines on a family vacation
05/18/10 - started dating... He asked me out :) while I was crushing on him....hehe
11/05/10 - flew to PI to visit him again for 1 week <3
11/06/10 - PROPOSED part 1... our engagement/promise rings
05/08/11 - flew to PI to visit him again for 2 weeks <3
05/20/11 - PROPOSED part 2... our engagement/promise rings

K-1 visa process:
05/31/11 - submit I-129F to USCIS (fee: $340)
06/02/11- NOA1 received (NO RFE)
08/08/11- NOA2 received (APPROVAL) in 67 days
08/18/11- CASE # received by NVC
08/19/11- SENT TO MANILA CONSULATE
08/22/11- NVC hard copy letter received :)
08/26/11 - CONSULATE RECIEVED PETITION
09/05/11 - Interview packet recieved for FIANCE
09/15/11 - Fiance RECIEVED documents from me :)
10/06/11 - FIANCE received PASSPORT (fee: 1,200 peso)
10/06/11 - PAY Interview fees (fee: 15,400 peso)
10/10-11/11- MEDICAL/VACCINATION INTERVIEW (fee: 9,400 peso) - APPROVE!!
10/17/11 - US EMBASSY INTERVIEW (221g ~ submit additional documents)
10/23/11 - 11/05/11 ~ vacation to visit FIANCE in PHILIPPINES 2 weeks <3
10/26/11 - USEM RECIEVED NSO BC/CENOMAR #2
11/04/11 - USEM RECIEVED NBI CLEARANCE #2 & Passport
11/09/11 - USEM CO REVIEWING
12/01/11 - USEM APPROVED, ISSUED & PRINTED
12/05/11 - VISA Sent out to 2GO
12/09/11 - VISA in Hand (DO NOT OPEN BROWN ENVOLOPE)
12/14/11 - CFO SEMINAR (fee: 650 peso)
12/27/11 - POE Honolulu (one way ticket $750)

*02.12.12 - WEDDING ;)

(*) - Estimated date ~ not confirmed yet

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