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Hi, fellow VJ members,

I just looking for the IR-2 visa topic but I did not find any. Just try to start the Topic for IR2 visa here. Lets put our input, thoughts and encouragemant here!

Heres our short story , my USC husband filed a petition for my daughter last OCT 2010 and we got the approval last May and now were here in the final stage the consulate interview this coming August 5 , Hope for the best and Pray for eveything and fear nothing!!!

Heres my daughters IR2 Timeline

USCIS

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - NOA2 (197 days fr NOA1)

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 /11 -medical exam

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am

Thanks

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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Wow, congratulations! You've had quite a journey! :thumbs:

Yeah, there's no specific IR-2 sub-forum yet. However, almost everything that applies to IR-1 applies to IR-2. I petitioned my stepdaughter last June, and she was approved this past January. It is very fulfilling once you complete this long, and tiresome, process. But you will eventually get there!

Good luck with the medical exam! I agree with another VJ member, Tahoma, that it is not necessary to go to SLEC early in the morning. We went at about 9AM, and there was NO waiting line. Just another suggestion against going so early in the morning. Also, another piece of advice for the interview day. Please make sure you have extra signed copies of USCIS forms (DS-230). During prescreening, USEM asked me for another signed DS-230 form. Luckily, I brought copies of everything...and I mean EVERYTHING. IMHO, it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Good luck with the medical and interview! Keep us posted! God bless! (F)


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Wow, congratulations! You've had quite a journey! :thumbs:

Yeah, there's no specific IR-2 sub-forum yet. However, almost everything that applies to IR-1 applies to IR-2. I petitioned my stepdaughter last June, and she was approved this past January. It is very fulfilling once you complete this long, and tiresome, process. But you will eventually get there!

Good luck with the medical exam! I agree with another VJ member, Tahoma, that it is not necessary to go to SLEC early in the morning. We went at about 9AM, and there was NO waiting line. Just another suggestion against going so early in the morning. Also, another piece of advice for the interview day. Please make sure you have extra signed copies of USCIS forms (DS-230). During prescreening, USEM asked me for another signed DS-230 form. Luckily, I brought copies of everything...and I mean EVERYTHING. IMHO, it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Good luck with the medical and interview! Keep us posted! God bless! (F)

Thank you so much Markieboy for your reply and adviced to have an extra copy of DS-230. I will send email to my daughter containg the copy of DS-230 and give her instruction to sign it, along with other documents that we prepared. When we received the appointment letter we checked the check list we thought that everything was fine beacause we sent out all the requirement and they received it already thats why our case completed. Like what you said "It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it". Anyway I instructed my daughter to make an album or a kind of portfolio heres the contents of the portfolio that she made 1. Birth Certificate from NSO 2. School record 3. Money Remittance. 4. Chat Logs and Emails 5.Photos(of us together)and I told her dont volunteer to show it unless they ask for it.

My friends daughter came here last January she said her daugheter w/ her untie brought all the original documents of her daughter during the interview and the pre-screener did not asked any documents from them she asked only the pictures.

Anyway can you tell me what are questions did the Pre-screener and the Consul Officer asked to your stepdaughter during interview? my daughter is 14 yrs old and I'm not able to come with her during her interview due to work but my brother as her guardian will be there for her. Pls! pray for her mighty and successful interview so she can celebrate her 15th bday the 1st of September :dance::dance::dance:

Thanks in advance... God bless u all!

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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Thank you so much Markieboy for your reply and adviced to have an extra copy of DS-230. I will send email to my daughter containg the copy of DS-230 and give her instruction to sign it, along with other documents that we prepared. When we received the appointment letter we checked the check list we thought that everything was fine beacause we sent out all the requirement and they received it already thats why our case completed. Like what you said "It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it". Anyway I instructed my daughter to make an album or a kind of portfolio heres the contents of the portfolio that she made 1. Birth Certificate from NSO 2. School record 3. Money Remittance. 4. Chat Logs and Emails 5.Photos(of us together)and I told her dont volunteer to show it unless they ask for it.

My friends daughter came here last January she said her daugheter w/ her untie brought all the original documents of her daughter during the interview and the pre-screener did not asked any documents from them she asked only the pictures.

Anyway can you tell me what are questions did the Pre-screener and the Consul Officer asked to your stepdaughter during interview? my daughter is 14 yrs old and I'm not able to come with her during her interview due to work but my brother as her guardian will be there for her. Pls! pray for her mighty and successful interview so she can celebrate her 15th bday the 1st of September :dance::dance::dance:

Thanks in advance... God bless u all!

Cel&Arch

Sounds great! I agree with not divulging any information unless asked. :thumbs:

Yes, during the pre-screening, the person asked me for pictures, as well. I brought about 10-12 photos. They were taken over the course of about three years. The prescreener asked me, "Where and when did you meet her mother?" He asked my stepdaughter, "What grade are you in now?" It seemed like just small talk...nothing too serious. When we were interviewed by the CO, the questions were more directed at me (the petitioner). The CO asked, "What do you do for a living?" "How long have you been working at your present job?" "What does your wife do for a living?" "How often do you visit the Philippines?" That was about it. No questions were directed at my 15-year-old stepdaughter. The CO was mainly concerned with my financial situation. So from what I gather, their only concern is that the beneficiary will not be a charge to the state. :yes:

How is the relationship between your daughter and your husband? Does your daughter know personal details? Like when and where you and your husband met? Date of your wedding anniversary? Husband's date of birth? These are not required, but I'm sure it will help come interview time.

Again, good luck with everything! BTW, how did her medical go?


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Sounds great! I agree with not divulging any information unless asked. :thumbs:

Yes, during the pre-screening, the person asked me for pictures, as well. I brought about 10-12 photos. They were taken over the course of about three years. The prescreener asked me, "Where and when did you meet her mother?" He asked my stepdaughter, "What grade are you in now?" It seemed like just small talk...nothing too serious. When we were interviewed by the CO, the questions were more directed at me (the petitioner). The CO asked, "What do you do for a living?" "How long have you been working at your present job?" "What does your wife do for a living?" "How often do you visit the Philippines?" That was about it. No questions were directed at my 15-year-old stepdaughter. The CO was mainly concerned with my financial situation. So from what I gather, their only concern is that the beneficiary will not be a charge to the state. :yes:

How is the relationship between your daughter and your husband? Does your daughter know personal details? Like when and where you and your husband met? Date of your wedding anniversary? Husband's date of birth? These are not required, but I'm sure it will help come interview time.

Again, good luck with everything! BTW, how did her medical go?

Before anything else I wanna say thank you Markieboy for all the info that you gave us and it was a big help for my daughter, actually I made a question and answer about me and her stepdad its like reviewer . And I'm glad all the question that you mentioned here are included to the reviewer that i made for her and I included our telephone number too. Every other day we chat and we review about the question and answer that made for her, Shes doing fine to answer all of my question. All we have to do now is to pray more and ask Gods favor one touch of Gods favor everything is gonna alright. Shes gonna be here next month.

About her medical my daughter together w/ my brother went to St Lukes last Monday for 1st day medical exam after did a lot of test my bother told me that the doctor told them "COME BACK ON WEDNESDAY" not TUESDAY as far as I know all the people took her meds exam they ask to come the 2nd day. I thought the doctor gave my daughter skin TB test so maybe they need more days to observe but when I asked my daughter if doctor gave her a skin TB test she said "NO" and I asked WHY? she said I dont know? Right now they still there at St Lukes for her 2nd day med exam let see tomorrow what happened Hope and pray for a good news and result.

Thanks,

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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Before anything else I wanna say thank you Markieboy for all the info that you gave us and it was a big help for my daughter, actually I made a question and answer about me and her stepdad its like reviewer . And I'm glad all the question that you mentioned here are included to the reviewer that i made for her and I included our telephone number too. Every other day we chat and we review about the question and answer that made for her, Shes doing fine to answer all of my question. All we have to do now is to pray more and ask Gods favor one touch of Gods favor everything is gonna alright. Shes gonna be here next month.

About her medical my daughter together w/ my brother went to St Lukes last Monday for 1st day medical exam after did a lot of test my bother told me that the doctor told them "COME BACK ON WEDNESDAY" not TUESDAY as far as I know all the people took her meds exam they ask to come the 2nd day. I thought the doctor gave my daughter skin TB test so maybe they need more days to observe but when I asked my daughter if doctor gave her a skin TB test she said "NO" and I asked WHY? she said I dont know? Right now they still there at St Lukes for her 2nd day med exam let see tomorrow what happened Hope and pray for a good news and result.

Thanks,

Cel&Arch

Update for my daughter medical exam. My brother sent me a msge last night that the St, Lukes Doctor apologized becoz they did not give a skin TB test for my daughter on the first day of her medical they usually did to all the patients . Yesterday they gave my daughter a shot and told them to come back again on Friday, Thats why I wonder and keep asking my daughter if she really did'nt give any shot? its rediculous! and instead 2 days medical now its 3.

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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Update for my daughter medical exam. My brother sent me a msge last night that the St, Lukes Doctor apologized becoz they did not give a skin TB test for my daughter on the first day of her medical they usually did to all the patients . Yesterday they gave my daughter a shot and told them to come back again on Friday, Thats why I wonder and keep asking my daughter if she really did'nt give any shot? its rediculous! and instead 2 days medical now its 3.

Cel&Arch

Hmm...they usually do chest xray before doing a skin TB test. I hope the "shot" they were referring to was, in fact, the immunizations.


NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)

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Hi, I'd like to ask Cel&Arch:

What form did you use for the Affidavit of Support? Was it I-864w for your stepdaughter or just the I-864? I need to know so my husband can fill it out for the IR-2 of our son.

Thanks a lot!


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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Hmm...they usually do chest xray before doing a skin TB test. I hope the "shot" they were referring to was, in fact, the immunizations.

For children under a certain age they will try the skin test first so they can avoid exposing them to x-rays if possible. With the Skin test they require you to return in 2 days not the next day so they can check the injection site.

If the skin test is positive then they will do the x-ray. Kind of stupid in a country where kids get the BCG (maybe initials are wrong?) at a young age.

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Hi, I'd like to ask Cel&Arch:

What form did you use for the Affidavit of Support? Was it I-864w for your stepdaughter or just the I-864? I need to know so my husband can fill it out for the IR-2 of our son.

Thanks a lot!

My lawyer filled it up and signed by my husband was Affidavit of Support I-864

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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For children under a certain age they will try the skin test first so they can avoid exposing them to x-rays if possible. With the Skin test they require you to return in 2 days not the next day so they can check the injection site.

If the skin test is positive then they will do the x-ray. Kind of stupid in a country where kids get the BCG (maybe initials are wrong?) at a young age.

Yah! you're right Bob 4 Ana For children under a certain age they will try the skin test first. 14 yrs and under they do skin TB test on the 1st day of medical but in my daughter case no skin test and no exray happened they forgot to test her and they asked to comeback aftewr 2 days for nothing I said that becoz what are they going to observe on my daughter skin nothing!!! after 2 days my daughter and my brother went back to St Lukes they found out that they did'nt give my daughter skin TB test. Right away they gave my daughter skin TB test and asked to comeback on Friday

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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My lawyer filled it up and signed by my husband was Affidavit of Support I-864

Cel&Arch

Thanks! Early on, I got an advice from a fellow VJ to fill up I-864w for our child. I have to research more on it, though. Im really having a hard time coz there are only a few threads here about IR-2. Anyway, I will just ask around here until I will get the best answer. Thanks a lot!


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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Thats ok wishfull, my daughter is under IR2 visa too before I answer your question I checked what application that the lawyer filled it up for us thats why I'm sure for my answer I-864, Anyway its up to you

Cel&Arch

Thanks! Early on, I got an advice from a fellow VJ to fill up I-864w for our child. I have to research more on it, though. Im really having a hard time coz there are only a few threads here about IR-2. Anyway, I will just ask around here until I will get the best answer. Thanks a lot!


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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Update for my daughter medical exam, She passed her medical exam yesterday :dance::dance::dance: Thanks be to God!!!

Cel&Arch


USCIS(197 days)

10/18/10 - I-130 Sent

10/21/2010 - NOA1 priority date

10/25/2010 - NOA1 date

11/05/2010 - Touched

11/10/2010 - NOA1 rcvd hard copy by mail

05/06/2011 - APPROVED(197 days fr NOA1) Praise God!

05/11/2011 - NOA2 recvd by mail

NVC(56 days)

05/17/2011 - assign case number

05/19/2011 - aos bill, IV bill recvd by lawyer

05/20/2011 - bill pay AOS and IV fee

5/23/2011 - AOS and IV fee shown paid

5/26/2011 - AOS and IV complete packet mail to lawyer

5/27/2011 - AOS & IV packet lawyer recvd

6/02/2011 - lawyer sent packet to NVC (all the requirement)

6/06/2011 - NVC. Received the packet

6/17/2011 - Case completed

6/28/2011 - NVC Given interview date

7/11/11 - interview appoinment letter recvd original copy by mail

7/12/11 - NVC forward to US Embassy Manila

7/18 - 19 & 22 / 2011 - Advance medical exam. PASSED (Thank you Lord)

8/5/2011 - Interview @ US Embassy Manila 6:30am APPROVED (Praise the Lord)(82 days)

8/11/2011 - Passport w/ Visa received (87 days)

8/12/2011 - CFO Seminar

8/26/2011 - Port of entry SFO

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Thats ok wishfull, my daughter is under IR2 visa too before I answer your question I checked what application that the lawyer filled it up for us thats why I'm sure for my answer I-864, Anyway its up to you

Cel&Arch

Ok, thanks a bunch! By the way, Im happy to know that your daughter passed the medical exam. She's already a step closer to be with you. 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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