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Hi Vj'ers! I'm worried now because I've heard that base on Embassy of the United States of America Consular Section - Immigrant Visa Unit Manila Philippines.

You must have a passport valid for at least six (6) months. We are now waiting for our NVC letter/mla case# anytime now. And my passport will expire on April 03, 2012, 8 months from now. I used my passport number when we submit our 1st packet to USCIS.

My question is, do I need to renew it before I schedule my interview or best to get it after? Do you thnk it won't affect our K1 petition on this matter ? I'm worried and confused now. Any suggestions/comments are greatly appreciated! :):help::bonk:


3-23-2011- i129f sent

3-24-2011- check encash

3-29-2011- NOA1

6-17-2011- RFE

7-01-2011- RFE sent

7-05-2011- RFE rcvd/Response review

7-14-2011- NOA2

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Think you cannot renew it after the interview as visa is on the passport and medical stamp too.. mine will expire sept 11,2012 but my flight will be next month so its still good to go.. you need to fly until october or else it will be expired..think better if you renew it by now but it takes a month to get the new passport this time.. hope someone can help you about renewing passport..goodluck

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Hi Vj'ers! I'm worried now because I've heard that base on Embassy of the United States of America Consular Section - Immigrant Visa Unit Manila Philippines.

You must have a passport valid for at least six (6) months. We are now waiting for our NVC letter/mla case# anytime now. And my passport will expire on April 03, 2012, 8 months from now. I used my passport number when we submit our 1st packet to USCIS.

My question is, do I need to renew it before I schedule my interview or best to get it after? Do you thnk it won't affect our K1 petition on this matter ? I'm worried and confused now. Any suggestions/comments are greatly appreciated! :):help::bonk:

Hello Sis, just wanna ask, I had same case with you earlier, my passport was about to expire on Feb 2012, but, knowing the requirement of USEM of at least 6 months validity or before expiration, I had it renewed already last April and I just got the new one last month. It took us almost 3 months waiting including my kids new passports. I'm wondering because you mentioned that you used your passport number in your 1st packet to USCIS. I couldn't remember I used mine, we filed Feb 2011 and I renewed my passport April 2011. For interview, I would be using a new / renewed passport, which means another passport number. Can you please clarify on this issue? I really couldn't remember I used my old passport number in the packet 1. Thanks, Sis ! Good luck ! :)

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Hello Sis, just wanna ask, I had same case with you earlier, my passport was about to expire on Feb 2012, but, knowing the requirement of USEM of at least 6 months validity or before expiration, I had it renewed already last April and I just got the new one last month. It took us almost 3 months waiting including my kids new passports. I'm wondering because you mentioned that you used your passport number in your 1st packet to USCIS. I couldn't remember I used mine, we filed Feb 2011 and I renewed my passport April 2011. For interview, I would be using a new / renewed passport, which means another passport number. Can you please clarify on this issue? I really couldn't remember I used my old passport number in the packet 1. Thanks, Sis ! Good luck ! :)

hi sis thanks for your time to comment. So you were asking about the old passport number used for the 1st packet? I'm a bit worried that it would messed up our papers if I will renew my passport before my interview:( I'm worried I might put on an AP for the validity of my passport. ..... :bonk:


3-23-2011- i129f sent

3-24-2011- check encash

3-29-2011- NOA1

6-17-2011- RFE

7-01-2011- RFE sent

7-05-2011- RFE rcvd/Response review

7-14-2011- NOA2

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Think you cannot renew it after the interview as visa is on the passport and medical stamp too.. mine will expire sept 11,2012 but my flight will be next month so its still good to go.. you need to fly until october or else it will be expired..think better if you renew it by now but it takes a month to get the new passport this time.. hope someone can help you about renewing passport..goodluck

Thanks sis for your time to comment/suggest. I guess it would be better if I will just wait til the visa get approved! or I might put on an AP..not sure but possible , depends on Consul :)


3-23-2011- i129f sent

3-24-2011- check encash

3-29-2011- NOA1

6-17-2011- RFE

7-01-2011- RFE sent

7-05-2011- RFE rcvd/Response review

7-14-2011- NOA2

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hi sis thanks for your time to comment. So you were asking about the old passport number used for the 1st packet? I'm a bit worried that it would messed up our papers if I will renew my passport before my interview:( I'm worried I might put on an AP for the validity of my passport. ..... :bonk:

One of their requirements is a passport w/ at least 6mos validity so I don't think they will put u on an AP because u renew ur passport. Just inform them about ur passport renewal or better yet call USEM first, ask if u really need to renew ur passport/what and if u need to, ask if there's a proper documentation on changing passport # on ur packet 1 so to avoid messing up ur papers w/ them and just to be certain.


When life gives you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt....:)

Visa Journey

Mar 02 2011 - Sent I-129F package to Dallas Lockbox

Mar 08 2011 - Delivered to Dallas

Mar 11 2011 - Check in cashed..

Mar 12 2011 - Initial Review; Status Last update...

Mar 14 2011 - NOA1 received by email - petition routed to VSC

Aug 10 2011- unexpectedly received mail from NVC saying we are approved

w/ my MNL case # on it.

Aug 11 2011- My approved petition already at USEM :)

Aug 16 2011- Finally, USCIS update our status..

Aug 22-23 2011 - Medical Exam: Passed! yay!

Aug 22 2011 - finally received hardcopy of NOA2 on mail and we were approved since Jul 13, 2011

Sep 02 2011 - Interview date! approved!

Sep 14 2011 - Visa received!

Sep 19 2011 - POE (Guam)

Oct 14 2011 - Wedding Day

Nov 21 2011 - AOS Sent

Nov 25 2011 - AOS Delivered

Nov 30 2011 - NOA1s received by email/

Dec 06 2011 - NOA1s hard copies received dated Nov 30, 2011

Dec 22 2011 - Biometric done

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Hi. Im really new to this. My visa interview is scheduled this coming march 6 but it turns out there is something wrong with my passport. So i have to renew/replace them which would change my passport number ofcourse. My question is, would it affect my documents we already filed at the embassy? Or i can just reschedule my interview when i get my new passport and pick up the process where i left it? My biggest worry is that if we would start all over again. I badly need your advices. Thank you

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