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My wife had her embassy interview in Manila on November 8th... 3 weeks ago today. Everything went fine, they took her passport and her application and by our opinion we were all but finished.

Now 3 weeks have gone by and we have heard nothing. VisaJourney gives a time frame of something like 5 days between interview and receiving the visa for Manila. My wife's friends told her no more than 2 weeks.

We have tried calling the US Embassy in Manila and after several hours of trying, we have determined that the immigrant visa department there simply does not answer phones at all.

Can anybody make any suggestions, or offer any information, that can reduce our worries? Is this time normal? Is there a problem currently in Manila with visa processing? Anybody on the inside I can call?

Thanks.


Me: Mr. Jil Wrinkle

Florida, U.S.A.

Wife: Mrs. Epril Wrinkle

Philippines

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My wife had her embassy interview in Manila on November 8th... 3 weeks ago today. Everything went fine, they took her passport and her application and by our opinion we were all but finished.

Now 3 weeks have gone by and we have heard nothing. VisaJourney gives a time frame of something like 5 days between interview and receiving the visa for Manila. My wife's friends told her no more than 2 weeks.

We have tried calling the US Embassy in Manila and after several hours of trying, we have determined that the immigrant visa department there simply does not answer phones at all.

Can anybody make any suggestions, or offer any information, that can reduce our worries? Is this time normal? Is there a problem currently in Manila with visa processing? Anybody on the inside I can call?

Thanks.

if a visa is approved it takes days to 2 weeks to send w/in metro manila but longer if sent to provinces.

were you with her? if not, ask your wife the CO's exact words to her/instructions/comments , or where she was directed to go after the interview. that might uncover an info as to why her visa is taking too long

as for the embassy hotline, all you can do is keep calling until you get somebody to ask about your visa status.


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My wife had her embassy interview in Manila on November 8th... 3 weeks ago today. Everything went fine, they took her passport and her application and by our opinion we were all but finished.

Now 3 weeks have gone by and we have heard nothing. VisaJourney gives a time frame of something like 5 days between interview and receiving the visa for Manila. My wife's friends told her no more than 2 weeks.

We have tried calling the US Embassy in Manila and after several hours of trying, we have determined that the immigrant visa department there simply does not answer phones at all.

Can anybody make any suggestions, or offer any information, that can reduce our worries? Is this time normal? Is there a problem currently in Manila with visa processing? Anybody on the inside I can call?

Thanks.

i had my interview last 21st of November 2011 and my fiance told me that in US Embassy website says there it's gonna take 1 to 3 days to deliver your passport if your in manila but till now we don't have it yet:( we tried calling this numbers (214) 571-1600 or (646) 254-3546 couple of days ago since i'm using magic jack, the lady told me that my passport with visa is maybe in the US embassy still because it's not in their system yet. i tried calling them again using this numbers 3012000 ext. 5184 or 5185 but it kept ringing and no one is answering my call. They answer calls right away using this numbers (214) 571-1600 or (646) 254-3546 unlike the other one. My fiance send them an E-mail @ IVManilaReplies@state.gov here's there e-mail format;

To enable us to electronically sort the messages and provide better, more timely responses, you should follow the instructions below.

"The subject line of your email should indicate the visa applicant’s last name, first and middle name (ex. DOE, John James), case number/USCIS receipt number, visa category and priority date.

Messages should be limited to 500 characters or less.

The mail size should not be more than 15 KB.

Do not submit documentation or attachments with your message as our system is unable to receive inquiries with attachments.

Do not send your inquiry more than once as duplicate inquiries will congest our system and delay our response time.

Before submitting your inquiry, please review our website where you will find answers to many of your questions regarding the immigrant visa process."

I'm not sure if waiting for 3 weeks is normal... some people get it soon and some are not :( This final wait is torturing us :bonk::( Good Luck to All of Us!!!



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my fiance and i kept pestering the US Embassy and maybe they were so irritated cause we are so makulit, i received a text from 2go @ 4:25pm and they gonna deliver my passport with visa on Thursday since it'll be holiday (Bonifacio Day) here tomorrow :D

why not bugging them till they surrender your passport and visa? :lol:

i'm very sure u guys gonna have it too :thumbs:



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Not to worry. The CO is probably verifying one or more of your documents. It's a fairly routine thing and it takes some time.

If you want to call the Embassy, you have to be persistent because their lines are always busy. Try calling first thing in the morning...Manila time. Better yet, email them.

The waiting is torture...but hang in there...it's worth the wait! :star:


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