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Hello my VJ friends!!!I just want to share with you my seminar experience at PRISM and CFO.

I attend seminar last thursday at PRISM which is located at Taft avenue,

the afternoon session start at 1:30pm it was only few people at that time.then,

the counselor start to discuss about other country cultures,immigration laws and so on

they have this packet for 150pesos it's like a Guide book,after the seminar

they call us one by one for interview with the counselor,they ask for my 2 valid ID, A photocopy of my Cenomar,NBI,Birth certificate,and my Fiance's copy of passport with stamp.

they ask my fiance's mother maiden name,the counselor will ask about it so take note of it.and some question were,how did you met?when and where?when did you met him in Person?where did he stay during he's visit here and for how long?he's education attainment

and he's job and so on...and also they ask pictures of us together during he's visit.

bring extra picture's with you for they will ask you to submit at least 2pcs. some

they ask at least 5pcs of pictures.they will include this in your file...

after the interview,We pay the counseling fee 250pesos.

they took picture of us for the Guidance @ Counseling Certificate

of Attendance.always check the spelling of your name,sometimes they type it wrong.

after that i went to Commission on Filipino Overseas(CFO)located at Osmena highway,

corner Quirino Ave.I took pedicab as driver know's where the CFO located at,pay for 30peso.

Be careful if you took taxi as they will roam you around just so you can pay more,anyway

the PRISM is not that far from CFO,when i get there the receptionist will

ask you to leave your valid ID and give you a visitor's pass.

it wasn't that much people so we get done really quick...

i submit the photocopy of my Guidance @Counseling Certificate of Attendance and pay 400pesos for the registration of CFO,they give me a Guidance and Counseling Certificate and i had

to return for my Sticker after i got my Visa hopefully... i hope this will give you a bit of information,and Good Luck on your seminar!!! God Bless...


Our Journey Together,Forever...

June 04 Detroit(POE)

June 15 Wedding "Blessed Day!" thank God!

July 13'12 Appointment Civil Surgeon

Adjustment Of Status

July 18'12 Send my application for AOS

July 20'12 USPS delivered my docs. to USCIS Chicago,IL

July 23'12 USCIS received Application(Priority date)

July 26'12 Check cash out/got txt@email,received my application

July 30'12 received mail NOA1(AOS/EAD/AP)

Aug.22'12 Biometrics done(Detroit,MI)

Sept.19 USCIS mailed a noticed they approved my Travel Docs.

Sept.20 EAD card on production(approved in 60 days!)

Sept.25 USPS pick up mail from USCIS(EAD card on the way!)

Sept.27 EAD card received.

Sept 28 went to SSOffice for name change on SSN card.

Oct 05'12 Got my new SSN card.

April 16'13 USCIS emailed Case Status:Card/Document Production.

April 20'13 Recieved mail from USCIS welcome notice.

April 22'13 USCIS email that USPS picked up mail containing my GC.

April 25'13 Green Card on hand,finally!...

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Yup, not busy at PRISM at all, we were there Wednesday for the 10AM session. I went along only because we were going to lunch afterward, so I sat out front visiting with the guard and a few others that were waiting as well. The guard is a funny guy.


Hank

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Hello my VJ friends!!!I just want to share with you my seminar experience at PRISM and CFO.

I attend seminar last thursday at PRISM which is located at Taft avenue,

the afternoon session start at 1:30pm it was only few people at that time.then,

the counselor start to discuss about other country cultures,immigration laws and so on

they have this packet for 150pesos it's like a Guide book,after the seminar

they call us one by one for interview with the counselor,they ask for my 2 valid ID, A photocopy of my Cenomar,NBI,Birth certificate,and my Fiance's copy of passport with stamp.

they ask my fiance's mother maiden name,the counselor will ask about it so take note of it.and some question were,how did you met?when and where?when did you met him in Person?where did he stay during he's visit here and for how long?he's education attainment

and he's job and so on...and also they ask pictures of us together during he's visit.

bring extra picture's with you for they will ask you to submit at least 2pcs. some

they ask at least 5pcs of pictures.they will include this in your file...

after the interview,We pay the counseling fee 250pesos.

they took picture of us for the Guidance @ Counseling Certificate

of Attendance.always check the spelling of your name,sometimes they type it wrong.

after that i went to Commission on Filipino Overseas(CFO)located at Osmena highway,

corner Quirino Ave.I took pedicab as driver know's where the CFO located at,pay for 30peso.

Be careful if you took taxi as they will roam you around just so you can pay more,anyway

the PRISM is not that far from CFO,when i get there the receptionist will

ask you to leave your valid ID and give you a visitor's pass.

it wasn't that much people so we get done really quick...

i submit the photocopy of my Guidance @Counseling Certificate of Attendance and pay 400pesos for the registration of CFO,they give me a Guidance and Counseling Certificate and i had

to return for my Sticker after i got my Visa hopefully... i hope this will give you a bit of information,and Good Luck on your seminar!!! God Bless...

hi, thanks for the information.. cause i really dont know what to do in CFO. i really thought i just go there and listen to what they said. LOL..

now i know they are going to interview me..

i was planning to go to CFO with my 3 year old son after i recieve my visa for K1 and K2.

last march 16, i recieved my case number from the embassy.

april 10, i pay my visa application for k1 and on april 16, i pay my son's visa application for k2.

after that, i scheduled my visa interview to the embassy on may 17 thru online schedule.

but im confuse why they have not send me a packet cause its few days past already (April 29), so i ask my fiance to call the manila embassy and the one who answer told him that they will just send an email for the appointment confirmation of schedule...

so now, i got the appointment confirmation of schedule for my visa interview and my son interview too,,

and then, my fiance is so eager to booked our flight to manila cause i am from iligan city. so he called again the manila embassy, and the one answered the call just said to print our the appointment confirmation he send and thats it. After that call, my fiance booked our flight and booked our hotel in La Corona, last april 25.

Now, my question are,

1. Is it enough that they will just send an appointment confirmation thru my email address? then print it out?

2. What is inside the packet that the embassy send to you?

3. Is it ok that we already booked our flight and hotel?

4. About my son's case, is it ok if we just go to CFO cebu to do our seminar?

i guess, thats all for the questions for now.. i hope you can help me with these matter..

thank you and GOd bless..

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hi, thanks for the information.. cause i really dont know what to do in CFO. i really thought i just go there and listen to what they said. LOL..

now i know they are going to interview me..

i was planning to go to CFO with my 3 year old son after i recieve my visa for K1 and K2.

last march 16, i recieved my case number from the embassy.

april 10, i pay my visa application for k1 and on april 16, i pay my son's visa application for k2.

after that, i scheduled my visa interview to the embassy on may 17 thru online schedule.

but im confuse why they have not send me a packet cause its few days past already (April 29), so i ask my fiance to call the manila embassy and the one who answer told him that they will just send an email for the appointment confirmation of schedule...

so now, i got the appointment confirmation of schedule for my visa interview and my son interview too,,

and then, my fiance is so eager to booked our flight to manila cause i am from iligan city. so he called again the manila embassy, and the one answered the call just said to print our the appointment confirmation he send and thats it. After that call, my fiance booked our flight and booked our hotel in La Corona, last april 25.

Now, my question are,

1. Is it enough that they will just send an appointment confirmation thru my email address? then print it out?

2. What is inside the packet that the embassy send to you?

3. Is it ok that we already booked our flight and hotel?

4. About my son's case, is it ok if we just go to CFO cebu to do our seminar?

i guess, thats all for the questions for now.. i hope you can help me with these matter..

thank you and GOd bless..

The embassy does not send a packet, everything is done online, here is a link to their letter and the necessary forms, plus requirements.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/306605/atienzalb/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3_.pdf

You also need to get the medical done at St. Luke's, its first come first serve but you can pre-register online

http://www.slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.shtml#required-exams

Yes you can do the CFO in Cebu.

CFO will ask for copies of your CENOMAR, certified birth certificate, bio page of your passport, PLUS copy of USC fiance birth certificate, bio page of his passport and divorce decree if he was married before, and pictures of both of you together. And you best know your fiance's mother's maiden name.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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The embassy does not send a packet, everything is done online, here is a link to their letter and the necessary forms, plus requirements.

http://photos.state....acket%20_3_.pdf

You also need to get the medical done at St. Luke's, its first come first serve but you can pre-register online

http://www.slec.ph/u...#required-exams

Yes you can do the CFO in Cebu.

CFO will ask for copies of your CENOMAR, certified birth certificate, bio page of your passport, PLUS copy of USC fiance birth certificate, bio page of his passport and divorce decree if he was married before, and pictures of both of you together. And you best know your fiance's mother's maiden name.

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Sent NOA1 April 30th 2011

received May 2nd 2011

NOA1 Notice Date:May 4th 2011

NOA 2 txt/ email on july 18th 2011

NOA 2 received in Mail July 20th dated July 18th 2011

NOA2 in "74" days!

NO RFE

Personal issue in the Philippines

Medical Exam: March 22nd 2012

Medical Cleared on March 23rd 2012

Interview Date:April 16th, 2012......PASSED

Arrival Los Angeles California: July 7th 2012.

Marriage September 7th 2012 at San Bernardino County Hall of Records

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Azteca...Thanks for sharing your PRISM and CFO experiences. :star:


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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Thanks Azteca, I have forwarded your whole walk through to my fiancee. I love it when others are so detailed. It really helps a lot. I have asked Love to try to remember all the questions and what happens so we can post her story after CFO and the Embassy review. Hopefully she does, I just want to give back after being helped so much.


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Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2011-12-07

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-12-13

I-129F RFE(s) : None

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-04-02

NVC Received : 2012-04-06

NVC Left : 2012-04-17

Interview Date : 2012-05-09

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2012-05-18

US Entry : 2012-06-01

Marriage : 2012-06-08

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 148 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Thanks Azteca, I have forwarded your whole walk through to my fiancee. I love it when others are so detailed. It really helps a lot. I have asked Love to try to remember all the questions and what happens so we can post her story after CFO and the Embassy review. Hopefully she does, I just want to give back after being helped so much.

hello guys!!!...i'm so glad that my post help you out,i love to share my experienced so everyone who hasn't

been through it will give them point somehow...good luck to all of us... God bless!!!

Azteca...Thanks for sharing your PRISM and CFO experiences. :star:

your welcome!!! :thumbs:


Our Journey Together,Forever...

June 04 Detroit(POE)

June 15 Wedding "Blessed Day!" thank God!

July 13'12 Appointment Civil Surgeon

Adjustment Of Status

July 18'12 Send my application for AOS

July 20'12 USPS delivered my docs. to USCIS Chicago,IL

July 23'12 USCIS received Application(Priority date)

July 26'12 Check cash out/got txt@email,received my application

July 30'12 received mail NOA1(AOS/EAD/AP)

Aug.22'12 Biometrics done(Detroit,MI)

Sept.19 USCIS mailed a noticed they approved my Travel Docs.

Sept.20 EAD card on production(approved in 60 days!)

Sept.25 USPS pick up mail from USCIS(EAD card on the way!)

Sept.27 EAD card received.

Sept 28 went to SSOffice for name change on SSN card.

Oct 05'12 Got my new SSN card.

April 16'13 USCIS emailed Case Status:Card/Document Production.

April 20'13 Recieved mail from USCIS welcome notice.

April 22'13 USCIS email that USPS picked up mail containing my GC.

April 25'13 Green Card on hand,finally!...

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