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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I recently went through the CRBA experience and thought I would share my timeline on how it went. Before I went through the process I had a lot of questions that I couldn’t find answers for, so maybe this will help someone else. It took a total of 43 days from his birth date to have the CRBA and US Passport in hand.

Step 1 Birth of the child. (Feb 3rd)

Step 2 Fill out birth certificate information at the hospital. (Feb 5th)

Step 3 The hospital transcribes the information onto an application for the birth certificate and forwards it to the civil registars office. I hand carried the transcribed application to Civil Registars office on (Feb 6th)

Step 4 Civil Register’s office checks it for mistakes, records it locally, and then forwards it to the NSO.

Step 5 The NSO then records the information submitted by the Civil Registars office and issues the NSO b/c. I went to the NSO and got his NSO b/c on (Feb 24th)

Step 6 Go to the U.S. embassy Manila website and make an appointment online. The first available CRBA appointment date for us was March 5th.

Step 7 Go to appointment and submit application for CRBA and US passport, NSO b/c, supporting documents (found in CRBA checklist on the website) and other requirements.

Step 8 We received my sons CRBA and US passport via Air 21 in Negros Oriental on March 17th.

I was in a hurry to get my sons US passport as soon as possible. So there was a few things I did to speed up the process. I was told at the hospital it would take up to 7 days to transcribe the information we provided for his b/c application. I explained I was in a big hurry to get the NSO b/c, so with a little charm I was allowed to pay for expedited services… ;) at the hospital. I then hand carried his application to the Civil Registar’s office. The expedited services I paid for at the hospital put me in contact with the head person at the Civil Registar’s office which allowed me to get expedited ;);) service again.

At the US embassy in Manila you go through 2 layers of security, then up to the second floor. When you go through security they give you receipt with a number on it. Once on the second floor you will see several windows and two rooms in the center. Wait for your number to be show up on the screens. Go to the window it prompts you to go to and there you submit all your paperwork, requirements, and supporting documents. This first trip to the window is to make sure you have everything required and that it is correct. The person at the first trip to the window is just a screener. He will tell you to go sit back down and then he takes your documents to an actual American consulate worker to review. Then you get called again to either a window or one of the rooms and they conduct an interview, or just ask you questions. You raise your right hand, swear the information is correct, and then they direct you to Air 21 desk to have your CRBA and passport mailed to you. Our actual interface with the consulate worker was less then 5 min. probably, it was real quick. Total time spent at the embassy 4 hours.

Wyatt


"The Brazos still runs muddy like she's run all along, there ain't never been no cane to grind, the cottons all but gone." R.E.K



Filed I-129F petition on Oct. 27th 2008
NOA1 Nov. 2008
NOA2 March 27th 2009
VSC sent notice that petition forwared to Manila on April 10th
Letter Finally recieved April 24th
June 10th interview date
Passed medical on May 26th (But, not allowed to get vaccinations)
June 10th Pink slip recieved (Yeee-hawww!!!) Consul interview lasted 5 min.
CFO- Completed in Cebu
POE-(LAX, Flew into together on July 17th, took only 5 min.)
Married August 11th (Now the AOS journey begins)

AOS
Recieved Packet Oct. 6th
Recieved NOA AOS, EAD, AP Oct. 17th.
Recieved Biometrics Appointment letter Oct. 23rd
Biometrics Appointment Nov. 2nd.
Advanced Parole approved Nov. 23rd
EAD Work Authorization received Dec. 6th
Permanent Resident Card and Welcome letter received Dec. 15th

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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That's a good CRBA review -- surely others will be helped by it. Congrats on the new baby!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

That's a good CRBA review -- surely others will be helped by it. Congrats on the new baby!

Thanks. I will post up later the hospital experience and the cost associate with having a C-section birth in the Philippines. Our total cost with everything was around 65,000 pesos give or take a 1,000. Willie was 3 weeks premature, but didn't need any incubation or special care after being born. Thank God because the hospital we were at was not equiped for anything serious. The 6.9 earthquake hit the day we brought him home from the hospital. Our house is located 20 miles from where the epicenter was.

Wyatt


"The Brazos still runs muddy like she's run all along, there ain't never been no cane to grind, the cottons all but gone." R.E.K



Filed I-129F petition on Oct. 27th 2008
NOA1 Nov. 2008
NOA2 March 27th 2009
VSC sent notice that petition forwared to Manila on April 10th
Letter Finally recieved April 24th
June 10th interview date
Passed medical on May 26th (But, not allowed to get vaccinations)
June 10th Pink slip recieved (Yeee-hawww!!!) Consul interview lasted 5 min.
CFO- Completed in Cebu
POE-(LAX, Flew into together on July 17th, took only 5 min.)
Married August 11th (Now the AOS journey begins)

AOS
Recieved Packet Oct. 6th
Recieved NOA AOS, EAD, AP Oct. 17th.
Recieved Biometrics Appointment letter Oct. 23rd
Biometrics Appointment Nov. 2nd.
Advanced Parole approved Nov. 23rd
EAD Work Authorization received Dec. 6th
Permanent Resident Card and Welcome letter received Dec. 15th

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thanks so much for sharing your experience. :) My daughter's appointment will be on feb 28, and i'm a little nervous on what to do and things to prepare or bring since my husband (usc) will not be there. :) though i have all the requirements, but still hoping and praying that there are no more questions to our papers,,, that it will run smoothly, easy and perfect. :)


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Thanks for the detailed review that can help others :thumbs:

Edited by Mr Smiley

Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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please reply. so i have to write this down in tagalog because im losing words. so ung fiance ko ipapadala na ulit pabalik here sa pinas ung bc na pinadala ko saknya. he already signed it and notarized everything and also the crba applications. so what happened was we went to q.c city hall. and they said that it will take 11days sa [process sa city hall palang after that thats the time they will forward it to NSO. and it will take up to 2months before they release the true copy of Birth cert. i have a question egarding the expedite thing, ano uing sa hospital i dont get it? and can we request expedite of release of true copy of b.c sa NSO?? please reply. and can i ask is your husband with you when you had the CRBA interview?


Filed cr1 via dcf nov 14, 2014

Approved application nov 26, 2014

Case number december 3, 2014

-----------------------------------had personal things to do so medical and interview was delayed after a month

Medical feb 2-3 2015

Interview- feb 12 2015 APPROVED!!!!

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Ask lng po aq...i have a 4 year old son and his dad is american. Born here at Philippines.

Paano po yan kong la na kming communication or contact sa father nang anak ko?

Ano pong kailangan kong gawin?

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please reply. so i have to write this down in tagalog because im losing words. so ung fiance ko ipapadala na ulit pabalik here sa pinas ung bc na pinadala ko saknya. he already signed it and notarized everything and also the crba applications. so what happened was we went to q.c city hall. and they said that it will take 11days sa [process sa city hall palang after that thats the time they will forward it to NSO. and it will take up to 2months before they release the true copy of Birth cert. i have a question egarding the expedite thing, ano uing sa hospital i dont get it? and can we request expedite of release of true copy of b.c sa NSO?? please reply. and can i ask is your husband with you when you had the CRBA interview?

It will all start sa civil registrar after sa hospital.

Once they have transcribe it "coding" that was term used. Have them/ ask / beg them for expedite. Once meron na yung code. Good as okay na. Go to nso ask for a copy. You will be issued negative certificate, present them the coded certificte of birth. They will scan it and forward it sa manila. It might take few days to weeks.. Again plead/ beg if you must for expedite...

Ask lng po aq...i have a 4 year old son and his dad is american. Born here at Philippines.

Paano po yan kong la na kming communication or contact sa father nang anak ko?

Ano pong kailangan kong gawin?

You will have a problem there. There must be a consent from the father. Plus paperworks from the father that he is recognizing the baby, he is a legit american citizen, consent for the passport apply application...

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

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NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

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