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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I'd like to accompany my fiancee on her interview and fly home with her, but my leave time is limited from my job. Is it possible to pick up an approved K1 visa directly from the US embassy in Manila? If this is allowable what is the typical processing time before it is ready for pick-up following the interview and what is the procedure for requesting this service?


K1 Visa Timeline:

03/21/2012 Met in person

03/23/2012 Engaged

04/09/2012 I-129F mailed

04/13/2012 I-129F Received at TSC, forwarded to VSC

04/13/2012 NOA1 Date

04/13/2012 Check Cashed

04/19/2012 Received NOA1 letter

10/18/2012 NOA2-No RFE

10/23/2012 Received MNL case number from NVC

10/24/2012 Paid visa fee and scheduled interview

11/08/2012 Medical Completed

11/09/2012 CFO seminar and interview completed

11/19/2012 Interview USEM- VISA APPROVED

11/26/2012 Passport (and visa) in transit from post

11/27/2012 Visa Packet delivered/Air booked-business class all the way!!

12/05/2012 flew to Manila-CFO sticker-USA Bound

12/06/2012 Arrived USA-POE Washington DC!!!!!!!!!

12/12/2012 Wedding

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I'd like to accompany my fiancee on her interview and fly home with her, but my leave time is limited from my job. Is it possible to pick up an approved K1 visa directly from the US embassy in Manila? If this is allowable what is the typical processing time before it is ready for pick-up following the interview and what is the procedure for requesting this service?

If you are eligible for a K1 or K2 visa, your passport with the approved visa will be delivered to your designated delivery address at no additional cost. The Embassy uses a guaranteed courier service to handle visa deliveries. 2GO commercial courier is the new Embassy's authorized courier service provider for the visa units. Delivery should be within two weeks from your visa issuance. Applicants also have the option to pick up the visas at any 2GO branch.

According to the Manila K-1 instruction packet, you have the option of having it delivered or you can pick it up at a specific location. I have read that the wait time is less if you opt to pick it up at a 2GO location. Otherwise, it would be at least a week or two for it to be delivered to the beneficiary's address. I don't believe it is possible to obtain it directly from the embassy per the instructions mentioned.

Revised K1 Instruction Packet _3__rtf2_004.pdf


Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Thanks ToddnJessa. I read that as well but I have also seen consulate reviews where pick- up requests directly from the embassy were honored. I am looking for somebody with detailed information regarding these requests. As for the two week delivery statement I have also read about visas being delivered well beyond even the three week mark. Best of luck to you on the K-1 process!!


K1 Visa Timeline:

03/21/2012 Met in person

03/23/2012 Engaged

04/09/2012 I-129F mailed

04/13/2012 I-129F Received at TSC, forwarded to VSC

04/13/2012 NOA1 Date

04/13/2012 Check Cashed

04/19/2012 Received NOA1 letter

10/18/2012 NOA2-No RFE

10/23/2012 Received MNL case number from NVC

10/24/2012 Paid visa fee and scheduled interview

11/08/2012 Medical Completed

11/09/2012 CFO seminar and interview completed

11/19/2012 Interview USEM- VISA APPROVED

11/26/2012 Passport (and visa) in transit from post

11/27/2012 Visa Packet delivered/Air booked-business class all the way!!

12/05/2012 flew to Manila-CFO sticker-USA Bound

12/06/2012 Arrived USA-POE Washington DC!!!!!!!!!

12/12/2012 Wedding

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thanks ToddnJessa. I read that as well but I have also seen consulate reviews where pick- up requests directly from the embassy were honored. I am looking for somebody with detailed information regarding these requests. As for the two week delivery statement I have also read about visas being delivered well beyond even the three week mark. Best of luck to you on the K-1 process!!

You're welcome. In our case, we will probably pick it up at a 2GO location. I understand it can be in limbo past that 2 week mark too so I don't want to really risk that. I did read that exceptions can be made due to merited circumstances. However, it is very unclear how those circumstances are defined. I would contact the embassy directly. Hopefully, someone that has successfully done this can provide you feedback.


Our K-1 and AOS Journey

05/12-05/22/10-met my sweetheart and family(had lots of fun!)
12/13-12/26/11-met again for engagement/Christmas
04/10/12-I-129F petition sent
04/13/12-USPS delivery confirmation
04/18/12-NOA1 text/email
04/21/12-NOA1(receipt 04/17/12)
10/10/12-NOA2 text
10/15/12-NOA2 letter received
10/27/12-NVC letter received
11/28/12-Medical Exam-PASSED
12/07/12-K-1 Interview-APPROVED

02/12/13-POE-Atlanta
03/04/13-Wedding
03/27/13-AOS,EAD,AP delivered
04/03/13-NOAs text/email
04/08/13-NOAs received
04/26/13-Biometrics appointment(walk-in done 04/17)

06/03/13-EAD card production/AP post decision approval

06/10/13-EAD/AP combo card received

04/04/14-AOS card production/decision

04/11/14-NOA2 welcome to the USA

04/12/14-Received GC

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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I'd like to accompany my fiancee on her interview and fly home with her, but my leave time is limited from my job. Is it possible to pick up an approved K1 visa directly from the US embassy in Manila? If this is allowable what is the typical processing time before it is ready for pick-up following the interview and what is the procedure for requesting this service?

You really won't save much time if any, we scheduled to pick up the visa at a 2G0 in Makati only to find out from 2GO later that office had been closed. 2GO delivered it to the house.

Time frame? check my signature out.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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