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Hi I've read posts that if your from 21-24 years of age, you require parental ADVICE.

Is this true? I'm the beneficiary and I'm 23 years old. Is it really necessary to have a written statement from both parents and have it notarized as requirement in the US Embassy in Manila? Already preparing my papers for Interview and I just don't want to mess up just because I was lacking documents. :unsure:


Can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you..

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10/10/2011 - I-129F Sent

10/25/2011 - NOA1

04/18/2012 - NOA2 :)

05/16/2012 - Medical Done

05/30/2012 - Interview - Visa Approved!

06/09/2012 - Visa on Hand

06/28/2012 - POE (D.C)

AOS Process

08/17/2012 - I-485 and I-765 Sent

08/23/2012 - NOA1 (I485 and I-765)

08/24/2012 - Cash Checked

09/10/2012 - Biometrics Done

10/22/2012 - EAD Approved

10/29/2012 - EAD Card Received

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Hi I've read posts that if your from 21-24 years of age, you require parental ADVICE.

Is this true? I'm the beneficiary and I'm 23 years old. Is it really necessary to have a written statement from both parents and have it notarized as requirement in the US Embassy in Manila? Already preparing my papers for Interview and I just don't want to mess up just because I was lacking documents. :unsure:

It is a requirement to have consent or advice notarized for your CFO because it is a Philippine law. Normally, this is for marriage in the Philippines, but the CFO likes to give people a hard time apparently. It is not a requirement of the US. In your case, it would be parental advice. However, I am very confused about the cutoff being 24 or 25. You can view my other post to see what I mean on this.http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/364159-parental-consent-or-parental-advice/page__view__findpost__p__5368318


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: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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It is a requirement to have consent or advice notarized for your CFO because it is a Philippine law. Normally, this is for marriage in the Philippines, but the CFO likes to give people a hard time apparently. It is not a requirement of the US. In your case, it would be parental advice. However, I am very confused about the cutoff being 24 or 25. You can view my other post to see what I mean on this.http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/364159-parental-consent-or-parental-advice/page__view__findpost__p__5368318

I just turned 23 6mos. ago.. so I guess I'll be needing the Parental Advice?.. Is there a format for it and necessary that both parents will be the one to make the statement and have it Notarized?


Can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you..

K1 Visa Process

10/10/2011 - I-129F Sent

10/25/2011 - NOA1

04/18/2012 - NOA2 :)

05/16/2012 - Medical Done

05/30/2012 - Interview - Visa Approved!

06/09/2012 - Visa on Hand

06/28/2012 - POE (D.C)

AOS Process

08/17/2012 - I-485 and I-765 Sent

08/23/2012 - NOA1 (I485 and I-765)

08/24/2012 - Cash Checked

09/10/2012 - Biometrics Done

10/22/2012 - EAD Approved

10/29/2012 - EAD Card Received

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I just turned 23 6mos. ago.. so I guess I'll be needing the Parental Advice?.. Is there a format for it and necessary that both parents will be the one to make the statement and have it Notarized?

You would need "advice". If you click the link to my other post, then click the link to Quezon city, there is a form available for download. Not sure if it is presentable. Check out your own city or municipality for instructions.


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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The consent letter is not required at the embassy, just CFO. CFO can be very annoying if you are well prepared, I think they are bigger peckers than the embassy by a wide margin.

After NOA2 AND YOU HAVE YOUR MNL #

(open all of these links then save them to your bookmarks so you have them for easy access)

Embassy:

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_003.pdf

The DS-156 can be difficult to complete sometimes, if you have issues try a different web browser. I had problems getting it to print with IE8, Chrome, Firefox, finally got it to print using Safari.

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/

When scheduling online with the embassy you need to include the "XX" at the beginning of the passport number.

Make sure to print two copies of the interview confirmation page as you will need one for St. Luke's and the other for the embassy.

St. Luke's:

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

http://www.slec.ph/us/registration/

Have copies of passport bio page, confirmation page from scheduling interview online at embassy, and of course the 2X2 photos.

CFO:

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348:fiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140#ThirdA

Required documents & "OTHER DOCUMENTS" they ask for at CFO: copies of; CENOMAR, certified birth certificate, bio page of passport, visa page from passport, pictures together, from USC - bio page of passport, birth certificate, divorce decree (if been married before) are the most common. The "other documents" clause can be ANYTHING with those nit-wits at CFO.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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