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Hi i'm already on the process on scheduling my Interview Online.. when I entered the receipt no. It states that that there's no record that can be found on the entered receipt. I entered my passport no. since that's basically what is in the receipt.


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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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Hi i'm already on the process on scheduling my Interview Online.. when I entered the receipt no. It states that that there's no record that can be found on the entered receipt. I entered my passport no. since that's basically what is in the receipt.

When did you pay the Visa Application fee?

That means it was not updated in the USEM database yet.

You may need to wait 4 - 24 hours for them to update there database or you can call USEM and schedule the appointment via phone.

To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.


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guys i need help i keep on entering my receipt no. but always says theres no record i cant even contact the embassy when i call! :(


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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When did you pay the Visa Application fee?

That means it was not updated in the USEM database yet.

You may need to wait 4 - 24 hours for them to update there database or you can call USEM and schedule the appointment via phone.

To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.

I paid the visa fee by cash at the bank this morning so its more than 4 hours already. was able to reach the line though, but they asked for the last content that NVC gave us. but i don't have any they just gave us the case no. through phone when my fiance called. Do we have to wait for the email or mail from Embassy to be able to schedule an interview?


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 paid the visa fee by cash at the bank this morning so its more than 4 hours already. was able to reach the line though, but they asked for the last content that NVC gave us. but i don't have any they just gave us the case no. through phone when my fiance called. Do we have to wait for the email or mail from Embassy to be able to schedule an interview?

NVC will send USEM an electronic copy of the I-129f petition. The hard copy meaning the physical papers. It will take from 5 - 10 business days for the hard copy to be received at USEM.

Being that NVC issued the MNL# to your fiance this week. You can keep checking with USEM to see if they have received the electronic copy of the I-129f petition. Once it received they will need to enter it in the system. They will still need to receive the hard copy but you can schedule the appointment once the electronic copy is received.


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NVC will send USEM an electronic copy of the I-129f petition. The hard copy meaning the physical papers. It will take from 5 - 10 business days for the hard copy to be received at USEM.

Being that NVC issued the MNL# to your fiance this week. You can keep checking with USEM to see if they have received the electronic copy of the I-129f petition. Once it received they will need to enter it in the system. They will still need to receive the hard copy but you can schedule the appointment once the electronic copy is received.

So by this time I still cant schedule for an interview even if I already have my MNL#? though they still don't have the hard copy. Do i just have to wait and confirm USEM if they have it in their system then that's when I can schedule for my interview?


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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OMG! was able to successfully schedule my appointment online! it went through after how many tries w/the error in the receipt no.!! :)) finally! THANKS for the help as well Wally G!


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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Patience is golden! Panic and stress are killers, relax, there is nothing to freak out over. The norm for the interview portal to accept your payment info is 4-24 hours.


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OMG! was able to successfully schedule my appointment online! it went through after how many tries w/the error in the receipt no.!! :)) finally! THANKS for the help as well Wally G!

Patients is a virtue!! :whistle: Congratulations!! :thumbs:

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Patience is golden! Panic and stress are killers, relax, there is nothing to freak out over. The norm for the interview portal to accept your payment info is 4-24 hours.

Patients is a virtue!! :whistle: Congratulations!! :thumbs:

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Hehe thanks guys! and yes. I did panic and freaked out since Monday will be the next time for me to be able to schedule. However, God is really good.. was able to get through and FINALLY.. got an interview date before my Fiance's birthday. Hope this will be his happiest birthday ever:)


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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You can look at my K-1 Visa Application process for Manila as a guide or reference.

At this point you should start preparing your fiancé’s Packet 3.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3224.html

Download the K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions. Make sure to have all the requirements in the instructions. Review and go over it 3 or 4 times to make sure all is filled correct.

Now your fiancé will pay and schedule the USEM appointment.

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

Click on the apply button (Green Button " Apply Now ". Fill out the registration information. It is straight forward.

Click Schedule Appointment

Select Immigrant Visa

Click continue

Select K Visas ( Visa for Fiancée , Visa For Spouse )

Select K1 - Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen

Click continue

Fill out all information

Click continue

You will receive a confirmation email of you appointment.

If your are not comfortable with the online appointment system. You can always call and set appointment via phone.

To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3238.html

You will now pay for you the fiancé visa application fee there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $240 / P10,243. Send a little extra as it is bases on current exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.

BPI Branch Locator:

http://info.bpiexpressonline.com/bpiprod/prodserv.nsf/Pop-Ups/BranchesSearch

Require documents at BPI:

Passport and MNL number

When filling out the online applicant or speaking to the USEM agent. You will need the receipt number on the receipt from BPI.

USEM will give her some dates to choose from. Once she selects a date. Appointment is set!! You can reschedule but they will push you further in the month or next month.

Your fiancé will need to prepare for her Medical at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC)

Required Documents:

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

Pre-register online and have her print out this letter. This is the appointment letter she needs to present at SLMEC.

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

Medical fees are: 15 years and older USD 213.35 / PhP 9,387.50. This is paid at SLMEC.

ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION CLINIC

1177 J. Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila 1000 PHILIPPINES

If your fiancé passes her Medical They will give her a date to come back to SLEC and get her results and medical will CD of chest X-ray

On the interview date she will have a time most likely 6:00 - 6:30 AM to be at the Manila USEM. She needs to have all her required documents in hand, appointment letter, and passport. Again refer to K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions as for what is needed. Make sure she has all papers organized. It makes for a easier processing at the embassy and shows seriousness. Buy a organizer with tabs. Label the tabs for each requirement.

Once at the embassy, she will fall in line. They will take her appointment letter, check passport and assign her a number. At the embassy they don't allow any electronic devices.

You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate while carrying any of the following items:

battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players

large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted

bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers

food items (refreshments are available for purchase in the waiting area)

sealed envelopes or packages

cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters

sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files

weapons or explosive materials of any kind

If she needs her cell phone they will ask her to check it in at the security section. They will give her a card so she can retrieve at the end of interview.

They will give her a form to fill out on how to deliver the passport with visa. Either it's deliver to her home address or she can go pick it up at a 2GO location.

Once inside, she will need to look on the board for her number to be called. She will go to the window and ask for her paperwork. Then she will be finger printed. They will tell her to wait again. Once her number flashes again, she will have her first interview with Filipino consulate. They will ask her a few questions and check and process her documents. (MAKE SURE SHE HAS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS). If all is in order she answered all questions to satisfaction. She will then wait again for her number to flash again on the board. Then she will have her final interviewer US consulate. Consulate will process her paperwork and ask a few questions. If all is in order she will be told to wait again for her number to flash. Then she will go to the 2GO window where they will take her passport. They will give her a receipt (make sure to ask if they do not give one).

That's it for the USEM interview. You can now breathe a little easier.

Now if there is a problem. They will give a 221g form and state what the issue is. Now you will need to get them whatever they want in order to proceed. Now this is pull a long process when your in Admin Review. Look on VJ for Admin Review stories.

It will take 5 - 10 days for 2GO to receive visa and passport from USEM.

2GO locator:

http://supplychain.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/tools/outlets.asp

2GO Tracking (enter MNL number):

http://supplychain.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/etrace/index.asp

Once you have received your passport with visa. Now its time for CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas). Now CFO seminar can be done in the beginning before obtaining the visa and passport. You will need to return to get the CFO sticker and Stamp in the passport after receiving the visa passport upon approval and delivery.

St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation - Center for Overseas Workers.

CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) Information.

CFO Seminar is a 1 day seminar and process.

She will need to register for her seminar.

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348%3Afiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140&Itemid=813

CFO is to inform fipinos about the country they are traveling to. The Good, Bad and Ugly. They will ask her some questions and issue her CFO sticker and seminar certificate.

Requirements for Registration:

Original and photocopy of Passport;

Original and photocopy of visa;

Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound/ Certification of Eligibility (for Japan-bound);

Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;

Duly completed emigrant registration form; and

Payment of the authorized registration fee.

Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348%3Afiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140&Itemid=813

Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph; (Postal ID, NBI Clearance, Passport w/ Visa)

Duly completed guidance and counseling form;

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/pdf/downloadable%20forms/overseasbasedemigrantform.pdf

If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)

Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and

You will pay a fee totaling PhP 650.00. The PhP 250.00 is paid as counseling fee at SMEF-COW or PRISM while the PhP 400.00 is for registration at the CFO.

If you fiancee is under 25 yrs. She will need a written consent letter from her parents or a parent will need to be there with her to give consent of there child's marriage.

> If you are between the ages of 21-24, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental advice to marry.

> If you are between the ages of 18-20, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental consent to marry.

Here's why you didn't see anything on the CFO website about those requirements:

The following is from the CFO website:

Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program

Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;

Duly completed guidance and counseling form;

If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)

Other documents as may be required by the counselors <-----------------------------

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.

CFO link.

The following forms may come in handy:

Sworn statement that advice of parents or guardian has been asked. (for those who are 21-24 years old)

Consent to marriage of a person under age. (for those who are 18-20 years old)

Marriage applicants who are age 18 to 21 must have parental consent in writing, those age 21 to 25 must have written parental advice (a written indication that the parents are aware of the couple's intent to marry). The revised Family Code of the Philippines, which took effect on August 4, 1988, prohibits marriage for individuals below the age of 18.

U.S. Department of State link.

The quote above is from the section where they are talking about getting married in the Philippines. However, the CFO has been known to require parental advice or parental consent from K-1ers.

It's all on the Consular's discretion whether they require consent from a parent or guardian.

SMEF-Center for Overseas Workers

Good Shepherd Convent

1043 Aurora Boulevard

Quezon City 1108

Philippines

http://www.smef-cow-phil.org/

Once CFO seminar, certificate, Sticker and stamp is completed, you’re done. Book the Flight!! :dance:

You will need to pay a NAIA International Departure Fee: PHP 550 mandatory at NAIA.

Also when you book your flight. Check to see if all airport taxes are include in the price of the ticket. If not, your fiancee will need to pay the " Filipino Travel Tax " of P1,620.

Good Luck and God bless!!!


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Wow! Thanks Wally G. You're really very helpful. I really need all of these to help me prepare everything before the Interview :) and btw, I'm the beneficiary. My Fiance is still asleep since He's off to his work in a few hours. Told him the good news though! :) Thank u and God bless :)


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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Wow! Thanks Wally G. You're really very helpful. I really need all of these to help me prepare everything before the Interview :) and btw, I'm the beneficiary. My Fiance is still asleep since He's off to his work in a few hours. Told him the good news though! :) Thank u and God bless :)

Yes you need all the Visa Application requirements, Medical and CFO. There are some documents that need original signatures meaning no copy or fax of these documents.

It seems like a lot but once you focus and follow the instructions carefully. You will be fine. Always if you have any questions VJ is here for you and your fiance.

What date did you set your interview for?

Good Luck and God Bless.


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Yes you need all the Visa Application requirements, Medical and CFO. There are some documents that need original signatures meaning no copy or fax of these documents.

It seems like a lot but once you focus and follow the instructions carefully. You will be fine. Always if you have any questions VJ is here for you and your fiance.

What date did you set your interview for?

Good Luck and God Bless.

Thank u, will be receiving the documents he sent me this Monday through FedEx:) my Interview is on May 30th :)


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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Thank u, will be receiving the documents he sent me this Monday through FedEx:) my Interview is on May 30th :)

Wow not much time if there is any issues.I would advise order your CENOMAR, Birth Certificate (if you don't have it already), NBI Clearance.

Birth Certificate, CENOMAR from NSO website:

NSO Birth Certificate Click on (Click here to request Now)

https://www.ecensus.com.ph/Default.aspx

Postal ID (P350.00):

2 pcs 2x2 ID picture, Barangay Certificate, Residence certificate (cedula)

NBI Clearance

Travel Abroad, Immigration Requirements, Visa Seaman, Marriage Requirement (Php 115.00)

Postal I.D. and Birth Certificate

http://www.nbi.gov.ph./

https://nbi-online.com/login (APPLY ONLINE)

http://www.bendaggers.com/nbi-clearance-center-application-renewal-price-requirements/

Did you live or work in another country for more that 6 month from the age of 16 and up? If so, you will need to obtain a Police Clearance from that country. If not, then don't worry about Police Clearance.

Note: Average wait time for Police Clearance from another country is 4 - 6 weeks SOMETIMES LONGER!!

St. Luke's Extensions Clinic. If you don't have annulment(s), suicide scars, severe depression, communicable diseases, or never had or was treated for TB. Then your medical should be a breeze 2 days max. If you have any of the above. You may need to re-schedule you appointment depending on which one.

If approved on your interview. You will need to wait on average 5 - 10 business days for you passport with visa to be delivered.

Here are some options for CFO.

1. You can go and take the CFO seminar anytime now. You won't receive you sticker and stamp in your passport. You will only receive the certificate. You will return after you have passport w/ visa in hand to CFO and they will place the sticker and stamp in the passport.

2. You can wait until you have both passport w/ visa in hand. Then attend CFO. Upon completion, they will place the certificate, sticker and stamp in you passport. Then you are done. Your fiance can book your flight.


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