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We received our I-797 that shows she's been approved (NO02 was on April 18, 2012). I called earlier this week to see if i could get the case number, and it was given to me and I was told they were going to mail this to Manila soon and that I'd be told when it occurred via email. I've not seen any emails and as you can imagine I'm dying to schedule the interview. Is there a way to schedule the interview now with just the case number and the other info that we have?

My fear is that it will take forever for any mail to reach her small town in the provinces... time seems to be moving in slow motion waiting in agony for a simple letter to arrive.

Thanks.

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I am not sure how it works for Manila, but in our case, we can't schedule the interview, they TELL you when your interview is, and you go that day.... I would suggest looking at your country specific info:

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Philippines&cty=Manila

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We received our I-797 that shows she's been approved (NO02 was on April 18, 2012). I called earlier this week to see if i could get the case number, and it was given to me and I was told they were going to mail this to Manila soon and that I'd be told when it occurred via email. I've not seen any emails and as you can imagine I'm dying to schedule the interview. Is there a way to schedule the interview now with just the case number and the other info that we have?

My fear is that it will take forever for any mail to reach her small town in the provinces... time seems to be moving in slow motion waiting in agony for a simple letter to arrive.

Thanks.

Pay the VISA fee and then schedule your interview online. You will see that most dates for interviews are at least 3 weeks out. Your fiancee can do her medical 1-2 weeks before the interview. Others cannot speak on this because the Manila Embassy doesn't schedule the interview for you, you have to schedule it. Below is the packet for preparing for the interview. Good Luck.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_005.pdf

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We received our I-797 that shows she's been approved (NO02 was on April 18, 2012). I called earlier this week to see if i could get the case number, and it was given to me and I was told they were going to mail this to Manila soon and that I'd be told when it occurred via email. I've not seen any emails and as you can imagine I'm dying to schedule the interview. Is there a way to schedule the interview now with just the case number and the other info that we have?

My fear is that it will take forever for any mail to reach her small town in the provinces... time seems to be moving in slow motion waiting in agony for a simple letter to arrive.

Thanks.

You have your MNL Case#, you and your fiance can proceed with paying the visa fee at any BPI branch then schedule the interview. Do not wait around for any correspondence period. The ball is in your court now. Pay the visa fee, wait 4-24 hours afterwards to schedule the interview-if it does not work, keep trying every so often, then have your fiancee register online for the medical at St. Luke's. She'll also need to attend the CFO counseling session, either before or after the interview.

Prepare these documents also, http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_005.pdf

Good luck!


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If you have the MNL case number, I suggest you follow up with the Embassy in Manila. Then have your Fiancee go and pay for the interview at BPI then schedule online afterwards.

My Fiance actually received 2 eligibility letter from the Embassy, 1 of them arrived 1 week after she had schedule the interview the other the following week. It was a surprised cause we were not expecting the eligibility letter.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Philippines regional forum. OP's information and timeline indicate they are on the K1 path and OP's questions are Embassy specific.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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We received our I-797 that shows she's been approved (NO02 was on April 18, 2012). I called earlier this week to see if i could get the case number, and it was given to me and I was told they were going to mail this to Manila soon and that I'd be told when it occurred via email. I've not seen any emails and as you can imagine I'm dying to schedule the interview. Is there a way to schedule the interview now with just the case number and the other info that we have?

My fear is that it will take forever for any mail to reach her small town in the provinces... time seems to be moving in slow motion waiting in agony for a simple letter to arrive.

Thanks.

Yes by all means.... As the OP's say as soon as you have MNL you are cleared for takeoff. Pay at BPI and schedule online.

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Wally's got a great post on 'how to do' - have you seen it, this month or last?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Here's a link to Wally's post -

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=367487&view=findpost&p=5369357

Have a longish read, as it'll be yer bible till she has visa in hand.

Good Luck !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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You have your MNL Case#, you and your fiance can proceed with paying the visa fee at any BPI branch then schedule the interview. Do not wait around for any correspondence period. The ball is in your court now. Pay the visa fee, wait 4-24 hours afterwards to schedule the interview-if it does not work, keep trying every so often, then have your fiancee register online for the medical at St. Luke's. She'll also need to attend the CFO counseling session, either before or after the interview.

Prepare these documents also, http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction%20Packet%20_3__rtf2_005.pdf

Good luck!

^^^ :thumbs:Keep trying to schedule an interview every day until the online system allows you to schedule.


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

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have your MNL number, pay the BPI fee, then schedule online. Base 2 weeks from date they got hte case at NVC. (typically it mails in 2 to 3 days after NVC receives it. (one week to get to Embassy, and one week to process at the Embassy.) the instructions on how to schedule are good on Wally's post. (I found sending money to fiance via xoom and selecting BPI helps a lot.)

Then after scheduling Interview at Embassy, schedule St. Luke's (online is best), even if you are late in line, you still get an early number. (can't tell you how much time this saves in the morning when you first get there. we were back in line about 50 or so and Gretchen still got a number around 12 because of the per-registration.) Please keep in mind the requirements of St. Luke's when scheduling the medical. Please keep in mind the MEDICAL is the basis for the six month date on the Visa, not the interview itself. St. Lukes line starts at steps and goes south. (the line on the ramp is for returns/callbacks/etc on who have early times on 2nd day.) (there is a great cafe right across the street behind the photoshops.)

On the embassy interview, the day of the interview, stay near the road, do not go back to the Manila Bay wall. (this will save you time. When you line up, you will line up on the sidewalk near the southern entrance. K-1 visa is normally the line next to the grass of the 3 lines. the Tab folder works great. We used the tab binder last September as well as photobooks (you can get from Target or a photoshop or online. this was mainly because we were leaving the photos behind at her parents house.)

this process will go fast. congrats on getting this far. For embassy interview, you can read my review or other posts. We did it all in 4 days (st. Luke's, Embassy, CFO). But I do not recommend it for everyone. I took a risk because I knew what I was doing and had the ability to adjust. Fortunately, it paid off. Keep the faith. it will all work out.


K-1 Visa Timeline:

02/11/2011 - Engaged at her house by her Godmother.

02/18/2011 - Engagement party with relatives - propose in Visayan.

02/24/2011 - K-1 packet sent.

09/18/2011 - POE, Viva Las Vegas, Baby !!!!! Home to Phoenix.

12/10/2011 - Official Wedding

07/05/2012 - Princess Rose born.

07/07/2012 - AP/EAD received.

07/17/2012 - AOS passed. (Birthday for Mama Rayos)

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