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I see that there are a lof of holidays in the Philippines for the month of August..

August 20,21 and Aug 27.

I called St. Lukes today if they are open on Aug 27. which i already booked a flight on that day so that I can have my medical.. But unfortunately... they will be close on that day because its holiday..

So i spend another money to extend my stay in manila and rebook my flight from manila back to cebu.. which is not good.. :-(

I just want to share this to everyone so you will not have the same problem like mine.. hehehe.

Good Luck!!


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I see that there are a lof of holidays in the Philippines for the month of August..

August 20,21 and Aug 27.

I called St. Lukes today if they are open on Aug 27. which i already booked a flight on that day so that I can have my medical.. But unfortunately... they will be close on that day because its holiday..

So i spend another money to extend my stay in manila and rebook my flight from manila back to cebu.. which is not good.. :-(

I just want to share this to everyone so you will not have the same problem like mine.. hehehe.

Good Luck!!

Me flying out to Manila on the 28th from Iloilo, maybe I can catch up with you @ SLEC but probably I'll be going

in the afternoon after checked in, if not then on the next day B-)


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05/25/12 - Received info package and AOS bill e-mails from NVC
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06/15/12 - AOS & IV Packages sent
07/02/12 - RFE email received
07/06/12 - Sent NSO copy of MC and BC
07/16/12 - Case Complete (2nd Wedding Anniversary)
08/01/12 - Interview Date Assigned -->>>>(Sept.5, 2012@ 6:15am)



Medical/CFO / Consulate / POE:
08/29/2012-------- Medical Exam: PASSED
08/30/2012 ---------Advance CFO @SMEF-COW
09/05/2012-------- Interview: VISA APPROVED!!!!

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Me flying out to Manila on the 28th from Iloilo, maybe I can catch up with you @ SLEC but probably I'll be going

in the afternoon after checked in, if not then on the next day B-)

I will fly there on the 27th but will go to SLEC on the 28th.. i guess will try to be early in there, if you can go there earlier much better.. :-) Good luck.:)


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I will fly there on the 27th but will go to SLEC on the 28th.. i guess will try to be early in there, if you can go there earlier much better.. :-) Good luck.:)

when is your interview anyways?


Our Time Line
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CR-1/CR-2
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USCIS Stage: (13 DAYS)
Apr 15, 2012 - Filed I-130 ($420 x2)
Apr 19, 2012 - NOA-1
May 2, 2012 - NOA-2


NVC STAGE: (56 DAYS)
05/21/12 - Case finally entered into NVC system
05/25/12 - Received case #, IIN, and BIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent optin e-mail
05/25/12 - Received info package and AOS bill e-mails from NVC
05/25/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid ($88)
05/29/12 - AOS bill appears as PAID
06/01/12 - IV Bill Invoiced & PAID ($230 x2)
06/04/12 - IV Bill Shows PAID
06/15/12 - AOS & IV Packages sent
07/02/12 - RFE email received
07/06/12 - Sent NSO copy of MC and BC
07/16/12 - Case Complete (2nd Wedding Anniversary)
08/01/12 - Interview Date Assigned -->>>>(Sept.5, 2012@ 6:15am)



Medical/CFO / Consulate / POE:
08/29/2012-------- Medical Exam: PASSED
08/30/2012 ---------Advance CFO @SMEF-COW
09/05/2012-------- Interview: VISA APPROVED!!!!

09/11/2012 ------- VISA RECEIVED!
10/02/2012 -------- POE = Honolulu, Hawaii
Welcome to Hawaii

10/18/2012 - received 10yr. GC & SSN#

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when is your interview anyways?

Sept 17.. but i need to do the medical earlier cause its so risky for me to do it a week before my interview, cause possible i will be having my period. And i will not be allowed to have the medical.. You will be ask to come back 5 days after the last day of your mense.. So better do it earlier this august.. so i will just come back again on the interview.

How about you?


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Sept 17.. but i need to do the medical earlier cause its so risky for me to do it a week before my interview, cause possible i will be having my period. And i will not be allowed to have the medical.. You will be ask to come back 5 days after the last day of your mense.. So better do it earlier this august.. so i will just come back again on the interview.

How about you?

yeps True.. especially if you got a regular monthly period. But, In my case I went to my OB and she said to visit her a week

before I fly to manila so she can give me medicine to stop my period temporarily until I'm done with medical.


Our Time Line
---------------------------
CR-1/CR-2
---------------------------


USCIS Stage: (13 DAYS)
Apr 15, 2012 - Filed I-130 ($420 x2)
Apr 19, 2012 - NOA-1
May 2, 2012 - NOA-2


NVC STAGE: (56 DAYS)
05/21/12 - Case finally entered into NVC system
05/25/12 - Received case #, IIN, and BIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent optin e-mail
05/25/12 - Received info package and AOS bill e-mails from NVC
05/25/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid ($88)
05/29/12 - AOS bill appears as PAID
06/01/12 - IV Bill Invoiced & PAID ($230 x2)
06/04/12 - IV Bill Shows PAID
06/15/12 - AOS & IV Packages sent
07/02/12 - RFE email received
07/06/12 - Sent NSO copy of MC and BC
07/16/12 - Case Complete (2nd Wedding Anniversary)
08/01/12 - Interview Date Assigned -->>>>(Sept.5, 2012@ 6:15am)



Medical/CFO / Consulate / POE:
08/29/2012-------- Medical Exam: PASSED
08/30/2012 ---------Advance CFO @SMEF-COW
09/05/2012-------- Interview: VISA APPROVED!!!!

09/11/2012 ------- VISA RECEIVED!
10/02/2012 -------- POE = Honolulu, Hawaii
Welcome to Hawaii

10/18/2012 - received 10yr. GC & SSN#

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hey guys my advice please do the online "PRE-REGISTRATION" for st.lukes.

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

to make your life less stressful lol

Yes it does make life easier


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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yeps True.. especially if you got a regular monthly period. But, In my case I went to my OB and she said to visit her a week

before I fly to manila so she can give me medicine to stop my period temporarily until I'm done with medical.

wow! Good for you! I never thought of that... im just thinking of the usual way.. hehehe.. Goodluck,, maybe we will bump on each other at SLEC.

hey guys my advice please do the online "PRE-REGISTRATION" for st.lukes.

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

to make your life less stressful lol

Thank You!! I am actually planning to do this.. I heard you can also pay online. is that true? Thanks


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Thank You!! I am actually planning to do this.. I heard you can also pay online. is that true? Thanks

I've never heard of paying online for the medicals.


USCIS

10/01/11 - Filed (2) I-130's

10/04/11 - NOA-1

04/05/12 - NOA-2

Your I-130 was approved in 184 days from your NOA1 date.

NVC

04/23/12 - NVC received both cases (18 days/12 business days from NOA-2)

05/07/12 - Case numbers and IIN's (14 days/10 business days since NVC received)

05/07/12 - Sent out DS-3032 by email; auto-response received

05/08/12 - AOS fee invoiced, paid - "IN PROCESS"

05/09/12 - AOS fee shows as "PAID"

05/10/12 - Spouse's DS-3032 accepted; minor child's rejected = had petitioner call NVC = received verbal acceptance from operator

05/11/12 - Spouse's IV fee invoiced

05/14/12 - Daughter's IV fee invoiced, paid both IV fees - "IN PROCESS"

05/15/12 - Both IV fees show as "PAID"

05/16/12 - Sent both AOS and both IV packages to NVC via USPS (expected delivery: 05/19/12)

05/21/12 - All 4 packages delivered

05/30/12 - Received checklist for daughter's AOS

05/31/12 - Sent response to checklist via USPS (expected delivery: 06/01/12); Spouse's case completed

06/07/12 - Daughter's case completed; waiting for interview date

06/14/12 - P4 received: interview date 07/11/12

Embassy

07/04-05/12 - Medical at SLEC

07/11/12 - Interview: APPROVED!

07/14/12 - Visas on hand

POE: 10/17/12

GC's on hand: 10/31/12

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