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a lot of my friends suggested Bay View Hotel. just across USEM. nice and offers a good deal price :)

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Hi all,

Can anyone suggest where hotel we ca check in ..near us embassy.. we want a walking distance hotel going to usembassy :)

Any suggestion is highly appreciated :)

Thank You..

Hotels within Roxas Boulevard:

- Bayview Hotel (across USEM)

- Aloho Hotel (along roxas blvd. walking distance)

- Boulevard Mansion Hotel (a block away from USEM but within roxas blvd.)

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Apr 19, 2012 - NOA-1
May 2, 2012 - NOA-2

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05/25/12 - Received case #, IIN, and BIN, gave e-mail addresses, sent optin e-mail
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07/16/12 - Case Complete (2nd Wedding Anniversary)
08/01/12 - Interview Date Assigned -->>>>(Sept.5, 2012@ 6:15am)

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We have stayed in Lotus Garden and Pearl Garden hotels. We prefer Pearl Garden as it was quieter at night..Lotus Garden we got woke up by people in the hall around 3 am.

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16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

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