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Does anyone here tried direct consular filing in the philippines? Thanks

there are so many VJ members here who uses DCF...just search the portal for DCF in Philippines. you will see alot of information how to go about it. goodluck yes.gif

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HI,

I have recently had my I-130 approved. I filed using DCF in manila.

They will require you to prove residency in the Philippines. This means a resident visa (13A) and rental receipts, power bill or water receipts, bank statement, etc. they are very strict on this issue.

good luck.

brian

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hello everyone! i have a question. Hoping that u can help us.

1. I know that the petitioner must stay in the Philippines NO LESS than 6months before filling DCF am i right?

2. When he gets here and we get married, can he apply for permanent residency right away?

3. How long does it takes for him to get the permanent residency?

4. Once he has the permanent residency here then we can apply for DCF as long as he has been here for 6months or more,am i right?

5. BTW when is the start of counting that 6months? after getting married or from the time that he arrived Philippines?

Hoping to hear some of your response! thanks!

-ANN

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hello everyone! i have a question. Hoping that u can help us.

1. I know that the petitioner must stay in the Philippines NO LESS than 6months before filling DCF am i right?

2. When he gets here and we get married, can he apply for permanent residency right away?

3. How long does it takes for him to get the permanent residency?

4. Once he has the permanent residency here then we can apply for DCF as long as he has been here for 6months or more,am i right?

5. BTW when is the start of counting that 6months? after getting married or from the time that he arrived Philippines?

Hoping to hear some of your response! thanks!

-ANN

Hey Ann,

I have just been thru the process. I hope I can help u some.

Here are the answers to your questions.

1. YES minimum 6 months in the Phil. Plus they will require proof of residency like power bill receipts, bank statements, rental contract.

2. After you are married, you need to wait for your marriage certificate to be available from the NSO. this can take anywhere from a month to 6 months, depending on where you are married. You will need the NSO authenticated copy of the marriage certificate at every step in the process, including applying for the 13a resident visa.

3. It depends a lot on how fast you make it. It will require at least 5 trips to Beruae of Immigration in Manila. Generally takes about 2 months to complete the process and get the visa and I-Card.

4. YES

5. From his arrival in the Phil.

good luck. i hope this helps.

Brian

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