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My fiancé will go to my interview. His employer allow him to take 2 weeks vacation, no extension. How long will it take to receive the visa after it gets approve? I'm worried if we can't receive it by 2 weeks. I will travel alone. :(

Depends on a lot of things, i.e., visa approval, no RFEs, interviewing embassy (Manila) processing, mail/delivery service...etc...

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It varies per country, my fiance was approved on Sept 7th and still hasn't received it.


~K1 Visa~
March 10, 2012 - Mailed I-129F
March 15, 2012 - NOA1 received
July 24, 2012 – NOA2 received
July 30, 2012 - NVC Received
August 2, 2012 - NVC sent case to Embassy
August 3, 2012 - Embassy received
August 8, 2012 - Packet 3 received
August 16, 2012 – Received interview date
August 17, 2012 - Packet 4 received
August 17, 2012 - Received medical exam date
August 23, 2012 - Medical exam (PASSED)
September 7, 2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
September 21, 2012 - Visa Received
October 4, 2012 - POE (Miami)

October 19, 2012 - Applied for ssn & driver's permit

October 26, 2012 - Received restricted ssn

December 26, 2012 - Got driver's license using I-94
December 28, 2012 - Got married

~AOS~
February 19, 2013 - Mailed AOS package
February 27, 2013 - Email confirmation of AOS package received
March 7, 2013 - NOA received
March 19, 2013 - Post office returned biometrics appt letter saying it was undeliverable
April 12, 2013 - Appt at local USCIS office/Biometrics appt letter received at local office
April 12, 2013 - Biometrics Appt
April 19, 2013 - Online status says interview date was scheduled and notice was mailed out
April 22, 2013 - NOA received for Interview

May 7, 2013 - EAD & AP was approved
May 23, 2013 - AOS Interview (APPROVED)

May 29, 2013 - Received welcome notice letter

June 1, 2013 - Received greencard

June 3, 2013 - Got driver's license using GC

June 10, 2013 - Received EAD & AP

~ROC~

May 23, 2013 - Became a US Resident

February 22, 2015 - Earliest accepted filing date for ROC

May 23, 2015 - Conditional residency expires

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Thank you! But can we ask to pick it up instead of mailing it to me? I think it's much faster right?

You can't pick it up at the embassy, you can arrange to pick it up at any 2GO location.

It took 9 days for my wife to get her visa/passport, some have taken a month and some have gotten them in 3 days... its an unknown until yours arrives.

Odds are you will be traveling alone.


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You can't pick it up at the embassy, you can arrange to pick it up at any 2GO location.

It took 9 days for my wife to get her visa/passport, some have taken a month and some have gotten them in 3 days... its an unknown until yours arrives.

Odds are you will be traveling alone.

Awww. I thought we can pick it up at US embassy. I'm more worried now. Anyway, thank you!

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It can take 5 to 10 days after approval. My fiancee received it 8 days after her September 7 approval.


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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It took Monreal 5 business days. She was in Manila waiting on it though. It possibly could take longer depending on were you are in the phils.

We were in Taguig City, just outside Makati so though it would be faster than 9 days, but not.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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if there was no problem with your papers you can received it after 2 business days. we have it pick-up at 2go mall of asia. we had our interview friday morning (sept 14), then we received it tuesday afternoon (sept 18). Don't wait for the text message, you can call 2go and inquire about your passport. They said that they usually released the passport at 4pm.

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if there was no problem with your papers you can received it after 2 business days. we have it pick-up at 2go mall of asia. we had our interview friday morning (sept 14), then we received it tuesday afternoon (sept 18). Don't wait for the text message, you can call 2go and inquire about your passport. They said that they usually released the passport at 4pm.

Thank you! Will it be possible that we can ask them if we can pick it up at Mall of Asia? I think it slower in province. Thanks for the help. :)

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8 days! Great!

How long did it take her to get an interview at the embassy?

At the end of August there were no appointments availabe. So I kept checking online for embassy appoints for nealy 2 days. Every hour that I was awake. Then a September 7 appointment opened up. Here files arrived in Manila September 5 and her medical was September 3. Everything was very tight. But from NOA2 to visa approval was around 3 weeks.


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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