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Hello mga kapatid and kababayan,

talaga bang matagal ang dumating ang instructions packet? ilang weeks po ba to usually? Naka receive ng hard copy ang bf ko nung 10-9-12 ang hardcopy ng MNL Case number eh dated 10-3-12, nag email ako sa US -Manila embassy sabi nila naka receive daw sila ng electronic notice pero til now wala pa din :-( ano ba dapat gawin?


XOXO- Timzel

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i can relate friend,,, hinihintay ko rin yung packet kasi yun ang kailangan ko para mag request ng police clearance sa hongkong eh medyo ma dedelay nag ako. pero nag schedule na ako ng interview which is nov 16.. if you got your case number already go schedule an interview it wont be a problem as long as you got evrything you need...

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Hello mga kapatid and kababayan,

talaga bang matagal ang dumating ang instructions packet? ilang weeks po ba to usually? Naka receive ng hard copy ang bf ko nung 10-9-12 ang hardcopy ng MNL Case number eh dated 10-3-12, nag email ako sa US -Manila embassy sabi nila naka receive daw sila ng electronic notice pero til now wala pa din :-( ano ba dapat gawin?

dont wait for the packet 3, pay your interview fee at BPI then schedule your interview online.. if you will wait for it it will take more than a month.. in our case as soon as we had the case number we immediately paid at BPI and then scheduled the interview after 6 hours and a month after that was the time we got the interview packet or Packet 3. God Bless :)


}Our Journey{

--October 22, 2010 * Started talking online "As friends"

--November 20,2010 * Became a couple (Started Dating)

--December 18,2011 * Met in person for first time @ Davao Int. Airport

--January 3,2012 * Returned to the US (saddest day of our lives)

--May 19,2012 * I-129F finally sent YAY!

--May 21,2012 * Packet 1 was received at Dallas Lockbox Facility

--May 23,2012 * First Notice Of Action (NOA1)

--May 24,2012 * $340.00 Check is Cashed By Department of Homeland Services

--May 29,2012 * Form I-797C NOA1 Received From USCIS California Service Center

--August 16,2012 * APPROVED I-129F!!! WOO! :) :) :)

--August 20,2012 * Second Notice Of Action Rcvd (NOA2 Hardcopy)

}*{Patience brings things worth waiting for}*{

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Manila Embassy:

After NOA2 AND YOU HAVE YOUR MNL #

(don't need to wait for the letter from the embassy )

Once you have your MNL # you can take your passport and required visa fee (in Php) to BPI and pay your visa fee. The embassy website states that within 4 hours of paying at BPI you can schedule your interview appointment but most times it seems to take about 24 hours.

http://www.ustraveld...paymentinfo.asp

When scheduling online with the embassy you need to include the "XX" at the beginning of the passport number, your passport number IS your receipt number (normally).

Priorty Date; this is the date the NOA 1 was accepted.

Make sure to print two copies of the interview confirmation page as you will need one for St. Luke's and the other for the embassy.

(open all of these links then save them to your bookmarks so you have them for easy access

Embassy Letter:

http://photos.state....3__rtf2_005.pdf

(Tagalog)

http://photos.state....07.pdfHYPERLINK "http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/K1instructionTag rtf3 _2__rtf2_007.pdf" http://photos.state....2__rtf2_007.pdf

(The DS-156 can be difficult to complete sometimes, if you have issues try a different browser.)

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/

Embassy (Manila) Phone Number (and email)

(632) 301-2000, extension 5184 or 5185 (local number: USEM 3012000 loc 5184/5185 call them around 3-4:30pm)

** (214) 571-1600 or (646) 254-3546 (these are USA numbers)

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

In order to serve our visa applicants more efficiently, we have created this new e-mail address:

IVMNLAppointments@state.gov , for early appointment requests and visa scheduling issues. Please note, however, that early appointment requests will be approved on a case to case basis (i.e., aging out cases, or in cases involving personal or medical emergencies), and only if visa interview slots are available.

For other immigrant and K visa concerns, please send an e-mail to IVManilaReplies@state.gov

.

To enable us to electronically sort the messages and provide better, more timely responses, you should follow the instructions below.

The subject line of your email should indicate the visa applicant's last name, first and middle name (ex. DOE, John James), case number/USCIS receipt number, visa category and priority date.

Messages should be limited to 500 characters or less.

The mail size should not be more than 15 KB.

Do not submit documentation or attachments with your message as our system is unable to receive inquiries with attachments.

Do not send your inquiry more than once as duplicate inquiries will congest our system and delay our response time.

***

St. Luke's:http://www.slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.shtml#required-docs

Have copies of passport bio page, confirmation page from scheduling interview online at embassy, and of course the 2X2 photos. (copy of annulment is asked for at times)

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

Preregister at St. Luke's, it saves time when you arrive.

CFO: ALL exiting required to attend. Things have changed with CFO, for sure follow the link and read the website

http://www.cfo.gov.p...atid=140#ThirdA

Required documents & "OTHER DOCUMENTS" they ask for at CFO: copies of; CENOMAR, certified birth certificate, bio page of passport, visa page from passport, pictures together, from USC - bio page of passport, birth certificate, divorce decree (if been married before) are the most common. The "other documents" clause can be ANYTHING with those nit-wits at CFO.

this is what we followed :) Hope this will help you. God bless on your journey :)

Fee Payment Options

Bank Payment Process Change: Review the new instructions for paying at the bank. Starting September 1, 2012, it will be necessary to bring the printed deposit slip to the bank for payment. The bank will not process your visa fee without the correct deposit slip.

Cash at Bank

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee with cash at any Bank of Philippine Islands. Before going to the bank, you must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below on this page. Take the printed deposit slip with you to pay your fee.

DO NOT print multiple copies of the same deposit slip. You must have a unique deposit slip for each transaction.

If you print a deposit slip in advance of the day in which you plan to make your payment, please take note of the expiration date on the deposit slip. If the expiration date passes prior to using the slip to make your payment, simply return to this site and re-click the appropriate link below to generate a new deposit slip. Bank agents will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips. Upon receiving of your payment, bank will issue you a receipt. Save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number.

Select the deposit slip that matches your visa application fee from the list below. Values are shown in U.S. dollars and native currency. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

Deposit Slip - $160 MRV Fee

Deposit Slip - $190 MRV Fee

Deposit Slip - $240 MRV Fee

Deposit Slip - $270 MRV Fee

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the BANK receipt for your records. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number


}Our Journey{

--October 22, 2010 * Started talking online "As friends"

--November 20,2010 * Became a couple (Started Dating)

--December 18,2011 * Met in person for first time @ Davao Int. Airport

--January 3,2012 * Returned to the US (saddest day of our lives)

--May 19,2012 * I-129F finally sent YAY!

--May 21,2012 * Packet 1 was received at Dallas Lockbox Facility

--May 23,2012 * First Notice Of Action (NOA1)

--May 24,2012 * $340.00 Check is Cashed By Department of Homeland Services

--May 29,2012 * Form I-797C NOA1 Received From USCIS California Service Center

--August 16,2012 * APPROVED I-129F!!! WOO! :) :) :)

--August 20,2012 * Second Notice Of Action Rcvd (NOA2 Hardcopy)

}*{Patience brings things worth waiting for}*{

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Manila Embassy:

waaaaah ang dami nun ha... Eh pare parehas lang ba ang nasa laman ng packet na yan? so matagal mag pa sched ng interview???? pano ang medical nyo?

After NOA2 AND YOU HAVE YOUR MNL #

(don't need to wait for the letter from the embassy )

Once you have your MNL # you can take your passport and required visa fee (in Php) to BPI and pay your visa fee. The embassy website states that within 4 hours of paying at BPI you can schedule your interview appointment but most times it seems to take about 24 hours.

http://www.ustraveld...paymentinfo.asp

When scheduling online with the embassy you need to include the "XX" at the beginning of the passport number, your passport number IS your receipt number (normally).

Priorty Date; this is the date the NOA 1 was accepted.

Make sure to print two copies of the interview confirmation page as you will need one for St. Luke's and the other for the embassy.

(open all of these links then save them to your bookmarks so you have them for easy access

Embassy Letter:

http://photos.state....3__rtf2_005.pdf

(Tagalog)

http://photos.state....07.pdfHYPERLINK "http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/K1instructionTag rtf3 _2__rtf2_007.pdf" http://photos.state....2__rtf2_007.pdf

(The DS-156 can be difficult to complete sometimes, if you have issues try a different browser.)

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/

Embassy (Manila) Phone Number (and email)

(632) 301-2000, extension 5184 or 5185 (local number: USEM 3012000 loc 5184/5185 call them around 3-4:30pm)

** (214) 571-1600 or (646) 254-3546 (these are USA numbers)

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

In order to serve our visa applicants more efficiently, we have created this new e-mail address:

IVMNLAppointments@state.gov , for early appointment requests and visa scheduling issues. Please note, however, that early appointment requests will be approved on a case to case basis (i.e., aging out cases, or in cases involving personal or medical emergencies), and only if visa interview slots are available.

For other immigrant and K visa concerns, please send an e-mail to IVManilaReplies@state.gov

.

To enable us to electronically sort the messages and provide better, more timely responses, you should follow the instructions below.

The subject line of your email should indicate the visa applicant's last name, first and middle name (ex. DOE, John James), case number/USCIS receipt number, visa category and priority date.

Messages should be limited to 500 characters or less.

The mail size should not be more than 15 KB.

Do not submit documentation or attachments with your message as our system is unable to receive inquiries with attachments.

Do not send your inquiry more than once as duplicate inquiries will congest our system and delay our response time.

***

St. Luke's:http://www.slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.shtml#required-docs

Have copies of passport bio page, confirmation page from scheduling interview online at embassy, and of course the 2X2 photos. (copy of annulment is asked for at times)

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

Preregister at St. Luke's, it saves time when you arrive.

CFO: ALL exiting required to attend. Things have changed with CFO, for sure follow the link and read the website

http://www.cfo.gov.p...atid=140#ThirdA

Required documents & "OTHER DOCUMENTS" they ask for at CFO: copies of; CENOMAR, certified birth certificate, bio page of passport, visa page from passport, pictures together, from USC - bio page of passport, birth certificate, divorce decree (if been married before) are the most common. The "other documents" clause can be ANYTHING with those nit-wits at CFO.

this is what we followed :) Hope this will help you. God bless on your journey :)

Fee Payment Options

Bank Payment Process Change: Review the new instructions for paying at the bank. Starting September 1, 2012, it will be necessary to bring the printed deposit slip to the bank for payment. The bank will not process your visa fee without the correct deposit slip.

Cash at Bank

You can pay your nonimmigrant visa application fee with cash at any Bank of Philippine Islands. Before going to the bank, you must print the applicable U.S. visa application deposit slip available below on this page. Take the printed deposit slip with you to pay your fee.

DO NOT print multiple copies of the same deposit slip. You must have a unique deposit slip for each transaction.

If you print a deposit slip in advance of the day in which you plan to make your payment, please take note of the expiration date on the deposit slip. If the expiration date passes prior to using the slip to make your payment, simply return to this site and re-click the appropriate link below to generate a new deposit slip. Bank agents will NOT accept payments based on expired deposit slips. Upon receiving of your payment, bank will issue you a receipt. Save your receipt. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number.

Select the deposit slip that matches your visa application fee from the list below. Values are shown in U.S. dollars and native currency. This page has more information about the different visa application fees.

Deposit Slip - $160 MRV Fee

Deposit Slip - $190 MRV Fee

Deposit Slip - $240 MRV Fee

Deposit Slip - $270 MRV Fee

After you have paid the visa application fee, keep the BANK receipt for your records. It cannot be replaced if it is lost. You will not be able to schedule an appointment without your receipt number

waaaaah ang dami nun ha... Eh pare parehas lang ba ang nasa laman ng packet na yan? so matagal mag pa sched ng interview???? pano ang medical nyo?

dont wait for the packet 3, pay your interview fee at BPI then schedule your interview online.. if you will wait for it it will take more than a month.. in our case as soon as we had the case number we immediately paid at BPI and then scheduled the interview after 6 hours and a month after that was the time we got the interview packet or Packet 3. God Bless :)

Salamat Sis


XOXO- Timzel

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i can relate friend,,, hinihintay ko rin yung packet kasi yun ang kailangan ko para mag request ng police clearance sa hongkong eh medyo ma dedelay nag ako. pero nag schedule na ako ng interview which is nov 16.. if you got your case number already go schedule an interview it wont be a problem as long as you got evrything you need...

Sis bakit naman sa HK ka pa kukuha ng police clearance? alam mo napakabagal ng journey namin ha. nung april 2 nareceive ang noa 1 namin tapos nagka rfe and then sept 24 ang noa2, mnl case oct 3. malamang next year na ko nito makikita ang bf ko.

i can relate friend,,, hinihintay ko rin yung packet kasi yun ang kailangan ko para mag request ng police clearance sa hongkong eh medyo ma dedelay nag ako. pero nag schedule na ako ng interview which is nov 16.. if you got your case number already go schedule an interview it wont be a problem as long as you got evrything you need...

Sis bakit naman sa HK ka pa kukuha ng police clearance? alam mo napakabagal ng journey namin ha. nung april 2 nareceive ang noa 1 namin tapos nagka rfe and then sept 24 ang noa2, mnl case oct 3. malamang next year na ko nito makikita ang bf ko.


XOXO- Timzel

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Naka receive na ko ng notice via email from US-Manila embassy na no need na daw ako mag hintay for the letter galing sa knila. I can proceed na daw na makapag schedule ng interview. How long does it take ba para maka pag pa schedule and maka kuha ng interview date? Im still waiting for affidavit of support.


XOXO- Timzel

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You don't need to wait for the Packet 3, they don't normally mail it out. If you get it good but it's not required in USEM. Just call NVC to check if they've forwarded your case to the consulate. It took us 3 weeks before they've forwarded it but some are sooner.

Follow Ryro's instruction as how to proceed since MNL case # is all you need.

Good luck!!


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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TUMIRA KASI AKO SA HONGKONG NG ILANG TAON KAYA KAILANGAN KO NANG HONGKONG POLICE CLEARANCE.. MARAMING AVAILABLA SCHEDULE DATES NGAYON KAYA MG PA APPOINT KNA NG INTERVIEW

ah talaga. hinihintay ko pa yung affidavit of support ko. kaya di pa ako makapag pa schedule. or mas maganda ba na magpa schedule na ko? is there a way na makikita ang schedule dates without having to pay first? mga ilang weeks bago makakuha ng schedule for interview?

You don't need to wait for the Packet 3, they don't normally mail it out. If you get it good but it's not required in USEM. Just call NVC to check if they've forwarded your case to the consulate. It took us 3 weeks before they've forwarded it but some are sooner.

Follow Ryro's instruction as how to proceed since MNL case # is all you need.

Good luck!!

Thank you. nakaka overwhelm lahat ng gagawin ha. Para shempre in the name of Love. GAGAWIN! thank you


XOXO- Timzel

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