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For all those vjers from manila area who got their visa. How many days from the date of interview before u received ur passport with visa stamp? Thanks

Has your visa been printed yet? Sometimes you can get your visa printed on the same day as your interview, other times it can take a few days (or longer if there is something odd with your paperwork). Once it is printed it will take a few days to get handed over to 2Go. I think the average is around three or four working days.

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Has your visa been printed yet? Sometimes you can get your visa printed on the same day as your interview, other times it can take a few days (or longer if there is something odd with your paperwork). Once it is printed it will take a few days to get handed over to 2Go. I think the average is around three or four working days.

not yet my interview will be on feb 25.. i just want to get an idea on when should i book my flight to us because i want to leave right away! Thanks


pd sept 22, 2010

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As early as 3 day and could take up to few weeks. Took them 8 business days for ours, SM MOA pick up

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



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2 working days and we live in Metro Manila. My hubby & kids were interviewed on a Friday, passports with visa were delivered to our house Tuesday morning.

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2 working days and we live in Metro Manila. My hubby & kids were interviewed on a Friday, passports with visa were delivered to our house Tuesday morning.

Im from QC.. that would be nice i want to leave as soon as i can.


pd sept 22, 2010

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Well it is, what it is. He's here now and married so 8 days was nothing compared to 30 months of waiting


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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They say don't book the flight until you have visa in hand. most likely, you will have your visa in less that two weeks, but if there is a glitch, it could be several weeks or months. Remember, your fiancee still has to plan her despedida party.

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Like those huge diapers.... DEPENDS!

Here is some tracking info for the embassy and 2GO.... relax, it arrives when it arrives.

TRACK YOUR VISA/PASSPORT AT THE EMBASSY

State Dept. visa tracking: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx? (not updated or as accurate as the USEM website)

Here is a link for requirements for receiving your passport with the visa, there are also options for tracking the status of your visa/passport is currently. You can also change delivery options.

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-passportretrieve.asp#trackingoptions

If your application was temporarily refused under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, you can now check the status of your application online.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/adminprocessing2.html

2GO CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR CHECKING DELIVERY

2Go customer service hotline (+632) 5287-136 is available Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

TRACK YOUR PASSPORT/VISA THROUGH 2GO

http://supplychain.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/etrace/index.asp Enter your MNL number or passport number or UID number off the embassy confirmation letter (online confirmation page by bar code).


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Do not plan any flights until you have your visa in hand. For one thing, you can often get a discounted one way ticket for first time immigrants but you will need to present your visa when you book the flight. In addition you may run across simple bureaucratic issues with the printing of the visa and it can sometimes take more time than expected.

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Do not plan any flights until you have your visa in hand. For one thing, you can often get a discounted one way ticket for first time immigrants but you will need to present your visa when you book the flight. In addition you may run across simple bureaucratic issues with the printing of the visa and it can sometimes take more time than expected.

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The immigrant visa stamp is needed to avail of the 1st-time immigrant discount. I had my interview last Friday, Jan 4, got the visa packet yesterday, Thursday, Jan 10. Then booked my flight today, availed of the discount - it's a big help!


CR-1 VISA

USCIS

06/20/2012 - I-130 mailed

06/27/2012 - NOA1 (SMS)
08/28/2012 - I-130 Approved (2 months after NOA1; No RFE)
09/01/2012 - NOA2 (Mail)

NVC
09/18/2012 - NVC Case number, I-864 invoice and DS-3032 received via e-mail (3 weeks after I-130 Approval)
09/18/2012 - I-864 fee paid; DS-3032 e-mailed(used DS-3032 e-mail template)
10/02/2012 - DS-3032 acknowledged(2 weeks after e-mailing DS-3032)
10/03/2012 - IV invoice received via e-mail
10/04/2012 - IV fee paid
10/22/2012 - I-864EZ packet delivered
11/05/2012 - I-864EZ accepted (No RFE)
11/09/2012 - IV packet delivered
11/27/2012 - Confirmed case complete via phone call; received NVC instruction letter with interview date via e-mail

US EMBASSY - MANILA
12/18 & 26/2012 - Medical
01/04/2013 - Interview @ 6:15 AM (APPROVED @ around 10:10 AM)
01/10/2013 - Passport and IV packet delivered (in 4 business days)


04/30/2013 - POE: SEATTLE, WA

05/14/2013 - SSN received

05/21/2013 - GC received

10/07/2013 - 1st Day @ 1st Job

ROC

02/21/2015 - I-751 mailed via USPS

02/27/2015 - Received NOA1 in the mail (Receipt date: 02/23/2015)

05/14/2015 - Biometrics appointment (Original 3/24)

08/28/2015 - GC ordered

Naturalization

05/16/2016 - N-400 mailed via USPS

05/23/2016 - Received NOA

06/15/2016 - Biometrics appointment

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The immigrant visa stamp is needed to avail of the 1st-time immigrant discount. I had my interview last Friday, Jan 4, got the visa packet yesterday, Thursday, Jan 10. Then booked my flight today, availed of the discount - it's a big help!

really? when are u leaving? how much is the discount? slmat! :)

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The immigrant visa stamp is needed to avail of the 1st-time immigrant discount. I had my interview last Friday, Jan 4, got the visa packet yesterday, Thursday, Jan 10. Then booked my flight today, availed of the discount - it's a big help!

and are u from manila?


pd sept 22, 2010

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really? when are u leaving? how much is the discount? slmat! :)

and are u from manila?

I won't be leaving soon because I will still be attending my hubby's sister's wedding here in the Philippines. Impractical to fly there now and go back again for the wedding.

I got my EVA Air ticket at $573, inclusive of taxes, booked via a travel agent. If I were to book online, through the EVA Air's website, it would be $878.

Flying from Manila. :)


CR-1 VISA

USCIS

06/20/2012 - I-130 mailed

06/27/2012 - NOA1 (SMS)
08/28/2012 - I-130 Approved (2 months after NOA1; No RFE)
09/01/2012 - NOA2 (Mail)

NVC
09/18/2012 - NVC Case number, I-864 invoice and DS-3032 received via e-mail (3 weeks after I-130 Approval)
09/18/2012 - I-864 fee paid; DS-3032 e-mailed(used DS-3032 e-mail template)
10/02/2012 - DS-3032 acknowledged(2 weeks after e-mailing DS-3032)
10/03/2012 - IV invoice received via e-mail
10/04/2012 - IV fee paid
10/22/2012 - I-864EZ packet delivered
11/05/2012 - I-864EZ accepted (No RFE)
11/09/2012 - IV packet delivered
11/27/2012 - Confirmed case complete via phone call; received NVC instruction letter with interview date via e-mail

US EMBASSY - MANILA
12/18 & 26/2012 - Medical
01/04/2013 - Interview @ 6:15 AM (APPROVED @ around 10:10 AM)
01/10/2013 - Passport and IV packet delivered (in 4 business days)


04/30/2013 - POE: SEATTLE, WA

05/14/2013 - SSN received

05/21/2013 - GC received

10/07/2013 - 1st Day @ 1st Job

ROC

02/21/2015 - I-751 mailed via USPS

02/27/2015 - Received NOA1 in the mail (Receipt date: 02/23/2015)

05/14/2015 - Biometrics appointment (Original 3/24)

08/28/2015 - GC ordered

Naturalization

05/16/2016 - N-400 mailed via USPS

05/23/2016 - Received NOA

06/15/2016 - Biometrics appointment

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Michelle's interview was on the 3rd. The visa was printed on the the 9th and was received by 2GO at the Mall of Asia on the evening of the 11th. We'll be flying home to the US on the 16th. Waiting for the visa to avail of the immigrant discount saved us ~$100. It was not much but it was a bonus none the less.

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