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Just wanted to post this to all who will be going to St Luke's for medical exam. My fiancée has an annulment. Well, when she got to St Luke's on Monday, stood in line, finally got x ray and exam by noon. Then told to come back next day for Pshc interview account to annulment and shots. When she returned, had to fill out paper work for pshc exam, went into a room for the exam then was told she had to come back on Friday for an interview with pshc. NO SHOTS! Then after interview this Friday, has to return home, then come back AGAIN a week from Friday for her shots. This is absurd. She has a 14 hour bus ride round trip plus hotel and expenses each time she has to go. And in a 3 week time period will need to miss work a total of 6 days. This puts her job in jeopardy. And, mentally and physically she is fatigued. This is so inhuman. I apologized to her as this is her first glimpse of the USA and it is such a bad impression from Immigration to her. I am posting this as a warning to all who have had an annulment and what to expect when going to St Luke's. Remember to bring your annulment papers along, additional 1000-3000 pesos for exams. And of course the delay of three weeks. We are blessed her interview at the Embassy is not until July 16th so she should not have to change that. God Bless, and be prepared for additional time account of St Luke's policy about anyone who has an annulment. This came as a surprise to us, so I do pray this post helps others. I will keep you all updated on this.

God Bless

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Some of us here had some tough times to share..I had my most agonizing 19 months to wait from USCIS before we finally got approved. Our papers got stuck at VSC..Goodluck!


I-130 Submitted ---- 09/16/2011

NOA 1 ---- 09/21/2011

I-130 Approved ------ 04/30/2013

NVC Case Number -- 05/14/2013

Medical Exam ------ 05/28/2013

Case Complete ------- 08/06/2013

Interview -------- 09/09/2013

Visa Arrived ---------- 10/17/2013

POE SFO ------------- 10/21/2013

Delays maybe inevitable, but misery is optional!

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not all annulled applicants are made to take the psych exam. If your annulment paper showed that the the reason for annulment is psychological incapacity which includes the Visa applicant, that is when they have to do the psych exam. However if the psychological incapacity is because of the other party to the annulment, then no worries about psych exam. But just an FYI secret7vf.gif to all applicants who went through annulment, please bring your court papers especially the Decision part because they read through it an thy need to see the original. ( As per my experience - I was not made to do pych test dancin5hr.gif )

Good luck to your visa journey!

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Thank u for sharing the info. At least, for those fellow Filipina who will have their medical exam can anticipate what to do..


I-130 Submitted ---- 09/16/2011

NOA 1 ---- 09/21/2011

I-130 Approved ------ 04/30/2013

NVC Case Number -- 05/14/2013

Medical Exam ------ 05/28/2013

Case Complete ------- 08/06/2013

Interview -------- 09/09/2013

Visa Arrived ---------- 10/17/2013

POE SFO ------------- 10/21/2013

Delays maybe inevitable, but misery is optional!

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During my medical exam, there was a fellow filipina who told me that she was asked to go back because she has to present her annullment papers in which she don't have during her fisrt day of medical exam.

She showed to me the final document that has a red ribbon.. she also didn't get a vaccination until she went back with her annullment papers..

though she said she only showed that certificate with a red ribbon from DFA..

i forgot what u call it but in short it also caused her a delay coz she has to go back and forth..

so for those who were annulled or divorced, as stated on St. Luke's website

"Applicants whose Civil Status is "annulled" or "divorced" are required to present the annulment or divorce papers before their medical report can be completed."

We hope that you guys will be able to get through with this soon. :)

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Hmmm, they do ask for Annulment papers, the Decision and Finality copy, during physical exam. But i was pretty sure i will be exempted with the evaluation and exam, my ex husband was the psycho (this is a rude word, but yes he was, or i say he is), next thing i know i was already called to Immunization Room. For those who have gone Annulment, re check what the psych indicates in your papers, you might as well do the medical early, if it says both are incapacitated.


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Just wanted to post this to all who will be going to St Luke's for medical exam. My fiancée has an annulment. Well, when she got to St Luke's on Monday, stood in line, finally got x ray and exam by noon. Then told to come back next day for Pshc interview account to annulment and shots. When she returned, had to fill out paper work for pshc exam, went into a room for the exam then was told she had to come back on Friday for an interview with pshc. NO SHOTS! Then after interview this Friday, has to return home, then come back AGAIN a week from Friday for her shots. This is absurd. She has a 14 hour bus ride round trip plus hotel and expenses each time she has to go. And in a 3 week time period will need to miss work a total of 6 days. This puts her job in jeopardy. And, mentally and physically she is fatigued. This is so inhuman. I apologized to her as this is her first glimpse of the USA and it is such a bad impression from Immigration to her. I am posting this as a warning to all who have had an annulment and what to expect when going to St Luke's. Remember to bring your annulment papers along, additional 1000-3000 pesos for exams. And of course the delay of three weeks. We are blessed her interview at the Embassy is not until July 16th so she should not have to change that. God Bless, and be prepared for additional time account of St Luke's policy about anyone who has an annulment. This came as a surprise to us, so I do pray this post helps others. I will keep you all updated on this.

God Bless

The annulment papers are listed as required on the SLEC website. http://www.slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.shtml#required-docs

And as others have said if the annulment states psychological incapacity as the reason ( for your fiancée ) they will require a psychological evaluation. This has been posted many times on VJ.

If you think you are "having fun" with St. Luke's you are going to love CFO.


Hank

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The annulment papers are listed as required on the SLEC website. http://www.slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.shtml#required-docs

And as others have said if the annulment states psychological incapacity as the reason ( for your fiancée ) they will require a psychological evaluation. This has been posted many times on VJ.

If you think you are "having fun" with St. Luke's you are going to love CFO.

What is CFO?

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Click the link in my signature below this post, scroll down to the CFO section (its after the St. Luke's section)

CFO..... its not "don't leave home without it"... its CAN'T leave home without it.


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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What is CFO?

Commission on Filipinos Overseas, its your government yaya deciding if you're allowed to leave the country. They can be tougher than the US embassy for some, for others its a breeze. Read about what people have needed to bring, get educated on it, and don't take it for granted. Really listen during the lecture session, because they'll most likely test you on what they taught in the private counseling part. Are you under 25? Have your proper documentation of parental advice or consent with you, they do ask for it. Get to know their latest gotcha questions to. When my wife went in 2011 it was what is your fiance's mother's maiden name. Something she never would have known had we not become aware they were asking this.


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Well, she showed up the second day, was given paper work to fill out, then sent to Quezon City to take pshc exam. Figure if you had an annulment and your annulment indicates that both you and your ex were pshc incapacitated, you will be required to have the exam. Chock up another 4000 pesos plus expenses. I sure wish that SLEC had better info on there site, and more clearly. After this is all done, I surely will write the clinic and ask them if the exam is required, and we pay so much for this, why don't they have staff on hand to perform what they request? 3 appointment, $600 dollars later, lot of headache for fiancée, and three trips to Manila, and one to Quezon City, she is exhausted. Now, she will go back for testing results, (another trip to Manila and expenses) I am praying this will be last trip to SLEC! Appointment date at Embassy is July 16th. Whew, SLEC should get there act together, and the U.S. Embassy ought to be on them about the inhuman, uncompassionate treatment of these people. We just keep praying, and do what we have to. I hope this post is of help to future people going for exam and what to expect.

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