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My fiancee paid the visa fee at BPI late Friday afternoon. I waited until Monday evening and tried to schedule the interview, but it says invalid receipt number. So I tried again Tuesday night (which is now) and still same thing. Is this because of the US Embassy being closed due to flooding on 8/19, 8/20 and the holiday on 8/21? I assumed BPI would be the one updated the receipt number in their system. Does the Embassy have something to do with that also because its scheduling through their site? Any help would be appreciated. I did check all the info many times, and its all correct including the receipt number.


07/25/2012 - Met online
09/11/2012 - Officially became a couple
01/12/2013 - Visit her in Philippines for 10 days
02/05/2013 - Sent I-129F to Dallas Lockbox
02/08/2013 - USCIS received petition via USPS
02/13/2013 - Check Cashed
02/13/2013 - Txt/email notification of NOA1 (Rerouted to VSC)
02/19/2013 - NOA1 hardcopy (dated 02/12/2013)

04/25/2013 - Second visit to Philippines for 19 days

06/21/2013 - Email, case transferred to another office
06/29/2013 - Hardcopy, case transferred to TSC

07/12/2013 - Txt/email notification of NOA2

07/19/2013 - NOA2 hardcopy (dated 07/11/2013)

08/01/2013 - Txt/email sent to NVC

08/12/2013 - Received case number

08/16/2013 - Paid visa fee at BPI

08/22/2013 - Interview Scheduled (10/17/2013)

09/16/2013 - Medical (Passed in 1 Day)

10/12/2013 - Third trip to Philippines (for interview, left 10/21/13)

10/17/2013 - Interview (Approved)
10/26/2013 - Visa Received

11/12/2013 - CFO Complete
11/21/2013 - Flight to USA (JFK POE)

12/05/2013 - Apply for SSN

12/10/2013 - Receive SSN

12/30/2013 - Wedding Day

AOS

02/25/2014 - Filed I-485, I-765, I-131

02/27/2014 - Check Cashed ($1070)

03/08/2014 - Received NOA1 (Dated 03/03/14)

03/27/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

01/20/2015 - Green Card Received

ROC

12/15/2016 - Filed I-751

12/19/2016 - Package received

12/23/2016 - Check cashed

11/30/2017 - Approval Letter

12/08/2017 - Green Card Received

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I had the same problem last week, again after paying BPI and then attempting to schedule and interview. My problem was I was using the passport numbers (old way) and not the 9 digit receipt number (new way) found below my fiancée name on the receipt. Once I used the correct number it worked flawlessly.

So if it is not user error then it could be anything.... bank or USEM or both. When they reopen Thursday, and if you are still not having any luck, I'd try then.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Receipt number could be your passport number or the 9-digit number. Have you tried them both? If it's still not working, I guess you need to wait Thursday because today is Holiday, and this week's Monday and Tuesday banks are closed too because of calamity. Even my money hasn't even arrived yet into my bank when I withdrew it last Friday.


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01/09/2013 - NOA 1
06/19/2013 - NOA 2
07/12/2013 - Our Case Was Shipped to NVC
07/19/2013 - Called NVC And Got A MNL Case Number
07/22/2013 - Scheduled Interview Online (August 12th)
07/29-30/2013 - SLEC Read my Medical Exam Review
08/12/2013 - Interview Read My Review | Documents I prepared | Tracking my Visa status
08/16/2013 - Visa On Hand Pick up via 2GO MOA
08/27/2013 - CFO seminar and sticker Read my CFO experience
09/01/2013 – POE To U.S.
09/14/2013 - Got married



// AOS Journey //

10/03/2013 - Sent AOS Packet via USPS Priority | My AOS Packet

10/10/2013 - NOA 1 received via text and email (AOS, AP, and EAD) AOS Acceptance 10/09, AP and EAD Initial Review 10/07

10/14/2013 - NOA received via mail (AOS, AP, and EAD)

10/21/2013 - Letter for Biomettrics appointment received

11/04/2013 - RFE from checking online

11/07/2013 - Biometrics

11/08/2013 - Received the RFE letter in the mail & sent RFE on the same day!!

11/14/2013 - RFE respond received

12/04/2013 - I-485 Family-based Card in production (a.m.) then went to Decision (p.m.) - NO interview

12/09/2013 - Green Card was mailed!

12/11/2013 - GC received! 2 months and 1 day from the NOA1

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If i have to call and schedule, can I call to schedule (Petitioner) or does she need to do it?


07/25/2012 - Met online
09/11/2012 - Officially became a couple
01/12/2013 - Visit her in Philippines for 10 days
02/05/2013 - Sent I-129F to Dallas Lockbox
02/08/2013 - USCIS received petition via USPS
02/13/2013 - Check Cashed
02/13/2013 - Txt/email notification of NOA1 (Rerouted to VSC)
02/19/2013 - NOA1 hardcopy (dated 02/12/2013)

04/25/2013 - Second visit to Philippines for 19 days

06/21/2013 - Email, case transferred to another office
06/29/2013 - Hardcopy, case transferred to TSC

07/12/2013 - Txt/email notification of NOA2

07/19/2013 - NOA2 hardcopy (dated 07/11/2013)

08/01/2013 - Txt/email sent to NVC

08/12/2013 - Received case number

08/16/2013 - Paid visa fee at BPI

08/22/2013 - Interview Scheduled (10/17/2013)

09/16/2013 - Medical (Passed in 1 Day)

10/12/2013 - Third trip to Philippines (for interview, left 10/21/13)

10/17/2013 - Interview (Approved)
10/26/2013 - Visa Received

11/12/2013 - CFO Complete
11/21/2013 - Flight to USA (JFK POE)

12/05/2013 - Apply for SSN

12/10/2013 - Receive SSN

12/30/2013 - Wedding Day

AOS

02/25/2014 - Filed I-485, I-765, I-131

02/27/2014 - Check Cashed ($1070)

03/08/2014 - Received NOA1 (Dated 03/03/14)

03/27/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

01/20/2015 - Green Card Received

ROC

12/15/2016 - Filed I-751

12/19/2016 - Package received

12/23/2016 - Check cashed

11/30/2017 - Approval Letter

12/08/2017 - Green Card Received

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If i have to call and schedule, can I call to schedule (Petitioner) or does she need to do it?

It will be convenient if she will do it. Well you can, but agents on the phone asks too many question for profile verification like passport number etc. better yet, have the applicant call for scheduling.

Actually, agents are using the exact same system as the one we used for scheduling which is the https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/.


// OUR K1 VISA JOURNEY //

12/29/2012 - I-129F Packet Sent
01/09/2013 - NOA 1
06/19/2013 - NOA 2
07/12/2013 - Our Case Was Shipped to NVC
07/19/2013 - Called NVC And Got A MNL Case Number
07/22/2013 - Scheduled Interview Online (August 12th)
07/29-30/2013 - SLEC Read my Medical Exam Review
08/12/2013 - Interview Read My Review | Documents I prepared | Tracking my Visa status
08/16/2013 - Visa On Hand Pick up via 2GO MOA
08/27/2013 - CFO seminar and sticker Read my CFO experience
09/01/2013 – POE To U.S.
09/14/2013 - Got married



// AOS Journey //

10/03/2013 - Sent AOS Packet via USPS Priority | My AOS Packet

10/10/2013 - NOA 1 received via text and email (AOS, AP, and EAD) AOS Acceptance 10/09, AP and EAD Initial Review 10/07

10/14/2013 - NOA received via mail (AOS, AP, and EAD)

10/21/2013 - Letter for Biomettrics appointment received

11/04/2013 - RFE from checking online

11/07/2013 - Biometrics

11/08/2013 - Received the RFE letter in the mail & sent RFE on the same day!!

11/14/2013 - RFE respond received

12/04/2013 - I-485 Family-based Card in production (a.m.) then went to Decision (p.m.) - NO interview

12/09/2013 - Green Card was mailed!

12/11/2013 - GC received! 2 months and 1 day from the NOA1

Read how we expedite our case

// EAD/AP //

Terminated as Green Card was approved first.

You can also view my Timeline

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My fiancee paid the visa fee at BPI late Friday afternoon. I waited until Monday evening and tried to schedule the interview, but it says invalid receipt number. So I tried again Tuesday night (which is now) and still same thing. Is this because of the US Embassy being closed due to flooding on 8/19, 8/20 and the holiday on 8/21? I assumed BPI would be the one updated the receipt number in their system. Does the Embassy have something to do with that also because its scheduling through their site? Any help would be appreciated. I did check all the info many times, and its all correct including the receipt number.

With no one at the embassy to upload the data... yup I would say its because the embassy is closed. You need to be patient and wait for the embassy to open after the flooding subsides.

BPI just collects the money, they have nothing to do with scheduling at the embassy.


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