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Medical exam fee @ St Lukes - Philippines??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Philippines regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Hello, could someone give me the latest cost they paid for or aware of for medical exam at St. Lukes Medical in Philippines?

Thanks!

P 11,025 ($245)

There is info and details on the K-1 process for Manila in the link below, follow the flashing arrow.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Thank you Hank...K-1 process link is very helpful too.

Follow the process and you can be done very quickly. From the time we got our MNL # to when the visa was in hand was about 5 weeks.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Ok good...this was just the first time I heard that this Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP) was a requirement as well. Did your spouse attend after her visa was approved or before?

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Ok good...this was just the first time I heard that this Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP) was a requirement as well. Did your spouse attend after her visa was approved or before?

My wife did CFO after she got her visa, we weren't flying back for a month or two after anyway, so no rush. Now that there is the appointment system it doesn't matter too much if you do it before or after, no more getting up at 0' dark-thirty to get in line and hope you get a chair.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Ok good...this was just the first time I heard that this Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP) was a requirement as well. Did your spouse attend after her visa was approved or before?

Mine went in between interview and getting the visa in her hand. Does not matter. CFO will take her at any time,

You will have to go back to get your sticker if you go for seminar before you get your visa. But no issue. It was just a quick stop in for her to get that done.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Follow the process and you can be done very quickly. From the time we got our MNL # to when the visa was in hand was about 5 weeks.

It goes so fast once it reaches the NVC, it is the time between NOA1 and NOA2 that seems like forever! The Embassy received our application from the NVC on Monday and we already have a set interview date for the 12th of November (we had an option of setting an appointment for November 6th at earliest but we wanted at least 2 weeks for the medical results to come through to play it on the safer side) I expect her to be here before Thanksgiving...I was thinking mid December to January but I am glad I overestimated!

Unfortunately, the Visa fee and medical Exam fee just went up :protest: but it did not make it much more.


K1 Fiance Visa Timeline
05/23/2014: K1 Visa petition application sent to Dallas Lockbox
05/30/2014: NOA1 sent out
06/03/2014: NOA1 hard-copy received
09/25/2014: NOA2 sent out, Petition approved!
09/29/2014: NOA2 hard-copy received
10/13/2014: NVC Received Packet
10/16/2014: Case#, IIN, and BIN
10/17/2014: In transit to Manila Embassy
10/19//2014: Consulate received packet
10/21/2014: Visa Fee paid, DS160 Completed
10/22/2014: Interview date set
10/27/2014: St. Lukes medical Day 1
10/28/2014: St. Lukes medical Day 2 - **Passed!**
11/12/2014: Interview at the US Embassy in Manila **Approved!!**
11/19/2014: K1 Visa Packet Received!!!
11/24/2014: CFO (exit) counseling **Done!**
12/06/2014: Fiance' arrived into the United States via O'Hare International Airport
01/29/2015: Married!

"Your I-129f was approved in 118 days from your NOA1 date"
"Your interview took 166 days from your I-129F NOA1 date."
"173 days from NOA1 to K1 Visa Packet in Hand"

AOS Timeline:
04/11/2016 Sent in I-485 Package (plus AP and EAD) to the Chicago Lockbox
04/13/2016 Package delivered via USPS

04/21/2016 Check cashed by USCIS

04/25/2016 Received NOA for all 3

04/30/2016 Biometrics appointment letter received!

05/10/2016 Biometrics appointment

05/18/2016 RFE Mailed to us

05/24/2016 RFE Mail arrived

05/26/2016 Reply to RFE sent out

06/06/2016 USCIS indicated RFE response received

We are also expecting parents now with a due date of November 17th, 2016!

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