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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi guys.....good news we we're approved in 21 days...case left for manila 10/29. Bad news is i sent the copy of our visa application package with the i-134, financial documents etc. almost a month ago to my fiance in davao but she still hasnt received it. Im sending her to manila for her exam next week on the 16th and she was gonna stay till her interview. But im worried that the documents may not make it. If worst comes to worst, could i possibly fax over the financial papers to her...the i134...etc? Or even email them to her and have her print them out? Im worried now that we are so close. Dont want anything to screw up now. Thanks for any advise

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Try DHL for a cheaper cost. Fiance sent me the needed docs last Tuesday and arrived Friday. You still have time. My interview will be on the 24th as well if my culture test will be negative.


AOS Journey:

March 30 - AOS/EAD/AP sent

April 2 - USCIS received

April 9 - NOA1

May 6 - Biometrics

May 7 - Case is ready for interview

May 21 - Request for EAD expedite

May 26 - contact congressman for EAD expedite

June 1 - EAD card in production

June 2 - EAD approved

June 6 - EAD/AP combo card received

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Yay!!!! She received the documents today. Whew! Thank the Lord. My next question is assuming her interview goes well, when can i book her flight here to US? I'd really like to book it for Dec. 3, which would be 8 days after her interview. Do you think that'll be enough time to receive her visa? She'll be picking it up at MOA in Manila. Thanks

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I would not recommend booking a flight until she has visa in hand


21 Aug 2013: I-129F Sent

11 Feb 2014: Visa APPROVED!

20 May 2014: Wedding!

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31 Jul 2014: Mailed AOS Packet

12 Feb 2015: AOS Interview - Approved

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22 Feb 2017: Mailed ROC Packet

08 Aug 2018: ROC Approved

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Country-specific 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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Hi guys.....good news we we're approved in 21 days...case left for manila 10/29. Bad news is i sent the copy of our visa application package with the i-134, financial documents etc. almost a month ago to my fiance in davao but she still hasnt received it. Im sending her to manila for her exam next week on the 16th and she was gonna stay till her interview. But im worried that the documents may not make it. If worst comes to worst, could i possibly fax over the financial papers to her...the i134...etc? Or even email them to her and have her print them out? Im worried now that we are so close. Dont want anything to screw up now. Thanks for any advise

Only the I-134 needs to be original, the copy of the most recent tax return and W-2 can be emailed. A copy of the I-129F petition package is not needed for the embassy at ALL, the embassy has the original case file, but it can be emailed also if desired.

Yay!!!! She received the documents today. Whew! Thank the Lord. My next question is assuming her interview goes well, when can i book her flight here to US? I'd really like to book it for Dec. 3, which would be 8 days after her interview. Do you think that'll be enough time to receive her visa? She'll be picking it up at MOA in Manila. Thanks

Glad the package arrived.

Absolutely DO NOT book any flights until your fiancee has her visa in hand! It can take w-e-e-k-s for the the passport w/visa to be delivered.

Don't forget to attend CFO, the sticker is required to exit the country.

For details on the process in Manila follow the flashing arrow below.


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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I second (or third) the recommendation about not scheduling flights until visa is in hand... even if you schedule it two weeks or even a month before the interview, there are things that can happen that are out of your control, like processing delays, possible requirements that need to be fulfilled, and god forbid, another natural disaster that can delay processing or logistics.

Almost made that mistake when I scheduled my fiancee's flight THREE weeks after interview approval and scheduled CFO one week before departure... she was approved at the USEM interview on 10/14/2014 but didn't receive her visa until 10/28/2014 - and scheduled CFO was on 10/31...

Edited by tolitzpogi

K1 Timeline:

02/28/2014 - I-129F Submitted
04/08/2014 - I-129F NOA2 Received

07/03/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 1 (Result: Sputum Culture)

09/18/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 2 (Result: Passed)

10/14/2014 - K1 Visa Interview (Result: Approved)

10/23/2014 - K1 Visa Issued

11/09/2014 - Entered USA (POE: Los Angeles)

01/02/2015 - Wedding Day

AOS Timeline:

03/02/2015 - I-485 Submitted (with I-765 & I-131)

03/13/2015 - I-485 NOA Received (with NOA for I-765 & I-131)

03/30/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

05/12/2015 - I-785 & I-131 Approved

05/20/2015 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

06/10/2015 - AOS Interview (Result: Approved)

06/18/2015 - Conditional Green Card Received

ROC Timeline:

05/15/2017 - I-751 Submitted 
05/26/2017 - I-751 NOA Received 
06/13/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

07/18/2017 - Extension NOA Received (twelve month extension)
03/05/2018 - I-751 Received by Local Office
04/20/2018 - Infopass Appointment (Result: I-551 Stamp on Passport, six-month extension)

06/18/2018 - Extension NOA Received (eighteen month extension)

10/29/2019 - Infopass Appointment (Result: I-551 Stamp on new Passport)

11/06/2019 - I-751 Approved

11/14/2019 - Permanent Green Card Received

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yeah....you are right. I'm just anxious to get her here by Christmas. Plus, so much cheaper to book a flight in advance. Do you think it might be safe to at least book it after she is approved? Maybe 10-14 days after? How has everyone else here done it? Also, I booked the CFO appointment a couple days after her med exam. Apparently its ok to do that before the visa is issued. I figured mine as well while she is in manila waiting on interview

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yeah....you are right. I'm just anxious to get her here by Christmas. Plus, so much cheaper to book a flight in advance. Do you think it might be safe to at least book it after she is approved? Maybe 10-14 days after? How has everyone else here done it? Also, I booked the CFO appointment a couple days after her med exam. Apparently its ok to do that before the visa is issued. I figured mine as well while she is in manila waiting on interview

NO. It can still be weeks before the visa is actually issued, then it can be another 5 - 10 days before it is delivered.


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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