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Curious about this as this may be a real possibility. If you go to to the US Consulate office in Cebu and get the marriage certificate, how long is it good for? I ask because we were thinking of getting the approval in December if we go this route, then several months later do the actual wedding. Of course, the we still may do the fiance visa. Also the marriage seminar can that also be done any time after the 10 days?


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Curious about this as this may be a real possibility. If you go to to the US Consulate office in Cebu and get the marriage certificate, how long is it good for? I ask because we were thinking of getting the approval in December if we go this route, then several months later do the actual wedding. Of course, the we still may do the fiance visa. Also the marriage seminar can that also be done any time after the 10 days?

Curious about this as this may be a real possibility. If you go to to the US Consulate office in Cebu and get the marriage certificate, how long is it good for? I ask because we were thinking of getting the approval in December if we go this route, then several months later do the actual wedding. Of course, the we still may do the fiance visa. Also the marriage seminar can that also be done any time after the 10 days?

Curious about this as this may be a real possibility. If you go to to the US Consulate office in Cebu and get the marriage certificate, how long is it good for? I ask because we were thinking of getting the approval in December if we go this route, then several months later do the actual wedding. Of course, the we still may do the fiance visa. Also the marriage seminar can that also be done any time after the 10 days?

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The U.S. Consulate does not give out wedding license in Cebu. They will provid an afadavit from the U.S. Gov that you are eligible to marry in the Phiippines provided that you provide the U.S. Consulate certified copies of divorce decrees of any and all previous marriages. You then can provide the town office in the city you intend to marry and then after 10 days you can get married. You have 30 day visa to get this done before you have to depart the Philippines. I'm sure that the afadavit is good for at least 6 months to a year

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Thanks for the information :). Was definitely wondering how long the afidavit is good for before you have to get married. Hoping it is at least 6 months.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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The marriage seminar will be at the Municipal or City hall. You can do that within the 10 days period from the registration. most people do it the same day.


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Thanks! I have another questions as I am beginning to think that we will be going with the CR-1 visa. Would it slow the process down getting her over here to the USA if say I went to the Philippines to be with her for 6 months while we wait?

I know you have to prove income for two people for at least 20,000 correct? Would having that much is savings keep that in in the green for the Visa? If you have 3 because you have a child) it is 25,000 correct?

Just thinking outside the box.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Forgot to ask how hard would it be to get a 6 month visa in the Philippines?


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Thanks! I have another questions as I am beginning to think that we will be going with the CR-1 visa. Would it slow the process down getting her over here to the USA if say I went to the Philippines to be with her for 6 months while we wait?

I know you have to prove income for two people for at least 20,000 correct? Would having that much is savings keep that in in the green for the Visa? If you have 3 because you have a child) it is 25,000 correct?

Just thinking outside the box.

You being in the Philippines would not slow things down, in fact if you planned it correctly so as to do the DCF (direct consulate filing) it could speed things up. There are time in country requirements with this which I don't have at my finger tips at the moment.

Now on to income, yes for two people you need an annual gross income of $19,662. Have that much in savings will be of no help, USEM wants to see income, not assets. Yes I know there is stuff about 5 times the requirement in assets but USEM isn't interested. You will need to show the income.

Forgot to ask how hard would it be to get a 6 month visa in the Philippines?

Staying in the Phils for 6 months is easy, you get 30 days automatically, after that simply head to the local BI office to do extensions.


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I got married in the Philippines in May of this year. This is what require. First you need to make an appointment with the US embassy before you go there. Then when you are in the Philippines you will need to go to the embassy in either Manila or Cebu. Bring appointment letter and $50.00 American dollars. your fiancée can go if she wants too it is not require of her to be there. The embassy will issue a affidavit in lieu of legal capacity to marry. after you get that you can apply for marriage license ,however I have heard that there are certain Cites (Makiti,Quezon city,Davao city) that will not accept the affidavit. Me and my wife got our marriage license at the city hall in Manila. They also require a marriage seminar, However for a fee the seminar can be taken care of . Then you will have to wait 10 days( consecutive not working days) for the marriage license. The marriage license is good for anywhere in the Philippines to get marry ( me and my wife got married on Pres Garcia Bohol Island) The marriage license is only good for 120 days after it is issue. You can stay in the Philippines up to 30 days now with out visa if you need to stay longer I have heard that is fairly easy to get extension. There is really no reason to get the marriage license that far in advance. Me and my wife was able to do everything in about 28 days. Also if you are thinking of doing DCF I believe you will need proof of steady income it does not matter (unless you are very rich) how much money you have in savings


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Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

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i believe I would have to live in the Philippines for at least 6 months. So with no income for that 6 months while in the Philippines from the USA, how can you prove income? Would having a job in the Philippines be helpful or your wife having a job in the Philippines.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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For me personally getting a job would not be a problem in the states, but I hear that getting one in the Philippines is quite difficult. I am a Registered Nurse, but obviously the field is quite saturated there, so I would have to resort to business. Would owning property there be helpful as well?


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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If you really want to do the dcf.I will suggest getting a joint sponsor from someone in The usa.You can include income and property there but it does not count that much toward the requirement of steady income. Someone else might be able to give you an exact figure on how much you will need to eliminate the steady income requirement. I also consider living in the Philippines for 6 months or so to do the dcf but because of the income requirement I decided not too.Jobs are hard to find even for skill workers there. the jobs there do not pay well if you do find one.Also if you plan on living in the usa,you will need source of income to provide for family here


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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So what exactly is a joint sponsor for purpose of spouse visa?


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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joint sponsor is another person who's income is enough to meet the poverty guidelines for them (and their dependents) and your wife. With the spousal visa the embassy has to accept a joint sponsor. Big plus with the CR-1 spousal visa.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

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Hank is right. it is another person income that you can use to meet the financial requirement.. If you really want to do the DCF that will be your best way


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

http://jerryjja.wix.com/filipinasaswa?_ga=1.194674661.91538870.1441656248

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