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I received my notice from the NVC with our case number on Oct 28 indicating that our case was sent to the US Embassy in Manila. The CEAC website indicates that our case is "Ready". Does anyone know how long long it takes to receive packet 3? Are we able to schedule an the medical and interview without receing the notice? Is there a number to the US embassy that we can call to check status?

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It takes ∞ amount of time to receive your letter from USEM. Seriously though, that letter hardly ever arrives if ever. My wife never received it and she's been in the US now for 4 months.

Do not wait for the letter from USEM, you do not need it. Since you have your case number, you can go ahead and pay your visa fee and schedule your interview.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

NOA1:  05/24/2017;  Biometrics:  06/13/2017;  Approved without interview:  09/05/2018;  10 Yr Green card Received:  09/13/2018

 

Naturalization

08/09/2020 -- Filed N-400 online

08/09/2020 -- NOA1 date

08/11/2020 -- NOA1 received in the mail

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Thank you for the prompt response. What information/documentation is needed for the interview? I just want to ensure we don't miss anything

Everything you need is listed in the embassy instructions here: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/1178798/15OCT/K1%20and%20K2%20Interview%20Preparation%20Instructions%20-%20English%20_updated%2015%20OCT%202014_.pdf


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;  Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  

RFE:  07/09/2015;  Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

NOA1:  05/24/2017;  Biometrics:  06/13/2017;  Approved without interview:  09/05/2018;  10 Yr Green card Received:  09/13/2018

 

Naturalization

08/09/2020 -- Filed N-400 online

08/09/2020 -- NOA1 date

08/11/2020 -- NOA1 received in the mail

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I received my notice from the NVC with our case number on Oct 28 indicating that our case was sent to the US Embassy in Manila. The CEAC website indicates that our case is "Ready". Does anyone know how long long it takes to receive packet 3? Are we able to schedule an the medical and interview without receing the notice? Is there a number to the US embassy that we can call to check status?

I'm done with my medical and I already scheduled my interview on Monday. I just received the packet from US embassy yesterday. :D:rofl:


***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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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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I received my notice from the NVC with our case number on Oct 28 indicating that our case was sent to the US Embassy in Manila. The CEAC website indicates that our case is "Ready". Does anyone know how long long it takes to receive packet 3? Are we able to schedule an the medical and interview without receing the notice? Is there a number to the US embassy that we can call to check status?

On my!!! Don't sit around waiting for a letter from USEM... they rarely arrive! There is no PACKET 3, everything is online.

If you have your MNL # then it is ROCK n ROLL time!!!

Follow the flashing arrow below for details on the process in Manila.

Time to beat feet!! :)


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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My wife has been here in New York with me since June, and to date has not received any Packet 3 or Embasssy letter or whatever else you want to call it. You simply do not need it.

All you need is the MNL number, and the letter from NVC will have it. You can take the MNL number to any Bank of Philippine Islands branch in Phil, pay the interview fee, and now with both the MNL number and receipt number, go on the USEM website and sign up for the interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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What if I only have a case number and no letter from NVC (Since I only called NVC.)?


Our Relationship

10/31/2011 - met online
04/23/2012 - I traveled to the US
05/04/2012 - met personally in DC
06/17/2012 - I traveled back to the Philippines
11/09/2012 to 11/23/2012 - He traveled to the Philippines
02/18/2013 to 03/01/2013 - He traveled again to the Philippines
05/16/2013 to 05/26/2013 - His 3rd trip to the Philippines
09/20/2013 to 09/26/2013 - My 2nd trip to the US
03/27/2014 to 04/11/2014 - His 4th trip to the Philippines
10/22/2014 to 11/02/2014 - My 3rd trip to the US


K1 Journey

10/30/2014 - got engaged
11/12/2014 - I-129F sent to Dallas
11/18/2014 - received NOA1 email notification
12/1/2014 - electronic NOA2 notification
12/17/2014 - NVC Case Creation Date
12/23/2014 - Updated Status to "Ready"

01/14/2015 - Got our case# through NVC hotline
01/16/2015 - Paid Application for Interview
01/20/2015 - Booked Interview Appointment for February :D

02/10/2015 - to 02/11/2015 Medical - Passed!
02/25/2015 - Interview - APPROVED!
03/11/2015 - CEAC Issued
03/14/2015 - Visa and Packet on hand!
03/18/2015 - CFO seminar, sticker and certificate

04/22/2015 - POE Seattle

05/05/2015 - Got married!!

AOS Journey

06/29/2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet mailed through USPS

07/01/2015- USPS: Delivered

07/09/2015 - USCIS text notification: CASE was RECEIVED AOS EAD and AP

07/14/2015 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

07/29/2015 - Biometrics done

08/07/2015 - USCIS My case Status: CASE ready to be scheduled for interview


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What if I only have a case number and no letter from NVC (Since I only called NVC.)?

Are you asking about paying the visa fee at BPI? Don't need the NVC letter for that. You need to print out a deposit slip, bring that your passport and Pesos to BPI. Details in my 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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