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Just to air my side, I sent a gift package to PI and paid exuberant fees

before it arrives, and next thing the receiver has to pay billing & taxes

This will never happen again sending to that DHL company,

all hookers DHL-PI kaya walang asenso :ranting:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Country-specific thread moved from Off Topic forum to the Philippines regional subforum. ***

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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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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inyong, on 27 Nov 2014 - 8:47 PM, said:

Just to air my side, I sent a gift package to PI and paid exuberant fees

before it arrives, and next thing the receiver has to pay billing & taxes

This will never happen again sending to that DHL company,

all hookers DHL-PI kaya walang asenso :ranting:

Don't blame it on DHL. They did what you asked them to, deliver your package. It's not DHL's responsibility nor do they make the rules for collecting taxes, that is the Philippine Government's responsibility. Your beef is with the Phil Government not DHL.


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Filed: Country: Philippines
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Don't blame it on DHL. They did what you asked them to, deliver your package. It's not DHL's responsibility nor do they make the rules for collecting taxes, that is the Philippine Government's responsibility. Your beef is with the Phil Government not DHL.

:thumbs: Agreed!

I wouldn't send beef in the future. :rofl:

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Too bad you don't live in a city that has a Johnny Air Cargo outlet. And I think you meant exorbitant.


"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

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Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

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Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Thank you VJ peps for your comments, I understand that taxes ...blahhh blahh ...don't blame to DHL but the prob is they did not

issue official receipt, I don't have a problem of paying taxes but the "O.R." but anyway just want my family to be happy.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My PI fiancee told me that her sister had trouble receiving a FedEx package from England because the delivery person wanted her to pay a "storage fee" of several thousand pesos. I'm thinking that was a scam on the part of the delivery person.

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I agree with a previous post. I used Johnny Air too to avoid crazy fees from the government and they let us pay for everything on our end so my Mom in the Philippines doesn't have to pay for anything after receiving the items we sent.

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Hi everybody good day to all, from my experience with the same problem i just send money to them to their bank account so they can buy anything they want cuz 2x my packages never made it to them cuz you have crooks working at customs and philpost, you can only track your shipment till it reachs phil then keep your fingers crossed , plus this time of year its open season on your cards getting lost in somebody's pocket.

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teddy k,

Well there's your problem. Never ever ever send anything of importance, value, or consequence to the Philippines using regular mail (US Postal Service/PhilPost).


"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

"Audentes Fortuna Adiuvat"

==========

Dec 11, 2014 - Filed I-130 via DCF @ US Embassy Manila (...and we're on the clock...) - Read about my experience filing DCF here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/527064-filed-dcf-i-130-for-ir-1-at-us-embassy-manila-aar/

Dec 11, 2014 - NOA1: Not sure what to put here, Dec 11, 2014, Dec 24, 2014 or something in between.

Dec 24, 2014 - NOA2: I called USCIS @ USEM on Jan 5, 2015 and was told the I-130 was approved on Christmas Eve. Thank you Santa!

Jan 13, 2015 - MNL Case Number & Packet 3 Received via email (I emailed the IV Unit-Manila requesting these on Jan 5, 2015 and Jan 12, 2015)

Jan 21, 2015 - NOA2: Mailed (via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to our place here in Manila.

Jan 22, 2015 - Packet 3: Mailed (again via PhilPost!) paper/hard copy delivered to out place here in Manila.

Feb 24 & 25, 2015 - Day 1 & Day 2 of Medical @ SLEC. Immunizations given on Day 2, thankfully

Mar 5, 2015 - USEM Interview Appointment - IR-1 Visa Approved! (CEAC Status updated to ISSUED afternoon of interview day)

Mar 10, 2015 - 3pm - Received SMS saying IV Package ready for pickup at 2GO MoA. Picked up at 5pm. (Shipped/Picked Up/In Hand on 3rd Business Day post interview)

Mar 13, 2015 - CFO Manila - Done

==========

Now disposing/selling/giving away/shipping to the US stuff from 14 years in the PHL and 4 years together before heading to POE.

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Just to air my side, I sent a gift package to PI and paid exuberant fees

before it arrives, and next thing the receiver has to pay billing & taxes

This will never happen again sending to that DHL company,

all hookers DHL-PI kaya walang asenso :ranting:

Yeah it costs alot to send it through DHL that's why I sent stuff that they needed such as important documents or a few other things. But hey the price you pay does not compare to the piece of mind you get knowing that it will get there on time and without it being pilfered through.

If you can not afford to ship DHL then don't do it. My wife had to pay like 500 pesos on the recieving end when they delivered it. If your family is in the province then it's ok, but if my family was in Metro Manila I would use Johnny Air.

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