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Any chance the embassy will be closed on Monday (12/8)?

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Philippines
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Does anyone think the embassy might close Monday morning if the storm hits? My stepdaughter has her interview first thing in the morning, and I don't want her to head out there only to be turned away. Thanks!

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I'd have your stepdaughter keep an eye on the US Embassy Website, their Facebook page, and their twitter account. They usually post whenever there's a closing.


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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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2014petition, on 07 Dec 2014 - 12:06 AM, said:

Does anyone think the embassy might close Monday morning if the storm hits? My stepdaughter has her interview first thing in the morning, and I don't want her to head out there only to be turned away. Thanks!

From the last storm the Embassy accommodated all who were effected for the days that USEM was closed due to the Typhoon. They will do the same thing for this storm. Sit back and relax and worry about the "now" as you and your family need to be safe. There will be more information posted from the US Embassy and the Philippines Embassy websites and Facebook.

https://www.facebook...anila.usembassy

http://manila.usembassy.gov/

To all that are effected by the storm with your interview dates, don't rush to the phone or email the Embassy enquiring about rescheduling your interview. They are going to be super busy when they open. Follow the different locations for information and they will update as soon as they institute the "game plan". You will have your interview and they will communicate what your steps to a new interview date will be. Most of all BE PATIENT.


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From the US Embassy website

http://manila.usembassy.gov/

EMBASSY CLOSURE - DECEMBER 8, 2014 (MONDAY)

NOTICE TO NIV APPLICANTS SCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 8, 2014

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Unit will not process visa applications on Monday, December 8, 2014.

Applicants scheduled on this date are advised to reschedule their appointments. Applicants may reschedule online through www.ustraveldocs.com/ph or by contacting the Embassy call center at (02) 976-8500, (02) 976-8501, and (02) 976-8502. The call center is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., excluding U.S. and Philippine holidays.

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Philippines
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Bummer. Should I just wait for the embassy to provide a new appointment, or do I need to be proactive in getting one?

From the website:

In case of inclement weather, a state of emergency, or unscheduled closures, the Embassy will work to reschedule affected immigrant and fiance(e) visa applicants to the soonest possible appointment date after the Embassy reopens.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Bummer. Should I just wait for the embassy to provide a new appointment, or do I need to be proactive in getting one?

From the website:

You need to be proactive


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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luckytwo15,

I owe my wife a coffee. She bet you'd copy & paste the same message to every embassy closing related thread. I bet you wouldn't. D'oh!

:D


"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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