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Good Day! I am new to this site and currently processing our fiance visa. My fiance is in the US while I'm here in the Philippines. I'm planning to have my Medical Examinations tomorrow at SLEC and prepared for the requirements. I'm just so curious and can anybody please help me because I'm quite confused with the NVC letter and appointment letter. I recently scheduled my VISA interview end of this month and paid the necessary fees. But I did not receive any letter from the US Embassy in Manila. What I printed is just the case number letter that my fiance received in the US. Did I make a mistake in scheduling an appointment for myself or should the US Embassy in Manila do the scheduling for me? Because I didn't receive any appointment letter or any letter from the US Embassy.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Jula

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Jula,

Here is a link for the instructions on the visa medical and interview process at the US embassy in Manila:

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3023/procedures-lay-out2.html

My fiancé is at the embassy right now having his interview (nervous fingers crossed).

I found this part of the process more confusing the the whole petition process. The documentation states that you can schedule the interview any time after the fee has been paid (keep track of that receipt!). So you are okay. I think that the letter form the embassy sometimes takes a long time to get mailed. But you can get a copy of the instructions from the embassy web site (somewhere). This will help you get a head start on the collection of the necessary documents. The letter is available in both English (more current and has precedence) and Tagalog. We used both.

It sounds like you are doing things correctly. Keep moving, keep doing the research (there are several good web sites that document both the SLEC and Embassy process and documentation requirements).

I hope this helps,

Andy


Same sex fiancé K1 petition (Filipino/American)2014-06-30 - I-129F UPS package received Lewisville, TX2014-07-02 - NOA 1 issued, received paper copy 7/102014-07-03 - Check converted to EFT and processed2014-07-08 - Status change from acceptance to review (via USCIS receipt look up)2014-10-01 - RFE issued (via text, email, no details)2014-10-07 - RFE received (via USPS)2014-10-08 - Requested evidence sent overnight (via USPS)2014-10-10 - Status change to RFE response review (via text - twice! - from 2 different phone numbers, email)2014-10-16 - NOA 2 issued: Approved! (via text, and email)2014-10-20 - Received NAO 2 paper certificate2014-10-21 - Received notice of post decision activity: case shipped to NVC2014-11-04 - Received letter from NVC with embassy case number 2014-11-30 - DS-160 completed, electronic confirmation page received2014-12-05 - Interviewed scheduled (2015-01-06)2015-01-06 - Interview: Approved!2015-02-02 - POE Boston<p>2015-02-13 - Married before Justice of the Peace !

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Wow! Thanks for the enlightenment, Andy. Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated. I'm sure your fiance will give you great news later. :) Cheers! Love, love, love! :)

Jula

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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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Good Day! I am new to this site and currently processing our fiance visa. My fiance is in the US while I'm here in the Philippines. I'm planning to have my Medical Examinations tomorrow at SLEC and prepared for the requirements. I'm just so curious and can anybody please help me because I'm quite confused with the NVC letter and appointment letter. I recently scheduled my VISA interview end of this month and paid the necessary fees. But I did not receive any letter from the US Embassy in Manila. What I printed is just the case number letter that my fiance received in the US. Did I make a mistake in scheduling an appointment for myself or should the US Embassy in Manila do the scheduling for me? Because I didn't receive any appointment letter or any letter from the US Embassy.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Jula

Have your fiance email you a copy of the NVC letter with MNL # on it... that is what St. Luke's wants copies of for the medical.

Did you schedule your interview online or by calling the embassy? You will need a copy of the interview confirm letter/email.

For details on the complete process for the K-1 visa, follow the flashing arrow below. (more information than in the other link)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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You do not need the mailed letter. The system they have for sending it is so bad that many ladies never get it at all. My wife has been here since June, and to this day, the mailed letter never arrived at her home in the province. Nobody ever asked her for it, either at medical or interview.

So don't worry about that. You don't need it.

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Thank you so much Hank! You have been very helpful. I'm finally done with my Medical and now I'm preparing for my Visa Interview. Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Jula


You do not need the mailed letter. The system they have for sending it is so bad that many ladies never get it at all. My wife has been here since June, and to this day, the mailed letter never arrived at her home in the province. Nobody ever asked her for it, either at medical or interview.

So don't worry about that. You don't need it.

Thank you very much!!! :) Happy New Year!

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I'm glad to hear, for some people at least, your fiancé finally actually got their visa. The system sounds cumbersome, flawed, complicated, annoying, unreliable, and extremely slow...I'm glad it worked out for you guys!

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The system IS the system... you want to complete it with minimal issues you will have to adjust to what is..


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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