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I have tried all the numbers listed everywhere I looked and was given too to call the Embassy in Manila and all resulted in a recording saying please check the number and try again. Is their a secret on how to contact someone at the embassy in Manila. Thanks in advance for any help!

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The telephone system there is frustrating. When you finally get through, you get some entry level person who has no better info than you already have.

Send e-mail. It takes 7 to 10 days to get it answered, but at least you get it answered by someone with the info you are seeking.

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Thank you! I already got my fiance a interview appt. I just bought our new home and was just wanting to change my address and she read that after her DS-160 their was a chance for no interview. I guess I will e-mail the new address or they can just find out when she gets to the interview. Thanks again!

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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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Hi. Anyone here who knows how to transfer ineterview location from another embassy?

I am scheduled for interview this coming February 2015 butthey have set my interview in Saudi Arabia. I am already here in the Philippines. Can it be possible to transfer my interview and case here in US Embassy-Manila? How much time will it take to sove this issue. Im so worried about this. Thanks for your help.

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To transfer embassies I would assume that also means they would have to transfer your case files as well. I would suggest you reach out to USEM or Saudi Embassy ASSAP


10/25: Mailed my I-129F using USPS Express to Texas Lockbox


10/27: NOA 1 notification from USCIS


10/30: NOA 1 Hard copy received in the mail


12/15: NOA 2 Email/Text (49 Days)


12/17: USCIS Sent case to NVC


12/29: NVC Received Case


12/30: MNL# Assigned


1/6: USEM Received Case "Ready"


1/29: Interview :dancing: (APPROVED)

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