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Fiancee has to leave Phils before June 19th so she has 6 months on her passport.

I want to be with her at the interview and then take her home well before June 19.

I have to do all this in May. I can't go in April. I will stay 30 days until it is all done.

So.... We needed an appointment letter before she can do her med.

But.... there are no appointments yet for May.

So... They tell me "Make one for April and then change it after the exam.

So I made one for April

She completed med yesterday and I called for a new appointment just now,

So far so good. I called and she told me we had one for May 18.

But fiancee never got the conformation email.

So I called and was told that because I cancelled we were locked out. They know nothing about a May 18 appt.

Now they have to "escalate" this problem to see what they can do. They will email her with availability. I already expect an appointment in June.

About Cenomar: What a nightmare. 5 hours standing at NSO and few chairs. And then it's 3 days wait for the document.

NBI: That went really well. You have to make an appointment on line. Then pay the 190P at a bank. Show receipt and you are out of there in an hour.

Med Exam: Pretty much what we expected. It's a two day event, Day two seemed mostly about waiting for the release.

Thanks for listening. I feel better now.

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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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Fiancee has to leave Phils before June 19th so she has 6 months on her passport.

I want to be with her at the interview and then take her home well before June 19.

I have to do all this in May. I can't go in April. I will stay 30 days until it is all done.

So.... We needed an appointment letter before she can do her med.

But.... there are no appointments yet for May.

So... They tell me "Make one for April and then change it after the exam.

So I made one for April

She completed med yesterday and I called for a new appointment just now,

So far so good. I called and she told me we had one for May 18.

But fiancee never got the conformation email.

So I called and was told that because I cancelled we were locked out. They know nothing about a May 18 appt.

Now they have to "escalate" this problem to see what they can do. They will email her with availability. I already expect an appointment in June.

About Cenomar: What a nightmare. 5 hours standing at NSO and few chairs. And then it's 3 days wait for the document.

NBI: That went really well. You have to make an appointment on line. Then pay the 190P at a bank. Show receipt and you are out of there in an hour.

Med Exam: Pretty much what we expected. It's a two day event, Day two seemed mostly about waiting for the release.

Thanks for listening. I feel better now.

For the medical they ask for the interview confirmation page/letter/email OR the NVC letter/email with the MNL#

... waiting in line to get something done... nothing to get excited about there. It's The Philippines!!! :lol:


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For the medical they ask for the interview confirmation page/letter/email OR the NVC letter/email with the MNL#

... waiting in line to get something done... nothing to get excited about there. It's The Philippines!!! :lol:

Yes Hank, totally agree with you ;) been through the looonngg.. line as well with the Medical Exam , NBI.. but on the CENOMAR, I just filled it online - https://nsohelpline.com/order/choosePurpose, paid it through Bayad Center and it was delivered at our house 3 days after together with my NSO birth certificate which I ordered too . I think this is the fastest way now just an advice. :)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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Yes Hank, totally agree with you ;) been through the looonngg.. line as well with the Medical Exam , NBI.. but on the CENOMAR, I just filled it online - https://nsohelpline.com/order/choosePurpose, paid it through Bayad Center and it was delivered at our house 3 days after together with my NSO birth certificate which I ordered too . I think this is the fastest way now just an advice. :)

I have a follow-up question to your entry referenced above. You paid online and the documents were in your hand in 3 days and at your home in the USA or Phil?


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I have a follow-up question to your entry referenced above. You paid online and the documents were in your hand in 3 days and at your home in the USA or Phil?

Hi Greenbaum :)

Sorry for the confusion, it's in the Philippines last October 2014 2 weeks before my US K1 interview :) The service on the link I provided is fast and I used their services a couple of times already especially for NSO birth certificate with 2-3 days delivery :)

Edited by sweetmarie01

710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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