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Cebu, US consulate office - Interview for affidavit legal capacity to marry

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I'm planning to go to the US consulate office in Cebu to apply for affidavit legal capacity to get married. I understand Manila office doesn't require me to bring my fiancee for the interview, but it seems like Cebu has different policy. Some members here mentioned that they had brought their fiancee with them to the interview. Is there anyone didn't bring their fiancee to the interview and was there any problem?

My fiancee lives in a very small town in Mindanao island and it's not convenient for her to travel, so I'd like to go to the interview if possible. I contacted Manila office and was told to contact the Cebu office directly, unfortunately there was no one answered when I tried calling them more than 50 times. Only answering machine answered, and Cebu office doesn't accept email.

Thank you all for your help and support


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I remembered when my husband gets his legal capacity to marry, I was only waiting outside the embassy and there's no problem if she can't go inside/interview.

And as far as I know from other friends filipina fiancée is not allowed to go inside when getting that affidavit.!?

But I don't know In Cebu consulate☺️

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I do not about Cebu but the above poster is correct for Manila your GF/spouse will have to wait outside if she goes with you

It is not really a interview it is more of a paper processing process. I am not exactly sure what they do but they do not interview you, They just send you to window to pay, another window to swear that everything is correct and then they call your name to pick it up

So I am sure it will be ok

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I would suggest making an apppointment for Manila embassy and getting your affidavit there. You'll be entering Manila from the US and will be staying there for at least a day and that is plenty of time. Cebu is not in Mindanao and so both of you would still be traveling if you want it in Cebu. Your fiance is also not needed in getting your affidavit.

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I would suggest making an apppointment for Manila embassy and getting your affidavit there. You'll be entering Manila from the US and will be staying there for at least a day and that is plenty of time.

Why would he be staying there at least a day.

I have flown into Philippines from USA via Manila and many times, I stayed in airport a couple of hours waiting for my next flight.

Some people do their best to avoid Manila....

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My son got his cert of legal capacity in Jan this year at Cebu consulate. He and his fiancé were all concerned about not having appointment, etc. All for naught. He went to consulate after breakfast, not at crack of dawn or before. Went through line for USC services. Was out in 15 minutes. He is US Mil so didn't have to pay any fees.

You will need any docs proving free to marry (divorce decree) if required, or just fill out form, 'never married'. Pay your $50 bucks and your gone.

No need for your fiancé to accompany you unless you want her see a big city before hitting NAIA, haha.


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Why would he be staying there at least a day.

I have flown into Philippines from USA via Manila and many times, I stayed in airport a couple of hours waiting for my next flight.

Some people do their best to avoid Manila....

that's exactly the plan I have in my mind. If possible I want to avoid Manila at all cost. Dealing with the taxi drivers in Manila gives me so much headache.


AOS

11/22 Arrival

12/12 Married

1/26 Sent I-485, 131, 765

1/29 email / sms received; i-797 dated 1/29

3/28 With congressman's help, we finally got the biometric letter in email after 8 weeks from the NOA

4/15 Biometric done.

5/23 EAD/AP combo card was sent

6/29 Interview request notice came for I-485

8/1 Interview

K1

7/11 Sent I-129F

7/15 NOA1

7/20 NOA1 hard copy

7/30 NOA2

8/3 NOA2 hard copy

8/24 NVC Case No. assigned

8/26 Case left NVC

8/27 Case READY

10/21 Interview and visa APPROVED :)

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My son got his cert of legal capacity in Jan this year at Cebu consulate. He and his fiancé were all concerned about not having appointment, etc. All for naught. He went to consulate after breakfast, not at crack of dawn or before. Went through line for USC services. Was out in 15 minutes. He is US Mil so didn't have to pay any fees.

You will need any docs proving free to marry (divorce decree) if required, or just fill out form, 'never married'. Pay your $50 bucks and your gone.

No need for your fiancé to accompany you unless you want her see a big city before hitting NAIA, haha.

Thank you so much for your confirmation. Now that I know my fiancee is not required to be present I'll ask her if she wants to come along. Yes I got my divorce decree ready.


AOS

11/22 Arrival

12/12 Married

1/26 Sent I-485, 131, 765

1/29 email / sms received; i-797 dated 1/29

3/28 With congressman's help, we finally got the biometric letter in email after 8 weeks from the NOA

4/15 Biometric done.

5/23 EAD/AP combo card was sent

6/29 Interview request notice came for I-485

8/1 Interview

K1

7/11 Sent I-129F

7/15 NOA1

7/20 NOA1 hard copy

7/30 NOA2

8/3 NOA2 hard copy

8/24 NVC Case No. assigned

8/26 Case left NVC

8/27 Case READY

10/21 Interview and visa APPROVED :)

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I suggested to go to Manila because it's the only embassy he was able to contact and ge's laying over there. He did not have to wait for a day if he can handle the jet lag and go in and out of tye emvassy and airport. He was willing to go to Cebu which is not even in Mindanao so he'd still be traveling abd so will his fiance who is in Mindanao. Anywhere you go in the Philippines there would be taxi driver that will be a headache. If that's your reason of not wanting to go to the Manila embassy that's alright. There's someone who confirmed being able to get your affidavit in Cebu without appointments anyway so you're good to go.

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Interesting because I wrote divorced on the form and then the window girl asked if I had proof.

It all depends on who and when you get to the window. My advice is if the USEM says its a requirement best to have it available than not and get an intolerant window girl.


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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