Jump to content
Psalm51

1 Manilla trip for the exam, 1 for the interview?

7 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

I am just curious if there is any way to combine the trip to Manilla for the exam with the trip for the interview.

my fiance lives and works in Cebu so taking 10 days to stay in Manilla doesn't seem as rational as going twice, but that's alot of travel for someone not used to traveling....

anyway, just want to make sure I was thinking logically and not overlooking something, given I'm not real familiar with the Phil. logistics etc.....

Thanks,

Tom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems like your made your decision so not sure what you are asking.


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!

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even though a PITA, 2 trips will probably be less expensive overall than 1 long stay. Look at it this way after the first CP flight she will be an experienced traveler, building up air miles. If she is ever unsure tell her to ask, ask, ask questions for assistance. I say ask 3 times because often there will be different answers. Go with the majority, haha.

Back to being serious, she will be ok I'm sure. It really will build her confidence level.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just curious if there is any way to combine the trip to Manilla for the exam with the trip for the interview.

my fiance lives and works in Cebu so taking 10 days to stay in Manilla doesn't seem as rational as going twice, but that's alot of travel for someone not used to traveling....

anyway, just want to make sure I was thinking logically and not overlooking something, given I'm not real familiar with the Phil. logistics etc.....

Thanks,

Tom

In a good week and without any hang-ups you can do the medical on Monday/Tuesday, CFO on Wednesday and the interview on Friday. It can be done but it is tight and everything must go well.


Spoiler

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]

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In a good week and without any hang-ups you can do the medical on Monday/Tuesday, CFO on Wednesday and the interview on Friday. It can be done but it is tight and everything must go well.

?? this is what i did. Saved me us lots of $$ than having 2 trips. But the stress level was so high. I was really praying everything is okay at the medical. If not, then the rest of the trip will be a failure.

It is possible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chinook is from Bacolod. She flew to Manila and stayed there there for 14 days. She went there with a fellow K-1er.

She completed her medical on Monday and Tuesday. She attended the CFO seminar on Wednesday. Then, she had her interview on the following Monday. Finally, she flew home on Saturday.

She enjoyed her off days in Manila. She hung out with her friend, went shopping, and ate some good food.

They stayed at CityState, which is in a convenient location, is safe, and is reasonably priced.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×