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hi good people of VJ! so my fiance just got the NOA1 text and email earlier this morning (US time). Now we are waiting for the RFE letter, which hopefully there's none, and the NOA1 hard copy in the mail and the subsequent NOA2 as well. I have a bunch of questions here..

1. Fiance is planning on staying in the Philippines from July to October. Hence, he would NOT be able to receive the hardcopy of the NOA2 in the mail. What is the best thing to do regarding this situation? He is planning on opening a PO box in his local post office so all his letters get routed there instead of his home mailbox. BTW, no one could check his mail for him.

2. Has anybody tried changing their mailing address in the USCIS site? How was it?

3. Is it a good idea to change his mailing address in the US in favor of his home address here in the Philippines?

4. Are there any contents in NOA2 hardcopy that is not in their email or SMS notification?

5. Is it required to bring the original NOA2 hardcopy to the USEM interview? Won't the email print out suffice?

Thanks guys! :luv:

-k

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hi good people of VJ! so my fiance just got the NOA1 text and email earlier this morning (US time). Now we are waiting for the RFE letter, which hopefully there's none, and the NOA1 hard copy in the mail and the subsequent NOA2 as well. I have a bunch of questions here..

1. Fiance is planning on staying in the Philippines from July to October. Hence, he would NOT be able to receive the hardcopy of the NOA2 in the mail. What is the best thing to do regarding this situation? He is planning on opening a PO box in his local post office so all his letters get routed there instead of his home mailbox. BTW, no one could check his mail for him.

2. Has anybody tried changing their mailing address in the USCIS site? How was it?

3. Is it a good idea to change his mailing address in the US in favor of his home address here in the Philippines?

4. Are there any contents in NOA2 hardcopy that is not in their email or SMS notification?

5. Is it required to bring the original NOA2 hardcopy to the USEM interview? Won't the email print out suffice?

Thanks guys! :luv:

-k

It's never a good idea to use philpost EVER! They can't be trusted to deliver, to not steal the contents or to deliver anything on time.

Most of your questions can be answered at my website. The link is in my signature below at the twisting arrow.


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Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

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It's never a good idea to use philpost EVER! They can't be trusted to deliver, to not steal the contents or to deliver anything on time.

Most of your questions can be answered at my website. The link is in my signature below at the twisting arrow.

Thanks for the heads up!

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To me, not a good idea to be away when the NOA 2 comes.

I would reconsider. Much to be done here in the USA, once the NOA 2 arrives.

Deal with NVC, etc. Need MNL number to schedule medical and interview.

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I don't have the answers to all your questions, but here are some answers.

Since you have your NOA1 number you can setup an account on the USCIS website to notify when there are changes to your status.

Alternately you can check the status on the webpage.

A USPS PO box is not ideal for travel. A small box can fill up very quickly.

There are places in the US that will receive your mail, open it, scan it, and email it to you.

That would be better choice for extended travel.

You must notify USCIS of your change of address. However I have heard they do not always get/receive/update your address properly.

My experience has been that it takes many weeks for mail to go from the US to PHL. That time delay alone makes forwarding mail unappealing.

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You don't need your NOA2 for your medical nor for your interview.

You can check the status of the petition online from 'Pinas. Once the petition is approved, wait a couple/few weeks and then start calling the NVC until they give you your MNL case number.

Once you have your MNL case number, you are good to go. You can schedule an interview and complete your medical.

Your fiancé should bring his latest income tax return/tax transcript, W-2, recent paycheck stubs, I-134, and anything else that may be needed for the interview.

Have a great time!


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To me, not a good idea to be away when the NOA 2 comes.I would reconsider. Much to be done here in the USA, once the NOA 2 arrives.Deal with NVC, etc. Need MNL number to schedule medical and interview.

I don't have the answers to all your questions, but here are some answers.

Since you have your NOA1 number you can setup an account on the USCIS website to notify when there are changes to your status.

Alternately you can check the status on the webpage.

A USPS PO box is not ideal for travel. A small box can fill up very quickly.

There are places in the US that will receive your mail, open it, scan it, and email it to you.

That would be better choice for extended travel.

You must notify USCIS of your change of address. However I have heard they do not always get/receive/update your address properly.

My experience has been that it takes many weeks for mail to go from the US to PHL. That time delay alone makes forwarding mail unappealing.

You don't need your NOA2 for your medical nor for your interview.

You can check the status of the petition online from 'Pinas. Once the petition is approved, wait a couple/few weeks and then start calling the NVC until they give you your MNL case number.

Once you have your MNL case number, you are good to go. You can schedule an interview and complete your medical.

Your fiancé should bring his latest income tax return/tax transcript, W-2, recent paycheck stubs, I-134, and anything else that may be needed for the interview.

Have a great time!

Thank you guys! I will tell my fiance about this. He has all his docs ready to take home in case of the interview and he's going to fly here by the end of July instead. Hopefully just in time for the NOA2 to arrive at his place. If not, then we'll just check status online.

Thanks for all the enlightening ideas! You guys are the best. *internet hugs for you*

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hi good people of VJ! so my fiance just got the NOA1 text and email earlier this morning (US time). Now we are waiting for the RFE letter, which hopefully there's none, and the NOA1 hard copy in the mail and the subsequent NOA2 as well. I have a bunch of questions here..

1. Fiance is planning on staying in the Philippines from July to October. Hence, he would NOT be able to receive the hardcopy of the NOA2 in the mail. What is the best thing to do regarding this situation? He is planning on opening a PO box in his local post office so all his letters get routed there instead of his home mailbox. BTW, no one could check his mail for him.

2. Has anybody tried changing their mailing address in the USCIS site? How was it?

3. Is it a good idea to change his mailing address in the US in favor of his home address here in the Philippines?

4. Are there any contents in NOA2 hardcopy that is not in their email or SMS notification?

5. Is it required to bring the original NOA2 hardcopy to the USEM interview? Won't the email print out suffice?

Thanks guys! :luv:

-k

You don't need the hard copy of the NOA2 for the actual visa application in Manila. Don't need the NOA2 until later after you are married and filing AOS.

DON'T! Don't forward mail to the Philippines... very bad idea. Keep your PO Box in the states, even if no one is checking it.

All you need to start the visa process is the MNL # . You get an email from USCIS with your approval notice, then wait 10 - 14 days and call, and EMAIL, NVC to get your MLN #


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You don't need the hard copy of the NOA2 for the actual visa application in Manila. Don't need the NOA2 until later after you are married and filing AOS.

DON'T! Don't forward mail to the Philippines... very bad idea. Keep your PO Box in the states, even if no one is checking it.

All you need to start the visa process is the MNL # . You get an email from USCIS with your approval notice, then wait 10 - 14 days and call, and EMAIL, NVC to get your MLN #

Thank you for you reply. My fiance will be keeping his US PO box for all his mail. Thanks for giving me a direct answer to my questions. :) always so helpful.

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