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Hello, we just got married recently last aug 1, here in a Manila Philippines,my husband will file the CR1 as soon as our marriage license will be released thru our National Sattistics Office..so while waitiing we are starting collating the evidence of our relationship..here's are some of my questions.

1. He's from Texas but he told me that he will send the 1-130 at Chicago, I argue with him that he can send it at the same state where he lives. So is he correct or not?

2. If he will send the 1-130 we will send also the evidence of our relationships..was the marriage cert should be original copy? Is there a minimum pictures that we need to send?

3. Do I have to change my status in all legal documents? But I just renewed 2yrs ago my Philippines passport. I'm just worried that there will be a discrepancy on my married name and maiden name, although some of my IDs like drivers license, company ID, I'm planning to change my status.

Your help will be highly appreciated..I know all of us we have same goal. To be with our love ones and not being apart. Ty God. Bless us all

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  1. The I-130 instructions specifically state where the form should be sent, refer to those as to where Texas residents will need to send their forms.
  2. Only send copies of items (including the marriage certificate) to USCIS. There is no minimum number of pictures that are required.
  3. What "legal documents" are you referring to?

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Texas residents send to the Chicago lockbox, there it gets routed to one of the service centers for review. So yes, sorry, but your husband's right. :D

Send copies to USCIS, bring the originals to your interview further down the line. As proof of bona fida, we sent pictures of us together and with family, passport stamps/boarding passes of trips to see each other and stuff like that. Others also sent chat/email logs and phone records.

Not sure how if works in the Philippines but when I married my husband, I had to register my name change with the Swedish authorities, then my name was pretty much automatically changed everywhere like bank and stuff plus I got a letter from the police to get my passport renewed and the DMV to get my driver's license renewed. You might wanna check in the Philippine specific forum with regards to this questions, as I'm sure it varies from country to country.

Good luck on your visa journey. :)


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


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April 14th 2016 - SSN received


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May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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If you want to change your name you need to get CFAO certificate. Requirement to change to your married name since you married a non-Philippine. This was the process my wife had to go through to change her maiden name to her married name on all her id's.


2013/05/03 Married

2013 CFO seminar to change name

2013 Passport issued in married name

USCIS

2015/06/27 Sent I-130

2015/06/29 Priority Date

2015/0701 NOA1

2015/08/05 NOA2

NVC

2015/08/17 Package received at NVC

2015/08/26 Received DS-261/AOS bill

2015/08/29 Sent AOS/IV

2015/08/31 AOS/IV scan date

2015/09/01 DS-260 submitted

2015/09/21 3 n/a (CC)

2015/09/28 Receive confirmation email of CC waiting interview date

2015/10/01 Interview date scheduled (P4)

Manila Embassy

2015/10/12 SLEC Medical, required to get doctor certificate and return the 30th.

2015/10/19 Went to hospital to get the doctors certificate for SLEC

2015/10/30 Appointment with doctor at SLEC for evaluation

2015/11/03 Completed medical

2015/11/05 Interview scheduled - APPROVED

2015/11/06 CEAC changed to issued

2015/11/11 Passport and visa delivered

2015/11/12 Passport stamped at CFO

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Texas residents send to the Chicago lockbox, there it gets routed to one of the service centers for review. So yes, sorry, but your husband's right. :D

Send copies to USCIS, bring the originals to your interview further down the line. As proof of bona fida, we sent pictures of us together and with family, passport stamps/boarding passes of trips to see each other and stuff like that. Others also sent chat/email logs and phone records.

Not sure how if works in the Philippines but when I married my husband, I had to register my name change with the Swedish authorities, then my name was pretty much automatically changed everywhere like bank and stuff plus I got a letter from the police to get my passport renewed and the DMV to get my driver's license renewed. You might wanna check in the Philippine specific forum with regards to this questions, as I'm sure it varies from country to country.

Good luck on your visa journey. :)

Hello a Thank you for your reply.. Now it made me confused, someone told me here at this site that my husband will send the I-130 at Phoenix AZ since he's from TX..bec there's a certain state where they can send that said documents. Then you said it's in Chicago.. Awwwww pls now I'm confused..

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If you want to change your name you need to get CFAO certificate. Requirement to change to your married name since you married a non-Philippine. This was the process my wife had to go through to change her maiden name to her married name on all her id's.

Thank you sir for your reply..may I ask if your wife sends you the NSO marriage certificate with authentication of red ribbon in our DFA? Because in a month we will receive our NSO copy some said that I need to authenticate it with red ribbon before I send it to my husband. Thank again

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Don't know where everyone is saying mailing to Chicago. You are in Texas, it goes to Phoenix. Show your husband this page from uscis.gov http://www.uscis.gov/i-130-addresses

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Thank you..now 2 of you here in vj said it's in Phoenix

No uscis says its Phoenix.


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

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Case-Complete-to-Interview-September-2018/

Case Complete to Interview Form
Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you sir for your reply..may I ask if your wife sends you the NSO marriage certificate with authentication of red ribbon in our DFA? Because in a month we will receive our NSO copy some said that I need to authenticate it with red ribbon before I send it to my husband. Thank again

Did not use red ribbon for the marriage certertificate or any other documents.


2013/05/03 Married

2013 CFO seminar to change name

2013 Passport issued in married name

USCIS

2015/06/27 Sent I-130

2015/06/29 Priority Date

2015/0701 NOA1

2015/08/05 NOA2

NVC

2015/08/17 Package received at NVC

2015/08/26 Received DS-261/AOS bill

2015/08/29 Sent AOS/IV

2015/08/31 AOS/IV scan date

2015/09/01 DS-260 submitted

2015/09/21 3 n/a (CC)

2015/09/28 Receive confirmation email of CC waiting interview date

2015/10/01 Interview date scheduled (P4)

Manila Embassy

2015/10/12 SLEC Medical, required to get doctor certificate and return the 30th.

2015/10/19 Went to hospital to get the doctors certificate for SLEC

2015/10/30 Appointment with doctor at SLEC for evaluation

2015/11/03 Completed medical

2015/11/05 Interview scheduled - APPROVED

2015/11/06 CEAC changed to issued

2015/11/11 Passport and visa delivered

2015/11/12 Passport stamped at CFO

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Texas residents send to the Chicago lockbox, there it gets routed to one of the service centers for review. So yes, sorry, but your husband's right. :D

Send copies to USCIS, bring the originals to your interview further down the line. As proof of bona fida, we sent pictures of us together and with family, passport stamps/boarding passes of trips to see each other and stuff like that. Others also sent chat/email logs and phone records.

Not sure how if works in the Philippines but when I married my husband, I had to register my name change with the Swedish authorities, then my name was pretty much automatically changed everywhere like bank and stuff plus I got a letter from the police to get my passport renewed and the DMV to get my driver's license renewed. You might wanna check in the Philippine specific forum with regards to this questions, as I'm sure it varies from country to country.

Good luck on your visa journey. :)

Texas residents send to Phoenix lockbox not Chicago


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USCIS CR-1/IR-1:
Aug 08/20/2015: Mailed I-130 (Phoenix Lockbox)
Aug 08/24/2015: NOA 1 (Nebraska)
Dec 12/08/2015: NOA 2 (Nebraska)
Dec 12/09/2015: Sent to NVC
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL DAYS IN USCIS: 107
NVC STAGE
Dec 12/11/2015: Case received at NVC
Dec 12/28/2015: Case # and Invoice number received
Dec 12/28/2015: Paid AOS Fee
Dec 12/28/2015: Completed DS-261 Choice of Agent
Dec 12/31/2015: NVC Welcome letter received by snail mail
Jan 01/06/2016: Reviewed DS-261 over the phone
Jan 01/07/2016: Choice of agent email + IV fee bill invoiced
Jan 01/07/2016: IV fee Paid
Jan 01/12/2016: AOS + IV packet sent
Jan 01/13/2016: AOS + IV packet received
Jan 01/13/2016: DS-260 Completed
Jan 01/13/2016: Scan Date
Feb 02/02/2016: Checklist :'(
Feb 02/04/2016 NEW scan date
Feb 02/10/2016 CASE COMPLETED!!!
Feb 02/16/2016 Case left NVC to Consulate (In Transit)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL DAYS IN NVC: 67 days
Feb 02/18/16 Case shows READY
Feb 02/19/16 Case on file at consulate (Juarez)
Feb 02/2/16 Interview date scheduled for 3/29
Feb 02/8/16 Interview letter notification received
CONSULATE - CUIDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
Mar 03/25/16 Medical Exam
Mar 03/28/16 Biometrics
Mar 03/29/16 INTERVIEW
*******APPROVED!!!*******
TOTAL TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO INTERVIEW APPROVAL

222 days from the start date to the end date
7 months and 9 days

VISA

3/31/16 Sent to DHL specific location

4/01/16 Visa received at DHL location - VISA ON HAND -

4/08/16 UNITED STATES ENTRY

TOTAL TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO US ENTRY

232 days from the start date to the end date
7 months and 19 days

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If you want to change your name you need to get CFAO certificate. Requirement to change to your married name since you married a non-Philippine. This was the process my wife had to go through to change her maiden name to her married name on all her id's.

Thank you sir for replying..may I ask where is the CFAO? Is it here In Phil? I am starting to change my status now..l

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Thank you everybody for replying and answering all my queries about where to send the I-130.

I saw your timeline that after u sent it you get notices.. Then there's this NVC stage, my question is do we also need to send some evidence of our marriage at NVC? Thank u so much..I'm still confused..

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Thank you everybody for replying and answering all my queries about where to send the I-130.

I saw your timeline that after u sent it you get notices.. Then there's this NVC stage, my question is do we also need to send some evidence of our marriage at NVC? Thank u so much..I'm still confused..

yes once the I-130 petition is approve at the USCIS it will get sent to the nvc. You will send Two packets together once it is there.The iv packet for the benneficary it should include a copy of the nso marrige certificate and copy of nso birth certificate. Nbi clearance and police records from any other countries live in. The second packet will be the Aos packet it will include the finicial record of the petitioner

Only send copies to the USCIS and the NVC

keep originals for interview

Edited by j&ana

ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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