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My fiance works in Hong Kong and wants to process K-1 through the US embassy there so she can keep working until approval. She has 2 kids in Philippines that we want to bring to US later on after she arrives here and gets settled in. Can they process K-2 through the US embassy in Manila escorted by their grand mother? Will my fiance have to return to Manila to accompany her kids through the process there?


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Yes your fiance can interview in her country of residence and the kids at home, accompanied by a suitable guardian like the grandma. They would need to have their K2s issued within a year of the K1 to be elligible for "follow to join". Your then-wife won;t need to return to the Philippines for their interview, but depending on their ages, she may need to return to accompany them to the USA, as younger kids cannot travel alone.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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The mother does not have to accompany the children for their interview, but can use the assistance of the grandmother (Lola) for their interview. It will be much easier if she were to return to the Philippines to escort the child (again age is a strong factor) to the US. The biggest hurdle will be the "father" issue of allowing them to leave. Of course, by Phil law the mother has custody so it should not be a problem BUT there have been some cases that immigration puts up a "fuss" but with proper knowledge of the laws you can easily talk through the issue. Shouldn't have to, but this is the Philippines and thing are different depending on who you are talking with.

What are the ages of the children?


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Thanks for the reassuring information. The kids are 2 boys ages 15 and 10 now and could be 17 and 12 by the time they process. I wonder what the traveling rules are for their ages and if the older one would be considered an escort for his younger brother? The father is not listed on their birth certificates and has no contact with them.


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March 24, 2012 On line first contact
April 5, 2012 "Mahal kita"....mutual
April 17, 2012 Engaged (official cyber date)
December 16, 2012 Met in Manila (just before midnight)
December 17, 2012 Presented ring (just after midnight). (Official In person engagement date)
January 24, 2013 I flew back to US....Sad, Sad, Sad day
April 17, 2013 I-129F mailed
April 19, 2013 I-129F received by C Cowling at Dallas PO
April 24, 2013 E-mail: case accepted, case # & routed to CSC
April 27, 2013 I-797C NOA1 letter in my mail box
April 23, 2013 NOA1 "Notice Date"...the clock is running
April 25, 2013 Initial review: "your alien registration number was changed"

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With a older child who could be responsible for his brother they could escort themselves by way of the airline rules from the airlines that you select for their flight. Check with the airline of choice. Here are some recent links on this topic. May not be exactly like your case but nevertheless it's a good primer for additional research.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/551636-k2traveling-alone-or-with-a-companion-other-than-her-parent/?p=7659832

This journey for the two sons is going to be intense. Because you are not there, there will be additional steps with additional documents. Best to do a lot of research here on VJ for others who have gone before you. My two K-2's came the same time my wife did so we had no problems.


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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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**** Moving to Philippines Regional forum as questions becoming country specific *****

Op, is the timeline in your signature correct? That seems a very long processing time.

Keep in mind that the K2 MUST be issued within a year of the K1. If that does not happen, then you as the stepdad can petition for Immigrant visas for them, assuming you got married to their mom before they turn 18, and that will take about a year.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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@Penguin_ie brings up a good point which had glazed over. Once mom is approved the sons should follow within a year or your facing a different set of rules and time table.

The suggestion I have is you file for all three to interview in the Philippines and they all travel together. Like I said earlier my K2's came with their mom and the settled right in with school and friends. The now only want to visit the PI but not live there again.

Good luck in your decision.


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]

 

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