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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello everyone,

For the Manila interviewees, once you have your case number from NVC, have paid at BPI and filled out form DS-160- and now you are finally ready to schedule the face-to-face embassy interview, how long of a wait is there on the online calendar for an interview spot? Assuming the SL medical exam is done, and things are in order, how long does one normally have to wait for the soonest available interview?

thanks in advance and good luck to us all!

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The only way you can find out the earliest available date would be to log in to http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph and schedule an interview, or call the embassy.


USCIS Process:
Sent I-130 (via USPS): February 20, 2016
NOA1 hardcopy received: February 26, 2016
NOA2 approval text & email: May 6, 2016 (71 days from NOA1)
Petition sent to NVC text & email: May 11, 2016

NVC Process:
Case number and IIN Assigned: May 26, 2016
Choice of Agent (DS-261) completed: May 27, 2016
AOS Fee Invoiced: May 27, 2016
Pay AOS Fee: May 27, 2016
AOS Fee appeared as PAID: June 2, 2016
IV Fee Invoiced: June 3, 2016
Pay IV Fee: June 3, 2016
IV Fee appeared as PAID: June 6, 2016
IV application (DS-260) completed: June 7, 2016
Sent AOS & IV packets (via FedEx): June 8, 2016
Scan date: June 9, 2016
CC: July 14, 2016 (FINALLY saw 3rd N/A... 35 days after scan date)
Confirmation of CC email received: July 21, 2016
Interview date received over the phone: July 26, 2016

Interview Process:
Interview letter/P4 received via email: August 5, 2016
Medical Exam (@SLEC): August 3-4, 2016

Sputum samples given: August 15-17, 2016

Pulmo Consultation: August 18, 2016 (sputum smear is NEGATIVE!)

Results of sputum culture: October 12, 2016 (NEGATIVE!)

Completed: October 17, 2016
Interview date: October 24, 2016 (APPROVED! case status ISSUED the same day) :content:

Visa ready for pickup @MOA (via 2GO tracking): October 26, 2016

Visa in hand: October 27, 2016

Pay Greencard Fee: October 27, 2016

POE: November 6, 2016 (L)

SSN received (via USPS): November 14, 2016

10-year Greencard received (via USPS): December 17, 2016 (41 days after POE) :dance:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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So it changes quite frequently, people change their appointments often. Right now the earliest available is on the 29th, but I have seen times when they have the following week open. Make the appointment when you expect to be ready and if things change and there is an open slot you can change it.

Good Luck.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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So it changes quite frequently, people change their appointments often. Right now the earliest available is on the 29th, but I have seen times when they have the following week open. Make the appointment when you expect to be ready and if things change and there is an open slot you can change it.

Good Luck.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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~Moved from K1 Process to Phil. Regional Forum~

~inquiry is country-specific~


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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So it changes quite frequently, people change their appointments often. Right now the earliest available is on the 29th, but I have seen times when they have the following week open. Make the appointment when you expect to be ready and if things change and there is an open slot you can change it.

Good Luck.

Thank you aratamorne,

reading your timeline you received the case number August 1. do you recall how long it took NVC to enter the case into their computers after receiving your approved petition?

thanks again.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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It did not take long at all. They updated the status to Ready to schedule on August 4th. We had to re-schedule the interview due to a missing police clearance that took longer to get than expected, our original date was Sept 2nd. So I am quite familiar with the appointment scheduling process now, lol. Thank god the U.S. Embassy in Manila allows the interview to be managed online. Some embassies require folks to wait until they schedule it.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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It did not take long at all. They updated the status to Ready to schedule on August 4th. We had to re-schedule the interview due to a missing police clearance that took longer to get than expected, our original date was Sept 2nd. So I am quite familiar with the appointment scheduling process now, lol. Thank god the U.S. Embassy in Manila allows the interview to be managed online. Some embassies require folks to wait until they schedule it.

Lol. Yes! True indeed.

you had mentioned the updated "ready to schedule". where can i find that? i mean which website? the only website i have an account with is the uscis. i did not fill out the ds-160, dont have account with ustraveldocs.com, etc.

do i need to make an account somewhere in order to get that "ready to schedule"?

thanks again.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Here use this website. It is maintained by Greenbaum and is a lifesaver.

http://dennyeyberg.wixsite.com/filipino-am-visa/second-step

This is the site to use if you have your MNL number: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Good Luck,


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Since you already have your MNL case number, you now can go straight to the U.S. Embassy Manila web site and follow their instructions to pay the visa fee, schedule an interview, and complete the medical. You can get rolling on it today.

FYI, here is the link to the U.S. Embassy Manila K-1 interview preparation instructions: https://ph.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2016/08/K1-and-K2-Applicant-Interview-Preparation-Instructions-08112016-English-336KB.pdf


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