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IR2 & IR5- NVC Stage/Medical/Interview

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Hello!

I am a Naturalized US Citizen, petitioning my Mother and my minor child under IR5 and IR2. The Petition is in NVC stage, which i already paid for AOS fee of $120 and right now i am working on getting the documents done. However i have some concerns that hopefully someone can help base on your knowledge and experience. Here are some of my questions.

1. SLEC (St. Luke ) medical requirements for Minor child is = they should be accompanied with parents (which i am not able to ) or by a guardian (my mom) with Authorization Letter or Power of attorney. My Questions are:

a.) Is the authorization Letter signed by me and AMerican lawyer would be accepted?

b.) or do i need to get this letter from the Embassy of the Philippines?

2. SLEC Medical for my Senior Mom = can she bring someone with her inside to assist her with her medical ? what would be the requirements?

3. During Interview : Can my mom bring someone inside the US embassy as her assistant and interpreter ? and what would be the requirements ?

I would really appreciate your help!!! thank you

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1.) You will need the ff:

- Letter of Authorization or Special power of attorney stating that the companion is authorized to sign on behalf of the parent
- 2 photocopies of the Parent's government issued ID
- Authorized companion's government issued ID, original and 2 photocopies

2.) Unless your mom needs special care that she cannot walk or fill out documents by herself, SLEC usually does not allow anyone to accompany their patients. They can try to talk to the guard and see if they will allow it, but most of the time they don't.

3.) During the interview, the embassy will offer an interpreter if needed. So when asked if she needs one, your mother can simply say yes.


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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May I suggest possibly having a sibling or close family member be your child's authorized companion so that your mother can also have whomever that is be her companion as well. That way, all 3 of them can enter SLEC with no problems :) Of course your mother would still be the one to sign her paperwork, but at least she won't be alone.


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: Country: Philippines
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thank you very much XMARICRIS for your quick response. This is really helpful!

"May I suggest possibly having a sibling or close family member be your child's authorized companion so that your mother can also have whomever that is be her companion as well. That way, all 3 of them can enter SLEC with no problems :) Of course your mother would still be the one to sign her paperwork, but at least she won't be alone" -

It is a good suggestion, but sound scary lol.!! Do you think they will not look at the authorization letter before signing ?or the authorization will just like a gate pass for someone authorize to ?

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thank you very much XMARICRIS for your quick response. This is really helpful!

"May I suggest possibly having a sibling or close family member be your child's authorized companion so that your mother can also have whomever that is be her companion as well. That way, all 3 of them can enter SLEC with no problems :) Of course your mother would still be the one to sign her paperwork, but at least she won't be alone" -

It is a good suggestion, but sound scary lol.!! Do you think they will not look at the authorization letter before signing ?or the authorization will just like a gate pass for someone authorize to ?

This is just speculation because I haven't experienced it first hand, but I think they will ask to look at the authorization letter before signing because they will ask for a copy of the authorized companion's ID for their files.


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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