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Fiance (Beneficiary) is leaving Macau on 21st to go back to Philippines.

We have NOT started the K1 process yet... we are waiting to acquire family pictures with her and her family in the Philippines as well as engagement party pictures.

She is filing for her police clearance in Macau the day she leaves on the 21 so that it covers EVERY DAY of her VISA. - it will be sent to her house in the Philippines 10 days later.

In 30 days - we will file the K1 application

In 90 days? we will get approved or RFE or who knows what.

So far - 120 days will have passed.

Is her Macau Police Clearance still good? On the website it says "Police clearances are good for only 90 days"

What the heck? Its not like she could have commited a crime in hind sight somehow. That police clearance should be good for the entire 2 years that she was there without expiring.

Also the website says that police clearances are:

Police clearances for Hong Kong and Macau will be sent by the police authorities directly to the U.S. Consulate General. The Consulate General will liaise directly with NVC when the police clearances are received.

So how can that workout if the U.S. Consulate General doesnt even know who she is because we havent filed yet. We are trying to get everything ready to go ahead of time.

Please advise.


K1 VISA
10/23/16....I-129F FEDEX 2nd day to Lewisville, TX
10/26/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

10/28/16....NOA1 Text and Email

10/28/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
11/04/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

w..a...i...t...i...n...g........ :clock:

11/22/16....NOA2 Text Only

11/22/16....NOA2 Approval Date - no email yet
11/28/16....NOA2 Hard Copy Received

w..a..i...t...i...n...g........ :clock:

12/06/16....Called NVC - No case yet (15 days after NOA2)

12/12/16....Called NVC - I-129F Received - no case number yet.

12/13/16....Case Number Received

12/15/16....Case status set as "In Transit"  to US Embassy in Manilla, PH

12/19/16....Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"

12/19/16....Emailed NVC asking for case information as it was never received (I know its too early - Just Do It Anyway)

w..a..i...t...i...n...g........ :clock:

xx/xx/xx......Never Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC (STILL MISSING GRRRRR)

01/03/17....NVC replied to email providing NVC letter and info

01/04/17....Medical Completed

01/04/17....Fedex I-134 (wet signature) and all documents needed from petitioner for CFO and for the USEM interview (employment, divorce decree, etc...)
02/08/17....Interview 
02/09/17....Visa Issued

02/15/17....Visa In Hand :jest:

02/17/17....CFO Interview, Yellow sticker in hand

03/07/17....POE - San Francisco, CA

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Fiance (Beneficiary) is leaving Macau on 21st to go back to Philippines.

We have NOT started the K1 process yet... we are waiting to acquire family pictures with her and her family in the Philippines as well as engagement party pictures.

She is filing for her police clearance in Macau the day she leaves on the 21 so that it covers EVERY DAY of her VISA. - it will be sent to her house in the Philippines 10 days later.

In 30 days - we will file the K1 application

In 90 days? we will get approved or RFE or who knows what.

So far - 120 days will have passed.

Is her Macau Police Clearance still good? On the website it says "Police clearances are good for only 90 days"

What the heck? Its not like she could have commited a crime in hind sight somehow. That police clearance should be good for the entire 2 years that she was there without expiring.

Also the website says that police clearances are:

Police clearances for Hong Kong and Macau will be sent by the police authorities directly to the U.S. Consulate General. The Consulate General will liaise directly with NVC when the police clearances are received.

So how can that workout if the U.S. Consulate General doesnt even know who she is because we havent filed yet. We are trying to get everything ready to go ahead of time.

Please advise.

She should apply for the police clearance when you receive your NOA2,otherwise it will just expire in 90 days,like you said,.can apply by post,then she can pay through a friend in macau..good luck

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Police clearances have stated expiry dates on them, but the US will accept a police clearance that is past its expiry date if you have not been in the country since it was issued. See

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html

Important: Police certificates expire after one year, unless the certificate was issued from your country of previous residence and you have not returned there since the police certificate was issued. If at the time of your interview the following three items are all true, you must bring a new police certificate to your visa interview:

  • You are more than 16 years old;

  • The police certificate submitted to NVC was obtained more than one year ago; and

  • You still live in the country that issued the certificate.

So from the facts you've given you should be fine - the certificate will be fine for US immigration whether its past the expiry date printed on it, or not.


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAP and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017

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Police clearances have stated expiry dates on them, but the US will accept a police clearance that is past its expiry date if you have not been in the country since it was issued. See

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html

Important: Police certificates expire after one year, unless the certificate was issued from your country of previous residence and you have not returned there since the police certificate was issued. If at the time of your interview the following three items are all true, you must bring a new police certificate to your visa interview:

  • You are more than 16 years old;

  • The police certificate submitted to NVC was obtained more than one year ago; and

  • You still live in the country that issued the certificate.

So from the facts you've given you should be fine - the certificate will be fine for US immigration whether its past the expiry date printed on it, or not.

Limey - I dont care what ANYONE says about you... in my book you are A-OK!!

THANKS!!! WOOHOO


K1 VISA
10/23/16....I-129F FEDEX 2nd day to Lewisville, TX
10/26/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

10/28/16....NOA1 Text and Email

10/28/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
11/04/16....NOA1 Hard Copy Received

w..a...i...t...i...n...g........ :clock:

11/22/16....NOA2 Text Only

11/22/16....NOA2 Approval Date - no email yet
11/28/16....NOA2 Hard Copy Received

w..a..i...t...i...n...g........ :clock:

12/06/16....Called NVC - No case yet (15 days after NOA2)

12/12/16....Called NVC - I-129F Received - no case number yet.

12/13/16....Case Number Received

12/15/16....Case status set as "In Transit"  to US Embassy in Manilla, PH

12/19/16....Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"

12/19/16....Emailed NVC asking for case information as it was never received (I know its too early - Just Do It Anyway)

w..a..i...t...i...n...g........ :clock:

xx/xx/xx......Never Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC (STILL MISSING GRRRRR)

01/03/17....NVC replied to email providing NVC letter and info

01/04/17....Medical Completed

01/04/17....Fedex I-134 (wet signature) and all documents needed from petitioner for CFO and for the USEM interview (employment, divorce decree, etc...)
02/08/17....Interview 
02/09/17....Visa Issued

02/15/17....Visa In Hand :jest:

02/17/17....CFO Interview, Yellow sticker in hand

03/07/17....POE - San Francisco, CA

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Just need clarification regarding Macau police clearance's way of submission to Philippine US embassy. The beneficiary had requested Police clearance from Macau before he left there after completing the contract. It has not been 90 days yet since it was taken ist week of this month and we are waiting for the NVC number at the moment. So what is this regarding Police clearance from Macau need to be requested office to office and should be mailed directly to embassy?Does it mean that the one he took recently will not be honored by the embassy? Hoping to be clarified by anyone who has knowledge on this. Thank you.

Fiance (Beneficiary) is leaving Macau on 21st to go back to Philippines.

We have NOT started the K1 process yet... we are waiting to acquire family pictures with her and her family in the Philippines as well as engagement party pictures.

She is filing for her police clearance in Macau the day she leaves on the 21 so that it covers EVERY DAY of her VISA. - it will be sent to her house in the Philippines 10 days later.

In 30 days - we will file the K1 application

In 90 days? we will get approved or RFE or who knows what.

So far - 120 days will have passed.

Is her Macau Police Clearance still good? On the website it says "Police clearances are good for only 90 days"

What the heck? Its not like she could have commited a crime in hind sight somehow. That police clearance should be good for the entire 2 years that she was there without expiring.

Also the website says that police clearances are:

Police clearances for Hong Kong and Macau will be sent by the police authorities directly to the U.S. Consulate General. The Consulate General will liaise directly with NVC when the police clearances are received.

So how can that workout if the U.S. Consulate General doesnt even know who she is because we havent filed yet. We are trying to get everything ready to go ahead of time.

Please advise.

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