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I see some old topics about shipping using johnnyAir, has anyone recently had experience with them? We are at NOA2 and I'm looking to get the required documents to her (Cebu) as quickly and safely as possible.

Although I want to be frugal, money is not the concern here, it's more expedience and reliability.

Thanks for any experience/advice!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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If you're shipping from the U.S. and want the documents safely shipped, insured, tracked and reliably delivered to Cebu in an efficient manner, you have two options (see below). For something as important as immigration / visa documents, I wouldn't trust any other courier.

1. FedEx

2. DHL

Both agents have options for pickup in their local store or they will deliver via an authorized private courier. DHL has somewhere between 12 and 15 locations along the port area of Cebu, and none inland. FedEx has just 5 locations.


MEETING

12 March 2012: Met Dyn at a coffee shop in Kuwait

Summer 2012: I returned home to the U.S. to prepare a way for Dyn

Fall 2014: Dyn returns home to Philippines after seven years in Kuwait

ANNULMENT

February 2014: Engaged while I visited Philippines

March 2014: Officially hired attorney and filed for Dyn's annulment in Bohol, Philippines

December 2015: Bohol District Court issues decision in our favor

December 2015: Judge sends transcript of his decision to OSG for processing

February 05 2016: OSG returned receipt and approval to district court in Bohol. CoF to be issued end of second week in February

February 09 2016: Dyn is presented with the Entry of Judgment and her Certificate of Finality via the local court.

February 15 2016: LCR issues annotated marriage certificate, and necessary documents are forwarded to the NSO / PSA visa LBC

April 19 2016: Received CENOMAR and Annotated MC from PSA via private courier. DONE! COMPLETE! FINISHED! OFFICIAL!

I-129F / K1 VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

April 04 2016: I-129F sent to Texas Lockbox via USPS Priority Mail

April 12 2016: Email from USCIS acceptance confirmation

April 17 2016: Official NOA1 hard copy received

July 12 2016: NOA2 Approval hard copy received

July 14 2016: Post Decision Activity email from USCIS

THE LONG WAIT (USCIS misplaced approved petition)

September 16 2016: NVC received approved I-129F petition and assigns case number

INTERVIEW / MEDICAL PROCESS

October 04 2016: Day 1 of medical at SLEC in Manila

October 05 2016: Psychiatric evaluation off-site due to psychological incapacity annulment (10 hour eval with 800 question profile test)

October 13 2016: CFO Seminar completed successfully and certificate awarded (CFO stamp not issued until visa is presented).

October 20 2016: Return to SLEC complete psychological evaluation with resident psychologist (less than ten minutes)

October 21 2016: Vaccination day at SLEC (medical finally complete)

October 25 2016: Visa interview at USEM in Manila (APPROVED)

HOMECOMING

November 19 2016: Dyn's arrival at POE Dulles IAD in Washington DC

December 01 2016: Married

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Thanks! I'll go with DHL. I've used USPS in the past and so far, it has been reliable but takes too long. Nervous as we get to the interview so hopefully DHL will keep the stress levels low.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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I see some old topics about shipping using johnnyAir, has anyone recently had experience with them? We are at NOA2 and I'm looking to get the required documents to her (Cebu) as quickly and safely as possible.

Although I want to be frugal, money is not the concern here, it's more expedience and reliability.

Thanks for any experience/advice!

Only original document you need to send is the I-134. Everything else can be copies, thus emailed and printed in the Phils.


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I used FedEx. Of course the document I had to send an original of (i-134) wasnt requested at interview, however, murphys law would dictate that if I didn't send it, they would ask for it!

It cost me more to send that one document than it cost to fly my fiancé and her sister to manila and back for the interview!


K1 Visa

5-04-16 – Mailed I-129F

5-12-16 - NOA 1

7-18-16 - NOA 2

7-25-16 - Hard copy of NOA 2

8-03-16 - NVC case number assigned

8-09-16 – Consulate received

8-24-16 – Interview date @ USEM - Approved!

9-16-16 - CFO completed in Cebu

9-22-16 - P.O.E. Boston, MA

10-08-16 - Wedding!

AOS

10-29-16 - Submitted AOS with EAD/AP applications

11-02-16 - AOS package delivered to USCIS Chicago lockbox

11-16-16 - NOA1 Text message with receipt numbers

11-21-16 - Received NOA1 Hard Copies
12-05-16 - Biometrics

02-14-17 - Received EAD/AP Combo card

04-24-17 - Received notification of AOS approval w/o interview

04-27-17 - Received hard copy of AOS approval

05-03-17 - Received Green card

ROC

04-08-19 - Submitted ROC Form I-751 

04-26-19 - Received I-797 NOA Hard copy

05-17-19 - Received I-797C NOA Biometrics Appt.

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FedEx "when it absolutely needs to be there".

Wet signature required only on I134 so send it only to save money. All others can be emailed and printed locally.

If you want to take a chance, email everything and if during the interview the CO requires an original with wet signature then send it. It will only put you behind 2-3 weeks and saves $100. 99% of the time its never asked for. Your choice.


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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I wish I read this yesterday, I sent via FedEx, Columbus Ohio to Caloocan it cost 95.36 for 5 day service. The one benefit of FedEx is it is always in FedEx possession unlike ups or usps


 

 

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I wish I read this yesterday, I sent via FedEx, Columbus Ohio to Caloocan it cost 95.36 for 5 day service. The one benefit of FedEx is it is always in FedEx possession unlike ups or usps

You are correct. USPS advertises that they can ship to the Philippines in like 3 days, but what actually happens is that they ship to the Philippines and the package is then handed to Phil Post. Once it is handed over it is anyone's guess if the reciever actually gets it and when, or if they get it and the package has been pilfered through. So it is better off to either use Fedex/DHL if you are not close to a LBC office. If you are close to any LBC office you can send it to them and it will get there in 5-10 days if you pay the extra money of like $70 last time my wife did it.

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For update, I used DHL, they shipped from the US to Manila in about 5 days. I actually shipped on a Monday evening so it was picked up by DHL on Tuesday, they contacted her on that Friday evening to let her know it arrived in Manila and she picked up the package on the next Monday in Cebu. So ~7 days total.

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