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CRBA came in the mail yesterday via Air21 but there was no passport. Im not sure how the process goes exactly... Maybe they dont start the passport process until the CRBA is issued. Which might explain why it wasnt shipped together. Or maybe they dont ship those items together incase 1 is lost in transit?

Although there was no passport there was the "with your U.S. Passport, the world is yours!"pamphlet. I do find it odd, that they included this pamphlet with the CRBA yet no passport was included.

Any info appreciated!


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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Did you request and pay for a passport? I know in Ireland, we had to do that separately.


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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Hi Shayney!

May I ask if you had to send photos along with the photocopies of documents when requesting for appointment?

My husband and I are both Naturalized citizens, we lived in US for more than 10 years however, we did not anticipate that we will get pregnant during our Philippine trip last year- we do not have original W2s but I requested tax transcripts from IRS. My husband do not have his old passport as well, but we do have records of our past trips in our email.

Do you think that will suffice?

Thanks!

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@penguinie, yes i applied for and paid for both.

@peewee81, when i mailed off the package i sent all the requested documents, photocopies of evidence (birth certificates, etc..) and photos of the wife and i. I placed the photos in chronological order from when we first met, living together, through pregnancy, the delivery and growing up photos of the child with us.


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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Thanks Shayney08

You mean the photos (2x2 photos and photos of your wife) were real photos right, not photocopies?

@penguinie, yes i applied for and paid for both.

@peewee81, when i mailed off the package i sent all the requested documents, photocopies of evidence (birth certificates, etc..) and photos of the wife and i. I placed the photos in chronological order from when we first met, living together, through pregnancy, the delivery and growing up photos of the child with us.

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for the 2x2's i put 3 for the baby, 2 for the wife and 2 for me, on the scanner and put them all together on one page. not sure if this was required but i did it anyways. i didnt send the actual 2x2's in the mail.


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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Anyone experience this??


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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Although the CRBA and the passport can be applied for at the same time, they're actually separate applications and separate processes and would not arrive together in the same package. CRBA certificates are printed in the US only. Temporary (emergency) passports can be printed at the US Embassy in Manila, 10-year (or 5-year for minor) passports are printed in the US. Passport applications can be processed after the CRBA application is approved. You don't have to wait until the actual certificate arrives, which would be several weeks later.

One requirement for the passport application is that you send photographs that are "Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper," so if you sent a plain-paper color photocopy, it may or may not be accepted. Digital and other photos are "will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services." If your photos do not meet the requirements, then your passport application/s may be delayed.

Photo Requirements:

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/photos/photos.html

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I follow your reasoning. The pictures are fine, I think they would have said something at the interview if they were not satisfied. If the CRBA came from the states I find two things odd, 1 the turn around was incredibly quick. Technically my package wasnt received until Sept 26 (after it was mailed via Air21 from the outreach in angeles to the embassy) and was issued on Sept 28th. I got it 10 days later on Oct 7. and second, the air21 package came from the Manila Embassy.

From my searches on these forums/other sites regarding the issue of CRBA/Passport I havent seen any post saying 'got the crba on date x and passport on date y'. Every post i've seen says "i got the crba and passport today".

Really, with today being Columbus day made it a 3 day weekend for the embassy which is driving my paranoia. The logical part of me wants to believe that the passport will arrive in another air21 package shortly. I will be calling tomorrow though.

Thank you for the reply!


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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update: I called the embassy today and was told that indeed they are processed separately and they do not ship them together.


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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passport update:

The embassy emailed me on Oct 13th, notifying me that the passport was shipped via air21 on Oct 12th and to contact air21 for delivery info. I called Air21 on multiple occasions over 2 days and never got tracking info (the embassy didnt provide me with this either..) They kept saying they showed no package in transit to my address. Yet it arrived today, Oct 15th.

Only reason I"m updating this thread is incase others run into a similar situation and end up searching here.

In closing, we now have the CRBA and Passport for our child and are one step closer to getting out of here!


Childs CRBA/US Passport:

 

Sept 13 - Mailed off our Childs DS-2029 & DS-11.

Sept 15 - Embassy called us to tell us to file the forms at the US Embassy Outreach in Angeles City.

Sept 22 - Submitted forms at the Embassy Outreach.

Sept 26 - CRBA/Passport applications accepted at the Embassy.

Sept 28 - CRBA Issued.

Oct 7 - Received CRBA via Air21.

Oct 4 - Passport issued.

Oct 15 - Received Passport via Air21.

.

IR-1 Visa Manila DCF:

 

Oct 7 - Submitted I-130 package.

Oct 20 - I-130 Approval Notice

Oct 21 - Interview scheduling instructions received

Nov 3 - St Lukes Medical Day 1

Nov 4 - St Lukes Day 2. -Medical cleared

Nov 14 - Interview, Visa issued

Nov 18 - Visa delivered via 2Go Dau

Dec 1 - USCIS Immigrant Fee paid

Dec 8 - Arrived POE, Orlando, FL.

Dec 12 - SSN Issued (Awaiting delivery)

Dec 17 - SSN Card arrived via USPS

Jan 7 - Green Card arrived

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Congratulations. Safe travels.


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passport update:

The embassy emailed me on Oct 13th, notifying me that the passport was shipped via air21 on Oct 12th and to contact air21 for delivery info. I called Air21 on multiple occasions over 2 days and never got tracking info (the embassy didnt provide me with this either..) They kept saying they showed no package in transit to my address. Yet it arrived today, Oct 15th.

Only reason I"m updating this thread is incase others run into a similar situation and end up searching here.

In closing, we now have the CRBA and Passport for our child and are one step closer to getting out of here!

Thanks for the update. Really appreciate

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