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My fiancee went in for her NBI clearance for our interview on  the 15th. But they said it wouldn't be ready until the 17th! When she went back to  ask for it to be expedited, they told her to come back tomorrow to ask.

I'm pretty sure we need it for the interview, but is there some way to expedite the NBI? 

We'll find out tomorrow I guess, but we're freaking out. I already have plane tickets to be there on the 15th, but leaving on the 17th. And tickets are so expensive! Any advice please?


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Met online: 05/07/15

Met in person: 05/22/15

2nd visit: 06/25/15

3rd visit: 07/02/16

Engaged: 07/15/16 (L)

 

Application sent: 07/29/16

NOA1: 08/01/16

NOA2: 09/09/16

Interview: 02/16/16

Arrived Portland, OR: 02/25/16

MARRIED: 03/31/16

 

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No real way to expedite.... I assume you mean she went in on January 15th and said they won't have it until February 17th??

 

My partner got his clearance within 1 week... are your dates correct? You definately do need it for your interview.

 

 


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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The interview is scheduled for the 15th. They said they would have it ready on the 17th. Both in February. If we can't have it by the interview day, do  we go ahead with the interview and then send it in later? Or will they not let us interview at all?


:wub: Doug & Alexa :wub:

 

Met online: 05/07/15

Met in person: 05/22/15

2nd visit: 06/25/15

3rd visit: 07/02/16

Engaged: 07/15/16 (L)

 

Application sent: 07/29/16

NOA1: 08/01/16

NOA2: 09/09/16

Interview: 02/16/16

Arrived Portland, OR: 02/25/16

MARRIED: 03/31/16

 

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2 hours ago, alexab said:

My fiancee went in for her NBI clearance for our interview on  the 15th. But they said it wouldn't be ready until the 17th! When she went back to  ask for it to be expedited, they told her to come back tomorrow to ask.

I'm pretty sure we need it for the interview, but is there some way to expedite the NBI? 

We'll find out tomorrow I guess, but we're freaking out. I already have plane tickets to be there on the 15th, but leaving on the 17th. And tickets are so expensive! Any advice please?

Where does  your fiancee live,if i may ask?.i went to my local NBI office and got it same day.they took my fingerprints and after  a few minutes they printed the clearance

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She's in Manila, but it wasn't the main  office.


:wub: Doug & Alexa :wub:

 

Met online: 05/07/15

Met in person: 05/22/15

2nd visit: 06/25/15

3rd visit: 07/02/16

Engaged: 07/15/16 (L)

 

Application sent: 07/29/16

NOA1: 08/01/16

NOA2: 09/09/16

Interview: 02/16/16

Arrived Portland, OR: 02/25/16

MARRIED: 03/31/16

 

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*** Country-specific thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Philippines regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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8 minutes ago, alexab said:

She's in Manila, but it wasn't the main  office.

Im sorry that happened,but it shouldnt take that long,even if someone has a namesake in their system,it only takes a few days to get the result

.I think you can go ahead with your interview, show the receipt and tell the interviewer why you dont have the NBI clearance,but hopefully you get the clearance soon.good luck

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43 minutes ago, DanniColes said:

Where does  your fiancee live,if i may ask?.i went to my local NBI office and got it same day.they took my fingerprints and after  a few minutes they printed the clearance

DanniColes, where did you got your NBI Clearance? 

 

I had mine too after a week and everyone I know got theirs after a week. This begun after NBI automated their process and online appointment system. It's supposed to speed up the process but somehow it delays it.lol. 


Previous U.S. Visa/Trips
03-10-2014 : B1 issued date
03-24-2015 : B1/B2 issued date
02-26-2016 : Visited my aunt in Corpus Christi
02-27-2016 : Meet Ryan and he asked me out 
03-30-2016 : He proposed before I left U.S.
04-01-2016 : I left U.S. I wish I had enough days to marry him.
But, I have a very important business meeting to physically attend in Cebu on 04/04. I also have a business trip due in Japan for May 2016. 
Circumstances lead me to K-1. 
K1 - Journey
Spoiler

 

04-22-2016 : Sent I-129F Packet
07-20-2016 : Received NOA2
08-01-2016 : NVC Case # assigned
08-25-2016 : Interview Date and APPROVED!!! 
09-03-2016 : VOH
AOS - Journey
Spoiler

12-14-2016 : POE

12-30-2016 : Wedding Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-20-2017 : Sent I-485, I-765, I-131 Packet
01-24-2017 : NOA1 Received Date
02-03-2017 : Received NOA1 Hard Copy
02-04-2017 : Received Biometrics Appointment Scheduled on 02/17
02-08-2017 : Completed Biometrics
04-22-2017 : EAD Update - Card in Production
04-27-2017 : Received EAD & AP Approval Notice
05-01-2017 : Received EAD & AP Combo Card
05-01-2017 : Received EAD & AP Combo Card
11-17-2017 : I-485 Approved Date
11-25-2017 : I-485 Approved Notice Received
11-27-2017 : GC Received at the mailbox. No text/email notification. USCIS Case Status is still at "Fingerprint Fee Received" 
 
 

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3 minutes ago, MsCompE said:

DanniColes, where did you got your NBI Clearance? 

 

I had mine too after a week and everyone I know got theirs after a week. This begun after NBI automated their process and online appointment system. It's supposed to speed up the process but somehow it delays it.lol. 

I got mine in Bulacan,last November.

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7 hours ago, alexab said:

My fiancee went in for her NBI clearance for our interview on  the 15th. But they said it wouldn't be ready until the 17th! When she went back to  ask for it to be expedited, they told her to come back tomorrow to ask.

I'm pretty sure we need it for the interview, but is there some way to expedite the NBI? 

We'll find out tomorrow I guess, but we're freaking out. I already have plane tickets to be there on the 15th, but leaving on the 17th. And tickets are so expensive! Any advice please?

 

4 hours ago, alexab said:

The interview is scheduled for the 15th. They said they would have it ready on the 17th. Both in February. If we can't have it by the interview day, do  we go ahead with the interview and then send it in later? Or will they not let us interview at all?

Yes the NBI for TRAVEL ABROAD/US VISA (just so it is the green colored version) is required.

https://ph.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2016/08/K1-and-K2-Applicant-Interview-Preparation-Instructions-08112016-English-336KB.pdf

 

If you don't have it for the interview you will be given a 221g letter/email, take that to NBI when you go to pick up your NBI, they will deliver it to the embassy.  

 

 

Slight delay for not having all the necessary  documents but nothing to get excited about.

 


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Thank you! That's calming! 


:wub: Doug & Alexa :wub:

 

Met online: 05/07/15

Met in person: 05/22/15

2nd visit: 06/25/15

3rd visit: 07/02/16

Engaged: 07/15/16 (L)

 

Application sent: 07/29/16

NOA1: 08/01/16

NOA2: 09/09/16

Interview: 02/16/16

Arrived Portland, OR: 02/25/16

MARRIED: 03/31/16

 

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Thank you for calming us down! She went back today and was told it could be expedited for 800php. ?

But then she got it same day! Legit or not, it's a small price to pay. 


:wub: Doug & Alexa :wub:

 

Met online: 05/07/15

Met in person: 05/22/15

2nd visit: 06/25/15

3rd visit: 07/02/16

Engaged: 07/15/16 (L)

 

Application sent: 07/29/16

NOA1: 08/01/16

NOA2: 09/09/16

Interview: 02/16/16

Arrived Portland, OR: 02/25/16

MARRIED: 03/31/16

 

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