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Hello,

 

My girlfriend and I wanted to file an I-129F within the next few months, but I wanted her to have a passport before we start the process as I know she will need that eventually.  The problem is the requirements for the passport need at least one valid ID, all of which seem to be professional/work related IDs and my girlfriend has never had a job and is still currently unemployed.  Are any of these IDs possible to get without a job in the Philippines?  Maybe a Voter's ID but I read that it can take a year to recieve that.  Any help would be appreciated!

 

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TIMELINE

03/14/2017 - I-129F package for K-1 visa sent to Lewisville, TX lockbox via Fedex Ground

03/17/2017 - Package delivery confirmed and "Received Date" per NOA1

06/21/2017 - NOA2 Approval

7/10/2017 - Embassy Received

8/10/2017 - Medical exam complete (one day)

8/24/2017 - Interview at embassy in Manila - Approved

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8 minutes ago, Ben & Judy Mae said:

Hello,

 

My girlfriend and I wanted to file an I-129F within the next few months, but I wanted her to have a passport before we start the process as I know she will need that eventually.  The problem is the requirements for the passport need at least one valid ID, all of which seem to be professional/work related IDs and my girlfriend has never had a job and is still currently unemployed.  Are any of these IDs possible to get without a job in the Philippines?  Maybe a Voter's ID but I read that it can take a year to recieve that.  Any help would be appreciated!

 

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She could try the postal ID, they changed it a year or so ago and it is now a PICTURE ID.  Easy to get


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She definately will need the passport eventually for filling in the imformation when it comes time for the interview and all.

 

The unified ID did not take very long for my partner to get. About 2 weeks I think it was honestly.

 

 


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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12 hours ago, Sagot said:

She could try the postal ID, they changed it a year or so ago and it is now a PICTURE ID.  Easy to get

While a postal ID was accepted years back, nowadays it is no longer honored in a lot of establishments and offices. You cannot open a bank in PH with that identification card. They would require a government issued ID. 

 

A SSS, Voter's, Driver's License and TIN I.D.s are easier to apply even without a job. 

In her case, she can just apply for Student's Driver's License. You can get it on the same day.

Student's driver's license in PH doesnt require you to undergo exams. You just need to pay. 

 


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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Like Sagot said, the postal ID. It's new but  it's one of the current IDs that they recognize and mainly is quick. It has picture too. 

 

The postal is government isn't it?

Check it online.

 

The SSS is an ordeal!!

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As per the official DFA website of accepted IDs, postal id falls on the supporting documents and not listed as a primary ID. 

 

True SSS ID And voters ID takes so much time to get. I am a registered voter at the age of 18, and it took 3years for me to get my voter's ID. ? It took atleast 6months for me to get my SSS ID. 

 

However, just 1day for driver's license. 

 

http://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/2013-04-04-07-01-23


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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On 2/6/2017 at 10:32 AM, Sagot said:

She could try the postal ID, they changed it a year or so ago and it is now a PICTURE ID.  Easy to get

 

Thank you!  I did do some extra research and the Postal ID is accepted.

 

I created this thread and am now responding as my fiancee did apply for a passport and they did in fact accept her Postal ID as a primary ID.  I hope this info can help someone else out there who had the same question I did.  I decided to go with the postal ID after finding a press release from PHLPOST that the Department of Foreign Affairs does accept the new black/premium postal IDs as primary IDs.  The post can be found here, dated October 20, 2016: http://www.postalidph.com/news/postal-id-approved-as-primary-id-for-passport-application

 

The DFA even has their own page stating that the Postal ID is now accepted as a primary ID, link here: http://www.dfa.gov.ph/statements-and-advisories/11852-the-improved-premium-postal-id-is-accepted-as-a-valid-primary-id-for-passport-application

 

Unfortunately, the Postal ID is still listed as only a supporting ID on the DFA's list of acceptable IDs.  I think in the USA we are accustomed to having government websites updated frequently, but of course that is not the norm everywhere!


TIMELINE

03/14/2017 - I-129F package for K-1 visa sent to Lewisville, TX lockbox via Fedex Ground

03/17/2017 - Package delivery confirmed and "Received Date" per NOA1

06/21/2017 - NOA2 Approval

7/10/2017 - Embassy Received

8/10/2017 - Medical exam complete (one day)

8/24/2017 - Interview at embassy in Manila - Approved

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Thanks for the upate!  Very helpful for those needing this info in the future.

 

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