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Singapore Certificate of Clearance - Philippines

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I am looking for "recent" experience obtaining Singapore Certificate of Clearance (CoC) for my fiancee in the Philippines. All my searching, both here (VJ) and elsewhere, revealed dated information. I am aware of the general process and requirements as posted on the Singapore (SG) website, but I have a few questions and and would like feedback from anyone who has recently obtained their SG COC as part of their K1 process.

 

Here are my questions:

 

1. Did you send the Application and "Appeal" together, or separately. Meaning did you have to send the appeal and wait for their response or simply send both in the same package?

 

2. Were you able to obtain a Bank Draft in SG dollars? If so, which bank did you use in the PI? If you paid another way, please explain.

 

3. Did you obtain the embassy letter stating the reason for the CoC before receiving packet 3? I heard that if you get your case number from the NVC via phone you can send email to USEM requesting letter. If not, what documentation did you use to support the need for the CoC? I also heard sometimes NOA2 will work.

 

4. Did SG send the CoC to your fiancee, or did it go directly to the USEM?

 

5. Can you provide a timeline of the steps for obtaining the CoC? 

 

6. Were you able to get the CoC before your USEM interview, if not what was the process? I know it will result in a 221g, but I am curious if the USEM notifies you that they received the CoC?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

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1. Sent them both at the same time.

 

2. My sister still lives in SG so she paid it for me.

 

3. I used a letter from embassy stating I need to get a COC

 

4. They sent it to my home address and to the USEm as well. 

 

5. 10 days. Got mine in a week.

 

6. I had my interview first so I had the 221g. You will know it yourself when they received the COC amd yo ucan chwxk your case status

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17 minutes ago, jdb said:

1. Sent them both at the same time.

 

2. My sister still lives in SG so she paid it for me.

 

3. I used a letter from embassy stating I need to get a COC

 

4. They sent it to my home address and to the USEm as well. 

 

5. 10 days. Got mine in a week.

 

6. I had my interview first so I had the 221g. You will know it yourself when they received the COC amd yo ucan chwxk your case status

Thank you for the quick response!  

 

Did your sister submit the CoC on your behalf and pay in person at same time?  If not, did you send CoC and she paid after? If so, how did that work?

 

How did you get the letter from the embassy? email them, or get it from Packet 3?

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2 minutes ago, ChisolmTrail said:

Thank you for the quick response!  

 

Did your sister submit the CoC on your behalf and pay in person at same time?  If not, did you send CoC and she paid after? If so, how did that work?

 

How did you get the letter from the embassy? email them, or get it from Packet 3?

I actually sent mailed to my sister and she paid cash and she went to the office where I can get the COC.

 

Since I had my interview first, after my interview they told me that I should wait til I get my COC. They (USEm)  emailed me a letter that I can send to SG stating they want a COC

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6 minutes ago, jdb said:

I actually sent mailed to my sister and she paid cash and she went to the office where I can get the COC.

 

Since I had my interview first, after my interview they told me that I should wait til I get my COC. They (USEm)  emailed me a letter that I can send to SG stating they want a COC

OK, that is good to know. My fiancee has friends there who could submit the packet for her and pay. I was not aware a person could do that on their behalf. that may actually speed the process up.  Thanks again for the information.

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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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