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I need to ship my support affidavit (original copy) to my fiance'. What is the best courier to use? I would like to send it the most reliable way. Cost really is not a factor, but the cheaper the better : ). 

 

Thanks in advance! 


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09.22.17--CFO Seminar
12.23.17--NOA 2

01.24.2018--NVC Received/Case Number Assigned

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38 minutes ago, Allthephils said:

I need to ship my support affidavit (original copy) to my fiance'. What is the best courier to use? I would like to send it the most reliable way. Cost really is not a factor, but the cheaper the better : ). 

 

Thanks in advance! 

If you must send something like documents to the Philippines in a fast and reliable method you can use DHL and Fedex. Do not use the USPS because it will turn over to Philpost and may or may not arrive on time or at all. 

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The best one is the hand-delivery one (AKA you visit him!). :P After that, DHL seems pretty reliable IMHO. Just avoid USPS...USPS itself is fine but they will handoff to Philippine Post, which is some sort of black hole.


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9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

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3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

The best one is the hand-delivery one (AKA you visit him!). :P After that, DHL seems pretty reliable IMHO. Just avoid USPS...USPS itself is fine but they will handoff to Philippine Post, which is some sort of black hole.

I visited about a month ago : (. I think I will use DHL. Thanks for responding so quickly!! 


05.31.17--Mailed I-129 F

06.06.17--NOA

09.22.17--CFO Seminar
12.23.17--NOA 2

01.24.2018--NVC Received/Case Number Assigned

01.29.2018-01.30.2018--Medical--PASSED!

01.30.2018--NVC "in transit"

01.31.2018--Cased received by USEM

02.05.2018--Interview--PASSED!

02.09.2018--VOH

02.27.2018--POE

03.07.2018--SSN 

04.14.2018--Wedding day <3 

05.09.18--Mailed AoS Packet 

05.14.18--AoS Packet Received 

 

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If I ship DHL, does the package need to be sent to a DHL location or will DHL deliver to my fiance's mailing address?


05.31.17--Mailed I-129 F

06.06.17--NOA

09.22.17--CFO Seminar
12.23.17--NOA 2

01.24.2018--NVC Received/Case Number Assigned

01.29.2018-01.30.2018--Medical--PASSED!

01.30.2018--NVC "in transit"

01.31.2018--Cased received by USEM

02.05.2018--Interview--PASSED!

02.09.2018--VOH

02.27.2018--POE

03.07.2018--SSN 

04.14.2018--Wedding day <3 

05.09.18--Mailed AoS Packet 

05.14.18--AoS Packet Received 

 

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17 ESV

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3 minutes ago, Allthephils said:

If I ship DHL, does the package need to be sent to a DHL location or will DHL deliver to my fiance's mailing address?

Lets ask DHL that question as each courier is different and sometimes they hand your package off to a local courier company that meets DHL's requirements for any given area.


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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)

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Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

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DHL will deliver to your fiance. I used them to send a cell phone to my fiance and had no problems. It was much less than what FedEx quoted me. If you have an LBC location in your area I would try them as well. When I sent the cell phone it was before LBC started doing air shipping which is why I chose DHL.

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4 hours ago, Allthephils said:

If I ship DHL, does the package need to be sent to a DHL location or will DHL deliver to my fiance's mailing address?

They will send it directly to your fiance. What province is he in? If he is a far off province and not a metro area it could take a couple extra days(1-3) before it gets to him. That is because they might want to wait until a few more packages come in for that area. That happened with my wife a few times, and I know one time she just went to place and picked it up so she could get it asap.

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6 minutes ago, cyberfx1024 said:

They will send it directly to your fiance. What province is he in? If he is a far off province and not a metro area it could take a couple extra days(1-3) before it gets to him. That is because they might want to wait until a few more packages come in for that area. That happened with my wife a few times, and I know one time she just went to place and picked it up so she could get it asap.

He lives in Batangas City. There are two locations pretty close to him. I sent an inquiry to the DHL website. I'm hoping to hear back soon. 


05.31.17--Mailed I-129 F

06.06.17--NOA

09.22.17--CFO Seminar
12.23.17--NOA 2

01.24.2018--NVC Received/Case Number Assigned

01.29.2018-01.30.2018--Medical--PASSED!

01.30.2018--NVC "in transit"

01.31.2018--Cased received by USEM

02.05.2018--Interview--PASSED!

02.09.2018--VOH

02.27.2018--POE

03.07.2018--SSN 

04.14.2018--Wedding day <3 

05.09.18--Mailed AoS Packet 

05.14.18--AoS Packet Received 

 

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17 ESV

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Just now, Allthephils said:

He lives in Batangas City. There are two locations pretty close to him. I sent an inquiry to the DHL website. I'm hoping to hear back soon. 

Yeah if he lives in Batangas City which is a metro area then they will send it directly to him. No need for an inquiry to them because a number of us have used DHL in the past with no problem.

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23 minutes ago, cyberfx1024 said:

Yeah if he lives in Batangas City which is a metro area then they will send it directly to him. No need for an inquiry to them because a number of us have used DHL in the past with no problem.

Awesome! I trust you guys and I know I can always count on a clear answer :). 


05.31.17--Mailed I-129 F

06.06.17--NOA

09.22.17--CFO Seminar
12.23.17--NOA 2

01.24.2018--NVC Received/Case Number Assigned

01.29.2018-01.30.2018--Medical--PASSED!

01.30.2018--NVC "in transit"

01.31.2018--Cased received by USEM

02.05.2018--Interview--PASSED!

02.09.2018--VOH

02.27.2018--POE

03.07.2018--SSN 

04.14.2018--Wedding day <3 

05.09.18--Mailed AoS Packet 

05.14.18--AoS Packet Received 

 

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17 ESV

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55 minutes ago, Allthephils said:

If I ship DHL, does the package need to be sent to a DHL location or will DHL deliver to my fiance's mailing address?

Not sure "who" DHL hands-off to in the Phils, FEDEX hands-off to 2GO.    Most will deliver to the address, if not out in the province, or no actual street address.

 

You can email most documents, the I-134 is the only one that has a signature/date    


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Just now, Allthephils said:

He lives in Batangas City. There are two locations pretty close to him. I sent an inquiry to the DHL website. I'm hoping to hear back soon. 

Ah, bigger city.. no issue with delivery.   

 

 


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6 hours ago, RO_AH said:

DHL will deliver to your fiance. I used them to send a cell phone to my fiance and had no problems. It was much less than what FedEx quoted me. If you have an LBC location in your area I would try them as well. When I sent the cell phone it was before LBC started doing air shipping which is why I chose DHL.

I was going to say that as well about the LBC but when I looked I couldn't find one in her area. If she had an LBC in the area I would say use that as well. 

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