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Hi my fellow VJ-ers!!  It's been awhile since the very last time I posted a topic here. :) I came here through a K1 visa and now I am on the process of Removing my Conditions.:) One thing I'm curious about is, it necessary to report our marriage? Honestly, I'm not really aware of it since I start reading blogs and forums. It's been 3 years since we got married and in a couple of months I am eligible to renew my Philippine Passport. I know I am way to late to report our marriage  and I am curious too if the Philippine Consulate will charge me a fine for it.

 

Thanks for your thoughts in advance! :)

 

 

 


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  • Biometrics: August 02, 2017
  • Case Received at My Local Office - No Mail Notice- Just Online Status: February 26,2018
  • I-551 Stamp: August 13, 2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Receipt Date: August 18,2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Received: August 25, 2018
  • New Card is being Produced: October 15, 2018
  • Case was Approved: October 16,2018
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8 minutes ago, babe2012 said:

Hi my fellow VJ-ers!!  It's been awhile since the very last time I posted a topic here. :) I came here through a K1 visa and now I am on the process of Removing my Conditions.:) One thing I'm curious about is, it necessary to report our marriage? Honestly, I'm not really aware of it since I start reading blogs and forums. It's been 3 years since we got married and in a couple of months I am eligible to renew my Philippine Passport. I know I am way to late to report our marriage  and I am curious too if the Philippine Consulate will charge me a fine for it.

 

Thanks for your thoughts in advance! :)

 

 

 

If you want to renew your passport in your married name then yes it is required.  No they won't charge you extra for doing it late,  my asawa and I did it almost 4 years after we got married with no problem. They just want to know a explanation as to why it took so long, so I made up some excuse and they took it and processed with no problem. 

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3 minutes ago, cyberfx1024 said:

If you want to renew your passport in your married name then yes it is required.  No they won't charge you extra for doing it late,  my asawa and I did it almost 4 years after we got married with no problem. They just want to know a explanation as to why it took so long, so I made up some excuse and they took it and processed with no problem. 

How long does it take to process the ROM? Are they gonna give me a document to prove that I reported my marriage? I really appreciate your reply.:)


God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it's worth the wait. ❤️

 

 

 

 

I-751 Timeline California Service Center:

 

  • Sent Packet: July 03,2017
  • NOA 1 Receipt Date: July 05,2017
  • NOA 2 Receipt Date: July 14,2017
  • Biometrics: August 02, 2017
  • Case Received at My Local Office - No Mail Notice- Just Online Status: February 26,2018
  • I-551 Stamp: August 13, 2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Receipt Date: August 18,2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Received: August 25, 2018
  • New Card is being Produced: October 15, 2018
  • Case was Approved: October 16,2018
  • Card was Mailed to me: October 17,2018
  • Card was picked up by the USPS: October 18,2018
  • Card Received/on Hand: October 19,2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, babe2012 said:

How long does it take to process the ROM? Are they gonna give me a document to prove that I reported my marriage? I really appreciate your reply.:)

6-8 weeks.  Yes. 


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Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

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

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47 minutes ago, babe2012 said:

How long does it take to process the ROM? Are they gonna give me a document to prove that I reported my marriage? I really appreciate your reply.:)

Just like Greenbaum said: they will give you paperwork back as showing you did ROM. The process takes about 6-8 weeks on average when you mail it in. 

 

Also be a advised that you MUST do the ROM at consulate in the area where you got married, not where you are living na. For example, we got married in the Washington D.C. area but are not living in the Los Angeles area. So we had to mail the ROM to the Washington D.C. embassy not the Los Angeles consulate. 

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Just now, cyberfx1024 said:

Just like Greenbaum said: they will give you paperwork back as showing you did ROM. The process takes about 6-8 weeks on average when you mail it in. 

 

Also be a advised that you MUST do the ROM at consulate in the area where you got married, not where you are living na. For example, we got married in the Washington D.C. area but are not living in the Los Angeles area. So we had to mail the ROM to the Washington D.C. embassy not the Los Angeles consulate. 

 Because I am planning to do my ROM when I renew my passport so it'll be 2 things at the same time. We got married in Southern California so it means we can walk-in by Los Angeles Consulate? And also, do I need to an Affidavit for Delayed Reporting of Marriage? Please see attached.

 

 

ROM Affidavit.pdf

10 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

6-8 weeks.  Yes. 

Thank you Greenbaum. :)


God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it's worth the wait. ❤️

 

 

 

 

I-751 Timeline California Service Center:

 

  • Sent Packet: July 03,2017
  • NOA 1 Receipt Date: July 05,2017
  • NOA 2 Receipt Date: July 14,2017
  • Biometrics: August 02, 2017
  • Case Received at My Local Office - No Mail Notice- Just Online Status: February 26,2018
  • I-551 Stamp: August 13, 2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Receipt Date: August 18,2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Received: August 25, 2018
  • New Card is being Produced: October 15, 2018
  • Case was Approved: October 16,2018
  • Card was Mailed to me: October 17,2018
  • Card was picked up by the USPS: October 18,2018
  • Card Received/on Hand: October 19,2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, babe2012 said:

 Because I am planning to do my ROM when I renew my passport so it'll be 2 things at the same time. We got married in Southern California so it means we can walk-in by Los Angeles Consulate? And also, do I need to an Affidavit for Delayed Reporting of Marriage? Please see attached.

1 hour ago, babe2012 said:

 Because I am planning to do my ROM when I renew my passport so it'll be 2 things at the same time. We got married in Southern California so it means we can walk-in by Los Angeles Consulate? And also, do I need to an Affidavit for Delayed Reporting of Marriage? Please see attached.

 

 

ROM Affidavit.pdf

Thank you Greenbaum. :)

Thank you Greenbaum. :)

Yes, you can just walk in to the Los Angeles consulate to do it anytime. You also need the Affidavit for Delayed Reporting of Marriage as well. 

 

Where in SoCal you guys live? We are in Pasadena. 

 

Edit. I don't know why the quotes came out like this?????

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4 hours ago, babe2012 said:

Hi my fellow VJ-ers!!  It's been awhile since the very last time I posted a topic here. :) I came here through a K1 visa and now I am on the process of Removing my Conditions.:) One thing I'm curious about is, it necessary to report our marriage? Honestly, I'm not really aware of it since I start reading blogs and forums. It's been 3 years since we got married and in a couple of months I am eligible to renew my Philippine Passport. I know I am way to late to report our marriage  and I am curious too if the Philippine Consulate will charge me a fine for it.

 

Thanks for your thoughts in advance! :)

 

 

 

No the consulate will not charge you a fine.  They do ask for a letter explaining the late filing or ROM, but your explanation here should do the trick.. didn't know.

If you want your Phils passport in your married name you will need to complete ROM ;) 

 

Being you are in the process of completing ROC is your conditional green card still valid or has it expired?  I ask because the Phils consulate will want a copy of your "valid" green card for renewing the passport.


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3 hours ago, babe2012 said:

How long does it take to process the ROM? Are they gonna give me a document to prove that I reported my marriage? I really appreciate your reply.:)

6 weeks for us.   and yes you get a copy of the application back showing it was recorded with PSA

 

You will get a copy of the ROM application form back showing it has been received/recorded with PSA

3 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

6-8 weeks.  Yes. 

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13 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

6 weeks for us.   and yes you get a copy of the application back showing it was recorded with PSA

 

You will get a copy of the ROM application form back showing it has been received/recorded with PSA

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6 Weeks... :lol: No coffee?? 👞 Be careful. :jest:


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

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)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

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

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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7 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

6 Weeks... :lol: No coffee?? 👞 Be careful. :jest:

 

:lol:

 

I was in a ROC state of mind ..  and only a half cup of coffee finished.  ;)  


Hank

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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Just now, Hank_ said:

 

:lol:

 

I was in a ROC state of mind ..  and only a half cup of coffee finished.  ;)  

:thumbs::D


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

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)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

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

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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2 hours ago, cyberfx1024 said:

Yes, you can just walk in to the Los Angeles consulate to do it anytime. You also need the Affidavit for Delayed Reporting of Marriage as well. 

 

Where in SoCal you guys live? We are in Pasadena. 

 

Edit. I don't know why the quotes came out like this?????

 

In Ventura. :)  Are they open 7 days a week? (The Consulate)

 


God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it's worth the wait. ❤️

 

 

 

 

I-751 Timeline California Service Center:

 

  • Sent Packet: July 03,2017
  • NOA 1 Receipt Date: July 05,2017
  • NOA 2 Receipt Date: July 14,2017
  • Biometrics: August 02, 2017
  • Case Received at My Local Office - No Mail Notice- Just Online Status: February 26,2018
  • I-551 Stamp: August 13, 2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Receipt Date: August 18,2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Received: August 25, 2018
  • New Card is being Produced: October 15, 2018
  • Case was Approved: October 16,2018
  • Card was Mailed to me: October 17,2018
  • Card was picked up by the USPS: October 18,2018
  • Card Received/on Hand: October 19,2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Hank_ said:

No the consulate will not charge you a fine.  They do ask for a letter explaining the late filing or ROM, but your explanation here should do the trick.. didn't know.

If you want your Phils passport in your married name you will need to complete ROM ;) 

 

Being you are in the process of completing ROC is your conditional green card still valid or has it expired?  I ask because the Phils consulate will want a copy of your "valid" green card for renewing the passport.

 

 

Hi Hank! It's nice chatting with you again. :)  You always answer my questions back in the days when I am still doing my K1 Journey. :D My greencard is expiring this month but I have the extension letter. In which I'm in doubt to visit my family in the Philippines since I'm scared traveling with an expired greencard.:( And I know the ROC processing timeframe is between 12-18 months :( 


God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it's worth the wait. ❤️

 

 

 

 

I-751 Timeline California Service Center:

 

  • Sent Packet: July 03,2017
  • NOA 1 Receipt Date: July 05,2017
  • NOA 2 Receipt Date: July 14,2017
  • Biometrics: August 02, 2017
  • Case Received at My Local Office - No Mail Notice- Just Online Status: February 26,2018
  • I-551 Stamp: August 13, 2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Receipt Date: August 18,2018
  • 18 Months Extension Letter Received: August 25, 2018
  • New Card is being Produced: October 15, 2018
  • Case was Approved: October 16,2018
  • Card was Mailed to me: October 17,2018
  • Card was picked up by the USPS: October 18,2018
  • Card Received/on Hand: October 19,2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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