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My girlfriend is a Filipina citizen living in Thailand. Will she need to do the seminar all Filipinos have to do before going to America?

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Only if she returns to the Philippines before going to the US.


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3 minutes ago, CaptainMan said:

Will she be required to return to the Philippines and do that course they have them do before she comes to the states?

No, you will not have to go back to do the CFO/GCP seminar at all unless she goes back to the Philippines. 

 

But she does need to ensure that she have a recent NSO police certificate.

Just now, Ben&Zian said:

Only if she returns to the Philippines before going to the US.

Dang it you beat me by 1 minute. 

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If she is a legal resident of Thailand and interviews there then no.  If she interviews in Manila and doesn't return to Thailand then yes.


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5 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

 

Dang it you beat me by 1 minute. 

 

Which is surprising. I'm in Argentina right now for work and this internet is super sketchy haha

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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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13 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Which is surprising. I'm in Argentina right now for work and this internet is super sketchy haha

I am watching 90 day fiance with my wife(she loves to watch it) and it went to commercial, so I got up to get something to drink from the kitchen. 

 

Argentina? What do you do for a living? 

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43 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

If she is a legal resident of Thailand and interviews there then no.  If she interviews in Manila and doesn't return to Thailand then yes.

Also assuming she doesn't return to Manila the Philippines after getting the visa and before entering on it.

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10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

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10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

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4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

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13 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

I am watching 90 day fiance with my wife(she loves to watch it) and it went to commercial, so I got up to get something to drink from the kitchen. 

 

Argentina? What do you do for a living? 

LOL...I love that show for some reason.  I know it is all edited to keep interest but why do the Americans always look so bad?  They do a great job of selecting the weirdest couples!

 


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PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

LOL...I love that show for some reason.  I know it is all edited to keep interest but why do the Americans always look so bad?  They do a great job of selecting the weirdest couples!

 

They should have grabbed that guy that came through here earlier, you know the one that when to the Phils for his friend's wedding, then met the "nicest gal" in a bar .. love at first encounter..   (his friend couldn't get him to leave her be, he did a K-1 for her)


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10 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

They should have grabbed that guy that came through here earlier, you know the one that when to the Phils for his friend's wedding, then met the "nicest gal" in a bar .. love at first encounter..   (his friend couldn't get him to leave her be, he did a K-1 for her)

LOL...There is one born every minute.  I've met a few "nice" girls from the Philippines over the years.


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April 11, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 13, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Hank_ said:

They should have grabbed that guy that came through here earlier, you know the one that when to the Phils for his friend's wedding, then met the "nicest gal" in a bar .. love at first encounter..   (his friend couldn't get him to leave her be, he did a K-1 for her)

Oh yeah I remember that one. That's the one where he found out that she had a bf that lived in the same complex as her right, or a different one? 

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40 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Oh yeah I remember that one. That's the one where he found out that she had a bf that lived in the same complex as her right, or a different one? 

That was a different one.    That might the one where she got pregnant and he married her anyway


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14 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

That was a different one.    That might the one where she got pregnant and he married her anyway

Ohhhhh sorry that was the latest one and that's why it's so fresh in my mind. I do vaguely remember that story but I am not going to take the time to dig it back up. 

 

But seriously these guys that find their "soul mate" in bar in Manila or Angeles City are just dreaming literally. 

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4 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Ohhhhh sorry that was the latest one and that's why it's so fresh in my mind. I do vaguely remember that story but I am not going to take the time to dig it back up. 

 

But seriously these guys that find their "soul mate" in bar in Manila or Angeles City are just dreaming literally. 

 

Ya this guy was last year I think,  probably his first time kissed  +        Met a bar girl and married her ... yikes!

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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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1 minute ago, Hank_ said:

 

Ya this guy was last year I think,  probably his first time kissed  +        Met a bar girl and married her ... yikes!

I thought so but like I said I will find it later but not right now...... 

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