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How long does it take to get the CFO sticker? My fiancé has already completed the class the other day and has the certificate. We got the visa and are now back here but have been waiting over 1 hour. What is the hold up? I thought if she already completed the class and showed the certificate and her visa we could get the sticker and go? We have a flight soon and are running out of time and Manila traffic is bad. We are confused right now. Thanks


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08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

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09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

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11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

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Sounds like you are beyond rushing... While the CFO class can be done before the visa process, there is no timeline as to how long they may take to officially issue it upon return. 

 

Don't think my husband waited more than 30 some minutes; but every business day can vary. Hence why people say don't plan or rush things because unexpected delays occur.
 

And traffic in Manila is always bad.


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Posted (edited)

As long as it takes, depending on how busy they are at the time. Normally it's only 30 minutes or so from what I've seen, but it certainly can take longer if they are busy or there are technical/administrative/clerical reasons (out of stickers, person signing off on them is out, etc.).

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so after about 1 hour waiting we got the sticker. We flew all the way to manila just to get the sticker and came back to her home town all in the same day. There was no one the CFO place in the airport when we were there so we had to get a taxi and travel to the office. What a joke and a waste of money and a whole day lost flying there and back for a sticker.

Edited by Tokenfreak

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06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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1 hour ago, Tokenfreak said:

so after about 1 hour waiting we got the sticker. We flew all the way to manila just to get the sticker and came back to her home town all in the same day. There was no one the CFO place in the airport when we were there so we had to get a taxi and travel to the office. What a joke and a waste of money and a whole day lost flying there and back for a sticker.

For the airport you must call 2-3 days in advance so someone will be there.


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22 hours ago, Hank_ said:

For the airport you must call 2-3 days in advance so someone will be there.

 

Oh ok we didn’t know that. Oh well we have it now along with $200+ Dollars less :(


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06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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On ‎10‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 4:00 AM, Tokenfreak said:

so after about 1 hour waiting we got the sticker. We flew all the way to manila just to get the sticker and came back to her home town all in the same day. There was no one the CFO place in the airport when we were there so we had to get a taxi and travel to the office. What a joke and a waste of money and a whole day lost flying there and back for a sticker.

Well after all, it is the Philippines you know how it goes there.

 

We didn't call ahead, I was making a few flights in and out of Manila traveling around, and we went to the CFO desk/area and the guy was there, we told him we were going to catch and earlier flight then original, He wanted to see a new flight ticket, so we told him we were going to try to do stand by and then he released the sticker.   It's just a game you must play

 

 

 

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Being able to get the sticker at the airport is a plus especially saving you 💰. Like Hank said calling head saves time an insured someone will be there.


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