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My sister in law is trying to get her K-1 medical done in Manila in preparation for her interview next week. Problem is the city where she was born is slightly misspelled in her Philippines passport. The clerk at St. Luke's wrote "no passport" and told her she has to get another corrected Philippines passport.

 

USCIS apparently never caught the small error, processed and approved the K-1. She has already paid the medical fee of 17,025 pesos. I'm sure many here are aware of the appointment system problems and what a long process it can be to obtain a Philippines passport. She could  be facing months of delay, her interview will have to be rescheduled, she may also lose the medical fee she paid, etc.

 

Any advice? I thought maybe she could go back to St. Luke's again and simply tell them she's there to finish her medical, and another clerk might not catch the small error which is likely immaterial anyway. After all, she has a valid passport and USCIS approved her paperwork which included a copy of the same passport.

 

Any ideas?


Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Manila, Philippines

2010-03-02 I-129F Sent

2010-03-08 NOA1

2010-03-09 Check Cashed

2010-03-10 Case "touched"

2010-04-13 Case "touched"

2010-04-15 NOA2

2010-04-21 NVC Received

2010-06-01 K-1 Interview at US Embassy Manila

2010-06-08 Visa Issued

2010-07-08 POE: San Francisco, CA

2010-07-31 Married

2010-09-24 Sent AOS Package (I-185, I-765)

2010-09-27 AOS Package Received at Chicago Lockbox

2010-10-04 NOA (Notice of Receipt) date for I-485 & I-765

2010-10-07 Touch

2010-12-22 Biometrics

2010-12-22 I-485 Interview at Anchorage, AK

2010-12-27 2-yr Green Card Issued

2011-01-10 Green Card Received

2011-05-19 Vacation to Philippines

2011-07-02 Return from Philippines to US

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2 hours ago, AKteacher said:

My sister in law is trying to get her K-1 medical done in Manila in preparation for her interview next week. Problem is the city where she was born is slightly misspelled in her Philippines passport. The clerk at St. Luke's wrote "no passport" and told her she has to get another corrected Philippines passport.

 

USCIS apparently never caught the small error, processed and approved the K-1. She has already paid the medical fee of 17,025 pesos. I'm sure many here are aware of the appointment system problems and what a long process it can be to obtain a Philippines passport. She could  be facing months of delay, her interview will have to be rescheduled, she may also lose the medical fee she paid, etc.

 

Any advice? I thought maybe she could go back to St. Luke's again and simply tell them she's there to finish her medical, and another clerk might not catch the small error which is likely immaterial anyway. After all, she has a valid passport and USCIS approved her paperwork which included a copy of the same passport.

 

Any ideas?

 

Ideas ~    Get the passport corrected

 

Appointment system at DFA has been remedied, not taking months to get an appt.   Beat feet!  Get 'er done!

 

USCIS doesn't require a copy of the beneficiary's passport with the I-129F.  

 

Seriously doubt she would lose the medical fee.


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USCIS did not approve a K-1. They approved an I-129F petition, which is focused on the petitioner meeting certain basic requirements. The beneficiary's passport is not anything they are required to review (some beneficiaries don't even have a passport at the time of I-129F filing).

 

I'm unaware of any major appointment issues right now with passport appointment scheduling. I know there was an issue earlier in the year, but I just checked a small handful of different sites that had Oct. appointment slots available right now.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

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

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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

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

4/6/2017: Received

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

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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My wife got her passport switched to her married name. It took two weeks the slow way. For a few more pesos they offer a 5 day service. The hard part is getting the interview. Just keep checking the site many times a day and you will see a good date open up. With us it showed full for 3 months for the first 2 days of trying then all of the sudden they had an appointment available the next day. Just be patient and keep trying often. This should not be a major delay. 


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 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 14, 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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