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Help! I am obviously anxious! We received a case number and Invoice number on September for my son's petition on 9/25 and uploaded the documents 9/26, I got a message on 10/9 saying i submitted an incorrect form (need I-864W instead of I-864 that I submitted), I submitted the correct form that same day. Here are my questions! 

 

1. When shall I expect to get his interview date? So I can book my flight to go home. 

2. I plan on being with him at the interview and fly back with him to the USA, how many days should we expect to receive the passport back assuming a successful interview? 

 

Thanks all! 

 

M


Naturalization

03/16/2011 - Package sent to Dallas, TX Lockbox

03/22/2011 - Check cashed

03/25/2011 - Received Notice of Acceptance letter

03/31/2011 - Received Biometrics Appointment letter

04/20/2011 - Biometrics Appointment done

04/26/2011 - Case forwarded to Local Office

04/30/2011 - Received Interview appointment letter

06/02/2011 - Interview in Albany Field Office -- successful

 

Petition for Sister in Kuwait

03/27/12 - Mailed I-130- Day 1

03/30/12- NOA1

04/04/12 - Cashed check

 

US Citizen since June 2nd 2011

1/19/2018 - Sent I-130 package for son in the Philippines

9/26/2018 - Received the Case Number and Invoice Number - NH Field Office

9/27/2018 - Submitted documents via online

10/9/2018 - Received a note saying we have an incorrect form, submitted the correct one same day

 

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7 minutes ago, sy_ny said:

Help! I am obviously anxious! We received a case number and Invoice number on September for my son's petition on 9/25 and uploaded the documents 9/26, I got a message on 10/9 saying i submitted an incorrect form (need I-864W instead of I-864 that I submitted), I submitted the correct form that same day. Here are my questions! 

 

1. When shall I expect to get his interview date? So I can book my flight to go home. 

2. I plan on being with him at the interview and fly back with him to the USA, how many days should we expect to receive the passport back assuming a successful interview? 

 

Thanks all! 

 

M

 

1)    Totally unknown.   Until you receive your Case Complete notice NVC won't even contact the embassy for an interview date.

 

2)    After the interview, what you want to watch for is ISSUED status on the CEAC website .. from then it can be another 3-10 business days before the visa package is in hand.

 

https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/family-based-immigration/the-interview/

 

http://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/immigrant-visa-application.html

 

 

Depending on the age of your child CFO - PDOS peer counseling may be required.    Under 12 years of age only need to register and get the sticker in his passport (after receiving the visa)

 

*PDOS Seminar


http://cfo.gov.ph/rnr-pdos.html 

Scheduling
https://cfo.ph/pdos_reservation/

Adults:  Those 60 and above need only register to get the sticker.

Derivatives:  C
hildren above 12 years of age must attend PDOS, those younger only need to be registered to get the sticker.  

Ages 13-19 will attend PDOS Peer Consoling.

 

 


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      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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2 hours ago, sy_ny said:

Help! I am obviously anxious! We received a case number and Invoice number on September for my son's petition on 9/25 and uploaded the documents 9/26, I got a message on 10/9 saying i submitted an incorrect form (need I-864W instead of I-864 that I submitted), I submitted the correct form that same day. Here are my questions! 

 

1. When shall I expect to get his interview date? So I can book my flight to go home. 

2. I plan on being with him at the interview and fly back with him to the USA, how many days should we expect to receive the passport back assuming a successful interview? 

 

Thanks all! 

 

M

@sy_ny To give you an idea let me share with you the following timeline for my IR2  Visa application:
1) The NVC received all the necessary documents needed for my kids' petition on July 19, 2018

 

2) August 10, 2018- I received an email from NVC saying that they were able to schedule the immigrant visa interview for my kids on September 7,    2018.

 

3) I went home for 2 weeks to bring my kids to SLEC for their Medical Examination PRIOR to the date of interview at USEM. We were able to finish    the said MEDICAL EXAM in two days. I pre-registered my kids online to save time. I decided to do it early just in case something goes wrong during their Medical Examination at St Luke's Extension Clinic, but luckily everything went well. 

 

4) FRIDAY September 7, 2018- We went to the USEM for the kids interview. They were scheduled at 7:40 am, we were at the USEM an HOUR before, 6:40am;  went inside the USEM by 7:15am.

 

*Done with the interview by 8:50am.

 

5) September 7, 2018 FRIDAY- I checked their visa status online via CEAC around 1PM (MNL time), VISA status says "ISSUED".

 

6) Passports on hand by  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:30 PM- I opted for pick-up of their passports and visa packets at 2GO Mall of Asia branch to save time because I need to fly back to SFO before the 15th. I also booked our flight back to SFO 9/14/2018. I just got one way tickets btw.

 

7) September 12, 2018 Wednesday-CFO/PDOS done. Paid Php400 each for my kids. I pre-registered them online as soon as I got their visa packets from 2GO MOA. You need to pre-register your son online btw. My kids are minors 11 and 8. They do not need to attend but I have to pre-register them to get the sticker and pay the amount of Php400 for each minor child/applicant.

 

😎 September 14, 2018- FRIDAY MNL to SFO I DID NOT pay for my kids' TRAVEL TAX, they are exempted:

As provided under R.A. 6768, Family members of former Filipinos accompanying the latter Foreign passport of former Filipino or other evidence of former Philippine Citizenship

 

Birth certificate or adoption papers of children and / or marriage contract of accompanying spouse

 

 

9) September 14, 2018  MNL-SFO flight ...safely arrived SFO  via PAL. 

 

Hope these info would help you somehow. ;)

 

 

 

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Thank you! My son is 16, this definitely helps me get an idea.. understanding that every situation is different.


Naturalization

03/16/2011 - Package sent to Dallas, TX Lockbox

03/22/2011 - Check cashed

03/25/2011 - Received Notice of Acceptance letter

03/31/2011 - Received Biometrics Appointment letter

04/20/2011 - Biometrics Appointment done

04/26/2011 - Case forwarded to Local Office

04/30/2011 - Received Interview appointment letter

06/02/2011 - Interview in Albany Field Office -- successful

 

Petition for Sister in Kuwait

03/27/12 - Mailed I-130- Day 1

03/30/12- NOA1

04/04/12 - Cashed check

 

US Citizen since June 2nd 2011

1/19/2018 - Sent I-130 package for son in the Philippines

9/26/2018 - Received the Case Number and Invoice Number - NH Field Office

9/27/2018 - Submitted documents via online

10/9/2018 - Received a note saying we have an incorrect form, submitted the correct one same day

 

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14 minutes ago, gawjusgal14 said:

@sy_ny To give you an idea let me share with you the following timeline for my IR2  Visa application:
1) The NVC received all the necessary documents needed for my kids' petition on July 19, 2018

 

2) August 10, 2018- I received an email from NVC saying that they were able to schedule the immigrant visa interview for my kids on September 7,    2018.

 

3) I went home for 2 weeks to bring my kids to SLEC for their Medical Examination PRIOR to the date of interview at USEM. We were able to finish    the said MEDICAL EXAM in two days. I pre-registered my kids online to save time. I decided to do it early just in case something goes wrong during their Medical Examination at St Luke's Extension Clinic, but luckily everything went well. 

 

4) FRIDAY September 7, 2018- We went to the USEM for the kids interview. They were scheduled at 7:40 am, we were at the USEM an HOUR before, 6:40am;  went inside the USEM by 7:15am.

 

*Done with the interview by 8:50am.

 

5) September 7, 2018 FRIDAY- I checked their visa status online via CEAC around 1PM (MNL time), VISA status says "ISSUED".

 

6) Passports on hand by  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:30 PM- I opted for pick-up of their passports and visa packets at 2GO Mall of Asia branch to save time because I need to fly back to SFO before the 15th. I also booked our flight back to SFO 9/14/2018. I just got one way tickets btw.

 

7) September 12, 2018 Wednesday-CFO/PDOS done. Paid Php400 each for my kids. I pre-registered them online as soon as I got their visa packets from 2GO MOA. You need to pre-register your son online btw. My kids are minors 11 and 8. They do not need to attend but I have to pre-register them to get the sticker and pay the amount of Php400 for each minor child/applicant.

 

😎 September 14, 2018- FRIDAY MNL to SFO I DID NOT pay for my kids' TRAVEL TAX, they are exempted:

As provided under R.A. 6768, Family members of former Filipinos accompanying the latter Foreign passport of former Filipino or other evidence of former Philippine Citizenship

 

Birth certificate or adoption papers of children and / or marriage contract of accompanying spouse

 

 

9) September 14, 2018  MNL-SFO flight ...safely arrived SFO  via PAL. 

 

Hope these info would help you somehow. ;)

 

 

 

What date did you fly to the philippines? 


Naturalization

03/16/2011 - Package sent to Dallas, TX Lockbox

03/22/2011 - Check cashed

03/25/2011 - Received Notice of Acceptance letter

03/31/2011 - Received Biometrics Appointment letter

04/20/2011 - Biometrics Appointment done

04/26/2011 - Case forwarded to Local Office

04/30/2011 - Received Interview appointment letter

06/02/2011 - Interview in Albany Field Office -- successful

 

Petition for Sister in Kuwait

03/27/12 - Mailed I-130- Day 1

03/30/12- NOA1

04/04/12 - Cashed check

 

US Citizen since June 2nd 2011

1/19/2018 - Sent I-130 package for son in the Philippines

9/26/2018 - Received the Case Number and Invoice Number - NH Field Office

9/27/2018 - Submitted documents via online

10/9/2018 - Received a note saying we have an incorrect form, submitted the correct one same day

 

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6 hours ago, sy_ny said:

Help! I am obviously anxious! We received a case number and Invoice number on September for my son's petition on 9/25 and uploaded the documents 9/26, I got a message on 10/9 saying i submitted an incorrect form (need I-864W instead of I-864 that I submitted), I submitted the correct form that same day. Here are my questions! 

 

1. When shall I expect to get his interview date? So I can book my flight to go home. 

2. I plan on being with him at the interview and fly back with him to the USA, how many days should we expect to receive the passport back assuming a successful interview? 

 

Thanks all! 

 

M

2.  Some people got theirs in 5 working days.  It took 10 working days for my wife to receive hers.  You really should not book your return flights until you have the passport IN HAND.

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