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Hi guys,

I just want to ask which comes first?

medical or scheduling of an interview? I’ve read a lot of threads saying once I receive my case number I can already schedule for an interview. But I am quite lost now..

 

Here’s the thing, under ceac my case is “IN TRANSIT”. Do I need to wait for it to be “READY” before going to the next step or not?

 

How will the flow be?

 

#1. medical exam - MRV payment - schedule of interview - actual interview

 

or is it

 

#2. MRV payment - schedule interview - medical exam - actual interview

 

thank you in advance.

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It will depend on your country but it’s best to wait to say ready first then pay and schedule the interview, medical will need the schedule confirmation to set your appointment 


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30 minutes ago, babybabycakes said:

Hi guys,

I just want to ask which comes first?

medical or scheduling of an interview? I’ve read a lot of threads saying once I receive my case number I can already schedule for an interview. But I am quite lost now..

 

Here’s the thing, under ceac my case is “IN TRANSIT”. Do I need to wait for it to be “READY” before going to the next step or not?

 

How will the flow be?

 

#1. medical exam - MRV payment - schedule of interview - actual interview

 

or is it

 

#2. MRV payment - schedule interview - medical exam - actual interview

 

thank you in advance.

#2

 

St. Luke's requests a copy of our interview confirmation page, so you need to schedule the interview THEN complete the medical

 

 

http://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/k-1-visa-application.html

 


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In Taiwan, we also had to have a copy of the interview date letter first.


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46 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

#2

 

St. Luke's requests a copy of our interview confirmation page, so you need to schedule the interview THEN complete the medical

 

 

http://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/k-1-visa-application.html

 

Hi again Hank! Thank you very much for your reply.

 

1. So you mean, I can schedule asap for my medical as soon as I have my date of interview in hand?

ex. If I have it today, I can schedule for medical tomorrow?

 

2. Also, do you have any idea how long will it take from “in transit” to “ready” in ceac?

 

3. You said on the other thread that I can pay the MRV now if I want to. Just to clarify, if I do this, my receipt number will no longer expire right? And I will only need it to book an appointment correct?

 

I am kind of in a rush to get to the US as my fiancé and I are planning to get married by November and of course, for me to be there for Thanksgiving.

 

Please bear with me!

 

- Clarence

 

PS. THANK YOU to everyone who replies. I appreciate it. 💕

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3 minutes ago, babybabycakes said:

Hi again Hank! Thank you very much for your reply.

 

So you mean, I can schedule asap for my medical as soon as I have my date of interview in hand?

 

I am kind of in a rush to get to the US as my fiancé and I are planning to get married by November and of course, for me to be there for Thanksgiving.

 

- Clarence

 

PS. THANK YOU to everyone who replies. I appreciate it. 💕

 

Yes once you have your interview scheduled, print out three copies of the interview confirmation page;  1 for the embassy,  2 for St. Luke's 

 

Medical at St. Luke's is walk-in, first come - first served.    Do complete the online registration before and print out a copy to bring to SLEC the 1st day.

 

http://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/medical---slec.html


Hank

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...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Hank,

Also, do you have any idea how long will it take from “in transit” to “ready” in ceac?

 

You said on the other thread that I can pay the MRV now if I want to. Just to clarify, if I do this, my receipt number will no longer expire right? And I will only need it to book an appointment correct?

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15 minutes ago, babybabycakes said:

Hank,

Also, do you have any idea how long will it take from “in transit” to “ready” in ceac?

 

You said on the other thread that I can pay the MRV now if I want to. Just to clarify, if I do this, my receipt number will no longer expire right? And I will only need it to book an appointment correct?

To pay the visa fee at BPI you print out a deposit slip (link provided from my website), taking that and proper payment in PHP to the bank.  The deposit slip "only" has a limited number of days of validity for making payment at BPI ..  Once done BPI will give you a receipt, this you will need for the interview so DO NOT LOSE IT.   I suggest to make a copy of the receipt for your records.   The MRV payment is good for 1 year.    When scheduling the interview online you will enter the receipt number (which can take 12-24 hrs to be recorded by the embassy) 

 

Do follow the process on the website I gave you a link to earlier.

 


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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