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I petitioned my Mom to come to the US to live with me and her case is currently awaiting for completion and interview date. My questions are what are the documents needed to bring to an interview for parents at the US Embassy in Manila? Also what are the possible questions they may ask during the interview? I am little worried because my mom doesn’t speak much Engish. Any insights are much appreciated. Thanks!!

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2 hours ago, JRob said:

I petitioned my Mom to come to the US to live with me and her case is currently awaiting for completion and interview date. My questions are what are the documents needed to bring to an interview for parents at the US Embassy in Manila? Also what are the possible questions they may ask during the interview? I am little worried because my mom doesn’t speak much Engish. Any insights are much appreciated. Thanks!!

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/family-based-immigrant-visas.html

 

Here is an outline that someone shared with me. Take note this is some what old so the $$$$ amounts have change. Google for current pricing.

 

IR-5 PROCESS:

 

USCIS

 

 

NATIONAL VISA CENTER

  • Choice of Agent
  • Affidavit of Support (AOS)
    • Affidavit of Support Payment - $88 for both
      • Send documents (Separate file but one mailing):
        • Affidavit of Support for petitioner (me)
          • Form I-864
          • Letter of employment
          • Paystubs (6 months)
          • Joint tax return transcripts (3 years)
        • Affidavit of Support for  joint sponsor (spouse)
          • Form I-864
          • Letter of Employment
          • Paystubs (6 months)
          • Joint tax return transcripts (3 years)
      • Mail documents to:

National Visa Center

Attn: DR

31 Rochester Ave. Suite 100

Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914

 

National Visa Center

Attn: DR

31 Rochester Ave. Suite 100

Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914

 

Civil Documents:

  • Beneficiary:
    • NSO (National Statistics Office in the Philippines) birth certificate
    • NSO marriage certificate (1 for each)
    • Copy of biographic page of PASSPORT
    • 2X2 photos (2 for each) – write with PENCIL: NVC Case # & DOB
    • Original NBI Clearance (check with your country's requirement - this may not be requiired)
    • Original Police Clearance (check with your country's requirement - this may not be requiired)
  • Petitioner:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Certified-copy of Marriage Certificate
    • Copy of my passport Biographic page
    • Copy of  Naturalization Certificate

US EMBASSY

  • Medical Exam  - Fee $223.35/applicant – paid in Philippines Pesos in current Exchange rate (varies by country)
    • Documents to bring:
      • Appointment letter from NVC or email confirmation from Visa Information & Appointment Service (original and 2 photocopies)
      • Passport
      • 2x2 Photos (4 each)
  • Interview
    • Documents to bring
      • Appointment Letter (other documents below are NOT required but I'd prefer to bring them in case they ask for it because I've read on some posts regarding cases where documents got lost during the process)
      • Original birth certificate
      • Original marriage certificate
      • Copy of my birth certificate
      • Copy of my Naturalization certificate
      • Copy of my passport
      • Black pens
      • AOS packet copies
      • IV packet copies

 

  • Visa delivery

 

  • Attend CFO Seminar

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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