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My Filipino fiance, before I met my Filipino wife, went to the K1 interview at the US Embassy in Manila. It was about that time we decided to call off our engagement due to irreconcilable differences.

We did the right thing and withdrew our petition even at that late stage. However the US Embassy kept her passport. What is the easiest way to get it back for her? I would like to help her out because she's a good person and asked me if I could help.

The embassy kept it until we submitted some final documents that we had neglected but that's when we broke off our engagement.

Is there a site or an email address I  can go to with the case number and request they return it to her? I'm surprised they didn't do this automatically after one year.

Thank you in advance:

James

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51 minutes ago, JimmyColorado said:

My Filipino fiance, before I met my Filipino wife, went to the K1 interview at the US Embassy in Manila. It was about that time we decided to call off our engagement due to irreconcilable differences.

We did the right thing and withdrew our petition even at that late stage. However the US Embassy kept her passport. What is the easiest way to get it back for her? I would like to help her out because she's a good person and asked me if I could help.

The embassy kept it until we submitted some final documents that we had neglected but that's when we broke off our engagement.

Is there a site or an email address I  can go to with the case number and request they return it to her? I'm surprised they didn't do this automatically after one year.

Thank you in advance:

James

Is there some reason why she cannot get it back herself?

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Just now, JimmyColorado said:

Jorge. Its in Manila at the embassy I assume. 

She lives no where near Manila, and do they even have walk-in service ?

I thought there might be a process to request it email or website where they can mail it to her residence.

I'm sure they do.  She should contact the embassy and make a request.  

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EMAIL:   IVMANILAREPLIES@STATE.GOV

Immigrant Visa Unit
            Website: https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/
            Email: IVManilaReplies@state.gov<mailto:IVManilaReplies@state.gov>
            Tel: (632) 792-8988


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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It's her passport, she is the one who needs to contact the embassy and just ask for it.

 

They won't deny to give the passport back no matter what the visa status is, a passport is a personal document that they can't hold hostage just because.


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Hello, 

Our k1 petition  still ongoing waiting for noa2 but me and fiance having a problem we broke up,  he want to withdraw the petition. What is the best way to do? Wait for the noa2 or better  send formal letter to withdraw the petition? Thanks 

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Follow up.

We've sent two emails and one letter to withdraw the K1 petition, in order to get her passport back.

And last week I called the u.s. Embassy helpline and talked to a live person who said they would nudge the process and expedite the return of the passport and I would hear from the US Embassy Manila in 2 days with instructions on how to retrieve it. That was 6 days ago.

I will call that same helpline again soon. It's the one they provide for you to talk to a live person, if you're patient, and they have a toll-free Stateside number.

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Zale

Check above. Boris64 's information is very helpful.

I can confirm that they did receive our request to cancel the petition. Write a short letter of explanation and both of you must sign it and attach it to the email.

Try to attach it so that it opens by itself and they don't have to click a link. I don't think they like to click links.

However, I received no confirmation that they received it, but after talking to the person live at the US Embassy helpline she did confirm that it was received. The problem is they did nothing after that to return the passport and that's what we're working on now. Thank you all for your great responses. 

Jim

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Thank you for the reply,

What is the status  of your petition  if you checked online? Since you have sent request to withdraw? I have read online the petitioner can withdraw the petition  not the beneficiary. This is unexpected  situation  very stressfull. 

Thanks 

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Zale

Read above. Boris provided.

EMAIL:   IVMANILAREPLIES@STATE.GOV

Immigrant Visa Unit
            Website: https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/
            Email: IVManilaReplies@state.gov<mailto:IVManilaReplies@state.gov>
            Tel: (632) 792-8988

Again. Send an email to them and attach a letter requesting to withdraw the petition with a very short reason. Both of you sign it, and attach to email. That's what worked for me although they did not give confirmation that they received it, but it did get there.

Or, call this #. They are very helpful once you get a live person. Toll free from USA. 

703 520-2235

Jim

 

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