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How can my wife renew her passport from the USA if we are unable to go to the embassy in Washington, D.C. or attend one of their out reach programs?  Thanks.


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08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

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08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

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11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

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AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

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12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

01/02/2019:  AOS case status update:  Ready to schedule interview

01/09/2019:  AOS case status update:  Interview scheduled

01/12/2019:  Interview appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 01/09/2019)

02/19/2019:  Interview for AOS:  I-485 - Approved

02/25/2019:  Green card received in mail

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Posted (edited)

"Visit the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., or one of the consulates. The Philippines has representation in many major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Miami. Passport renewals must be initiated in person."

 

I see no other options...........sometimes, you have to just spend the time and money to get things done.

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7 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

How can my wife renew her passport from the USA if we are unable to go to the embassy in Washington, D.C. or attend one of their out reach programs?  Thanks.

Most foreign Embassies in the US accept mail-in renewal of passports for their citizens.

4 minutes ago, missileman said:

"Visit the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., or one of the consulates. The Philippines has representation in many major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Miami. Passport renewals must be initiated in person."

 

I see no other options...........sometimes, you have to just spend the time and money to get things done.

Oops, I guess the Philippines is an exception 

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Yup, just gotta go do it.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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OP, this is the official source for adult passport renewal.

http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consular-services-dc/faq-dc/#adultrenewal


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  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
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  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
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  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
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  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
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  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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10 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

Most foreign Embassies in the US accept mail-in renewal of passports for their citizens.

Oops, I guess the Philippines is an exception 

Ukraine as well :) had to go twice to the Embassy in Washington DC - to apply for the passport in person  AND  pick it up in person. 

Although, we  don't regret we "were 'forced' to go to DC twice - it's a beautiful area and there are  so many places to visit there. 

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I don't know about the entire EU, but I do know that there are several member states that require an in-person initiation for a passport renewal.  I know Finland has no passport application, per se - you go to the embassy and request a new passport.  All your personal information is pulled from the national registry, and they print out a facsimile of the personal information page of the passport for the applicant to be able to sign.  The photograph is then attached to this sheet, which is scanned in, and sent to the passport agency electronically.

 

The fastest I have seen that service work was the last time I renewed mine in New York; went in to apply on Thursday afternoon, and my new passport was in New York by Monday, from where they sent it to me by FedEx, so I had it on Tuesday - ie. 5 days later it was in hand under regular service.  Don't have any idea what would have happened if it had not been over a weekend...  As a side note, it is very possible and easy to get a passport the same day in Helsinki without requiring any special circumstances for it..

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2 hours ago, Tokenfreak said:

How can my wife renew her passport from the USA if we are unable to go to the embassy in Washington, D.C. or attend one of their out reach programs?  Thanks.

 

It has to be done in person, but it does not have to be done at a particular consulate .. it can be any of the Philippine consulates.


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4 hours ago, FilAm24 said:

how long do you guys think before we can receive the new passport once  apply for a renewal? thanks

http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consulate-finder-dc/

 

Phone numbers listed, they should be able to answer.  Also, I'd ask them first if you plan to go to one not in your jurisdiction.  

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8 hours ago, FilAm24 said:

how long do you guys think before we can receive the new passport once  apply for a renewal? thanks

They say 6-8 weeks, but some have been receiving them back much quicker.


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12 hours ago, FilAm24 said:

how long do you guys think before we can receive the new passport once  apply for a renewal? thanks

I know when my asawa and @Greenbaum s wife got theirs renewed last year they got theirs back within 4-6 weeks. While we had to wait almost 10 weeks to get it back.

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9 hours ago, Kevo said:

 

http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consulate-finder-dc/

 

Phone numbers listed, they should be able to answer.  Also, I'd ask them first if you plan to go to one not in your jurisdiction.  

It does not have to be done at a particular consulate. You may be confusing the passport with ROM. ROM has to be done in the jurisdiction that the couple were married in.


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On 3/15/2019 at 11:38 PM, FilAm24 said:

how long do you guys think before we can receive the new passport once  apply for a renewal? thanks

My wife and I went to DC on Feb 22 to renew her passport, and we are still waiting.  Hoping it will get here this week since we have AOS interview scheduled on April 2.


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