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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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6 hours ago, Ate said:

Thank you for sharing your experience!  Good luck with the rest of the process! ☺️

 

thanks ate my interview is on march 28.. hoping to pass!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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The process sounds like a huge pain in the backside.. Are you not able to make appointments for a specified time?

 

My beneficiary has two small children under 5 years of age that also need a medical exam.. Absolutely not going to want to get everyone up at 3am.  What is the 2x2 photo needed for and where can this be taken?  Am I as the petitioner allowed to accompany them?

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3 hours ago, Solaris81 said:

The process sounds like a huge pain in the backside.. Are you not able to make appointments for a specified time?

 

My beneficiary has two small children under 5 years of age that also need a medical exam.. Absolutely not going to want to get everyone up at 3am.  What is the 2x2 photo needed for and where can this be taken?  Am I as the petitioner allowed to accompany them?

Medical is walk-in only.  No need to queue up at 3am.  

 

2×2 photo is passport style,  can be gotten at any photo store. 

 

 


YMMV

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4 hours ago, Solaris81 said:

The process sounds like a huge pain in the backside.. Are you not able to make appointments for a specified time?

 

My beneficiary has two small children under 5 years of age that also need a medical exam.. Absolutely not going to want to get everyone up at 3am.  What is the 2x2 photo needed for and where can this be taken?  Am I as the petitioner allowed to accompany them?

They are strictly by walk in but you can register and pay ahead of time to skip those steps. Going at 3AM is not necessary. I had my medical last Thursday and Friday and I arrived at 6:30 AM and pretty much breezed through the process (I was #74 in the reception line and they were already at #61). I'm not sure how long the wait was in the Pedia area is since I'm a solo adult beneficiary but I was out by 10:30 AM. For Day 2, I arrived at 8:30AM as instructed and went straight into immunization. I was done by 9:30AM.

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as others said, read the requirements needed on their website, same passport photo 2x2. 

walk in only, no appointments

 

we did it last week,  we went in at 9am and still had plenty of time (no kids tho)

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8 hours ago, Solaris81 said:

The process sounds like a huge pain in the backside.. Are you not able to make appointments for a specified time?

 

My beneficiary has two small children under 5 years of age that also need a medical exam.. Absolutely not going to want to get everyone up at 3am.  What is the 2x2 photo needed for and where can this be taken?  Am I as the petitioner allowed to accompany them?

No appts.

 

Absolutely NO reason to go stand in line at 3AM (OR even 4AM).  Waiting until an hour or two after SLEC opens then arrive .. you will still easily be done with day one of the medical (even with the two kids).

 

Also pre-register online  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/medical---slec.html

 

2X2 passport photos  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos/photo-examples.html     SLEC collects the required passport photos.

 

Because of the children you might be allowed to accompany the children, I know others bring a family member to assist with the children.

 

 

Lastly.  Profile and timeline are blank, it is much easier to provide info with this additional info available.

 

:time:  

 

 

Edited by Hank_

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7 hours ago, Hank_ said:

No appts.

 

Absolutely NO reason to go stand in line at 3AM (OR even 4AM).  Waiting until an hour or two after SLEC opens then arrive .. you will still easily be done with day one of the medical (even with the two kids).

 

Also pre-register online  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/medical---slec.html

 

2X2 passport photos  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos/photo-examples.html     SLEC collects the required passport photos.

 

Because of the children you might be allowed to accompany the children, I know others bring a family member to assist with the children.

 

 

Lastly.  Profile and timeline are blank, it is much easier to provide info with this additional info available.

 

:time:  

 

 

Hopefully they will allow me to attend. My fiance is 24 and from Mindinao. She's never traveled alone with her kids, only myself. I will have to fly all four of us to Manila and back, plus have hotel accommodations. I don't want to pay for another person. 

 

Hopefully we can get the interview at the embassy done at the same timeframe. Any idea if children under 6 will need to attend the interview? 

 

Yes, my timeline is blank. Just barely starting the process. But I'm trying to think and plan ahead rather than having unexpected surprises. 

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1 hour ago, Solaris81 said:

Hopefully they will allow me to attend. My fiance is 24 and from Mindinao. She's never traveled alone with her kids, only myself. I will have to fly all four of us to Manila and back, plus have hotel accommodations. I don't want to pay for another person. 

 

Hopefully we can get the interview at the embassy done at the same timeframe. Any idea if children under 6 will need to attend the interview? 

 

Yes, my timeline is blank. Just barely starting the process. But I'm trying to think and plan ahead rather than having unexpected surprises. 

 

EVERYONE must attend their interview.    Everything will be done TIMES 3  (two kids)

 

You can schedule the interview a couple days after the medical (medical is 2 days), just make sure to allow a full day between the medical and the interview.  ;)  


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3 hours ago, Hank_ said:

 

EVERYONE must attend their interview.    Everything will be done TIMES 3  (two kids)

 

You can schedule the interview a couple days after the medical (medical is 2 days), just make sure to allow a full day between the medical and the interview.  ;)  

I assume all 3 interviews can be done on the same date/time?  I do not want to make three separate trips to Manila. It wouldn't be possible.

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21 minutes ago, Solaris81 said:

I assume all 3 interviews can be done on the same date/time?  I do not want to make three separate trips to Manila. It wouldn't be possible.

Yes.   When you schedule the K-1 after that is completed it will ask if you want to schedule another, at this time you schedule the K-2 +  one after another.    (pay a visa fee for each person)

 

https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html


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5 hours ago, Solaris81 said:

I assume all 3 interviews can be done on the same date/time?  I do not want to make three separate trips to Manila. It wouldn't be possible.

Applicant schedules the interview,  so if they aren't all on the same date it's because of your own doing.


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On 12/8/2019 at 4:57 PM, Solaris81 said:

The process sounds like a huge pain in the backside.. Are you not able to make appointments for a specified time?

 

My beneficiary has two small children under 5 years of age that also need a medical exam.. Absolutely not going to want to get everyone up at 3am.  What is the 2x2 photo needed for and where can this be taken?  Am I as the petitioner allowed to accompany them?

It's better to go early and be finished early. You will have to wait anyway especially on the last test. My medical experience on the first day was just the right time, i leave the clinic at lunch time. You cannot bring food inside. If i remember it correctly, if you do not finish the process on the first day, because they have time cut-off, you will have to finish it on the next day.

 

Only the applicants can go inside. You can wait outside tho. 

 

2x2 photo is needed. I got mine at Photoline. Just tell the photographer that it is for Visa application. 

 

 

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