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Cr1 Initial Filing in Philippines US Embassy concerns

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I have a question for the initial filing of CR1. I got married 2 weeks ago, and I am not able to get a PSA copy of the Marriage Certificate. Will the USCIS accept a security paper authenticated by PSA? I want to submit the petition by April because I have a Balikbayan stamp on my US passport but I am also a dual citizen. So I can stay longer, right? If I submit it a later date in order to wait for the original copy by PSA? Will I have a problem they see that I have overstayed because of the BB stamp??  Thank you. 
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Quick question. You say you are filing CR1, but your profile suggest you are filing for DCF. Can you clarify?


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****  OP has clarified they are filing DCF, directly with the embassy.  Moved to DCF forum for more answers *****


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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5 hours ago, HappyHappyLove said:

dual citizen

As in Filipino?   If so you should have entered on your Filipino Passport. 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Let me change instead. 

 

If I am a dual citizen, applying for CR-1 by direct consular filing here in US Embassy Manila. What do I need to show as proof of residency? Can I show them both US and PHL passport instead of the Alien Resident Card because I do not have this.

 

Thank you. 

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2 hours ago, HappyHappyLove said:

What do I need to show as proof of residency?

Ironically we didn't do DCF in Manilla.  What I had when we filed in Mexico was copies of my Mexican insurance, utility bills and my Mexican green card.  I would make the USCIS appointment and if it was like my Mexico experience I think they would tell you if you needed more.  I wasn't asked to pay until after they reviewed everything.  Then they sent me off to the payment window.

 

If your BB is about to expire you can make a quick trip out of the country and come back in on either passport.  You could also probably go to BI in Intramuros and get an extension. 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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