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Hi! We have an ongoing K1 visa case and are in the medical/visa interview phase. We have read the article from Abs-cbn news syaing that the US embassy Manila will permanently close their offices on July 25. How will this affect the interview process if we are scheduled to receive our medical on July 24. 

 

Kindly provide insight!

 

See article link: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/04/19/us-citizenship-immigration-services-to-close-manila-office

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Hopefully this post gets locked quick after all the correct answers. 


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23 minutes ago, Cristina092 said:

Hi! We have an ongoing K1 visa case and are in the medical/visa interview phase. We have read the article from Abs-cbn news syaing that the US embassy Manila will permanently close their offices on July 25. How will this affect the interview process if we are scheduled to receive our medical on July 24. 

 

Kindly provide insight!

 

See article link: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/04/19/us-citizenship-immigration-services-to-close-manila-office

Read again. There is NOT a single word or sentence in the article mentioning US Embassy Manila will permanently close their offices. 

This is how misinformation spread. 

 

In fact the article clearly says 

“The U.S. Embassy in Manila will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided by USCIS to individuals residing in the Philippines,”

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28 minutes ago, Cristina092 said:

Hi! We have an ongoing K1 visa case and are in the medical/visa interview phase. We have read the article from Abs-cbn news syaing that the US embassy Manila will permanently close their offices on July 25. How will this affect the interview process if we are scheduled to receive our medical on July 24. 

 

Kindly provide insight!

 

See article link: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/04/19/us-citizenship-immigration-services-to-close-manila-office

One must read carefully and not jump to wrong conclusions 


YMMV

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The news article could have been more clear in their reporting. For example, state specifically that it is DCF that is affected and what that is. Also explain that the I-130 forms will now be filed in the US. Explain that the Embassy and USCIS are 2 different entities. But then I suppose that would be responsible reporting. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, theresaL said:

The news article could have been more clear in their reporting. For example, state specifically that it is DCF that is affected and what that is. Also explain that the I-130 forms will now be filed in the US. Explain that the Embassy and USCIS are 2 different entities. But then I suppose that would be responsible reporting. 

 

 

The article is quite clear

 

Uscis field offices do a lot more than just i130s, so if you list one thing they do, wouldn't you need to list them all.


YMMV

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5 minutes ago, payxibka said:

The article is quite clear

 

Uscis field offices do a lot more than just i130s, so if you list one thing they do, wouldn't you need to list them all.

Yes for people well versed in immigration, such as most of the long term members here. Not necessarily by people who are not, as evidenced by the OP. I would not have known the difference at the beginning. 

 

Yes they do, but the article focused only on the I-130 specifically. So yes, I agree with you the article should have been more informative.

 

OP, you now know it is not the embassy closing and you will not be affected by this. 

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Someone needs remedial reading comprehension classes. 


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1 hour ago, Cristina092 said:

Hi! We have an ongoing K1 visa case and are in the medical/visa interview phase. We have read the article from Abs-cbn news syaing that the US embassy Manila will permanently close their offices on July 25. How will this affect the interview process if we are scheduled to receive our medical on July 24. 

 

Kindly provide insight!

 

See article link: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/04/19/us-citizenship-immigration-services-to-close-manila-office

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines, on July 5, 2019.  (not the 25th)

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1 hour ago, Cristina092 said:

Hi! We have an ongoing K1 visa case and are in the medical/visa interview phase. We have read the article from Abs-cbn news syaing that the US embassy Manila will permanently close their offices on July 25. How will this affect the interview process if we are scheduled to receive our medical on July 24. 

 

Kindly provide insight!

 

See article link: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/04/19/us-citizenship-immigration-services-to-close-manila-office

Thank you everyone for your kind answers. Not very well versed with the immigration and don’t know the difference of field office. Would i have known, I would not ask. But thank you all!

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