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So I was just curious about staying with my wife in the Philippines while waiting for approval. I would have to quit my job, but I have a joint sponsor on our cr1 petition...

opinions , suggestions??? I know this isnt much info...

 

Thanks in advance 

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21 minutes ago, 100518 said:

So I was just curious about staying with my wife in the Philippines while waiting for approval. I would have to quit my job, but I have a joint sponsor on our cr1 petition...

opinions , suggestions??? I know this isnt much info...

 

Thanks in advance 

As long as you maintain domicile in the USA 


YMMV

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1 hour ago, user555 said:

That's what I'm doing. Make sure you have enough money to survive if you don't have monthly income. And make sure you have enough for a flight, visa, and all the CR1 fees. Some  can survive on $500 a month. Some more, some less. 

Thank you for the information. Kinda what I figured but wanted to hear it elsewhere 

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1 hour ago, 100518 said:

So I was just curious about staying with my wife in the Philippines while waiting for approval. I would have to quit my job, but I have a joint sponsor on our cr1 petition...

opinions , suggestions??? I know this isnt much info...

 

Thanks in advance 

just last month you could of filed a DCF in Manila and been done in a few weeks and had greencard in hand, They are closing that office on July 5th, and quit taking application at the end of May.

 

Have fun in the Philippines :thumbs:


ChickBoy

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7 minutes ago, Falcon Cara said:

just last month you could of filed a DCF in Manila and been done in a few weeks and had greencard in hand, They are closing that office on July 5th, and quit taking application at the end of May.

 

Have fun in the Philippines :thumbs:

What is DCF?

 

Oh man... I should've posted here long ago😔

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43 minutes ago, Falcon Cara said:

Direct Consular Filing, Just be married and have some type a valid visa in PI staying and go to US embassy and file directly, it used to take a few weeks to get approved.

DCF is no longer available in Philippines.


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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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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19 hours ago, 100518 said:

Wonder how/why some cases are processed so quickly while others can take months....

With DCF everything is handled at the Embassy.  Things move quicker when you aren't dealing with 4 million petitions!  You are assigned a case working in the Embassy and they move you through.  I think when they did DCF there the entire process to green card only took a couple months.


June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

June 25, 2019 -  Interviews

June 27, 2019 -  Visas Issued

July 16, 2019 -  POE

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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19 hours ago, 100518 said:

Wonder how/why some cases are processed so quickly while others can take months....

We DCF'ed in Mexico with my Filipina wife.   We finished the USCIS part in 3 days and whole process took 105 days to interview/ approval.  Unfortunately DCF is gone in Philippines, Cuba and Russia and parts of Mexico.  She needed a visa to go to Mexico with me.  We got that in 5 hours in Hong Kong and it costs $36 to get it.   She got a permanent resident VISA.  Talk about a different process! 

 

If we didn't get the Mexico Visa we might have stayed in Philippines.  Have to good time there.  


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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On 7/2/2019 at 4:36 PM, Falcon Cara said:

Direct Consular Filing, Just be married and have some type a valid visa in PI staying and go to US embassy and file directly, it used to take a few weeks to get approved.

Um, the petitioner had to actually show evidence of living in the Philippines at least six months prior to filing DCF.  Water under the bridge anyway but let's be accurate.  "Some type of valid visa..." is also not correct.  Tourist status was OK, if you had other documentation like utility bills, lease, I card etc.


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