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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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Hello, 

My boyfriend (we have known each other for 7 yts) and I will be meeting in december in the PHILIPPINES for the first time. And he is planning to bring me to US by K1 visa.

 

Im currently working here in SINGAPORE for more than 2 yrs.

 

I just want to know what are chances of getting approved if we apply here in singapore than in the philippines.

 

What are the things we shoulf take note off.

sorry all new to this

 

thank you very much 😊

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You can interview in Singapore if you will still have legal status there.  Not a big issue.


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3 hours ago, JL08 said:

Will it be easier to apply here in SG than the philippines ?

It shouldn't be easier, rather you have to meet both the requirements of the Singapore Embassy and the Philippine Embassy (like a cenomar).  The good news is you can avoid the Philippine's CFO class.


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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Hello 

My bf is just wondering if filing K1 visa in the philippines would make the process faster or it would be the same if he file in the US. He will be visiting for the first time in december.

Im working in Singapore so i would prefer the interview will be in SG.

 

Any thoughts?

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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1 minute ago, JL08 said:

Hello 

My bf is just wondering if filing K1 visa in the philippines would make the process faster or it would be the same if he file in the US. He will be visiting for the first time in december.

Im working in Singapore so i would prefer the interview will be in SG.

 

Any thoughts?

K-1 I-129F petition can only be filed in the USA by a USC .. what country your process your actual visa application has no bearing.

 

Being you are working in Singapore it would make sense for you to complete the application there, once the petition has been approved at USCIS.


Hank

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37 minutes ago, JL08 said:

Hello 

My bf is just wondering if filing K1 visa in the philippines would make the process faster or it would be the same if he file in the US. He will be visiting for the first time in december.

Im working in Singapore so i would prefer the interview will be in SG.

 

Any thoughts?

First time visiting the Philippines in December or first time meeting you in person in December?


ChickBoy

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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1. File the visa after you have met (if it is the first time you are going to meet.) as it is a requirement to have met at least once within two years of filing. And also be sure with each other that you would want to file for a K1

 

2. Your Fiance cannot file the K1 in the Philippines unless he is there on a permanent residency through direct consular filing, it makes the most legal sense for him to file it from the United States. If not done through direct consular filing (which cannot be done if he doesn't 'reside' in the PH), you need to mail the packet to an american address which would obviously cost more in mailing fees from the PH compared to mailing it domestically in the US 

 

3. Once filing the packet and if you have stated that your current residence is in Singapore, the case will be routed to the USEM in Singapore for you to continue the rest of your case

 

Good luck!

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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9 minutes ago, cywrainide said:

1. File the visa after you have met (if it is the first time you are going to meet.) as it is a requirement to have met at least once within two years of filing. And also be sure with each other that you would want to file for a K1

 

2. Your Fiance cannot file the K1 in the Philippines unless he is there on a permanent residency through direct consular filing, it makes the most legal sense for him to file it from the United States. If not done through direct consular filing (which cannot be done if he doesn't 'reside' in the PH), you need to mail the packet to an american address which would obviously cost more in mailing fees from the PH compared to mailing it domestically in the US 

 

3. Once filing the packet and if you have stated that your current residence is in Singapore, the case will be routed to the USEM in Singapore for you to continue the rest of your case

 

Good luck!

 

 

Note: Form I-129F cannot be filed at a U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or USCIS office abroad.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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52 minutes ago, cywrainide said:

1. File the visa after you have met (if it is the first time you are going to meet.) as it is a requirement to have met at least once within two years of filing. And also be sure with each other that you would want to file for a K1

 

2. Your Fiance cannot file the K1 in the Philippines unless he is there on a permanent residency through direct consular filing, it makes the most legal sense for him to file it from the United States. If not done through direct consular filing (which cannot be done if he doesn't 'reside' in the PH), you need to mail the packet to an american address which would obviously cost more in mailing fees from the PH compared to mailing it domestically in the US 

 

3. Once filing the packet and if you have stated that your current residence is in Singapore, the case will be routed to the USEM in Singapore for you to continue the rest of your case

 

Good luck!

Thank you very much 😊

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1 hour ago, cywrainide said:

1. File the visa after you have met (if it is the first time you are going to meet.) as it is a requirement to have met at least once within two years of filing. And also be sure with each other that you would want to file for a K1

 

2. Your Fiance cannot file the K1 in the Philippines unless he is there on a permanent residency through direct consular filing, it makes the most legal sense for him to file it from the United States. If not done through direct consular filing (which cannot be done if he doesn't 'reside' in the PH), you need to mail the packet to an american address which would obviously cost more in mailing fees from the PH compared to mailing it domestically in the US 

 

3. Once filing the packet and if you have stated that your current residence is in Singapore, the case will be routed to the USEM in Singapore for you to continue the rest of your case

 

Good luck!

The abbreviation for the US Embassy in Manila is USEM and is NOT the signifier for the US Embassy in Singapore.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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31 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

The abbreviation for the US Embassy in Manila is USEM and is NOT the signifier for the US Embassy in Singapore.

In this forum,  but it can be US EMbassy generically in other forums 


YMMV

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27 minutes ago, payxibka said:

In this forum,  but it can be US EMbassy generically in other forums 

That I have yet to see. It's confusing at best. Every embassy has a signifier like the Philippines. :thumbs: 


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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17 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

That I have yet to see. It's confusing at best. Every embassy has a signifier like the Philippines. :thumbs: 

What is the signifier for Moscow?  USEM?


YMMV

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33 minutes ago, payxibka said:

What is the signifier for Moscow?  USEM?

There are at least 18 more like that:  Muscat, Minsk, Manama, Madrid...  

Edited by Talako

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