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Unfortunately a family member applying for a spousal visa tested positive for TB and had to go trough the 6-month treatment at St. Lukes. Now that it's over, what is the next step for her and/or her petitioning spouse? Does she schedule her visa interview with the US Embassy? If so, how? She mentioned something expiring by Dec 4th, could this be the window she needs to be in the US or she has to go through everything again? I have no clue but this TB treatment seemed to have thrown off what they had going. 

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4 hours ago, Deanne81 said:

Unfortunately a family member applying for a spousal visa tested positive for TB and had to go trough the 6-month treatment at St. Lukes. Now that it's over, what is the next step for her and/or her petitioning spouse? Does she schedule her visa interview with the US Embassy? If so, how? She mentioned something expiring by Dec 4th, could this be the window she needs to be in the US or she has to go through everything again? I have no clue but this TB treatment seemed to have thrown off what they had going. 

 

If she has completed her medical and is cleared by SLEC, then yes she should be scheduling her interview.      SLEC will deliver the medical file to the embassy.    She has only 90 days to enter the USA.

 

And lastly .. after the visa process is done, don't forget CFO

 

 

Scheduling the Interview:

By Calling (632) 548-8223, (632) 792-8988.  This service is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except on Philippine and U.S. holidays. Callers may speak with an English-, Tagalog-, Ilocano-, or Cebuano-speaking operator.

Applicants, agents or petitioners calling from the United States may also use this service by calling (703) 520-2235.

 

 


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7 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

 

If she has completed her medical and is cleared by SLEC, then yes she should be scheduling her interview.      SLEC will deliver the medical file to the embassy.    She has only 90 days to enter the USA.

 

And lastly .. after the visa process is done, don't forget CFO

 

 

Scheduling the Interview:

By Calling (632) 548-8223, (632) 792-8988.  This service is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except on Philippine and U.S. holidays. Callers may speak with an English-, Tagalog-, Ilocano-, or Cebuano-speaking operator.

Applicants, agents or petitioners calling from the United States may also use this service by calling (703) 520-2235.

 

 

When does the 90-day start?  

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Just now, Deanne81 said:

When does the 90-day start?  

Already started with the new medical date.

 

The expiration date will be on the visa .. be in the states before that date.


Hank

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17 hours ago, Hank_ said:

 She has only 90 days to enter the USA.

Hank, I thought the entry window was six months after medical approval.  Is the 90-day requirement due to the fact that she tested positive for TB?

 

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1 hour ago, jm302music said:

Hank, I thought the entry window was six months after medical approval.  Is the 90-day requirement due to the fact that she tested positive for TB?

 

Joel

Yes the 90 day window is because of the TB treatment.   With the 2nd medical after clearing DOT, they only give 90 days from the date of this medical.

 

For other it is 6 months from the date of the medical.

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23 hours ago, Hank_ said:

Yes the 90 day window is because of the TB treatment.   With the 2nd medical after clearing DOT, they only give 90 days from the date of this medical.

 

For other it is 6 months from the date of the medical.

Okay, got it.  As always, thanks for the help, Hank!

 

Joel


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2 hours ago, jm302music said:

Okay, got it.  As always, thanks for the help, Hank!

 

Joel

Trust me I stumbled on that when I first heard it ...  but I learn most of the stuff from others having to deal with it .


Hank

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Hey Hank, how would someone know if their case file is already forwarded to USEM after their remedical? Also, in this scenario when the applicant calls the USEM for interview appointment, how can they request the soonest possible schedule? 

I assume that some of the documents she had ~8months ago need to be updated before her interview (she was ready for the interview then, and got sidetracked by TB), or will USEM admit those documents, considering the TB setback? 

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8 minutes ago, Deanne81 said:

Hey Hank, how would someone know if their case file is already forwarded to USEM after their remedical? Also, in this scenario when the applicant calls the USEM for interview appointment, how can they request the soonest possible schedule? 

I assume that some of the documents she had ~8months ago need to be updated before her interview (she was ready for the interview then, and got sidetracked by TB), or will USEM admit those documents, considering the TB setback? 

What does ceac status indicate?  When was the last time it was updated?

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1 hour ago, Deanne81 said:

Hey Hank, how would someone know if their case file is already forwarded to USEM after their remedical? Also, in this scenario when the applicant calls the USEM for interview appointment, how can they request the soonest possible schedule? 

I assume that some of the documents she had ~8months ago need to be updated before her interview (she was ready for the interview then, and got sidetracked by TB), or will USEM admit those documents, considering the TB setback? 

Usually within a day or two SLEC has the medical file delivered to the embassy, don't worry on that.  Just call the embassy once you are cleared by SLEC and grab the earliest date, they will tell you what is available when you call.

 

If I were to get anything new I would lean toward the NBI, it is valid for a year but the embassy is known for requesting a new one if it is over 6 months old.    You may be fine, it is up to the CO during the interview.

 

 

Scheduling the Interview:

By Calling (632) 548-8223, (632) 792-8988.  This service is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., except on Philippine and U.S. holidays. Callers may speak with an English-, Tagalog-, Ilocano-, or Cebuano-speaking operator.


Hank

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As shown in the snapshot above, CEAC shows that the status is under Administrative Processing. She's never had her interview so we're confused of the real status and next steps. The explanation for AP seems very generic however this statement certainly doesn't apply: "please see the letter received at the interview..." since she has not had the interview yet. Before the TB treatment, the last step she remembers was submitting all the documents needed (NVC provided a case number barcode cover sheet) and receiving an email asking for the police clearance wrt their residency in Japan. She was told to bring it on her interview. So I mean it seems like she just needs to pickup from where she left off and setup an interview, but what about all those documents that they took from her prior? Plus, how to explain the "AP" status??? I thought AP meant post-interview decision. Ugh. So confusing, so frustrating. Her husband is in active duty and very scarcely available to proactively guide. We've been trying to call the support number to no avail. Don't even know if they will talk to me as I'm neither the applicant nor the petitioner 😕

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1 hour ago, Deanne81 said:

As shown in the snapshot above, CEAC shows that the status is under Administrative Processing. She's never had her interview so we're confused of the real status and next steps. The explanation for AP seems very generic however this statement certainly doesn't apply: "please see the letter received at the interview..." since she has not had the interview yet. Before the TB treatment, the last step she remembers was submitting all the documents needed (NVC provided a case number barcode cover sheet) and receiving an email asking for the police clearance wrt their residency in Japan. She was told to bring it on her interview. So I mean it seems like she just needs to pickup from where she left off and setup an interview, but what about all those documents that they took from her prior? Plus, how to explain the "AP" status??? I thought AP meant post-interview decision. Ugh. So confusing, so frustrating. Her husband is in active duty and very scarcely available to proactively guide. We've been trying to call the support number to no avail. Don't even know if they will talk to me as I'm neither the applicant nor the petitioner 😕

Don't worry about the AP status, very likely SLEC notified USEM of the SPUTUM.

 

You are CC with NVC and your case file is at the embassy .. .

 

You will need to complete everything in the 5 steps from the embassy website.  The 5th step lists all the documents that need to be brought to the interview.  Doesn't matter that you provided many of these documents to NVC, you will need to provide them to the embassy as well.

 

https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/family-based-immigration/the-interview/


Hank

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