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I am a US citizen and I filed for my minor child Back in December 2019 and it was approved on July 20, 2020. I Paid IV Fee. I believe this is an immigrant visa fee. I thought there's no need for visa if a US citizen was to petition a minor. I guess I thought wrong. 

Once we have submitted the Immigrant Visa form and Affidavit of Support, I believe the next step is interview. How will the interview be now that there's CoViD? 

Do I have to be present during the interview? Meaning, I have to fly to the Philippines to be on the interview? 

Please enlighten me on what to expect. Thank you. 

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1 hour ago, jarj said:

I am a US citizen and I filed for my minor child Back in December 2019 and it was approved on July 20, 2020. I Paid IV Fee. I believe this is an immigrant visa fee. I thought there's no need for visa if a US citizen was to petition a minor. I guess I thought wrong. 

Once we have submitted the Immigrant Visa form and Affidavit of Support, I believe the next step is interview. How will the interview be now that there's CoViD? 

Do I have to be present during the interview? Meaning, I have to fly to the Philippines to be on the interview? 

Please enlighten me on what to expect. Thank you. 

Is the child a stepchild or biological child? If they are a biological child of a us citizen they dont need the I130 and interview just a CRBA.

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1 hour ago, jarj said:

I am a US citizen and I filed for my minor child Back in December 2019 and it was approved on July 20, 2020. I Paid IV Fee. I believe this is an immigrant visa fee. I thought there's no need for visa if a US citizen was to petition a minor. I guess I thought wrong. 

Once we have submitted the Immigrant Visa form and Affidavit of Support, I believe the next step is interview. How will the interview be now that there's CoViD? 

Do I have to be present during the interview? Meaning, I have to fly to the Philippines to be on the interview? 

Please enlighten me on what to expect. Thank you. 

Were you eligible to pass citizenship upon birth?


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4 hours ago, payxibka said:

Were you eligible to pass citizenship upon birth?

That's what I was wondering.

 

Here are the requirements:

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/child-family-matters/birth/crba/

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6 hours ago, jarj said:

I am a US citizen and I filed for my minor child Back in December 2019 and it was approved on July 20, 2020. I Paid IV Fee. I believe this is an immigrant visa fee. I thought there's no need for visa if a US citizen was to petition a minor. I guess I thought wrong. 

You applied for a visa, you get billed the fee.

6 hours ago, jarj said:

Once we have submitted the Immigrant Visa form and Affidavit of Support, I believe the next step is interview. How will the interview be now that there's CoViD? 

If your child is eligible for a CRBA you should have never filed an I-130

6 hours ago, jarj said:

Do I have to be present during the interview? Meaning, I have to fly to the Philippines to be on the interview? 

Not sure. I got CRBA for my children and filed I-130 for my wife (their mother). We already received their USA passports and they are ready to come here once her visa is complete.

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18 hours ago, RO_AH said:

That's what I was wondering.

 

Here are the requirements:

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/child-family-matters/birth/crba/

On the CRBA requirement it indicates:

"In order to transmit U.S. citizenship to a child, the U.S. citizen parent(s) must have been a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth and must have accrued sufficient physical presence in the U.S. to transmit citizenship."

I wasn't a citizen yet when I gave birth to my daughter.

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18 hours ago, RO_AH said:

You applied for a visa, you get billed the fee.

If your child is eligible for a CRBA you should have never filed an I-130

Not sure. I got CRBA for my children and filed I-130 for my wife (their mother). We already received their USA passports and they are ready to come here once her visa is complete.

I just filed a fee and now ready to apply for the visa and submit the affidavit of support.

 

I hope I am on the right track and not missing anything. 

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42 minutes ago, jarj said:

On the CRBA requirement it indicates:

"In order to transmit U.S. citizenship to a child, the U.S. citizen parent(s) must have been a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth and must have accrued sufficient physical presence in the U.S. to transmit citizenship."

I wasn't a citizen yet when I gave birth to my daughter.

Then your daughter is not yet a citizen so she does need a visa.  Good news is she will become a citizen the moment she steps foot on US soil.

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5 hours ago, jarj said:

I just filed a fee and now ready to apply for the visa and submit the affidavit of support.

 

I hope I am on the right track and not missing anything. 

Yes you are on the right track. Be patient, it is not a fast process especially with this Covid.

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