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    toastedpancake got a reaction from Donabelle Boholst in What's next after receiving NOA2?   
    I just have this file as my guide.. I didnt wrote this, just copy and save for the time that I will need it
    What to do after receiving Noa 2?
    Now that you have your MNL case number. You can follow my Visa Application walk-through as a guide or reference. If you have any questions, please do ask.
    NVC Contact Information
    Tel: (603) 334-0700
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern Time)
    Once you get your MNL#. You can start on the Visa Application process for the beneficiary.
    You can look at my K-1 Visa Application process for Manila as a guide or reference.
    At this point you should start preparing your fiancé’s Packet 3.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3224.html
    Download the K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions. Make sure to have all the requirements in the instructions. Review and go over it 3 or 4 times to make sure all is filled correct.
    Now your fiancé will pay and schedule the USEM appointment.
    http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/
    Click on the apply button (Green Button " Apply Now ". Fill out the registration information. It is straight forward.
    Click Schedule Appointment
    Select Immigrant Visa
    Click continue
    Select K Visas ( Visa for Fiancée , Visa For Spouse )
    Select K1 - Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen
    Click continue
    Fill out all information
    Click continue
    You will receive a confirmation email of you appointment.
    If your are not comfortable with the online appointment system. You can always call and set appointment via phone.
    To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3238.html
    You will now pay for you the fiancé visa application fee there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $240 / P10,243. Send a little extra as it is bases on current exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.
    BPI Branch Locator:
    http://info.bpiexpre.../BranchesSearch
    Require documents at BPI:
    Passport and MNL number
    When filling out the online applicant or speaking to the USEM agent. You will need the receipt number on the receipt from BPI.
    USEM will give her some dates to choose from. Once she selects a date. Appointment is set!! You can reschedule but they will push you further in the month or next month.
    Your fiancé will need to prepare for her Medical at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC)
    Required Documents:
    http://www.slec.ph/u...l#required-docs
    Pre-register online and have her print out this letter. This is the appointment letter she needs to present at SLMEC.
    http://www.slec.ph/us/registration/
    Medical fees are: 15 years and older USD 213.35 / PhP 9,387.50. This is paid at SLMEC.
    ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION CLINIC
    1177 J. Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila 1000 PHILIPPINES
    If your fiancé passes her Medical They will give her a date to come back to SLEC and get her results and medical will CD of chest X-ray
    On the interview date she will have a time most likely 6:00 - 6:30 AM to be at the Manila USEM. She needs to have all her required documents in hand, appointment letter, and passport. Again refer to K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions as for what is needed. Make sure she has all papers organized. It makes for a easier processing at the embassy and shows seriousness. Buy a organizer with tabs. Label the tabs for each requirement.
    Once at the embassy, she will fall in line. They will take her appointment letter, check passport and assign her a number. At the embassy they don't allow any electronic devices.
    You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate while carrying any of the following items:
    battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
    large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
    bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
    food items (refreshments are available for purchase in the waiting area)
    sealed envelopes or packages
    cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
    sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
    weapons or explosive materials of any kind
    If she needs her cell phone they will ask her to check it in at the security section. They will give her a card so she can retrieve at the end of interview.
    They will give her a form to fill out on how to deliver the passport with visa. Either it's deliver to her home address or she can go pick it up at a 2GO location.
    Once inside, she will need to look on the board for her number to be called. She will go to the window and ask for her paperwork. Then she will be finger printed. They will tell her to wait again. Once her number flashes again, she will have her first interview with Filipino consulate. They will ask her a few questions and check and process her documents. (MAKE SURE SHE HAS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS). If all is in order she answered all questions to satisfaction. She will then wait again for her number to flash again on the board. Then she will have her final interviewer US consulate. Consulate will process her paperwork and ask a few questions. If all is in order she will be told to wait again for her number to flash. Then she will go to the 2GO window where they will take her passport. They will give her a receipt (make sure to ask if they do not give one).
    That's it for the USEM interview. You can now breathe a little easier.
    Now if there is a problem. They will give a 221g form and state what the issue is. Now you will need to get them whatever they want in order to proceed. Now this is pull a long process when your in Admin Review. Look on VJ for Admin Review stories.
    It will take 5 - 10 days for 2GO to receive visa and passport from USEM.
    2GO locator:
    http://supplychain.2...ols/outlets.asp
    2GO Tracking (enter MNL number):
    http://supplychain.2...trace/index.asp
    Once you have received your passport with visa. Now its time for CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas). Now CFO seminar can be done in the beginning before obtaining the visa and passport. You will need to return to get the CFO sticker and Stamp in the passport after receiving the visa passport upon approval and delivery.
    St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation - Center for Overseas Workers.
    CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) Information.
    CFO Seminar is a 1 day seminar and process.
    She will need to register for her seminar.
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    CFO is to inform fipinos about the country they are traveling to. The Good, Bad and Ugly. They will ask her some questions and issue her CFO sticker and seminar certificate.
    Requirements for Registration:
    Original and photocopy of Passport;
    Original and photocopy of visa;
    Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound/ Certification of Eligibility (for Japan-bound);
    Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;
    Duly completed emigrant registration form; and
    Payment of the authorized registration fee.
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph; (Postal ID, NBI Clearance, Passport w/ Visa)
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...migrantform.pdf
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and
    You will pay a fee totaling PhP 650.00. The PhP 250.00 is paid as counseling fee at SMEF-COW or PRISM while the PhP 400.00 is for registration at the CFO.
    If you fiancee is under 25 yrs. She will need a written consent letter from her parents or a parent will need to be there with her to give consent of there child's marriage.
    > If you are between the ages of 21-24, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental advice to marry.
    > If you are between the ages of 18-20, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental consent to marry.
    Here's why you didn't see anything on the CFO website about those requirements:
    The following is from the CFO website:
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors <-----------------------------
    Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.
    CFO link.
    The following forms may come in handy:
    Sworn statement that advice of parents or guardian has been asked. (for those who are 21-24 years old)
    Consent to marriage of a person under age. (for those who are 18-20 years old)
    Marriage applicants who are age 18 to 21 must have parental consent in writing, those age 21 to 25 must have written parental advice (a written indication that the parents are aware of the couple's intent to marry). The revised Family Code of the Philippines, which took effect on August 4, 1988, prohibits marriage for individuals below the age of 18.
    U.S. Department of State link.
    The quote above is from the section where they are talking about getting married in the Philippines. However, the CFO has been known to require parental advice or parental consent from K-1ers.
    It's all on the Consular's discretion whether they require consent from a parent or guardian.
    SMEF-Center for Overseas Workers
    Good Shepherd Convent
    1043 Aurora Boulevard
    Quezon City 1108
    Philippines
    http://www.smef-cow-phil.org/
    Once CFO seminar, certificate, Sticker and stamp is completed, you’re done. Book the Flight!!
    You will need to pay a NAIA International Departure Fee: PHP 550 mandatory at NAIA.
    Also when you book your flight. Check to see if all airport taxes are include in the price of the ticket. If not, your fiancee will need to pay the " Filipino Travel Tax " of P1,620.
    Good Luck and God bless!!!
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from Phsimplykath in What's next after receiving NOA2?   
    I just have this file as my guide.. I didnt wrote this, just copy and save for the time that I will need it
    What to do after receiving Noa 2?
    Now that you have your MNL case number. You can follow my Visa Application walk-through as a guide or reference. If you have any questions, please do ask.
    NVC Contact Information
    Tel: (603) 334-0700
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern Time)
    Once you get your MNL#. You can start on the Visa Application process for the beneficiary.
    You can look at my K-1 Visa Application process for Manila as a guide or reference.
    At this point you should start preparing your fiancé’s Packet 3.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3224.html
    Download the K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions. Make sure to have all the requirements in the instructions. Review and go over it 3 or 4 times to make sure all is filled correct.
    Now your fiancé will pay and schedule the USEM appointment.
    http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/
    Click on the apply button (Green Button " Apply Now ". Fill out the registration information. It is straight forward.
    Click Schedule Appointment
    Select Immigrant Visa
    Click continue
    Select K Visas ( Visa for Fiancée , Visa For Spouse )
    Select K1 - Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen
    Click continue
    Fill out all information
    Click continue
    You will receive a confirmation email of you appointment.
    If your are not comfortable with the online appointment system. You can always call and set appointment via phone.
    To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3238.html
    You will now pay for you the fiancé visa application fee there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $240 / P10,243. Send a little extra as it is bases on current exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.
    BPI Branch Locator:
    http://info.bpiexpre.../BranchesSearch
    Require documents at BPI:
    Passport and MNL number
    When filling out the online applicant or speaking to the USEM agent. You will need the receipt number on the receipt from BPI.
    USEM will give her some dates to choose from. Once she selects a date. Appointment is set!! You can reschedule but they will push you further in the month or next month.
    Your fiancé will need to prepare for her Medical at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC)
    Required Documents:
    http://www.slec.ph/u...l#required-docs
    Pre-register online and have her print out this letter. This is the appointment letter she needs to present at SLMEC.
    http://www.slec.ph/us/registration/
    Medical fees are: 15 years and older USD 213.35 / PhP 9,387.50. This is paid at SLMEC.
    ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION CLINIC
    1177 J. Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila 1000 PHILIPPINES
    If your fiancé passes her Medical They will give her a date to come back to SLEC and get her results and medical will CD of chest X-ray
    On the interview date she will have a time most likely 6:00 - 6:30 AM to be at the Manila USEM. She needs to have all her required documents in hand, appointment letter, and passport. Again refer to K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions as for what is needed. Make sure she has all papers organized. It makes for a easier processing at the embassy and shows seriousness. Buy a organizer with tabs. Label the tabs for each requirement.
    Once at the embassy, she will fall in line. They will take her appointment letter, check passport and assign her a number. At the embassy they don't allow any electronic devices.
    You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate while carrying any of the following items:
    battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
    large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
    bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
    food items (refreshments are available for purchase in the waiting area)
    sealed envelopes or packages
    cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
    sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
    weapons or explosive materials of any kind
    If she needs her cell phone they will ask her to check it in at the security section. They will give her a card so she can retrieve at the end of interview.
    They will give her a form to fill out on how to deliver the passport with visa. Either it's deliver to her home address or she can go pick it up at a 2GO location.
    Once inside, she will need to look on the board for her number to be called. She will go to the window and ask for her paperwork. Then she will be finger printed. They will tell her to wait again. Once her number flashes again, she will have her first interview with Filipino consulate. They will ask her a few questions and check and process her documents. (MAKE SURE SHE HAS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS). If all is in order she answered all questions to satisfaction. She will then wait again for her number to flash again on the board. Then she will have her final interviewer US consulate. Consulate will process her paperwork and ask a few questions. If all is in order she will be told to wait again for her number to flash. Then she will go to the 2GO window where they will take her passport. They will give her a receipt (make sure to ask if they do not give one).
    That's it for the USEM interview. You can now breathe a little easier.
    Now if there is a problem. They will give a 221g form and state what the issue is. Now you will need to get them whatever they want in order to proceed. Now this is pull a long process when your in Admin Review. Look on VJ for Admin Review stories.
    It will take 5 - 10 days for 2GO to receive visa and passport from USEM.
    2GO locator:
    http://supplychain.2...ols/outlets.asp
    2GO Tracking (enter MNL number):
    http://supplychain.2...trace/index.asp
    Once you have received your passport with visa. Now its time for CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas). Now CFO seminar can be done in the beginning before obtaining the visa and passport. You will need to return to get the CFO sticker and Stamp in the passport after receiving the visa passport upon approval and delivery.
    St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation - Center for Overseas Workers.
    CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) Information.
    CFO Seminar is a 1 day seminar and process.
    She will need to register for her seminar.
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    CFO is to inform fipinos about the country they are traveling to. The Good, Bad and Ugly. They will ask her some questions and issue her CFO sticker and seminar certificate.
    Requirements for Registration:
    Original and photocopy of Passport;
    Original and photocopy of visa;
    Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound/ Certification of Eligibility (for Japan-bound);
    Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;
    Duly completed emigrant registration form; and
    Payment of the authorized registration fee.
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph; (Postal ID, NBI Clearance, Passport w/ Visa)
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...migrantform.pdf
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and
    You will pay a fee totaling PhP 650.00. The PhP 250.00 is paid as counseling fee at SMEF-COW or PRISM while the PhP 400.00 is for registration at the CFO.
    If you fiancee is under 25 yrs. She will need a written consent letter from her parents or a parent will need to be there with her to give consent of there child's marriage.
    > If you are between the ages of 21-24, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental advice to marry.
    > If you are between the ages of 18-20, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental consent to marry.
    Here's why you didn't see anything on the CFO website about those requirements:
    The following is from the CFO website:
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors <-----------------------------
    Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.
    CFO link.
    The following forms may come in handy:
    Sworn statement that advice of parents or guardian has been asked. (for those who are 21-24 years old)
    Consent to marriage of a person under age. (for those who are 18-20 years old)
    Marriage applicants who are age 18 to 21 must have parental consent in writing, those age 21 to 25 must have written parental advice (a written indication that the parents are aware of the couple's intent to marry). The revised Family Code of the Philippines, which took effect on August 4, 1988, prohibits marriage for individuals below the age of 18.
    U.S. Department of State link.
    The quote above is from the section where they are talking about getting married in the Philippines. However, the CFO has been known to require parental advice or parental consent from K-1ers.
    It's all on the Consular's discretion whether they require consent from a parent or guardian.
    SMEF-Center for Overseas Workers
    Good Shepherd Convent
    1043 Aurora Boulevard
    Quezon City 1108
    Philippines
    http://www.smef-cow-phil.org/
    Once CFO seminar, certificate, Sticker and stamp is completed, you’re done. Book the Flight!!
    You will need to pay a NAIA International Departure Fee: PHP 550 mandatory at NAIA.
    Also when you book your flight. Check to see if all airport taxes are include in the price of the ticket. If not, your fiancee will need to pay the " Filipino Travel Tax " of P1,620.
    Good Luck and God bless!!!
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from Lost in MoA in What's next after receiving NOA2?   
    I just have this file as my guide.. I didnt wrote this, just copy and save for the time that I will need it
    What to do after receiving Noa 2?
    Now that you have your MNL case number. You can follow my Visa Application walk-through as a guide or reference. If you have any questions, please do ask.
    NVC Contact Information
    Tel: (603) 334-0700
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern Time)
    Once you get your MNL#. You can start on the Visa Application process for the beneficiary.
    You can look at my K-1 Visa Application process for Manila as a guide or reference.
    At this point you should start preparing your fiancé’s Packet 3.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3224.html
    Download the K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions. Make sure to have all the requirements in the instructions. Review and go over it 3 or 4 times to make sure all is filled correct.
    Now your fiancé will pay and schedule the USEM appointment.
    http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/
    Click on the apply button (Green Button " Apply Now ". Fill out the registration information. It is straight forward.
    Click Schedule Appointment
    Select Immigrant Visa
    Click continue
    Select K Visas ( Visa for Fiancée , Visa For Spouse )
    Select K1 - Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen
    Click continue
    Fill out all information
    Click continue
    You will receive a confirmation email of you appointment.
    If your are not comfortable with the online appointment system. You can always call and set appointment via phone.
    To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3238.html
    You will now pay for you the fiancé visa application fee there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $240 / P10,243. Send a little extra as it is bases on current exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.
    BPI Branch Locator:
    http://info.bpiexpre.../BranchesSearch
    Require documents at BPI:
    Passport and MNL number
    When filling out the online applicant or speaking to the USEM agent. You will need the receipt number on the receipt from BPI.
    USEM will give her some dates to choose from. Once she selects a date. Appointment is set!! You can reschedule but they will push you further in the month or next month.
    Your fiancé will need to prepare for her Medical at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC)
    Required Documents:
    http://www.slec.ph/u...l#required-docs
    Pre-register online and have her print out this letter. This is the appointment letter she needs to present at SLMEC.
    http://www.slec.ph/us/registration/
    Medical fees are: 15 years and older USD 213.35 / PhP 9,387.50. This is paid at SLMEC.
    ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION CLINIC
    1177 J. Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila 1000 PHILIPPINES
    If your fiancé passes her Medical They will give her a date to come back to SLEC and get her results and medical will CD of chest X-ray
    On the interview date she will have a time most likely 6:00 - 6:30 AM to be at the Manila USEM. She needs to have all her required documents in hand, appointment letter, and passport. Again refer to K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions as for what is needed. Make sure she has all papers organized. It makes for a easier processing at the embassy and shows seriousness. Buy a organizer with tabs. Label the tabs for each requirement.
    Once at the embassy, she will fall in line. They will take her appointment letter, check passport and assign her a number. At the embassy they don't allow any electronic devices.
    You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate while carrying any of the following items:
    battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
    large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
    bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
    food items (refreshments are available for purchase in the waiting area)
    sealed envelopes or packages
    cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
    sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
    weapons or explosive materials of any kind
    If she needs her cell phone they will ask her to check it in at the security section. They will give her a card so she can retrieve at the end of interview.
    They will give her a form to fill out on how to deliver the passport with visa. Either it's deliver to her home address or she can go pick it up at a 2GO location.
    Once inside, she will need to look on the board for her number to be called. She will go to the window and ask for her paperwork. Then she will be finger printed. They will tell her to wait again. Once her number flashes again, she will have her first interview with Filipino consulate. They will ask her a few questions and check and process her documents. (MAKE SURE SHE HAS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS). If all is in order she answered all questions to satisfaction. She will then wait again for her number to flash again on the board. Then she will have her final interviewer US consulate. Consulate will process her paperwork and ask a few questions. If all is in order she will be told to wait again for her number to flash. Then she will go to the 2GO window where they will take her passport. They will give her a receipt (make sure to ask if they do not give one).
    That's it for the USEM interview. You can now breathe a little easier.
    Now if there is a problem. They will give a 221g form and state what the issue is. Now you will need to get them whatever they want in order to proceed. Now this is pull a long process when your in Admin Review. Look on VJ for Admin Review stories.
    It will take 5 - 10 days for 2GO to receive visa and passport from USEM.
    2GO locator:
    http://supplychain.2...ols/outlets.asp
    2GO Tracking (enter MNL number):
    http://supplychain.2...trace/index.asp
    Once you have received your passport with visa. Now its time for CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas). Now CFO seminar can be done in the beginning before obtaining the visa and passport. You will need to return to get the CFO sticker and Stamp in the passport after receiving the visa passport upon approval and delivery.
    St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation - Center for Overseas Workers.
    CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) Information.
    CFO Seminar is a 1 day seminar and process.
    She will need to register for her seminar.
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    CFO is to inform fipinos about the country they are traveling to. The Good, Bad and Ugly. They will ask her some questions and issue her CFO sticker and seminar certificate.
    Requirements for Registration:
    Original and photocopy of Passport;
    Original and photocopy of visa;
    Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound/ Certification of Eligibility (for Japan-bound);
    Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;
    Duly completed emigrant registration form; and
    Payment of the authorized registration fee.
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph; (Postal ID, NBI Clearance, Passport w/ Visa)
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...migrantform.pdf
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and
    You will pay a fee totaling PhP 650.00. The PhP 250.00 is paid as counseling fee at SMEF-COW or PRISM while the PhP 400.00 is for registration at the CFO.
    If you fiancee is under 25 yrs. She will need a written consent letter from her parents or a parent will need to be there with her to give consent of there child's marriage.
    > If you are between the ages of 21-24, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental advice to marry.
    > If you are between the ages of 18-20, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental consent to marry.
    Here's why you didn't see anything on the CFO website about those requirements:
    The following is from the CFO website:
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors <-----------------------------
    Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.
    CFO link.
    The following forms may come in handy:
    Sworn statement that advice of parents or guardian has been asked. (for those who are 21-24 years old)
    Consent to marriage of a person under age. (for those who are 18-20 years old)
    Marriage applicants who are age 18 to 21 must have parental consent in writing, those age 21 to 25 must have written parental advice (a written indication that the parents are aware of the couple's intent to marry). The revised Family Code of the Philippines, which took effect on August 4, 1988, prohibits marriage for individuals below the age of 18.
    U.S. Department of State link.
    The quote above is from the section where they are talking about getting married in the Philippines. However, the CFO has been known to require parental advice or parental consent from K-1ers.
    It's all on the Consular's discretion whether they require consent from a parent or guardian.
    SMEF-Center for Overseas Workers
    Good Shepherd Convent
    1043 Aurora Boulevard
    Quezon City 1108
    Philippines
    http://www.smef-cow-phil.org/
    Once CFO seminar, certificate, Sticker and stamp is completed, you’re done. Book the Flight!!
    You will need to pay a NAIA International Departure Fee: PHP 550 mandatory at NAIA.
    Also when you book your flight. Check to see if all airport taxes are include in the price of the ticket. If not, your fiancee will need to pay the " Filipino Travel Tax " of P1,620.
    Good Luck and God bless!!!
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from velrich in Can't get a passport to meet fiancee   
    First of all Im sorry to hear about this.
    The best option is to pay what you have to pay so you can get passport and visit her here, getting US tourist visa is difficult. And as far as I know marrying using tourist visa in US is a red flag.
    By the way, how can you able to visit her here if you cant even pay your child support? Know your priorities.
    Good Luck!
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from impress in Can't get a passport to meet fiancee   
    First of all Im sorry to hear about this.
    The best option is to pay what you have to pay so you can get passport and visit her here, getting US tourist visa is difficult. And as far as I know marrying using tourist visa in US is a red flag.
    By the way, how can you able to visit her here if you cant even pay your child support? Know your priorities.
    Good Luck!
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    toastedpancake reacted to Hank_ in medical   
    You have your interview scheduled, then there is no reason to wait any longer.
    I see according to your timeline you got your NOA2 about a month ago. I hope you didn't sit and wait for the letter from the embassy this last month.
    Make sure to print three copies of the interview confirmation letter/page (if you scheduled online) as you will need two for St. Luke's and the other for
    the embassy.
    (open all of these links then save them to your bookmarks so you have them for easy access)

    Embassy Letter:



    (This is the Instruction Letter from the Embassy - you need to complete everything listed here)


    http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3224.html
    In English: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/Revised%20K1%20Instruction_rtf2_002.pdf
    In Tagalog: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/public/K1instructionTag%20rtf3%20_2__rtf2_013.pdf
    (The DS-156 can be difficult to complete sometimes, if you have issues try a different browser.)
    http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/
    Information for meeting the Poverty Guidelines and using additional assets (it may be referring to the I-864 but it valid for the I-134 also):
    http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3183.html#22
    Poverty Guidelines:
    http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=73c63591ec04d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD
    Embassy (Manila) Phone Number (and email)
    (632) 301-2000, extension 5184 or 5185 (local number: USEM 301-2000 loc 5184/5185 call them around 3-4:30pm)
    ** (214) 571-1600 or (646) 254-3546 (these are USA numbers)
    NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
    In order to serve our visa applicants more efficiently, we have created this new e-mail address: IVMNLAppointments@state.gov , for early appointment
    requests and visa scheduling issues. Please note, however, that early appointment requests will be approved on a case to case basis (i.e., aging out
    cases, or in cases involving personal or medical emergencies), and only if visa interview slots are available.
    For other immigrant and K visa concerns, please send an e-mail to IVManilaReplies@state.gov
    .
    To enable us to electronically sort the messages and provide better, more timely responses, you should follow the instructions below.
    The subject line of your email should indicate the visa applicant’s last name, first and middle name (ex. DOE, John James), case number/USCIS receipt
    number, visa category and priority date.
    Messages should be limited to 500 characters or less. The mail size should not be more than 15 KB.
    Do not submit documentation or attachments with your message as our system is unable to receive inquiries with attachments.
    Do not send your inquiry more than once as duplicate inquiries will congest our system and delay our response time.
    IN A HURRY? Pick up your visa at MOA! -> -> http://blogs.usembassy.gov/philippines/?p=1533
    ************ INTERVIEW DAY: Remember no electronics are allowed in the embassy; no cell phones, no cameras, no memory stiks. And no food.
    **************
    ***

    St. Luke's:


    (GUYS if you are in the Phils with your Fiancee before the medical NO contact until AFTER St. Luke's is completed - as in KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS)
    http://www.slec.ph/us-visa-applicants.shtml#required-docs
    Have copies of passport bio page, confirmation page from scheduling interview online at embassy (or if the embassy mails a confirmation letter bring a copy
    of that) (NVC Instructions Letter is for IR/CR-1 visa), and of course the 2X2 photos. (copy of annulment is asked for at times)
    PREREGISTER at St. Luke's website, it saves time when you arrive. http://www.slec.ph/us/registration/
    ***

    CFO:


    ALL exiting required to attend. There have been changes regarding CFO so for sure read through their website.
    Update: Please check the schedule of the counseling session before proceeding to CFO because it is country-specific and the slots are limited only to 15
    per session (two sessions per day) for Manila and 12 per session (only one session a day) for Cebu. It is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    CFO Online Registration Form: http://www.cfo.gov.ph/pdf/downloadable%20forms/registrationform.pdf Complete this and print a couple copies to bring to
    the CFO seminar, it will save you time.
    http://www.philembassy.no/sites/default/files/downloads/new_gcp_flyer.pdf
    http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348:fiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140
    Required documents & "OTHER DOCUMENTS" they ask for at CFO: copies of; CENOMAR (CEMAR and marriage certificate if married), certified birth certificate,
    bio page of passport, visa page from passport, pictures together. From USC (copies of) - bio page of passport, birth certificate, divorce decree (if been
    married before) are the most common requests. The "other documents" clause can be ANYTHING with those nit-wits at CFO.
    ** From the Family Code of the Philippines: it's 21-25 years old for advice and 18-21 years old for consent. (Some are posted on VJ that they were not
    asked for this, yet others have been asked, so be prepared)
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    toastedpancake reacted to apple21 in How do you change delivery address to 2GO?   
    Those last-minute-spur-of-the-moment changes might cause delays.
    Just go to the address that your fiancee wrote on the 2GO form and wait for the visa there.
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    toastedpancake reacted to Tahoma in CFO docs   
    Bring everything listed on the CFO website and also bring every scrap of paper from your immigration process. And yes, bring your notarized parental consent/advice form too.
    Like lola always said: "It's better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it."
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    toastedpancake reacted to Hank_ in CFO docs   
    I think partly why they don't ask for consent letter at CFO is you are already married, so you did that already. Just thinking out loud.
    Here is the info I have:

    CFO:


    ALL exiting required to attend. There have been changes regarding CFO so for sure read through their website.
    Update: Please check the schedule of the counseling session before proceeding to CFO because it is country-specific and the slots are limited only to 15 per session (two sessions per day) for Manila and 12 per session (only one session a day) for Cebu. It is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    CFO Online Registration Form: http://www.cfo.gov.ph/pdf/downloadable%20forms/registrationform.pdf Complete this and print a couple copies to bring to the CFO seminar, it will save you time.
    http://www.philembassy.no/sites/default/files/downloads/new_gcp_flyer.pdf
    http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1348:fiancee-spouses-and-other-partners-of-foreign-nationals&catid=140
    Required documents & "OTHER DOCUMENTS" they ask for at CFO: copies of; CENOMAR (CEMAR and marriage certificate if married), certified birth certificate, bio page of passport, visa page from passport, pictures together. From USC (copies of) - bio page of passport, birth certificate, divorce decree (if been married before) are the most common requests. The "other documents" clause can be ANYTHING with those nit-wits at CFO.
    ** From the Family Code of the Philippines: it's 21-25 years old for advice and 18-21 years old for consent. (Some are posted on VJ that they were not asked for this, yet others have been asked, so be prepared)
    Art. 14. In case either or both of the contracting parties, not having been emancipated by a previous marriage, are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one, they shall, in addition to the requirements of the preceding articles, exhibit to the local civil registrar, the consent to their marriage of their father, mother, surviving parent or guardian, or persons having legal charge of them, in the order mentioned. Such consent shall be manifested in writing by the interested party, who personally appears before the proper local civil registrar, or in the form of an affidavit made in the presence of two witnesses and attested before any official authorized by law to administer oaths. The personal manifestation shall be recorded in both applications for marriage license, and the affidavit, if one is executed instead, shall be attached to said applications. (61a)
    Art. 15. Any contracting party between the age of twenty-one and twenty-five shall be obliged to ask their parents or guardian for advice upon the intended marriage. If they do not obtain such advice, or if it be unfavorable, the marriage license shall not be issued till after three months following the completion of the publication of the application therefor.A sworn statement by the contracting parties to the effect that such advice has been sought,together with the written advice given, if any, shall be attached to the application for marriage license. Should the parents or guardian refuse to give any advice, this fact shall be stated in the sworn statement.
    Examples (from Quezon City):
    Advice of Parents: http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/images/stories/downloadables/forms/parentadvice.pdf
    Consent to Marry: http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/images/stories/downloadables/forms/consenttomarriage.pdf
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    toastedpancake reacted to Mikaela_jan in LBC Box Chocolate shipping packaging method?   
    i sent some chocolates back home, took them 3 months to receive it but that was the time when i was still in England. I don't know how long it will take here. But anyway, it didn't melt. My friend advised me that once you get all those chocolates, do not put it in the fridge, pack it straight to the box. I just put it in between clothes and other stuff. My family told me that they were all intact, not deformed, not melted.
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from PanchoVilla in Having scheduling my interview   
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from mrsSpitze in Having scheduling my interview   
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from AbiModesto in What's next after receiving NOA2?   
    I just have this file as my guide.. I didnt wrote this, just copy and save for the time that I will need it
    What to do after receiving Noa 2?
    Now that you have your MNL case number. You can follow my Visa Application walk-through as a guide or reference. If you have any questions, please do ask.
    NVC Contact Information
    Tel: (603) 334-0700
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern Time)
    Once you get your MNL#. You can start on the Visa Application process for the beneficiary.
    You can look at my K-1 Visa Application process for Manila as a guide or reference.
    At this point you should start preparing your fiancé’s Packet 3.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3224.html
    Download the K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions. Make sure to have all the requirements in the instructions. Review and go over it 3 or 4 times to make sure all is filled correct.
    Now your fiancé will pay and schedule the USEM appointment.
    http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/
    Click on the apply button (Green Button " Apply Now ". Fill out the registration information. It is straight forward.
    Click Schedule Appointment
    Select Immigrant Visa
    Click continue
    Select K Visas ( Visa for Fiancée , Visa For Spouse )
    Select K1 - Fiancé or Fiancée of U.S. Citizen
    Click continue
    Fill out all information
    Click continue
    You will receive a confirmation email of you appointment.
    If your are not comfortable with the online appointment system. You can always call and set appointment via phone.
    To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Embassy’s Visa Information and Appointment Service at (632) 982-5555 or (632) 902-8930.
    http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3238.html
    You will now pay for you the fiancé visa application fee there in Philippines. Fee is U.S. $240 / P10,243. Send a little extra as it is bases on current exchange rate. Cash payment at any Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) branch. Just go into the branch nearest to her and tell them you are paying for K-1 Visa application fee. They will know what to give her to fill out. If she is unsure on what to fill out ask the staff there to help her fill it out.
    BPI Branch Locator:
    http://info.bpiexpre.../BranchesSearch
    Require documents at BPI:
    Passport and MNL number
    When filling out the online applicant or speaking to the USEM agent. You will need the receipt number on the receipt from BPI.
    USEM will give her some dates to choose from. Once she selects a date. Appointment is set!! You can reschedule but they will push you further in the month or next month.
    Your fiancé will need to prepare for her Medical at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC)
    Required Documents:
    http://www.slec.ph/u...l#required-docs
    Pre-register online and have her print out this letter. This is the appointment letter she needs to present at SLMEC.
    http://www.slec.ph/us/registration/
    Medical fees are: 15 years and older USD 213.35 / PhP 9,387.50. This is paid at SLMEC.
    ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER EXTENSION CLINIC
    1177 J. Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila 1000 PHILIPPINES
    If your fiancé passes her Medical They will give her a date to come back to SLEC and get her results and medical will CD of chest X-ray
    On the interview date she will have a time most likely 6:00 - 6:30 AM to be at the Manila USEM. She needs to have all her required documents in hand, appointment letter, and passport. Again refer to K1/K2 Interview Preparation Instructions as for what is needed. Make sure she has all papers organized. It makes for a easier processing at the embassy and shows seriousness. Buy a organizer with tabs. Label the tabs for each requirement.
    Once at the embassy, she will fall in line. They will take her appointment letter, check passport and assign her a number. At the embassy they don't allow any electronic devices.
    You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate while carrying any of the following items:
    battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
    large shoulder bags/purses - only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
    bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders - you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
    food items (refreshments are available for purchase in the waiting area)
    sealed envelopes or packages
    cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
    sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
    weapons or explosive materials of any kind
    If she needs her cell phone they will ask her to check it in at the security section. They will give her a card so she can retrieve at the end of interview.
    They will give her a form to fill out on how to deliver the passport with visa. Either it's deliver to her home address or she can go pick it up at a 2GO location.
    Once inside, she will need to look on the board for her number to be called. She will go to the window and ask for her paperwork. Then she will be finger printed. They will tell her to wait again. Once her number flashes again, she will have her first interview with Filipino consulate. They will ask her a few questions and check and process her documents. (MAKE SURE SHE HAS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS). If all is in order she answered all questions to satisfaction. She will then wait again for her number to flash again on the board. Then she will have her final interviewer US consulate. Consulate will process her paperwork and ask a few questions. If all is in order she will be told to wait again for her number to flash. Then she will go to the 2GO window where they will take her passport. They will give her a receipt (make sure to ask if they do not give one).
    That's it for the USEM interview. You can now breathe a little easier.
    Now if there is a problem. They will give a 221g form and state what the issue is. Now you will need to get them whatever they want in order to proceed. Now this is pull a long process when your in Admin Review. Look on VJ for Admin Review stories.
    It will take 5 - 10 days for 2GO to receive visa and passport from USEM.
    2GO locator:
    http://supplychain.2...ols/outlets.asp
    2GO Tracking (enter MNL number):
    http://supplychain.2...trace/index.asp
    Once you have received your passport with visa. Now its time for CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas). Now CFO seminar can be done in the beginning before obtaining the visa and passport. You will need to return to get the CFO sticker and Stamp in the passport after receiving the visa passport upon approval and delivery.
    St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation - Center for Overseas Workers.
    CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) Information.
    CFO Seminar is a 1 day seminar and process.
    She will need to register for her seminar.
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    CFO is to inform fipinos about the country they are traveling to. The Good, Bad and Ugly. They will ask her some questions and issue her CFO sticker and seminar certificate.
    Requirements for Registration:
    Original and photocopy of Passport;
    Original and photocopy of visa;
    Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/ Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound/ Certification of Eligibility (for Japan-bound);
    Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;
    Duly completed emigrant registration form; and
    Payment of the authorized registration fee.
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...=140&Itemid=813
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph; (Postal ID, NBI Clearance, Passport w/ Visa)
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    http://www.cfo.gov.p...migrantform.pdf
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and
    You will pay a fee totaling PhP 650.00. The PhP 250.00 is paid as counseling fee at SMEF-COW or PRISM while the PhP 400.00 is for registration at the CFO.
    If you fiancee is under 25 yrs. She will need a written consent letter from her parents or a parent will need to be there with her to give consent of there child's marriage.
    > If you are between the ages of 21-24, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental advice to marry.
    > If you are between the ages of 18-20, CFO may require you to submit a letter of parental consent to marry.
    Here's why you didn't see anything on the CFO website about those requirements:
    The following is from the CFO website:
    Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program
    Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;
    Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
    If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
    Other documents as may be required by the counselors <-----------------------------
    Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.
    CFO link.
    The following forms may come in handy:
    Sworn statement that advice of parents or guardian has been asked. (for those who are 21-24 years old)
    Consent to marriage of a person under age. (for those who are 18-20 years old)
    Marriage applicants who are age 18 to 21 must have parental consent in writing, those age 21 to 25 must have written parental advice (a written indication that the parents are aware of the couple's intent to marry). The revised Family Code of the Philippines, which took effect on August 4, 1988, prohibits marriage for individuals below the age of 18.
    U.S. Department of State link.
    The quote above is from the section where they are talking about getting married in the Philippines. However, the CFO has been known to require parental advice or parental consent from K-1ers.
    It's all on the Consular's discretion whether they require consent from a parent or guardian.
    SMEF-Center for Overseas Workers
    Good Shepherd Convent
    1043 Aurora Boulevard
    Quezon City 1108
    Philippines
    http://www.smef-cow-phil.org/
    Once CFO seminar, certificate, Sticker and stamp is completed, you’re done. Book the Flight!!
    You will need to pay a NAIA International Departure Fee: PHP 550 mandatory at NAIA.
    Also when you book your flight. Check to see if all airport taxes are include in the price of the ticket. If not, your fiancee will need to pay the " Filipino Travel Tax " of P1,620.
    Good Luck and God bless!!!
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    toastedpancake reacted to Caryh in MY FIANCE IS READY TO GO HOME   
    I'm sorry to hear that. My wife has said she wants to go home many many times, but never before we were married. She's been here since September of 2011, and she still gets homesick and wants to return. Although it has gotten much better than it used to be, that feeling is still there. Unlike how many Americans think, that everyone outside the USA and, particularly from third world countries, are dieing to get into the USA, my wife never wanted to leave her homeland. It is only because of our relationship that she agreed to move to the USA, and that was not an easy agreement to get from her.
    Give him time and support, and maybe he can work through this. His comment of wanting to return home may have more to do with the pain he is feeling from homesickness than a true desire to leave you. Its not an easy ride having a homesick spouse, but if we love that person, do we have any choice but to take it? Good luck to you, and I hope you can work through this.
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from JOE & AI in JULY FILER   
    yeah Im from Philippines too, we filed July 18th!
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    toastedpancake reacted to mfranc68 in money problems in paradise...   
    This kind of thing happens to most of us, not just to people with SOs in the Phillippines. The question is moot. You can't give what you don't have. Putting yourself in debt is not the answer. What would they have done if you never met your fiance? I know it may sound cruel, but it is the truth. Sometimes the family and friends of our Sos think that the American has an unending supply of money. If you are not honest with your fiance's family now, you will be on the receiving end of a never ending supply of family "emergencies'.
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from Tintin and Mike in How did you filipina wife change after you married her and took her to your home country?   
    It sounds like your having some doubts with your woman. Just a piece of advice, you can answer all of that if you really know her not with her name but by who she really is
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from X Factor in How did you filipina wife change after you married her and took her to your home country?   
    It sounds like your having some doubts with your woman. Just a piece of advice, you can answer all of that if you really know her not with her name but by who she really is
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from B_J in How did you filipina wife change after you married her and took her to your home country?   
    It sounds like your having some doubts with your woman. Just a piece of advice, you can answer all of that if you really know her not with her name but by who she really is
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    toastedpancake reacted to kev_n_jena in How did you filipina wife change after you married her and took her to your home country?   
    Jena and I have been married for over 5 years now. How did she change after coming to the USA? Well, I'd say she's not quite as shy as she was when I met her and of course she's more mature.
    Obviously it depends on the individual. What is your wife/fiances circumstances now? Does she live on her own or with her parents? This is just my opinion and I'm sure it's not shared by all but, during the visa process I helped Jena get her own place for a few months so she could get used to being independent before she moved here. I think it was less of a shock to her when she came to the US. When I had to go back to work she was used to being by herself.
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    toastedpancake reacted to ca_babe in How did you filipina wife change after you married her and took her to your home country?   
    Been married for 7 and a half years. I'm the Filipina. I just asked my husband and he said he's very happy with his life. I asked him whether he'd prefer to be single so he can do whatever he wants rather than take care of me and our two daughters. He said he likes taking care of us and we make him happy. When we were watching the movie "Up", he cried because the old guy's wife died and he said he can't bear the thought of not having me around. That was the only time that I saw him cry. I was surprised because he didn't even cry when his father died. Not that he doesn't love his father. But he said he just doesn't expect his wife to die before he does.
    The only other time that he cried that I knew about but didn't see was when he left Philippines to go back to US to file for our k-1 visa. He said that he cried because he didn't know when he's going to see me again.
    Umm, I'm sure I've changed throughout the years but my husband seems to be happy still after all these years or he's really good at faking it.
    The first year was hard and exciting at the same time. Lots of adjustments and new things to see. It might be overwhelming for someone.
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from Bumbero in How did you filipina wife change after you married her and took her to your home country?   
    It sounds like your having some doubts with your woman. Just a piece of advice, you can answer all of that if you really know her not with her name but by who she really is
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from meagan in How Long Before Filing   
    Comments above were right.I just want to add something, its not about how LONG you know each other but how MUCH you know about each other. Like spend more time together and continue contacting everyday. Know each other well first
    Goodluck to both of you!!!
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    toastedpancake got a reaction from sjr09 in How Long Before Filing   
    Comments above were right.I just want to add something, its not about how LONG you know each other but how MUCH you know about each other. Like spend more time together and continue contacting everyday. Know each other well first
    Goodluck to both of you!!!
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    toastedpancake reacted to JimVaPhuong in I-129f TERMINATION LETTER ??   
    Notice Of Intent To Deny, or NOID. It's bad news.
    The consulate officer didn't believe your relationship was real. They believed it was an attempt to circumvent immigration law. The consular officer sent the petition back to the USCIS with the recommendation that the approval of the petition be revoked. In the consular officer's mind, it should never have been approved.
    The reason this letter is bad news is because USCIS apparently agrees with the consular officer, and now they're intending to revoke the approval of your petition. What's worse is that it was the California Service Center. They usually don't readjudicate returned petitions. They just let them expire and let the petitioner file another one. The fact that they're sending a NOID without you having first tried to submit another petition means the consular officer's evidence must have been very convincing.
    Here's the rough part...
    By returning the petition, the consular officer has made an accusation against your fiancee. The accusation is that she made a material misrepresentation by applying for a visa based on an invalid relationship. That resulted in your petition being flagged. Marc Ellis, an attorney who sometimes posts on this board, calls this a "P6C marker", where "P6C" refers to section 212(a), paragraph 6C, of the Immigration and Nationality Act. That particular paragraph deals with immigration fraud.
    In a nutshell, the consular officer has accused your fiancee of fraud. If USCIS concurs by revoking the approval of the petition then that accusation becomes a finding of fact. In the eyes of the US government your fiancee will be guilty of immigration fraud. No future visa application will ever be approved for her unless she can get an I-601 waiver for the fraud charge. Those waivers are difficult to get, and usually require an experienced (and expensive) attorney.
    What I suggest you do is contact a good immigration attorney now. When you get the NOID letter you will have a limited amount of time to respond to it, usually about 30 days. If you don't respond forcefully and with tons of evidence then they'll revoke the approval of the petition, your fiancee will be guilty of fraud, and it will be much more difficult to get a visa in the future. Your main objective now is to stop USCIS from revoking the approval of that petition.
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