Rebuilding and restoring antique player pianos and various old engines, railroading (I'm a licensed Engineer), traveling and of course, my grand kids.
Place benefits filed at
Texas Service Center
Saint Albans VT
I moved to the Philippines to be with my fiance while we processed the K1 visa. I was there 7 months. Paperwork was a breeze but dealing with the US end of it was a nightmare once we got that far. First, St. Lukes decided to close on the Chinese New Years without telling anyone so we ended up staying 5 days in Manila to finish her physical. Then once we got our appointment it went well until the interview when the guy requested we send him another NBI certificate with my fiance's former married name on it. We did as instructed. The interviewer stated as soon as he had that, he'd send the visa. We sent the certificate the next day from Tagbilaran with 2GO courier. Then...nothing for 2 weeks. I called the embassy and was told it never got there. We went to 2GO and found it it had made it 2 days after i sent it and gave me the name of the guy who signed for it. I called the embassy and told them all this. The next day a case number was assigned to it to find out who dropped the ball for 2 weeks. 2 days after that the visa was sent out. BUT, they sent it to the wrong address in Bohol. They sent it to an address on an old application from a year before my fiance had made through a travel agency to get a tourist visa (was denied). The girl at the travel agency was my fiance's friend and she called us to tell us she had the visa in hand. 3 weeks after the interview we had the visa.
Here in the states we're having problems with the local USCIS. I have posts on this if you're interested.