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  1. Hi guys! We have our interview scheduled next month and I was wondering if a new medical exam was needed? From what I understand based on the instructions, a new medical exam isn't required if the AOS was filed within a year of the exam. I've been reading about this and I wanted to know more recent information. I filed the AOS within less than a year, but the medical is already past one year when I go to my interview. Here's my timeline: October 30, 2017 - Medical Exam March 2018 - AOS filed September 2019 - Interview scheduled Just wanted to check your experiences. Thank you!
  2. Hi! I'm so sorry about the promised update. After I posted this, I didn't know that the post couldn't be edited anymore. It's been a while since I did it, but I think I just mailed the receipt /invoice number and the fingerprint form. This was back in October 2016, and I think there were minimal changes in the policy. It would be helpful to go through the more recent replies to this post as they have the most recent experiences in mailing it. :)
  3. I waited for my NOA 2 since the NOA 2 document is proof that the US embassy acknowledged your application for a K1 visa. As a supplement, I attached the K1 checklist that indicated your need to obtain clearances if you've lived abroad for more than six months.
  4. Hi! Is there any way she can remember her FIN? I still have my FIN memorized because we needed to do so when I was working there. They do get your card before you leave Singapore. I also happened to have pictures of my FIN card so I’d have records, and back then our landlord required us to email it to them. Maybe she has some too? It wouldn’t hurt to think of the times when she might have sent someone a copy of her FIN or IC.
  5. Hi! Sorry for the late reply. I think I mailed it to the Head of CID / criminal records. It’s been over a year, I forgot. You probably mailed them out already..
  6. Hey Gretch, 1. A COC is needed for your K1 visa if you stayed in Singapore for 6 months or more --- it's in the list of needed documents for the K1 visa. They won't release the visa until you present the COC to them, they need proof that you really did not violate anything during your stay there. 2. Visa release would depend on the completeness of your documents. If they ask for additional documents / additional proof and you are unable to provide it to them, your visa will be on hold until you send it to them. This may take a few weeks to months. As for my case, everything went well during the interview and we weren't asked for additional proof. We had our interview Dec. 1, 2017 and claimed my K1 visa Dec. 12. Flew to San Francisco Dec. 14. Goodluck!
  7. If I remember correctly, the sticker will only be issued if she shows her yellow packet (the whole K1 visa packet). I had my seminar first and then came back for the sticker when I got my K1 visa. I wouldn't recommend getting it at the airport. Before I left, I got curious and asked some airport personnel about the CFO sticker. They weren't sure. Besides, it's better to have everything prepared before the flight! The whole thing is stressful and getting the sticker ahead of time is one less stress factor.
  8. Hi guys! I just want to share with you how to get your police clearance from Singapore even if you're in the Philippines. If you've lived in Singapore for more than six months, then yes you do need to obtain a police clearance, or rather, a COC (Certificate of Clearance)from them. I'll be editing this as soon as I get an update. BTW, I applied for this for my K1 (fiancee) visa. Before proceeding, please also read the FAQs of the Singapore Police Force's website. Here goes: 1. Apply for an Appeal by Non-Singapore citizens to Apply for Certificate of Clearance. Please click the link and read the requirements needed, and I'll be elaborating the answers to usual questions about it below. BTW, the appeal is different from the actual application for COC. SPF (Singapore Police Force) needs to go through your request / appeal first and they'll approve it. Reason being, SPF doesn't really give out COCs just because. Requirements: Your FIN (Foreign Identification Number) - Just the number will do. I don't have a copy of my previous S Pass and they won't require it, just make sure that you can still remember your FIN. Scanned documentary proof indicating that a COC is required and for what purpose - I used my NOA2 for this. It's not indicated there that you need the clearance, so what I did was attach the K1 checklist found in US Embassy Manila's website. Scanned biometric page of applicant’s valid passport - Very straightforward, just give them a copy of your passport's biometric page (where your photo is) Scanned Identification Document (ID), front and back - I don't have a work permit anymore, I used my SSS card for this. Create one scan for front and another for the back. Scanned or digital passport-sized photograph - 400x514 pixels. Looks like Singapore's passport photo. I used a US passport-sized photo, scanned it, and cropped it to the required size. It's not exact, but it's within the 400x514 range. Valid Credit/Debit Card (VISA/MASTERCARD) or i-Banking account for online payment - I still have my Singapore account and I used I-banking for this. No worries if you use a normal credit card, as long as it's VISA/Mastercard and you can answer your bank's online security check that will prompt. I've read that previously they needed a bank draft, thankfully they now accept these modes of payment. Original hardcopy fingerprint impressions (Optional) - Since we're not in Singapore, then we have to mail it to them. More on this later. 2. After applying for the appeal, wait for a few days for their email. I applied mine on a Friday and got their response on Tuesday that my appeal was approved, and that it was time to Apply for the Certificate of Clearance. You have all the details saved on your profile, so all you need to do is to pay them. Make sure that your browser allows popups. 3. After payment, go back to your Application Portal (the first page). You should now see your your reference number in red. Print the page (The option for printing it is somewhere there). 4. Wait for their confirmation email with the receipt. The email will prompt you : Kindly mail us your hardcopy fingerprints together with a copy of the Acknowledgment Slip printed from the Application Portal 5. Time to get your fingerprints! No need to look for Singapore's fingerprint card, Camp Crame will give you a copy. This can be obtained in Camp Crame in Quezon City. Now, this was the part where all forums didn't even specify where and how to go or navigate from the gate. Read on! Bring a pen, wet wipes, and passport-sized photos with you. Each application needs 2 photos (1 for their copy and 1 for ours). I used my US visa photo so they just cut it to make it fit. Go to Camp Crame. I took a Grabcar all the way from the South, but if you're commuting, alight at Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station. There are also buses through EDSA, if you prefer to take the bus. Go to Gate 2. This is at the right side of the area. If you're walking, go past the vehicle entrance and you'll see another entrance for walk-ins. If I remember correctly, it's almost in front of an LBC store. Since I took a Grab, once in Gate 2, go straight then turn right. There will be a small intersection and you'll see the Crime Laboratory on the left side. If you're walking: Once inside Camp Crame, follow the vehicles' path from the gate. You'll see Landbank and a coffee shop/restaurants. There's also a clean restroom here. Walk past it until the non-airconditioned eatery. Turn right on the narrow street. At the end, you'll see the PNP Ladies' (I forgot the building name, but it has "Ladies" on it.) Then go to the right. You will see the Firearms building, and then the Crime Lab building. Go inside the building. Leave an ID at the front desk and tell the police your purpose. They'll accompany you to the door going to the back and will lead you to the Fingerprinting Department. Once there, go up then left. Enter the door and the nice old lady will give you a payment slip. Fill it out then go to Landbank. (Directions on how to go by foot: go out of the building, walk to the right, cross the street where there's a grill restaurant, walk through the narrow street, turn left.) Pay the PHP200 fee. If you're obtaining multiple cards for different purposes, the fee would be higher. Note that you need to bring your fan and a small towel with you (maybe some water too!) because the aircon here is totally not working properly especially when there are lots of people. I was there for 2 hours. Go back to the Fingerprinting Department and they'll give you the cards for you to fill out. If there are people queueing for fingerprints, you'll be given a number and you'll be asked to accomplish the cards downstairs. They'll call you once it's your turn. You can wash your hands there after fingerprinting. You can make use of your wet wipes here to wipe off additional ink smudges. Wait for a while and then they'll release the card to you. Go home! 6. Ship the fingerprints to Singapore. (I'll be doing this tomorrow, so I'll update this soon!) Back
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