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  1. Not every place has the same level of need...and not every medical need or contribution is the same...etc. But from your previous responses, might you not really have other issues here?
  2. @os306 Yes, we DCF'ed in Manila, in 2016. They no longer do DCF's now, sadly. Both of us had residences in Makati for 7+ years. Three blocks from each other. Met at KFC in between. Together since that day. Naturalized at the next-to-last ceremony in Tampa, in March. They moved the next one up to a few days after ours, and they have not had one since. So, we just made it. Covid!!! Filed for the passport a few days later, on March 10, but did not request expedited service. Others who did, got theirs. We are STILL waiting. Covid! We were ALMOST done with it all, too. Covid!!! We were headed to Harvard in March for a major affair (spouse's alma mater), and got an email three days before the affair saying that it was canceled because the Harvard President and wife both had covid! We missed being with them by 3 days! Covid!!! Now, have to go to NYC in a few weeks - the doctor I keep mentioning is leaving one of our places there, to relocate to Philly, and another doctor is rotating in, from overseas. Each of their schedules is delayed! COVID!!! Freaking COVID!!! Not to mention, several close friends in and around NY have died...and you know the reason....yeah....COVID! Sigh.
  3. Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. See below: ---------------------------------------------------- U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. Please have your credit card and passport details readily available prior to calling. Please be patient, as PAL has a limited number of staff available to answer calls due to the quarantine restrictions in Manila. Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (May 27, 2020) Location: The Philippines Event: Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. Please have your credit card and passport details readily available prior to calling. Please be patient, as PAL has a limited number of staff available to answer calls due to the quarantine restrictions in Manila. Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. Economy tickets are USD $1,378 (plus taxes and fees). Premium is USD $1,807 (plus taxes and fees) and Business is $3,218 (plus taxes and fees). This a morning flight, so there will NOT be any sweeper flights. If you are interested in this flight, call the PAL hotline TODAY. Actions to Take: Monitor local news for updates. Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations. Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. Consult resources below as necessary: · Philippine Department of Health (DOH) · Philippine Department of Health (FAQs) · Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) · Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) · Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs · Philippine Department Of Interior and Local Government · Philippine Department of Tourism · COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov · CDC page on COVID-19 · Philippines Travel Advisory · Philippines Country Information Page Assistance: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines 1201 Roxas Boulevard +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000. State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444. State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  4. Indeed! People don't realize that immigration restrictions are not just blocking people from COMING INTO the country - They are also blocking people from relocating from state to state and employer to employer. It's in the article, but I have doubts if people actually read the article, and not just react to the headline. Anyway.... You did/doing DCF! We did DCF, too. Was sweet. Visa in a few weeks - Married in Oct. Applied in Nov. Immigrated in Dec. Now a citizen.
  5. Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. See below: ---------------------------------------------------- U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. Please have your credit card and passport details readily available prior to calling. Please be patient, as PAL has a limited number of staff available to answer calls due to the quarantine restrictions in Manila. Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (May 27, 2020) Location: The Philippines Event: Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. Please have your credit card and passport details readily available prior to calling. Please be patient, as PAL has a limited number of staff available to answer calls due to the quarantine restrictions in Manila. Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. Economy tickets are USD $1,378 (plus taxes and fees). Premium is USD $1,807 (plus taxes and fees) and Business is $3,218 (plus taxes and fees). This a morning flight, so there will NOT be any sweeper flights. If you are interested in this flight, call the PAL hotline TODAY. Actions to Take: Monitor local news for updates. Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations. Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. Consult resources below as necessary: · Philippine Department of Health (DOH) · Philippine Department of Health (FAQs) · Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) · Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) · Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs · Philippine Department Of Interior and Local Government · Philippine Department of Tourism · COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov · CDC page on COVID-19 · Philippines Travel Advisory · Philippines Country Information Page Assistance: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines 1201 Roxas Boulevard +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000. State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444. State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  6. U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. Please have your credit card and passport details readily available prior to calling. Please be patient, as PAL has a limited number of staff available to answer calls due to the quarantine restrictions in Manila. Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. See below: United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (May 27, 2020) Location: The Philippines Event: Special May 31 Flight to JFK International Airport, New York City U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: Philippine Airlines (PAL) has limited seats available for a flight departing Manila for JFK International Airport in New York City on Sunday, May 31. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. Please have your credit card and passport details readily available prior to calling. Please be patient, as PAL has a limited number of staff available to answer calls due to the quarantine restrictions in Manila. Do not call the Embassy for booking or ticketing. Economy tickets are USD $1,378 (plus taxes and fees). Premium is USD $1,807 (plus taxes and fees) and Business is $3,218 (plus taxes and fees). This a morning flight, so there will NOT be any sweeper flights. If you are interested in this flight, call the PAL hotline TODAY. Actions to Take: Monitor local news for updates. Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations. Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. Consult resources below as necessary: · Philippine Department of Health (DOH) · Philippine Department of Health (FAQs) · Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) · Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) · Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs · Philippine Department Of Interior and Local Government · Philippine Department of Tourism · COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov · CDC page on COVID-19 · Philippines Travel Advisory · Philippines Country Information Page Assistance: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines 1201 Roxas Boulevard +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000. State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444. State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  7. Hi @os306. Thanks for your remarks. The article talks about doctors who are already here in the US having trouble moving from state to state, because of visa restrictions. The difficulties are not limited to people who are overseas. Some, right here, can't help out because of visa restrictions, so says the article. I have a friend who wants to move from NYC to Philly (and leads the ER at a major hospital in NYC, is already in NYC, etc.) and visa restrictions are delaying the move. Nothing to do with professional "qualifications". All to do with visa restrictions. Headed to an Ivy League medical school-related hospital (not as a student, as a practicing physician), is clearly qualified, took and passed all necessary exams while IN the US...etc., etc.
  8. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (May 24, 2020) Location: The Philippines Event: Seats Available for the May 26 Manila to Los Angeles Flight: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents in the Philippines: There are still seats available for the special Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight departing Manila for Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 26. Call the special PAL hotline at 02-8855-1000 today, May 24, between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to buy your ticket. This is ONLY for the flight from Manila to Los Angeles. If you are interested in this flight, call the PAL hotline TODAY, even if you previously registered and did not receive a call from PAL. Please note the May 26 MNL-SFO flight and all sweeper flights are fully booked.
  9. Have a couple of residences next door to a major hospital in NYC. Currently the head of the ER (a cardiologist from Italy) is in one of the apartments, but will be transitioning out shortly (to one of the Ivy League medical schools). Potential incoming physicians are going through a lot visa-wise. Having studied and taught at Harvard/MIT, as do several of my classmates, understand firsthand various issues of technical and professional competence.
  10. Given all the disruption and loss resulting from covid, it would seem that we would welcome all the medical professional help we could get, including from qualified medical professionals overseas, and already here. But it seems that many are experiences delays and obstacles to entering the country, or relocation from a less hard hit area to a more hard hit area. This article describes some of the experiences out there: Foreign Doctors Could Help Fight Coronavirus. But U.S. Blocks Many. Nurses and doctors are ensnared by red tape and visa rules that prevent them from working in U.S. hospitals, where they are needed to respond to the coronavirus. Published April 13, 2020 Updated May 12, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/us/coronavirus-foreign-doctors-nurses-visas.html It this what people are also seeing here on the ground?
  11. Unfortunately we did not pay for EXPEDITED service, on March 10th when we applied for the passport. We were ALMOST totally done, too. Now, no passport and no naturalization certificate for months more now. Oh well...it is what it is. SMH. Be safe out there, everybody. -------------------------- https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html COVID-19 Delay May 1, 2020 Guidance 4. What if I applied before passport operations were limited on March 19? Because we have limited staff due to COVID-19, if you applied on or before March 19, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents. If you received a letter from us requesting additional information to process your passport application, you may mail your response to the address in the letter. Expect significant processing delays.
  12. Good for you....you are almost totally done! Yes, I would submit more marriage-related evidence. As this is their "final" step in the your immigration process, they can, in fact, review your entire path to citizenship. So, in addition to the basic documents, we also submitted: Tax Transcripts for the entire marital period Bank statements that covered the entire marital period (on a quarterly basis) Credit card statements that covered the entire marital period (on a quarterly basis) Leases that covered the entire marital period House Insurance Policies for the entire marital period Health Insurance Policy Cards for each of us for the entire marital period Auto registration and Insurance statements for the entire marital period Cover Letter summarizing what we had submitted and affirming our relationship They were added under OTHER CATEGORY Front-loading (sending them online WITH the application) eased our concerns, and we believe theirs. We sailed through the N-400 interview and process without a hitch. And we still had our ROC Pending when we applied for citizenship. Good luck.
  13. Agree with @kris&me, location matters (state, local office). We had our interview in early Feb (and oath ceremony in early March) well after your interview. But that was Tampa. You have definitely wanted quite some time. You can check out citizenship timelines for others, here: https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/citlist.php?cfl=&op5=5,10,11 Might give you some real sense of what is happening, or not happening, in your local area, and whether it is typical for your area, possibly related to COVID, or something more specific to your case. Hang in there. P.S. Did you have to remove conditions, at all, and if so, had you already done so by the time of the interview. Just wondering. Your location and timeline data would be helpful to us. Definitely check your status online, as mentioned above.
  14. For me.... Get yourself a reliable document of identification. A REAL ID. Show up to vote. Vote. Triple check that everybody's vote is accurately recorded. Tally every vote. And you'll have your winner. Simple. --- Democracy - Pure and Simple ---
  15. All-Mail Elections (aka Vote-By-Mail) https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/all-mail-elections.aspx
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