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About DennisMN

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Potomac Service Center
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    Saint Paul MN
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  1. First, good comments from the other postings. I am also from Minnesota so a welcome on the process. We did the CR1 and experienced the bumps along the way, as a person we always wants things to go faster. Looking back, we feel lucky that we were pre- COVID for leaving on our VISA. As mentioned there is backlogs and waiting patiently will be needed. But the day does comes for travel. I recommend CR1 for the reasons that you stated. Also, I did my "Affidavit in Lieu of Legal Capacity to Marry" at the Cebu Consular if it is closer. https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/consular-agency-cebu/ Cheers.
  2. Maybe a positive note: In our Visa Journey, we needed to do the sputum test for my wife. I too had thoughts of why us and the delay. But I read up on the protocols of St. Luke and came to agree with the process. St. Luke could improve in communication, the lack of information presented to my wife was very heart breaking and sad. I am glad I was there to comfort and clarify, it was a good thing. I went with her to the early morning testing for the three days. Fast forward, the smears and eight week cultures were all negative. So when we did get to Minnesota, we had my local health provider test my daughter and wife for the latent TB. My wife was negative and daughter was positive (something about a neighbor had it 10 years ago). My state of Minnesota pays for free the treatment for her. It is a 7 pills once a week administered at home for 12 weeks. No side effects but, a public health nurse checks her once a month. I am glad we did all we have done for the health of the family down the road.
  3. My love one had the Mother's name on her Birth Certificate off by a letter. It was not a problem at the Manila Embassy. The most important is that your name the Beneficiary is correct and the same on all documents. For historical adventure, I did begin the process to update the mother's name on the Birth Certificate for future generation. It is long process, that begins at the Local Registry with a list of documents and requirements and then they pass it up to the PSA.
  4. I have the same thought, and would like to hear from others. I would have a tax prepare lead you though as you have several Federal and state forms to do. You should have additional refund coming your way, I always look at my time and prepare cost to keep in mind.
  5. DennisMN

    sputum test

    Greetings, First of all Bless You and your spouse. We had to do just as you are now. The three days of early morning sputum sampling. Getting the "smear" test results of negative but, still need to wait for the 8 week "cultured" tests which were negative. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but feels of lost of control and a predictable time table are definitely what we felt. St. Luke's doesn't do a good job of communication to the client. I started out being mad at them, but I have in my reading come a 180 degrees in accepting the reasons in the protocol that they are doing. It is very hard to accept at this time in the "Visa Journey". It freezes all of your plans or predication to making plans. But once cleared we were able to do things quickly for an interview, got our VISA, CFO, Taxes, and plane tickets for the kids to start school this Fall in the US. The very best.
  6. Thank you for sharing, I hope others who have contact with their local health departments share also. It helps all who are soon to travel.
  7. Yes, adding to the congratulations. Keep posting.
  8. Greetings, For peace of mind I ask, We have just noticed that the Beneficiary Birth Certificate- the Mother's first name misspelled. I have search the forum and have found that as long as the Beneficiary name is correct and matches everything else, it is good for the embassy interview in Manila. Is it still the current in 2019 for misspellings of parents names is accepted on the Birth Certificate? We will do the process at the local to begin the fix, but that will take a long time. Thank You
  9. Greetings, We had the same problem of the letter, because we got "expedited processing" you do not get the letter "Approved" from NVC. They did accept the printing of each child and wife of the email; "The U.S. Embassy has accepted this case for expedited processing. This file will be immediately forwarded to the U.S. Embassy."
  10. Add as occupant maybe an answer. But I think any 4th year law student, could do housing discrimination complaint or case as their "yellow" list is not complete on documents for being here legally.
  11. Greetings, I see this is an old thread, did it work for you having the wrong spelling of the mothers name at the embassy?
  12. Also CENOMAR should have been in the last 6 months.
  13. There was in the forum other discussion about the "Part 5. Sponsor's Household Size" of the Form I-864. As I had a wife and three kids, each has their own I-864. The numbers of the line numbers under Part 5 for my wife is different than the children's. they all add up to our household of 5 (me, wife, 3 kids). Now you have sister and other relations. I am guessing the different I-864 forms did not calculate the way they wanted it. At least a first place to look. but not sure as many moving parts. I would say yes to including more assets to satisfy the system.
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