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    let-it-be got a reaction from SilentOdyssey in IR-5 Interview in US Embassy Manila   
    I found this in US Embassy Manila website: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3217.html
    "The I-864 AOS is NOW VALID INDEFINITELY ONCE IT HAS BEEN SIGNED (this is a change from the previous requirement of being valid for one year). In other words, applicants will no longer need to submit a new I-864 AOS or new tax forms due to long processing delays between the date of the signature of the I-864 AOS and the date of the interview."
    Anyone else that is wondering if the Immigrant visa applicants (IR) have to bring an updated I-864 AOS on their interviews need not worry.
    Our I-864 AOS was sent to NVC only last January 2013.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from SilentOdyssey in IR-5 Interview in US Embassy Manila   
    In the Appointment Confirmation letter (from the ustraveldocs.com/ph site) for my parents interview in US Embassy Manila, the instructions specified to bring the following:
    1. Appointment Letter
    2. Valid Passport
    3. CEAC Confirmation Letter
    4. 2" x 2" color photo in white background.
    Do they need anything else? Do I have to send them an updated I-864 (Affidavit of Support) & supporting documents to bring for the interview? Hubby thinks it is completely unnecessary to have another I-864 considering the one I submitted will be forwarded to the said embassy together with the other paper works.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from chingkoi in I-864 package to interview   
    My parents had their IR-5 interview yesterday & USEM didn't ask for I-864 AOS & supporting documents. No other civil documents were asked either.
    http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3217.html
    The I-864 AOS is NOW VALID INDEFINITELY ONCE IT HAS BEEN SIGNED (this is a change from the previous requirement of being valid for one year). In other words, applicants will no longer need to submit a new I-864 AOS or new tax forms due to long processing delays between the date of the signature of the I-864 AOS and the date of the interview.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Tuti & Baher in IR-5 Interview in US Embassy Manila   
    Update about my parents interview on May 2nd. USEM didn't ask for an updated I-864 Affidavit of Support documents. No other civil documents were asked either. The Consular Officer was very nice & only asked a few questions:
    1. Name of the petitioner.
    2. How many kids?
    3. What is the job of the petitioner's husband?
    4. When was the last time my parents have seen their daughter (me) in person.
    5. Do they see their grandchildren on the internet/computer regularly. The CO jokingly asked are they cute? lol
    When I sent the IV packets to NVC I included two certified copies of my marriage certificate. USEM handed one of it to my parents. Don't know why.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from mozplay in I-130 for parents?   
    Application (Filing fee) - $420 http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD
    Affidavit of Support (AOS) Processing Fee - $ 88 http://travel.state..../info_3178.html
    Visa Fee - $230 http://manila.usemba...v/wwwh3023.html
    Medical Fee - $233 or PHP 9,589 http://www.slec.ph/u...ml#medical-fees
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    let-it-be got a reaction from velrich in Have I paid all my fees?   
    There is still an additional fee, the Immigrant Fee which is $165. See link for more info: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=3a2bb75e8109b310VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fe529c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD
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    let-it-be got a reaction from velrich in AOS and IV documents on same envelope   
    Place each packet in manila envelopes and mail them together in one USPS or private courier envelope.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Darnell in ACR-I   
    You can avail of the Balikbayan 1 yr visa free stay upon entering the Philippines with your Filipina wife. Just show your marriage certificate & they will stamp the BB on your passport.
    http://www.philippineconsulate.com.au/balikbayan-one-year-visa-free-stay.html
    Balikbayans – any overseas Filipino returning to the Philippines, including former Filipinos who have acquired foreign citizenship – can stay in the Philippines without a visa for a period of one year. The balikbayan visa-free stay privilege is extended to the balikbayan’s non-Filipino spouse and children, provided they enter the Philippines with the balikbayan.
    Former Filipino balikbayans traveling to the Philippines are advised to bring either their old Philippine passport or copy of Philippine birth certificate as proof of their former Philippine citizenship. Accompanying family members of the balikbayan can bring appropriate supporting documents:
    For the spouse: copy of marriage certificate For each child: copy of birth certificate For adopted children: copy of adoption papers Philippine Law (R.A. 9174) provides benefits to baikbayans:
    Tax-exempt maximum purchases in the amount of USD 1,500, or the equivalent in Philippine and other currency, at Philippine Government–operated duty free shops Exemption from Travel Tax, provided that their stay in the Philippines is one year or less. If their stay in the Philippines exceeds one year, Travel tax will apply to them.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from hikergirl in Immediate Help.. Oath Ceremony Next week and Marital Status change   
    What's done is done. What you can do is make an InfoPass with your local USCIS where you had your interview & explain everything to them. Bring your marriage certificate. Unless you talk to them directly, all this fretting about the issue is not going to be resolved.
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    let-it-be reacted to ndu26 in 'VERY DIFFICULT' embassy's decision   
    I know some people were waiting to hear a feedback from meabout my husband’s interview in Nigeria yesterday. I was having a bad pregnancyday with some shortness of breath so was not up to it yesterday. The baby chose that day to be a football (soccer) player or maybe gymnast inside my belly.Hubby thinks the little one had an inkling of what was about to happen and was doing precelebration.
    YES we were APPROVED!!!!!!! :dance: by a very difficult embassy. To GOD be the glory because His mercies and favor towards us has been innumerable. Infact,this week has been full of good news for VJ Nigerians who had their interviews.
    After hearing the details of my husband’s interview, Idecided to use this title to draw attention to the fact that some of theseembassies are labeled difficult only because some of us are not well preparedfor our interviews. Yes I agree, there is still that CO that will issue adecision we may not understand but let us first address our areas ofchallenges(red flags), if any and leave the rest.
    People, if you will pass through such embassies/consulates, FRONTLOAD!!!!!I cannot say this enough.
    VJ as community has been a blessing and I thank everyonethat has supported us with encouragement, prayers and good thoughts . I have been and will still be available to assist and share whatever i know as needed here.
    My review has been put up at our embassy’s site for others’ benefitand below is the link:
    http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Nigeria&cty=&dfilter=5
    he also shared shocking responses given by some applicants. One lady was asked about their Marriage certificate and she said they dnt have any, the Co then produced one from her file sent by her US based hubby and aksed how come that is there ? so how did you guys marry and she was like: "we had traditional wedding and that is considered marriage in our culture". hello?????
    This same lady was asked "where did you meet your husband" and she replied " at the airport" . The CO then asked "so you go to the airport everyday to see if you will meet a man?" and she said "no my aunt introduced us and he came down to visit so i went to pick him at the airport".
    Co: When did he propose to you?
    lady: "two days later"?.
    CO; you just met someone, he proposed to you two days laters and you said yes?
    of course she was denied. So many other stories he shared on what he overheard there revealed how callous some people can be.
    So my conclusion is that these VERY DIFFICULT embassies/consulates are the way we fear them to be because some people do not do their homework well.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Matt & Bing in Year of Migration???   
    Shouldn't it be Not Applicable or N/A?
    You didn't migrate at all since you were born here in the states.
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    let-it-be reacted to Tahoma in Year of Migration???   
    Correct. :thumbs:
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    let-it-be got a reaction from beejay in Year of Migration???   
    Shouldn't it be Not Applicable or N/A?
    You didn't migrate at all since you were born here in the states.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Mrs. Childs in Status of my I130   
    Yes, that is the NOA2 Approval. Congratulations!
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    let-it-be got a reaction from RlovesM in Should I be worried?! Regarding AOS   
    The OP is talking about her Affidavit of Support packet not the Adjustment of Status. They are currently at the NVC stage.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Saylin in Need help w/ DS-3032   
    DS-3032 Template: http://www.visajourn...il_DS-3032_form
    Expect 3 to 4 weeks till you get assigned a case number in NVC.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from papiakumi in False Checklist?   
    I haven't received a single mail (hard copy) ever since the case(s) were being processed in NVC. Sometimes they have different people working on the petitions/cases.
    I received two false checklists,
    (1) For my dad's case, that they are waiting for the choice of agent email. When in fact the day before that they sent the applicant an email of the acceptance of the choice of agent.
    (2) For my mom's case, that they are waiting for the IV Fee payment. When in fact. I only received the IV Bill like less than an hour ago.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from luck-e and Kookie in NAME CHANGED AND WILL PETITION MOTHER   
    Include a copy of your marriage certificate. That will show proof of legal name change (married name).
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Kiwi123 in I-130 for parents?   
    Yes, we emailed the Choice of agent to NVCInquiry from my parents email accounts. I think it is easier & quicker to send it by email versus by mail.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from Saylin in I have no job ever, can I still petition my mom?   
    Your husband can be the co-sponsor.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from A and T in Can my USC husband have dual citizenship?   
    You can avail of the balikbayan visa if you are travelling with your wife. In the immigration they are going to call out who are balikbayans & you can fall in line in that line. Just show your marriage certificate.
    http://www.philippineconsulate.com.au/balikbayan-one-year-visa-free-stay.html
    Balikbayan one-year visa-free stay
    Balikbayans – any overseas Filipino returning to the Philippines, including former Filipinos who have acquired foreign citizenship – can stay in the Philippines without a visa for a period of one year. The balikbayan visa-free stay privilege is extended to the balikbayan’s non-Filipino spouse and children, provided they enter the Philippines with the balikbayan.
    Former Filipino balikbayans traveling to the Philippines are advised to bring either their old Philippine passport or copy of Philippine birth certificate as proof of their former Philippine citizenship. Accompanying family members of the balikbayan can bring appropriate supporting documents:

    For the spouse: copy of marriage certificate For each child: copy of birth certificate For adopted children: copy of adoption papers Philippine Law (R.A. 9174) provides benefits to baikbayans:

    Tax-exempt maximum purchases in the amount of USD 1,500, or the equivalent in Philippine and other currency, at Philippine Government–operated duty free shops Exemption from Travel Tax, provided that their stay in the Philippines is one year or less. If their stay in the Philippines exceeds one year, Travel tax will apply to them.
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    let-it-be got a reaction from raf.luv.leah in Reporting marriage and name change in the US   
    1. When you fill up the marriage license you can put your husband's surname as your married name.
    2. You file for AOS using your married name.
    3. I applied for SSN 14 days after arriving here in the states. I used my maiden name & just went back when I received my GC. It wasn't a hassle at all in going back to change the name. Took about less than 10 mins. The SSN card in my married name arrived in the mail 2 weeks later.
    4. This is the link of Philippine embassy/ consulate in USA: http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consulate-finder-dc/
    You will file Report of Marriage Contracted Abroad.
    You will apply for new passport due to Change in Name. http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consular-services-dc/faq-dc/#changename
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    let-it-be got a reaction from PARISS in December i-130 Approvals Waiting for NVC   
    Congrats!
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    let-it-be reacted to Grace2013 in January i-130 Approvals Waiting for NVC.   
    In this thread most are Dec approval, already received case # and working on files for NVC. I think the new tread is for us waiting for a case number.
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    let-it-be reacted to Ryan H in Adding documents to file after submitting I-130   
    You can send additional documents after submitting the I-130, however, doing so is likely to be nothing more than an exercise in futility because sending anything to USCIS after unsolicited is unlikely to be matched with the file.
    If there is any additional items that you want to include in the file but have already submitted an I-130. These items can be submitted to the NVC with the DS-230.
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