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  1. 1. What does the petitioner do during beneficiary's embassy and medical appointments? *The beneficiary must gather and prepare all documents ready, her passport, NBI, and CENOMAR must be in current dates., photos and other related documents to prove the relationship. * Prepare all school credentials like TOR. So, IF she decided to attend school here in the USA to further her education then all she has to do is have them evaluated, rather than waiting and having relatives request for TOR back home. * Have extra Birth Certificate printed on NSO security paper for her to take, This document is constantly being asked anyways, YES, you may have this ordered and deliver to the USA for $20, but why do that when you can request it while still there for under P200. * Stay healthy as we all know that the medical result is important before a visa is issued. * Be familiar with documents. steps during the interview by reading. Here is a link from US Embassy Manila: https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/the-interview/ *By the way, if she has nothing to do, she can attend the CFO seminar ahead of time while waiting for her medical and her interview. Here is the link: https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/after-the-interview/ ALSO HAVE HER CALL CFO CEBU PRIOR AS I HAVE SEEN IN TWO DIFFERENT SCHEDULES, ONE HAS NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED THAT I ATTACHED BELOW AND ONE THE OTHER HAS A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE : 2. How long between Manila embassy interview and passport return (locally or to another island) It all depends if she has all documents complete and nothing wrong then 3 to 5 days. Mine was 3 days after my interview. She has the option to have it delivered or to pick up to the nearest courier location: Here is something from US Embassy: Delivery of Visas "The Immigrant Visa Unit uses a guaranteed courier service to deliver issued visas. 2GO commercial courier is the authorized courier service provider for the visa units. Visas are delivered directly to the applicant’s designated address at no additional cost. Applicants also have the option to pick up the visas at the nearest 2GO branch. Applicants do not need to return to the Embassy to pick up their issued visas." Direct Link: https://ph.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/fiancee-visa/after-the-interview/ And here is the link for the courier if you wanted to ask for the nearest location where you wanted to pick up your visa or simply to track it: https://supplychain.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/contactus/index.asp 3. Can the beneficiary travel as soon as their passport is returned? After the interview, she has to attend a seminar at the CFO Office, a certificate is issued and a sticker is attached to her passport. However, She can have this done way ahead of time but must go back to the office and present her certificate of the seminar along with her passport wherein the visa is attached. CFO will attach a sticker. I also wanted your fiancee'' to be aware to bring all documents and evidence of the relationship such as photos letters as crazy as it may sound but it is true and needed. NOTE: She must go there as early as possible as it is a first come first serve basis. Have her bring a copy of her birth certificate and a copy of her Id, maybe her passport BIO page will do. make sure otherwise, she will have to find a copier that usually opens later. ACCORDING TO THE OFFICE OF CFO: REQUIREMENTS IN ATTENDING CFO SEMINAR: C. Requirements Counseling Requirements: (with or without visa) No need to photocopy any registration document No need to submit ID photos Two (2) original valid identification cards with photograph (see samples below); Duly completed guidance and counseling form to be secured at the CFO; If married in the Philippines, original Certificate of Marriage on security paper from the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA); If married overseas, original Report of Marriage duly registered by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate or the Department of Foreign Affairs; and Payment of PhP400.00 counseling and registration fee. Additional documents may be required in the event that the counselor determines it to be essential to complete the guidance and counseling process. It is advised for all the GCP applicants to prepare the following documents (if applicable to them) in advance and bring these documents when they come to CFO: Divorce decree/certificate (of Filipino spouse or foreign spouse, if previously married) Annulment paper (of Filipino spouse or foreign spouse, if previously married) Proof of residency/Alien Registration Card-ARC (of foreign spouse) Proof of relationship (picture together, e-mails, among others) Death certificate (of Filipino spouse or foreign spouse, if widow/widower) Certificate of Family relations / registration (of foreign spouse) Additional registration requirements for those with visa: Original valid passport; Original valid visa Original Immigrant Data Summary (please do not detach fromyellow packet) for US-bound emigrants, except for K visa holders; Original Confirmation of Permanent Residencefor Canada-bound emigrants; Original Visa Grant Notice for Australia-bound emigrants; Original Certificate of Eligibility for Japan-bound emigrants; Original CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate (if already attended the GCP); and Duly completed emigrant registration form. COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS adheres to very strict confidentiality standards. Any information or counseling/documents that you provide are kept strictly confidential, except in life threatening situations, cases of suspected abuse and danger on the part of the CFO clientele, or when release is otherwise required by law. D. How to Make an Online Appointment Click the GOAS link for CFO Manila (www.gcp-appointment.cfo.gov.ph) or CFO Cebu (www.gcp-cebu-appointment.cfo.gov.ph) where you intend to attend the Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP). Answer preliminary questions to verify if you need to attend the Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP). If eligible for the GCP • Indicate your e-mail address • Click on the link sent to your e-mail • Choose your preferred date of appointment • Provide personal information of yourself and of your fiancé(e)/spouse/partner Print barcoded confirmation form or save a digital copy (PDF format) in your mobile phone or tablet. Take note of your date of appointment. Go to CFO-Manila or CFO-Cebu on the confirmed date at least an hour and a half before appointment and bring the complete set of required documents. Primary IDs Passport, Driver’s License, Postal ID, Social Security System (SSS ID), Goverment Service Insurance System (GSIS ID), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC ID), Senior Citizen’s ID Card, Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR I-Card), Consular ID, Seaman’s Book, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ID, Philippine Overseas, Employment Association (POEA) ID, PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ID, Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID, Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID), Philippine National Police (PNP) ID, Voter’s ID Secondary IDs National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate (NSO Authenticated), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, Police Clearance, Barangay Clearance/Certificate, Company/Office ID, Student’s ID or School ID, OFW ID, Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP), Tax Identification Number (TIN ID), PhilHealth Identification Card (PIC), Home Development Mutual Fund (HMDF) or PAG-IBIG ID, Permit to Carry Firearms. ADDRESS: CFO - CEBU 4th Floor, K&J Building #4 Don Julio Llorente St., Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000 Telephone: (032) 255-5253 PLEASE HAVE HER CALL CFO PRIOR TO CLARIFY WITH THE SCHEDULE AND IF THEY STILL NEEDED TO HAVE AN ONLINE APPOINTMENT AS WELL. ASK HER TO BE SPECIFIC( USA FIANCE SCHEDULE) BELOW ARE TWO DIFFERENT SCHEDULE. HERE IS THE ONE SCHEDULE THAT HAS NO RESERVATION NEEDED AND HAVE A MORNING TIME: Email: cfocebu@cfo.gov.ph HERE IS THE SECOND ONE THAT HAS ONLY AFTERNOON TIME SCHEDULE: CFO-Cebu Satellite Office DAY SESSION (based on your fiance(e)'s / spouse's /partner's citizenship) TIME MONDAY United States of America (USA), Japan, SK and ASPAC (15 slots/session) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TUESDAY United States of America (USA) and Europe (15 slots/session) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM WEDNESDAY Canada, Australia and New Zealand 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM THURSDAY United States of America (USA) and Europe (15 slots/session) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM FRIDAY Middle East and other countries (15 slots/session) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Greetings! Tips: 1. The number one thing that you need to do is to make sure that all documents are complete and current especially from your side in the USA (ITR etc. ) and for your fiancee" in Cebu ( Her current Certificate of Singleness CENOMAR, NBI (must be current) then must have an extra NSO Birth Certificate. In other words, just prepare everything like a lawyer just in case it will be asked to avoid delays. 2. Do not worry about the flying to Manila and back to Cebu, If you are wise, buy the tickets ahead of time online via CEBUPACIFIC. it goes as low as 79$ two way. (only when you buy it way ahead of time. 3. Stay near the clinic on Bocobo Street. like Casa Bocobo Hotel, clean and not expensive plus it is a walking distance to the Clinic. link:http://www.casabocobo.com.ph/ 4. After the medical and interview she can now have the seminar from CFO or may have the seminar way ahead of time but must go back to the CFO office after the interview and bring her passport (visa attached) CFO will attach a sticker. link:https://www.cfo.gov.ph/faqs/2014-06-20-06-35-41.html#question-8-if-i-had-already-attended-the-counseling-and-received-my-counseling-certificate-does-it-mean-i-am-already-registered-at-cfo Please, make sure to bring all the documents asked before going to the seminar. 5. Then she is ready to fly. Note: I am from Cebu as well. After my interview I rcvd. my visa three days after.
  3. Greeting! This link may help you. Reference:https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Qatar.html Police Certificates Available Fees: 10 Qatari Riyals for residents. 10 U.S. dollars for nonresidents to be paid in dollars or riyals. (From inside the country QAR 10 From outside the country USD 10) Document Name: وسلوك سيرة حسن شهادة POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE Issuing Authority: Ministry of Interior Qatar General Directorate of Criminal Investigations Criminal Evidence and Information Department P.O. Box 23004 Salwa Road, Exit 15 Doha, Qatar Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4-size paper carrying State of Qatar, Ministry of Interior seal as a watermark in Arabic with colored Ministry of Interior insignia on the top center of the document. The applicant’s photograph is on the upper left corner with a Ministry Of Interior General Directorate of Criminal Investigation criminal evidence and Information Department wet seal on top of the photograph. A similar seal is also placed on top of the signing authority’s name and signature. The certificate carries information in Arabic and English. It is not necessary to notarize the certificate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of Criminal Evidence and Information Department Registration Criteria: Any current or former resident may apply. The applicant’s first entry date and last exit date in Qatar is required. Procedure for Obtaining: Residents of Qatar can apply by visiting the Office of the General Directorate of Criminal Investigations in person. Former residents now living outside Qatar can apply via mail by including a return envelope and a processing fee of 10 U.S. dollars in cash. They may also ask a friend or relative to act on their behalf by applying in person and paying the in-person processing fee of 10 Qatari Riyals. Details on the application procedure are available at the Ministry of Interior’s website at moi.gov.qa Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents Exceptions: Applicants are required to submit evidence of their legal stay in Qatar. If someone is unable to provide evidence or details of his/her entry into or exit from Qatar, that applicant is required to visit the Directorate of Expatriate Affairs at the Ministry of Interior to get a certificate of entry/exit record. Comments: For residents, it can take up to two weeks to issue a certificate. For applicants from outside Qatar, it can take one month or longer. The certificate is valid for six months from the date of issuance.
  4. Greetings! This link might help you. Reference: 1. Greece https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Greece.html Police Records Available Fees: There are no fees Document Name: Penal Record for Judicial Use (Ποινικό Μητρώο για Δικαστική Χρήση, or Piniko Mitro yia Dikastiki Xhrisi) Issuing Authority: Ministry of Justice, Department of Criminal Records Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Bears a round seal of the Greek State and a signature Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title Registration Criteria: Apply for a Penal Record for Judicial Use at the Bureau of Penal Procedure for Obtaining: The Greek authorities will not provide a Penal Record for Judicial Use to applicants directly. Rather, they will forward any such police certificate to the U.S. Embassy in Athens. The following information must be included in the application for a Penal Record for Judicial Use for immigration purposes: Type of Copy: Check the box for Judicial Use. Reason for Issue: Write “Request for a Visa” Description: Write “Request for a Visa from the U.S. Embassy, Athens” Greeks born and/or residing in Athens can apply for a Penal Record for Judicial Use at the Bureau of Penal Records (Υπηρεσία Ποινικού Μητρώου - Ipiresia Pinikou Mitroou) of the Ministry of Justice, Leoforos Alexandras & Degleri 2, Athens or through KEP (Center of Citizen Information Service). Greeks born and residing in Greece, but outside of Athens, should apply for a Penal Record for Judicial at the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Εισαγγελία - Isangelia) of the appropriate district administration. Non-Greek applicants residing in Greece and foreign-born Greek applicants should apply in person for a Penal Record for Judicial Use to the Bureau of Penal Records for Foreigners (Υπηρεσία Ποινικού Μητρώου Αλλοδαπών - Ipiresia Pinikou Mitroou Allodapon), at Mesogion 96, 101 79 Athens, Greece. Non-Greek citizens residing abroad cannot apply for a Penal Record at a Greek embassy or consulate overseas. Such applicants will need to authorize a representative to apply on their behalf. Authorizations must be notarized at a Greek embassy or consulate overseas. Representatives for non-Greek citizens residing overseas can apply for in person at the Bureau of Penal Records for Foreigners (Υπηρεσία Ποινικού Μητρώου Αλλοδαπών - Ipiresia Pinikou Mitroou allodapon), Mesogion 96, 101 79 Certified Copies: Certified copies are not available. Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents Exceptions: None Comments: Police certificates have a validity of 12 months from the date of issuance Not accepted: Penal Record for General Use (Ποινικό Μητρώο για Γενική Χρήση, or Piniko Mitro yia Geniki Chrisi) 2. UK Reference: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/UnitedKingdom.html Police Records Available. Immigrant visa applicants who have resided in the United Kingdom for six months or more since the age of sixteen are required to obtain a Police Certificate from the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office (ACRO). Applicants will find further guidance and application forms here. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 enables some criminal convictions to become 'spent', or ignored, after a set length of time from the date of conviction. After this period, with certain exceptions, an ex-offender is not normally obliged to mention their conviction when applying for a job or obtaining insurance, or when involved in criminal or civil proceedings. The "No Live Trace" or "Further Information Stepped Down" response indicates that information is available relating to a 'spent' conviction. A "No Trace" response indicates a clean police record. Applicants presenting “No Live Trace” or “Further Information Stepped Down” police records are encouraged to request and submit their Subject Access Record to facilitate visa processing. Applicants are legally entitled to gain access to this information about themselves under Section 7 of the British Data Protection Act, 1998. Prison Records Unavailable. Court Records Available. Applicants may obtain court records (usually called "Memorandum of Conviction" in the United Kingdom), by writing to the Clerk of Court of the court (or courts) in which he or she was tried. This request must include as precise a date and place as possible.
  5. Greetings! The best and easiest route if your parents wanted to live here in the USA is through the I-130 process. P.S. I'd lived in Amman for awhile and I remembered the streets with a lot of roundabouts, What a beautiful place! I got to see Ma'in, Dead Sea, and that famous and oldest map to Bethlehem. Good luck!
  6. Greetings! Oppps. Thanks, Geowrian for letting me know. My sincere apology. Here is the correct one. Reference: http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/consular-services-2/passport/applicant-for-a-travel-document.
  7. Greetings! Reference/Link: https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/
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    UAE Police certificate

    Greetings! I used to be a resident in Dubai and Yes I was asked to obtain a Police Certificate during my interview in Manila. (but that was way before) the last time I checked, I was surprised to know that they will only ask for it if you are physically present in the UAE. You might want to double check it with the US Embassy, in Manila. Here is the link/reference: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/UnitedArabEmirates.html Court/ Police Certificates Available: Only if applicant is physically present in the UAE. Fees: Between 100 AED to 300 AED Document Name: Police Clearance Certificate (issued by Emirates) or Criminal Clearance Certificate (federal) or Good Conduct Certificate Issuing Authority: Federal Ministry of Interior or Emirates Police Departments Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are no special seal(s)/color/format Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title. Registration Criteria: Emirates ID, passport, valid resident visa, and two passport-sized photographs. Procedure for Obtaining: Police certificates may be obtained by any person, regardless of nationality, by personally appearing at the Central Police Headquarters located in the emirate of residence or former residence. When appearing to request a police certificate, the applicant should provide biometrics, recent photographs, a letter from the requesting authority, the date of residence in the emirate, and their passport. Visit or write to any of the following: Abu Dhabi General Police Directorate Criminal Investigation Section P.O. Box, 253 Abu Dhabi, UAE Telephone: 971-2- 4461461 Dubai Police Clearance Certificate Criminal Investigation Department Dubai Police General Headquarters P.O. Box 1493, Dubai, UAE Telephone: 971-4-6096412/6096841 Email: certificate@dubaipolice.gov.ae
  9. I hope someone has their personal experience, but this is what I found. Or you might want to give them a call The US Embassy in UK. This may help you: Reference: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/NewZealand.html " Police Certificates To obtain a New Zealand Police clearance certificate for U.S. Immigration, you must download and sign a Section 14 ‘overseas’ form available on the New Zealand Police Vetting Service website, http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/businesses-and-organisations/vetting/vetting-process-visas. When you complete the form, please indicate that the criminal record is being requested for the United States of America and reference the three-letter ten-digit case number (e.g. ACK followed by 10 numbers for Auckland) or A#. The postal address is U.S. Consulate General, Immigrant Visa Section, Private Bag 92022, Auckland, New Zealand. You should email the completed request form to the Police Vetting Service at vetting@police.govt.nz."
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    Expedited Marriage Certificate

    Hi! This link might help you. Reference: https://ennapancetta.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/how-to-get-nso-marriage-certificate-in-one-month-or-less-advance-endorsement/
  11. This may help you reference: http://info.legalzoom.com/can-divorced-mothers-children-out-country-20812.html
  12. Greetings! Know the basics, prioritization, lab values ( as there are questions that will ask you as to which patient to be monitored and they will just put the situation with the lab values. SAFETY SAFETY IS A BIG THING AS WELL! Please, do not forget to review the strategy in taking the test. (ex. the process of elimination etc.) as this will help you 100%. And the most important advice that I can give you is to RELAX a few days before the test, Think POSITVE! , Pray and everything will be alright. When you read this, I want you to write the following in big letters, the date of your test and the words like the following ex. " August 15, 2018, YES I CAN DO IT! Your name then RN" EX. AUGUST 15, 2018, YES, I CAN DO IT! DCPA55, RN.
  13. Greetings! Here is a good reference: http://psa.gov.ph/civilregistration/problems-and-solutions/no-first-name
  14. Hello! I hope this one will help. Reference: https://www.uscis.gov/military/citizenship-family-members Goodluck!
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    Thank you Geowrian! for being humble and for sharing your thoughts without unnecessary side comments.