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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Bronuff Russs in Average time to go through customs and immigration at the U.S. POE?   
    I fly international all of the time... I have only had an issue once. Incoming flight was delayed... That given...
    1. Minneapolis is not a major point of entry. So, number of potential international flights needing to clear customs is less.
    2. They (The airlines) have minimum connection times for all airports. They can not book tickets that violate the airport
    minimum connect time.
    3. Lots of flights out of there... If you miss one,, easy to get another.
    My two cents,,, and believe me,,, it is not worth much more.
    Regards,
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from msgrateful in divorced in US but marriage not annuled in Philippines   
    Your BF does not need to get annulment in the Philippines. I was in the same situation and re-married in the PI. You have to provide divorce decrees...
    But, there is no where,,, it is mentioned (as far as the Philippines Government) is concerned the previous citizenship of your ex-wife. The US government
    will know from the paperwork,,, but, again the USCIS is just concerned the divorce is properly documented and that the previous marriage was not fraudulent
    for the purposes of obtaining a visa.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Brother Hesekiel in Citizenship   
    Assuming you are a US citizen. Your wife is able to apply for citizenship 90 days before her 3 year anniversary of arrival. Example. My wife arrive 8/24/09 applied for citizenship N400 5/25/12 and received her citizenship on 9/25/12. She applied for her US passport on 9/25/12 (using her cert of citizenship).
    Side note. you do not have to apply for an N-600 for the stepson if you do not want... You can just apply for a passport for him using the Wifes Cert of citizenship papers. The US passport will
    then become proof of citizenship for him... Cheaper and quicker.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from rade2rising in Establishing Credit - tips and tricks please   
    You do not need to carry a balance to increase your credit score. The average balance gets reported and the current balance
    is reflected. I think my avg credit shows a couple of grand a month even though I have always pay off my balance in full.
    The only way I might be attempted to use credit on a credit card,,, was if it was zero percent interest and I have the cash
    in savings. A good example of this might be,,, student loans. If someone will lend you 10k at no interest for 3 years.
    Why not replace (student load debt which is not discharageble through bankrupcy) with unsecured debt (that is).
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from wusmc71 in She wants to go back Home (Philippines)   
    We all have issues... And hopefully, your wife is just saying things she does not mean... It is tough
    taking on someone elses reality and sometimes people have a fairy-tale idea of things to come. Kinda
    like our teenagers having children.
    I too had custody of a small child in a previous divorce (Now grown up and on her own). Not too many
    Dads get custody (that makes you a rarity and speaks volumes).
    I had a friend in front of a Divorce Court Judge here in Texas. He was told "Sorry son, we don't let big boys
    raise little boys here in Texas". And that was it, he lost his custody battle.
    Being optimistic,,, maybe, your wife just needs some Filipina friends that can help her understand life here
    in the good old USA is not the land of milk and honey for everyone. Most of us have to milk the cows (getting
    kicked in the process) and harvest our own honey (getting stung in the process).
    We live a bit north of Austin, Texas. It has not been easy on my wife either. Took her a mountain of studying
    and test taking to get RN license and her first job (21 months after her arrival here).
    I am sure my wife would be more then willing to lend a ear. Send us a PM if you wish to exchange contact info.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Caryh in She wants to go back Home (Philippines)   
    We all have issues... And hopefully, your wife is just saying things she does not mean... It is tough
    taking on someone elses reality and sometimes people have a fairy-tale idea of things to come. Kinda
    like our teenagers having children.
    I too had custody of a small child in a previous divorce (Now grown up and on her own). Not too many
    Dads get custody (that makes you a rarity and speaks volumes).
    I had a friend in front of a Divorce Court Judge here in Texas. He was told "Sorry son, we don't let big boys
    raise little boys here in Texas". And that was it, he lost his custody battle.
    Being optimistic,,, maybe, your wife just needs some Filipina friends that can help her understand life here
    in the good old USA is not the land of milk and honey for everyone. Most of us have to milk the cows (getting
    kicked in the process) and harvest our own honey (getting stung in the process).
    We live a bit north of Austin, Texas. It has not been easy on my wife either. Took her a mountain of studying
    and test taking to get RN license and her first job (21 months after her arrival here).
    I am sure my wife would be more then willing to lend a ear. Send us a PM if you wish to exchange contact info.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Stuart and Thea in Establishing Credit - tips and tricks please   
    You do not need to carry a balance to increase your credit score. The average balance gets reported and the current balance
    is reflected. I think my avg credit shows a couple of grand a month even though I have always pay off my balance in full.
    The only way I might be attempted to use credit on a credit card,,, was if it was zero percent interest and I have the cash
    in savings. A good example of this might be,,, student loans. If someone will lend you 10k at no interest for 3 years.
    Why not replace (student load debt which is not discharageble through bankrupcy) with unsecured debt (that is).
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from lierre in Use of Maiden vs. Married Name: CR-1 Visa process   
    I have sent this info before...
    Applied I130 CR1 using married name with registar photocopy of marriage cert
    ++ I130 had married name
    NVC process submitted NSO copy of marriage Cert and passport copy w/maiden name
    ++ USCIS paperwork changed to match passport (Maiden name)
    St Lukes submitted new passport in Married name
    ++ USCIS paperwork changed to reflect married name
    Consulate
    ++ USCIS paperwork and Visa issued w/married name
    regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from lierre in I-130 petition: Do we need NSO marriage certificate?   
    We sent in a photocopy of the Registar signed copy (NOT NSO).... With the I130...
    Then submitted the NSO certified copy during the NVC process.
    No RFEs...
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Mark&Fatima in Thing to do in Manila   
    Technically incorrect...
    Mall of America is the 21st largest mall in the world... Mall of Asia is #10.
    Philippines has 4 Malls larger then the Mall of America according to Wiki.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_shopping_malls_in_the_world
    +++
    Splash Islands and Enchanted Kingdom are a couple of place my wife wants to
    see next time we are in Manlia w/her family.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from sunandmoon in bad american or bad problem   
    Time for a History Lesson.
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 15191522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
    Moral of the story...
    These So called natives can take care of an unwanted foreign intrusion themselves.
    Regards and good luck with the chismoso.
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from jamster in bad american or bad problem   
    Time for a History Lesson.
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 15191522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
    Moral of the story...
    These So called natives can take care of an unwanted foreign intrusion themselves.
    Regards and good luck with the chismoso.
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from elmcitymaven in bad american or bad problem   
    Time for a History Lesson.
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 15191522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
    Moral of the story...
    These So called natives can take care of an unwanted foreign intrusion themselves.
    Regards and good luck with the chismoso.
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Tahoma in bad american or bad problem   
    Time for a History Lesson.
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 15191522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
    Moral of the story...
    These So called natives can take care of an unwanted foreign intrusion themselves.
    Regards and good luck with the chismoso.
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Caryh in bad american or bad problem   
    Time for a History Lesson.
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 15191522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
    Moral of the story...
    These So called natives can take care of an unwanted foreign intrusion themselves.
    Regards and good luck with the chismoso.
    dc
  16. Like
    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Laser1 in bad american or bad problem   
    Time for a History Lesson.
    Ferdinand Magellan
    Magellan's expedition of 15191522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan; the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
    Moral of the story...
    These So called natives can take care of an unwanted foreign intrusion themselves.
    Regards and good luck with the chismoso.
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Mark&Fatima in CR1 visa   
    Hummm,,, wonder if I can fly that one by the wife,,, But, honey were not really
    married.

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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Iyawo Ijebu in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from TeddyHoney in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from ~ameriptian~ in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Tahoma in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from PMartin37 in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from Crashed~N2~Me in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from B_J in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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    DouglasFiel got a reaction from shure in Divorced american man now married to filipina   
    No, it is not normal. I can understand some communication in regards to the children,,, and possibly some insurance with the CHILDREN
    as the beneficiary with a third party trust (Not the ExWife).
    Hope your husband will come to understand the destructive seeds he is sowing.
    Regards,
    dc
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