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  1. Hello guys, I'm so excited about this forum, I wish I knew this website earlier on. Mine is an abnormal experience with bad ending at the end. Since day one, it has been a very rough expiriences, And that has really changed my life for good. Here is my story; By 2010, I had completed my college studies in Kenya, then same year I got my first job after internship, then I got my second employment with CDC until I left Kenya for USA in 2015. My whole family life and background is Christianity, both parents were reknown preachers. Myself I had moved to the capital city of Kenya for work. There I met my long lost friend who within short time we moved in together, she became pregnant, carrying my child. It was the best thing ever to me, we named my daughter after my mother. We didn't do any ceremonial marriage, but in Kenya, that's how majority of people become legally wife and husband, it either through either come we stay or customary marriage, as per your own tribal affiliations. FLASHBACK: My mother had been struggling with different medical conditions, we took her in our house and tried to get her treatments in the capital city of Kenya. Earlier, my younger brother joined the US army around 2008, then around 2009-2010 the US army command invited us, his family to attend their pass out parade. By then my father didn't have his passport, it was stolen from him while my mom was in and out of hospital. So my mom and I went to the embassy for visiting visa and we were denied and the fees are non refundable. They said in a pink or blue paper That we lack enough evidence/attachment back home! As a family we felt so bad because my brother in the army graduated alone without any relative or friends, since we knew nobody in US back then. After the graduation, he was deployed in middle East, and its during military break that he came to visit us, his coming really calmed us down, part of him being away and alone from the rest of the family could be the reason why my mom regularly fell sick more than before. Around end of 2014, my mom got good news, that her Greencard petition filled by my younger brother in the army had been approved. Still she couldn't go alone, so my brother booked an appointment for my younger sister, but again because of various reasons, he added my father to the visa appointment list then at the tail end he added me. Infact I was informed very late that I'm part of the group going to the embassy, that's two weeks preparedness to the appointment. My father was so excited, he requested that we help him fast(stay without food) for seven days which I did. The other sister didn't even try for a single day. FAST-FORWARD; the two of us, we got Visa to go alongside mom and also witness a ceremony for my brother. Family didn't want to waste any time, so they quickly asked us to go, while I had problem with in my house!! but anyway!! so we left. Now, on our arrival, things were okay although my brother had been deployed very same day we arrived, so he picked us from the airport and then left for his military duty. Then day two, his gf/wife(of my brother) arrived from I guess work and she began to mistreat us. Every few hours she kept on complaining about my brother, bills or anything related to us. My mom had Fistula, and the wife/GF will insult or keep on bullying my mom about taking shower or put nylons cover on her seats/bed/cars, she would spray cologne or remind me to do laundry, which I was already doing since Kenya. But her shouting to my mom was unnecessary!!! Immediately on our second day, the wife would insist that I have to go back because they have huge bill's. Myself because of pressure and fear I tried calling the airline to see if they can switch my return date from the issued date to the next day, but the airline refused to change departure dates. She wasnt done yet,she went to the store, bought wigs then told me to pack then say Hi to the rest of people in Kenya! That's chasing me out indirectly! She brought my two light lagguages into the dining area and told me to say hi to my people in Kenya. Since day two she repeatedly told us that their apartment can't accommodate 3 adults at once! That I must leave ASAP.. Flashback; Myself, before our flight to USA, my relationship in Kenya was not okay. The mother of my daughter kept on cheating, worse one I caught thread of text messages on her phone, that's on the very day God gave us my daughter, in those texts she assured him that the child she's about to give birth is his. Myself I was surprised why and who sent presents, clothes, toys and money to our house!!!, Just a day before she delivered. We had an argument over that and she insisted that the guy was an ex who won't stop following her...!! So during our staying together in Kenya especially immediately we became parents, she all over sudden became wild to me, she would disappear and reappear whenever she wanted. Many nights I was left nursing my daughter alone and sometimes my young daughter wouldn't sleep forcing me to go to work very late, hungry or sleepy. Her mother would then appear in the morning and would begin to insult me the whole day via SMS and then verbally. So when I arrived in the US, the very same night, she swept the house back in Kenya and vanished. It's the neighbors that called and alerted my sister to pick up my daughter from the gate of our rental house in Nairobi as the mom had been picked up by a man with senior Kenyan police uniform and they left the doors of the House open and my daughter stranded. To date I strongly believe she is not a human but a beast! No sane African woman would do that!! Not even if I was a monster or mistreated her or the kid gave her troubles!! I would never forget nor forgive her for that, and I'll make sure my daughter knows this when she grows up. So I was stressed in America, at times I went to the roadside to see If I can spot any Kenyan to help me fly back to Kenya Asap. Then my brother came back after a week or so, he noticed how stressed we were, my mom was hiding my passport cause she didn't want me to go back and leave the two of them alone!! My brother took us out for a tour , we visited various places but I was still stressed and going through a lot. In the afternoon, he then took us to a Kenyan event, there I met Kenyans who some were really nice. At the nearby fishpond I met a lady, she was to stay overnight,she requested I helped her with fixing a tent. I fixed it, we introduce ourselves to each other, Long story short she had Kenyan food, she then invited us to her tent for food and fireplace, we exchanged contacts, her sister and inlaws also introduced themselves. This were the only friends that we now had. She visited us, brought us shoppings. Gave us address and contacts for free food(food stamp, but we never used them), connected us to local Churches that can help us , connected us to local Kenyans around us, told me about GPS and buses etc. And that's how I met my American wife. She invited us to her house, then regularly came to our apartment, I told her my past story, she adviced me not to go back. Soon we became couples, bought clothes for my mother, directed me to hospitals that could help my mom.... And I began to feel comfortable or okay. After a while things changed, she didn't want me to visit my parents anymore, I learnt that she had alot of financial problems from her past, I tried to help her out by working two to three jobs but at times I payed for the same bill twice or more after every two weeks. She didn't accept I pay by credit/debitcard but only by giving her the money then she'll pay herself which she didn't pay at all. She began to tell lies, any mistake in the house she would make it appear as if it's me who did them. Took the keys from me, hide USCIS mails from me, I bacame a maid, cooking dishes but she would still complain. She always made sure I don't have money on me. Yet she knew I was taking care of my parents food and bills. My brother lost his law enforcement job around 2018, military doesn't pay that much, so I managed our needs, my daughter's needs in Kenya and parents needs. My mom and father health worsened, she filed paper for me, I-130 approved but then she began to threaten me with deportation, she declined to attend USCIS interview, soon I found out that she is alcoholic yet earlier she lied to my family that she was a Christian. I understand that I snore, but it's not that bad. She forced me to sleep on the floor or wake me up the whole night complaining that I make her uncomfortable! This forced me to work continuously to avoid being told that I snore loud, waking her sister's dog, that my feet or socks smell or being slapped, denied food which I bought or she refused to open the door and refused to give me copy after we changed the locks, even my mails she hid them from me. A year later my late father was diagnosed with diabetes, yet before that he was a very healthy man, at his age he could do 3-5 miles running with so much ease. So my by 2019 I discovered she had divorced me without telling me, I had joined tracking so most of the time I was away on the road. Last year as Covid-19, I was also going through difficulty. My father suddenly was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I took him to various hospitals, they refused to even help him because of COVID-19. All they did was remind us that he'll die in two to three weeks time. I was introduced to this attorney by my Church pastor, our church summoned her but she refused to come and even responded by insults. I told this attorney everything and he filed VAWA for me. He assured me I have a strong case. I got prima facie few days later. By January of of 2021 my father became seriously ill, he was fainting and hiccups, he began to beg me to return him back home. By March he was weak, couldn't even stand, eat or use bathroom. He was just crying he want me to take him back. Him and I organized a day, we went to a track that both of us used to do excercise, I pushed him on a wheelchair, we both cried not knowing what our future bet will be!! So I brought him back, three days after arrival he died in my arms. So after arrival I have been thinking about my past experiences, up to where I'm. I haven't laughed or smile for the last several years!! I'm glad to be closer to my daughter, but I'm still broke looking for job. My ex wife hurt my knee,she pushed me down the stairs, so I can't be standing for long. Also my elderly brother back in Kenya took advantage of my parents absence then he sold our land and cattles. My mom she is permanent resident but she has refused to go back to USA. she's also traumatized, my brother is also traumatized. I guess his is from military. He speaks alone and other private stuff I won't write here for his respect and respect for USA army. Before I left my ex wife, I went to pick my stuff, she didn't give me my passport, I had to call police for her to open the door. She has tore my documents, refused to give me my clothes.. I tray back to Kenya like an alien. No passport no clothes!!! I came empty hands!! Even my daughter she keep on asking questions that I can't answer. My school mates, neighbors are spreading lies that I was deported, plus many other things. People are staring at me, others nodding or shaking head when I pass by the road. Man!!! I have gone through alot, this is just a quick summary, if I write the full thing, it will take days to read. But.....I wish all of you pending applicants all the best. God will fullfil the desires of your heart. Peace guys!!!!
  2. Hello, 😊 I will be soon applying for citizenship, I began gathering and filing all documents required for N-400 as well as interview. I am applying with the minimun 5yrs green card. This requires submission of 5yrs past tax return transcript during the interview process and I am not sure if i have to send this along with N-400 too. However, my main issue is that I went online to get my transcript and also called IRS and they are only able to issue 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 basically not '2014' and I'm clueless how to get the 2014 tax return transcript. Can someone please advise? i've really tried researching online and not finding a solution. also to clarify I do have my tax return documents but not the 2014 tax return transcript as required for the interview and application. after doing much research it sounds like they want to see the transcript over docs. please advise. Thanks!
  3. j1WAIVER BASED ON HARDSHIP This approach will only work for J1 Waiver based on Hardship only please. Please read this in addition to the official information provided on the USCIS and DOS website. Just incase anyone is applying for a Hardship waiver or have received RFE from USCIS or Have received a favorable recommendation from DOS but waiting for a final notice from USCIS and its taking more time , am sharing my experience maybe you can take a clue. I should say i am not an attorney and any suggestions i’m making shouldn’t be taken as a legal advise. I had a US Government funding (Fulbright/Department of State) of over $40000. I applied for the waiver without an attorney. Thanks to clues i picked from posts on here and other google searches. I am going to explain 3 areas that will determine the outcome of your application for which i believe an attorney cant help you change that. For a J1 recipient and subsequent waiver applicant, i presume you can read, understand and present your ideas clearly without the help of an attorney. I didn’t use an attorney not because i don’t trust them but because i felt they are profit oriented with other clients to attend to so your case wont get the maximum attention as you can give it yourself. I will rather invest the fees for attorney in professional evaluations like visiting the doctors office to access your case or taking trips to your sponsoring agency to explain your situation. The procedure as summarized on USCIS and department of state website; You first apply at USCIS and Department of State, if USCIS establishes that there is hardship as you claim, it will forward forms i-613/i-613 to department of state to concur with their findings. If USCIS doesn’t find any hardship claim, your application will be denied without making it to DOS. (Am not making this up.. you can read the USCIS’s policy manual on these waivers https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-19459/0-0-0-19610.html) If you manage to get uscis to send I-612/613 to DOS, they will evaluate your hardship claim with views from your sponsor to either concur with USCIS or issue an unfavorable recommendation. NOW FROM MY EXPERIENCE, WHAT I HAVE READ AND OTHER EXPERIENCE FROM USERS ON HERE, i am going to explain what you may do to boost your chances. Again, this is not a legal advise and i believe its easier to build your case on truth than lies. So make sure you have a genuine case to follow through. *****Before you apply read these 3 write ups; they were my guide.**** A) https://www.ilw.com/articles/2007,0906-hake.shtm B) https://cbkimmigration.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/j1-hardship-waiver-trends.pdf C) https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-19459/0-0-0-19610.html Now lets go into what you may do at each stage SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION AT USCIS STAGE Lets call this the first stage. To me, its the most important stage because you have control on the outcome for them to issue I-612/613. If you convince them enough they will issue 612/613 to DOS. So how do you convince them; the articles above lettered (A & B) have covered it broadly and im going to add to that. I am going to talk about medical and financial hardship to your US citizen spouse or child. Always remember when writing your statement that... *** no matter the hardship that you the applicant will go through, they don’t care about you the applicant but the USC. *** you should always attach a well written statement with reference to explain your situation more. *** it is always a good idea that your wife/US citizen if above 18 years write and notarize a statement to support your application in the form of highlighting why they need you here and also why they cant travel with you if you have to leave to your home country. *** What ever point you decide to raise, discuss it in two scenerios; i) how it will affect your USC if you leave them in USA to fulfill the 2 year rule. ii) How it will affect your USC if they go to your home country with you for the 2 year rule. *** try as much as possible to discuss your points in chronic rather than acute. (By chronic i mean that problem is long term rather than short term). *** Don’t underestimate any point or any situation. For example, If your wife is 4 weeks pregnant, you can build on that alone to make a medical and financial hardship case. HARDSHIP CLAIM ON MEDICAL BASIS If your USC has medical concerns, go to a doctor (if its disease related) or a chiropractor (if its accident related). The money that you will use for a lawyer, rather invest in these professionals for evaluation of your USC medical condition. Book a regular appointment with whichever applies to you. Let your USC narrate what his/her condition to the practitioner. Ask the practitioner to write a prognosis and diagnosis. How much it will cost if he was to treat that condition (remember you can make a whole financial case if you get such estimate). How long it will take to treat such a condition. Very importantly ask him to put in writing his personal views and experience if you will get the very best treatment for your USC if you decide to treat that condition in your home country. How easy or difficult will it be to get the drugs/machines for such treatment from your country. If there is a pregnancy involved, get the positive test results or if its at a later pregnancy stage obtain the visits and scheduled appointments from the obgyn office and let them craft a letter saying your spouse needs you. If there is a baby involved, get the letter from the hospital your baby was born. Depending on the baby’s age, you can make a point on travel vaccination (for example if your baby is weeks or a month old and your country is a yellow fever vaccine required, you can argue that yellow fever vaccines are given to babies after 9 months, hence you cant travel to your home country with him or her). On the medical side, if kids are involved, you can see a phycologist to give you a letter stating the impacts of your absence on the child. (NB: all the letters you get are just letters until you develop the points made by the practitioners to back your claim of hardship. Use those letters as if you are writing a research paper with references to those letters.). HARDSHIP CLAIM ON FINANCIAL BASIS You can craft a financial hardship from every medical point you made. Just think about how it will affect your USC if you are away or she leaves with you. Apart from that, you may also want to document monthly bills (eg car and home loans, credit cards) and contractual monthly payments (eg insurance, 24 month phone and home plans) to demonstrate why it will be a financial burden should she move with you. Another important part of the finances is using the U.S treasury department website to estimate how much you will earn depending on your experience and qualifications. Do the same estimation with backing statistics from your country’s labour or statistics office showing how much you will earn even if you are employed there. Now use those 2 data to show how impossible it is to support your family over there. Gather data from your home country government institution about unemployment rate and minimum wage. Use the data to show the probability of you not getting employed or even if you are employed, the minimum wage converted to US$. This will help you make a point that you cant support your family from your home country. And even if you travel there with them, you wont be able to pay bills left behind as well as financially stable to take care of them there. HARDSHIP CLAIM ON SOCIAL AND SECURITY BASIS You can include this kind of basis to talk about language barrier and cultural differences that can be a burden especially to USC born in USA. With security, you can log on DOS website to see the security alerts issued for your country. You can use this to make a case of safety for your USC. SUBMITTING Application at Department of State. The main aim of this department is to weigh the assistance you received from the USG source to your statement. USCIS absolutely rely on DOS opinion for hardship waivers. DOS also rely on your sponsors opinion for their decision. So there is very little you can do here apart from a strong statement. You can paraphrase and use the same statement that you submitted to USCIS but here you add what you have done for your home country or will do to help your home country even when you are granted a favorable recommendation and you remain in USA. Also the DOS wont issue a request for Further evidence (RFE) as USCIS does. So when anything about your situation changes that you feel is substantial enough to help your case, log on to the J1waiver website and update your statement and mail the updated statement. You can update your statement as much as possible, there will be instructions to follow on where to send them. Recommendation from Sponsoring Departments Thats probably the silent decider in the application process in terms of denial or delays. There is little to nothing you can do about this stage but this tip could help. (NB: this is not part of the official application process so please don’t ask me where you can find this). Before you pay for the application fees and submit your application to the DOS and USCIS, Go to or call your university or the office that processed your DS2019 or J1 packets. Ask them for the contact of your sponsors. Take both the email and number. Call/email them and explain your situation and tell them that you wish to apply for a waiver and that you are seeking their opinion first. They are humans and if your situation is genuine they will understand your case. Dont forget to tell them about your plans of giving back to your home country. If they ask you to go ahead and apply for a waiver thats great all you need to do is make a good case with DOS and USCIS. If they say no, candidly, you should be looking at other options like Canada’s express entry rather than waste 17-22 months waiting in vain (but hey thats entirely your decision, you can still try your luck). Ive read from some government agency documents that states that, if the waiver review division issues a favorable recommendation contrary to the USG funding source views, you will be asked to pay the amount they spent on you with interest. (https://trainethelp.usaid.gov/Documents/rawmedia_repository/ads252reissued.pdf). So practically even if DOS and USCIS thinks you deserve that waiver and your funding source says ‘no’ to them giving you the waiver, you will be denied. With that said, i presume even if you call them before applying and they say no, and you have what it takes to pay off the amount that was spent on you, You can politely negotiate with them to bill you to pay the amount they spent on you so you can get a waiver from them. Bear in mind it will be calculated with interest. THE FINAL NOTICE FROM USCIS After DoS forward a favorable recommendation to USCIS some experience long wait times before USCIS issue a final notice of approval. Unlike ‘no objection’ applicants, hardship waiver applicants dont receive a copy of DoS recommendation, hence can only rely on the final from USCIS. After DoS sent a favorable recommendation to USCIS, i saw nothing on my case at USCIS. So after waiting 10 days, i called USCIS several times but they kept telling me they had not received my recommendation from DoS. If you have a similar situation or you have received a favorable recommendation from DOS but no activity at USCIS, you wait for at-least 15 days and follow these steps. *check out your zip code to find the congressman that represent your area. *go their website to download or call their office for a ‘USCIS PRIVACY WAIVER FORM’. It is a form that you sign to request the congressman to make enquiries on your behalf. *fill that form and attach your uscis receipt and also print out your status on the DOS website. *send those back to the congressman’s office and allow them work on it for you. There is no need asking the office to expedite your case, just tell them to inquire about your case. (From my experience and what i have read, let me explain how the congressional office works. This approach works only after you have seen that your favorable recommendation is sent by DoS but nothing is happening at USCIS. If its still pending at DoS, i doubt there is anything the congressional office can do. According to USCIS, Each USCIS service center has a Congressional Inquiry Unit (https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/archive/delete/USCIS_Immigration_101_Guide_for_Congress.ppt). So if a congressional staffer makes an inquiry on your case, your case file will be transferred to these unit which facilitates a faster decision than the main service centers. In my case, my application is still pending, meanwhile I’ve received my final waiver. I went this route. My whole application took 18 months...All the best.
  4. I filed AOS on June 2019 and finally got our interview scheduled this August 2021! They were asking for us to bring our pay stubs and a letter from employer (for both of us - me and my husband) I'm not sure if I also have to bring our W2 (since I don't have W2 yet because I just started working) Do we need to file NEW Affidavit of Support (me and my husband)?? Or I just need to bring the COPY of Affidavit of Support of my husband's that I submitted when I filed my AOS? Also, is there any checklist of requirements to bring on the Medical Examination and Interview? Thank you for your answer!
  5. Hi guys! Thought I would start a thread for this since I didn't see it anywhere else. This is for all Potomac filers of the I-130 in 2019. I noticed that the last person to get approved had a NOA1 date of July 1st and there hasn't been another one since the beginning of the month. My projection for receiving approval had pegged the date between the end of January and the beginning of February, with an email estimate of February 5th. However, today the projection suddenly changed to between June and September of 2020 - a six month leap. I don't understand what could cause this so suddenly as the data hasn't really changed at all over the past couple of weeks. Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone else?
  6. I was wondering if anyone is experiencing this very unusual delay with the Department of State? So i read thoroughly before applying for the J1 waiver based on hardship (US Government Funding involved). My time line below; At USCIS; 1. Filled November 16, 2017 2. Request for more evidence and responded same month in July 2018 3. Prima facie case was established and hence docket forwarded to DOS for non-uscis advisory opinion. At DOS: Item Action Date Sponsor Views Received January, 28 2019 Request for Sponsor Views Sent October, 16 2018 Form I-612 Received September, 23 2018 Form I-613 Received September, 23 2018 Change of Address Received April, 12 2018 Fee Received February, 14 2018 Form DS-3035 Received February, 14 2018 Form DS-2019 Received February, 14 2018 Statement Of Reason Received February, 14 2018 so from my timeline and the new processing time for Hardship waivers (16weeks to 24 weeks after 612/613 is received), i am outside the normal processing time at DOS. My last 3 emails to DoS has gone unanswered. My sponsor views was received almost 2 months ago. I want to know if anyone has or have had such stupid prolonging after 613/612 and sponsor views have been received?
  7. My medical examination schedule is March 19, 2019. I arrived in Manila on March 18 and stayed in Time Travellers Hotel near St. Lukes Extension Clinic. Its a nice hotel with a good price. Good air conditioning, with table and chairs, nice queen sized bed, it has fridge with 2 complimentary bottled water, nice shower with heater, they also provide toiletries(toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and conditioner) with 2 bath towels. It also has telivision but no cable. The wifi is only for 1 day use and for one phone only. 1st DAY 3:30 AM - Rode a tricycle (i don't know what they call it coz its different from a tricycle) going to St lukes for less than a minute from the hotel where i stayed. I decided not to walk because some people said that it is dangerous to walk there specially when its dark because there are some pickpocketers. 3:31 AM - Fall in line. Luckily only few people where in line. 4:30-5 AM - Time to enter the building.. the guard took: My passport, 1 photocopy of my passport, 1 copy of NVC letter with MNL case number, 4 pcs 2x2 photo, and 1 copy of online registration form and handed me a number, I was number 36. (RED in color for one applicant and GREEN in color for 2 or more applicant (family or with child). Your photo should be 2x2 in size , not a passport size with white background and should be on glossy photo paper. No eye glasses, no earings or necklace its not allowed or else the guard will ask you to come back again. 5-5:30 AM - They started to call out numbers and assist me to the window on the 1st floor. On the window I gave the documents with my passport and pictures to the lady and then she asked some questions like: Am i married? Do i have kids? and Where in the US do i wish to travel? Then she for my right index finger for biometrics(4 times) & sign a paper, and asked me to look at the camera for picture. She gave me a checklist then asked me to proceed to 5th floor for payment. 6 AM - The guard on duty took my checklist and asked me to wait until she called my name then proceed to the cashier for payment. After paying, the cashier told me to go to 4th floor for blood & urine test. 6:45 AM - I gave the checklist to the reception area on the 3rd floor and they asked me for my passport and told me to wait. During blood test the nurse asked my name and who sponsored me to go to the U.S. then asked me when was the last time i peed and then told me to proceed to the urine test. (They were asking when was the last time you peed because it depends if your going to take the urine test right after the blood test or not, i guess it should be 1 hour before you last peed.) I proceed to the urine test area then the nurse took my checklist and asked my name and then she gave a container for urine sample. The urine sample must be just right amount.. not below the line.. and do not add water in it.. it can be over the line but just a little bit.. do not fill the container too much or else the nurse will ask you to repeat the test after 1 hour. Then the nurse gave back my checklist and told me to go to 3rd floor for Xray. 7:15 AM - I gave the checklist to the reception area on the 3rd floor then asked me to fill up a form. She also asked when was my last menstruation. (Write the exact date) I waited for my name to be called then the receptionist gave back my checklist and give a number and then told me to proceed to Xray room. I wore a hospital gown, removed my bra and tied my hair up. (Dont worry they have a dressing room. But dont leave your bag and clothes take it with you) Then wait again for my number to be called for Xray test. The nurse at the Xray room asked me to follow me the right breathing for the test. After the test the nurse told me to proceed to 2nd floor for immunization. 7:25 AM - I gave my checklist to the reception area on the 2nd floor then they gave a form to fill up and gave back to them and told me to wait for my name to be called. 9:30 AM - My name was called and ask me to proceed to the Doctors area on the immunization area. The doctor asked about my name, my birthday and age and my sponsor. She also asked about my past illnesses, if i take medicines, if i had vaccines, when was my first and last menstruation..etc.. basically about my health. You should listen attentively to the doctor. After that she asked me to proceed to 5th floor for physical exam. 9:35 AM - I gave my checklist to the guard then she put it in the box in the blood pressure area (i forgot what they call it) then i waited for my name to be called. 1st the nurse took my weight and height. wait for my name to be called again. 2nd took my blood pressure. wait again. 3rd proceeded to eye test then gave back my checklist and ask me to give it to the US counter.. and then wait again for my physical exam. 11:35 - The long wait is over.. The USA counter called my name and handed me a number and ask me to proceed to room 7. I waited again. Inside room 7, the doctor asked for my passport, sign on logbook, then asked me so many questions about: If i take medicines, if i have illnesses like tb..etc.., if i have allergies, (just like the questions in the doctors area) then the doctor asked if i had suicide attempts, what i finished in school.. and then she asked me to change to hospital gown and took off my socks, I didnt took off my underwear including my bra. The doctor ask me to lay down on the bed then she asked me to bend my knees and checked my abdomen, my wrist, then asked me to sit and checked my neck, then she told me to stand up and then she checked my lower back.. then thats it! I said thank you to the doctor. 11:55 - I gave my checklist to the USA counter on the 5th floor then wait again for my name to be called. 12:30 - My name was called and the lady ask me to go back tomorrow for my result. TIPS!! Food is not allowed inside the clinic so better to eat before your medical exam. You can bring water inside, if you didnt its okay because there are water fountains inside. Wear a comfortable clothes and shoes that are easily to take off. Do not wear complicated clothes or shoes. I suggest you wear slip on shoes. Bring jacket with you because its cold inside the clinic. Listen attentively. Leave your earphones behind. If you have past medications or baby book, bring it with you. Listen carefully and attentively to the nurses and doctors so it wont cause you any delay. 2nd day My time schedule is 9am but i went there at 7am. I went directly to the guard he took my checklist and stamp saying "immunization room 2nd floor" I went to 2nd floor and give my checklist to the reception area and wait my name to be called. My name was called then I proceed to Immunization room 2nd floor and the nurse ask for my passport, my name and when is my 1st and last menstruation what is the name of my fiance. Then i get my vaccines. (I had 2 vaccines, anti-tetanus and MMR.) The nurse ask me to proceed to 1st floor for my result. Then i waited for my name to be called. On window F the lady ask for my passport, my name, my address and ask me to check the documents if it has my correct name, address, MNL case number and passport number. Then she asked me to take pictures of the copy of my vaccination record using my phone.She handed me the envelope that says "DO NOT OPEN" that i have to bring to the interview (I think it contains all the records/results of my medical examination) Then she also handed me the vaccination record that i have to bring to the USA. I waited about 30-40 mins to get my vaccines and my results. For every tests i took i always pray and pray and pray.. until i get my result!! DON'T FORGET TO PRAY! GOOD LUCK!
  8. Good morning, everyone! Created this group for all (Naturalization) N-400 JULY 2019 FILERS! Please join and provide your information. Below is the link for the shared spreadsheet. Thank you and happy 4th of JULY!!! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19rv0w-Ls_-225a0AqzhsTObXb2DcT07oACpdIHhn9dE/edit?usp=sharing VJ Username Filing date NOA1 Biometrics Appt RFE? Interview Oath Ceremony Field Office Filed online / paper AI135 07/01/2019 Online
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