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  • Good day! I just want to ask where can we follow up the delivery of our Greencard? We arrived USA February 9, 2012 and up to now we have not receive the green card. We already receive the social security card but we do not have any idea what took so long for the Greencard delivery. Can you give us an idea as to when or where we can follow up the Greencard?

    Thank you and More power!

  • @Jyggim Yggim

    Please contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to get a status update on your greencard. Please use the website below for more information on getting in touch with USCIS.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

    http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

  • @Lhissa Rigs

    Hi Lhissa,

    For specific case inquiries, please contact American Citizen Services (ACS) at the U.S. Embassy in Manila by emailing ACSInfoManila@State.gov. You can also get in touch by telephone by calling Passport Services at Tel: 63-2-301-2000 ext. 2555 or 2532 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM Manila standard time on each business day. The U.S. Embassy in Manila will be closed this Thursday and Friday in observance of Philippine Holidays.

    In the future, kindly refrain from posting any private and personal identifiable information such as case numbers, petition numbers, contact numbers and addresses to protect your identity. All posts and threads on our Facebook pages are visible to the public. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Me and my family was issued a 10yr multiple B1/B2 Non-immgrant Visa in 08 June 2009, we were suppose to travel to the US in April 2010 but my father-in-law suffered a stroke and we opted to go on vacation to the Philippines...till now we can't synchronize our schedules and we plan to travel this coming December 2012...it will be about 3 1/2 yrs since we got our visa if we travel in December 2012...is there any time limitation on when we can enter the US after we get a B1/B2 Visa ? Thanks

  • @Smash N Drop

    I am sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope he has gotten well. As to your question, the answer is that your visa is valid until the day it expires so you shouldn't have any problems with your planned trip.

    I hope you have a wonderful visit to the United States.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Thanks for the reply...the trip was suppose to be a gift for my children and an anniversary gift for my wife...but priorities have to come first especially family...yeah we are looking forward for that US trip...God Willing we can proceed this coming December 2012...

  • Good day,,, Recenltly on 2008 I bring my son to philippines... He was born in Hawaii... Before we go home to pinas last 2008 with my son,, I submitted in Hawaii the form they called birth abroad, but i did not take the opportunity to get a philippine passport for my son.. Now since I don't have a philippine passport for him to use, to avoid question in pinas airport..is there any problem if he use the U.S. passport coming back to U.S coz he is over staying in pinas for 4 years now.. What if he just show to airport his US passport and the record of Birth abroad record,, is there still problem with it...also his 14 year old now,, is it okay to travel by him self with no question much in airport???,,, Gods willing, I want him to come to US as soon as possible,,, thanks

  • @Lhissa Rigs

    Hi Lissa,

    Like the United States, the Philippines requires its citizens to enter and exit the Philippines on a Philippine passport. If your son is a dual citizen, he should get his Philippine passport so he is able to exit the Philippines. If your son only possesses U.S. citizenship, then he could have a problem exiting the Philippines due to immigration issues. If your son entered the Philippines on a U.S. passport and has not kept his immigration status up to date, then he could be considered an overstay and could be subject to fines by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

    The above issues need to be worked out with Philippine government authorities. Please contact the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs or the Philippine Bureau of Immigration to learn how you should resolve this problem.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Hi, my husband & I had our interview 3 weeks ago for H4 & H1B visa extension repectively. The Consulate told us that our documents were okay but he just needed to verify our petition on their system (PIMS?) which would only take a week. He did not give us any paper/letter, he just told us that he will keep our passport for the meantime and will send it to us once their database has been updated. Our lawyer called the USCIS and they were told that their system has already been updated. However, upon following up with the US Embassy through the call center & chat service, they keep on telling me it's still in process. What could be the reason for this delay ? Is there anything we could do about it?

    Thanks and hoping for your favorable reply!

  • @Fayruth Villoga

    Hi Fayruth,

    Please send your inquiry to ConsNIVManila@state.gov for an appropriate response. Please include your full names, dates of birth, and number listed on the green 221g sheet you were given at the interview.

    Please do NOT post your full name, date of birth, and 221g number on the Facebook page.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • thanks Admin CONS2 for the quick reply, however, we were not given a green 221g sheet at all, should I still inquire to the email address you gave?

  • @Fayruth Villoga

    Hi again,

    Yes, please email ConsNIVManila@state.gov for an appropriate response.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • How does one show proof of having a co sponsor for a visa applicant...?? By letters from co-sponsor? I have created a self supporting moral support group for applicants and in less than one week the group has almost grown into 100 members of persons who are about to apply for Visa or who have applied already....Daily I would like to give them pointers straight from the embassy rules....Seems like the people in the group are enjoying and feeling good about things .......Your welcome to join our group also and give advise as a guest anytime....=D

    Thank You!!

  • @Precious Polite

    Hi Precious,

    That sounds like an interesting project. To get answers "straight from the Embassy", use the Embassy and Department of State websites as your sources of information. Please visit http://Manila.USEmbassy.gov for Manila specific information and http://Travel.State.gov for general information about visas.

    Regarding a joint sponsor, it is difficult to answer your question without knowing what type of visa for which the applicant is applying. The rules for joint sponsorship vary between non-immigrant and immigrant visa categories.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • hi, i already sent my queries to the email address you gave me, however i didn't receive any reply yet, do you have any idea how many days will it take for them to reply? thanks!

  • Hi... we already receive my sons first US passport in philippines,,, however he still in pinas and I'm about to bring him to US in next 3 weeks...According to US immigration manila we need to report to the office of Bureau Immigration or at least CALL them. at least 2 weeks prior to departure...Unpportunately, we've been trying to call Bureau of immigration like a thousand times and no one answering the phones and they don't even have choices like leaving messages... Hopefully there phone numbers are updated coz its really wasting time to call them and don't get nothing... Do we really need to go to there office??? or could we just do it in airport before departure....Also why we need to go or report to Bureau of immigration before departure...

  • Admin CONS2

    Thank you for the reply and the support of the new group I have created.....Our appointment is set for May 29, 2012 in the wee hours of the morning (6:30AM) he he he......I am using an alias name in FB sort of half of my DJ/Media name and my real name....The support group has already risen to 120 members in one week....I never imagined it would reach this high in membership...and the people are loving the positive encouragement and advise....and sharing what they already know and making friends....I wished the Embassy would come up with a page like this....in where a worker would be paid to entertain all the questions and make the applicants know that what they are going through is psychologically understandable and important........When your me and lived almost 11 years in a different country compared to the states and have loved your step children so very much with the two oldest doing fine already and on their own but the youngest one the girl is still with me and she has made it a point she will always be at my side....I am very OK with that. But she will be better off in states with me......as I can work there with my families business and and she can be loved by my family...I come from a really neat business family....From both my mom and dads side....And to be denied I know it would be crushing to our hearts as we have been through too-much already in so much time....we have been together with me raising her....Her dad is always away as an OFW and her mom died when she was around 9 years old....She has been my buddy my companion for the past 11 years living together....I have not been home in a very long time, I have kept busy with public service groups, church activities and currently playing league on a all women's Volleyball team....imagine a white 46 year old female playing n a Philippine Barangay league sort of makes one smile =D yes I have been here that long and I am accepted as like being one of them....As I said I have been here a long time with my stepchildren.....As you can see I am also no different from the people who are interested in my support group =D we have something in common all of us do.....Moral positive support is really needed more now a days...I fell so good about this group and the positive feed backs.... =D Again daghan salamat og reply ka!! It is Visaya for thank you again for your response.....

  • hi, finally i received an email thet our passports are already released to the courier, would you know if these were stamped?

  • @Ella Rigs

    Hi Ella,

    As a U.S. citizen in the Philippines, your son is subject to Philippine laws regarding immigration and overstay. It would be wise to check with the Philippine Burearu of Immigration prior to your son traveling because they may have requirements that need to be fulfilled which could prevent your child from boarding a plane. It is best that these issues be handled prior to your travel date so there are no unpleasant surprises at the airport.

    If you are having trouble reaching the Bureau of Immigration via phone, it may be best to visit one of their offices in person.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Hello USEM! I am worried that I lost the MRV receipt from BPI.:( I don't know how I lost it. What is my option?My appointment is on July 11, 2012. Would really appreciate to hear from you.

    Sincerely,

    January

  • Hi, I'm hoping you can help me. Have been on thr web site but cannot find an answer to my question. I am married to a Filipina. I have been living in the Philippines almost 30 years and have no plans for moving back to the U.S. I do want to take my wife there to visit and meet my family, visit with her family members and friends that live there, and show her around. I usually go back for 6-8 weeks everyother year. What visa should I apply for and can I get it for multiple entry/years? Thanks,

  • What is the best recommended type of visa strongly recommended to a Filipino US-Registered Nurse who wants to live and work in the USA?

  • Hi! I just wanna ask what the guardian needs if they going to guide the minor age who has an interview? because my son have an interview on Aug.3. Thank you!

  • Good day USEM, we already received our visa and i would like know if it's possible for us to go straight to a relative of ours in Seattle,USA even if our petitioner lives in Florida? F4 is our category.. Thank You very much and God bless!

  • Greetings from Cebu USEM, my boss has an existing tourist visa and she wants to renew it. She has gone through the process of applying for its renewal through your website however when she reaches the process on scheduling an appointment , the site doesnt work and it only opens up to the country of application which is the Philippines and after it doesnt go through at all. Is there any other means of scheduling an appointment saide from doing it online. Please advise. Thank you and God Bless!

  • January Gabilan

    Hi January,

    You do not need to present your BPI receipt on your interview.

    Thanks. Admin NIV2

  • Hi Mel Troth,

    Your wife may apply for a Visitor visa. Please see our webpage, http://manila.usembassy.gov/niv-application.html, for application procedures.

    Generally, visitor visa applications are evaluated under Section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act, which states, in part, that every applicant for a nonimmigrant visa ‘‘. . . shall be presumed to be an immigrant until (s) he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, at the time of application for a visa, . . . that (s) he is entitled to nonimmigrant status . . . .'' This statutory presumption of immigration may be overcome by demonstrating sufficiently strong familial, social, professional and economic ties to a country outside the United States that would compel return after a temporary stay in the United States.

    Most Visitor visas issued have a validity of 10 years and can be used for multiple entries.

    Thanks. Admin NIV2

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