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By Erika Presson
Last Updated: July 25, 2014


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  • The articles found on this blog are applicable to all I-129F Petitions, K1 Visa Applicants, AOS (from a K1 Visa), and ROC applicants unless otherwise noted. The I-129F Process and AOS is the same for all foreign beneficiaries/spouses. Some K1 Visa Process articles are written specifically for applicants from the Philippines. Please refer to your country's U.S. Consulate/Embassy website for country-specific instructions.


About

About The Missus Erika Presson graduated from of one of the top universities  of her home country (a State University and considered to be the premier university of the Philippines actually), the University of the Philippines , Diliman . She has ...

Mr. & Mrs. Presson

Most people don't know our story. They just know that we met online. That's it. They instantly assume that we met on a dating site. Well, it wasn't a dating site. We weren't even looking for a relationship back then. We just happened to be at the right...

Immigration

// // Long-Distance Relationships  (popularly known as LDR 's) are very hard to deal with. Every relationship has love, understanding, trust, honesty and faith in each other as foundations, but LDR 's require a lot more. Believe me, we've be...

Mrs. Presson's Timeline: I-129F Petition, K1 Fiancée Visa, AOS, ROC, and Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship)

  The Route We Took: Fiancé(e) Petition / Visa // // Christopher and I, after just months of online dating, already knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with each other. You know what they say, "You'll KNOW when you m...

I-129F Fiancé(e) Petition Process

So you're tired of the Long Distance Relationship . You, the US Citizen, know he/she's THE ONE . You've proposed / He proposed. You/She accepted. He/She is now your Fiancé(e). Time to put a ring on it. Get married ASAP and bring him/her to the US? No....
I-129F Fiancé(e) Petition & Checklist

I-129F Fiancé(e) Petition & Checklist

  Our I-129F Fiancé(e) Petition Process Preparing our I-129F Fiancé(e) Petition package was a breeze. As mentioned in a previous blog post, we have had 2 years worth of relationship evidence and correspondences by the time we submitted our pet...
NVC and CEAC Status Tracker

NVC and CEAC Status Tracker

So... What happens after petition approval (NOA2)? Call NVC first. After you get your petition approval notice (Notice of Action 2 / NOA2), there are 2 things that you as the petitioner need to do. // // (1)  You must call the  N...

K1 Fiancé(e) Visa Process

// // Now that you are done with the I-129F Fiancé(e) Petition Process , t he K1 Fiancé(e)  Visa Process comes in next. The K1 Fiancé(e) Visa Holder must marry his/her US Citizen petitioner within 90 days . They must also file for Adjustment of ...
K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines)

K1 Visa Fee Payment at BPI (Philippines)

So you already have your NVC Case Number? Time to pay the K1 Visa Fee. // // YAY! It's going to move along fast (considerably faster than the I-129F approval process) after getting your NVC Case Number (MNL/Manila Case Number). So, Congratulations!...
How To Schedule Your K1 Visa Interview Online

How To Schedule Your K1 Visa Interview Online

// // Now you're done with paying your K1 Visa Fee at BPI , you're most certainly ready to schedule your K1 Visa interview online. This scheduling process will only be successful if your payment at BPI has already gone through. It usually...
K1 Visa Medical Exam at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic, Manila (SLEC)

K1 Visa Medical Exam at St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic, Manila (SLEC)

Paid K1 Visa Fee . Check . Scheduled Visa Interview Online . Check . Now it's time for your K1 Visa Medical Exam at St. Luke's Extension Clinic ! (SLEC)   Why do I have to register online for my K1 Visa Medical Exam at SLEC? Why not? It's h...

K1 Visa Interview (Checklist, Walkthrough, Experience, Questions)

Let's recap the previous stages before we start discussing the K1 Visa Interview : // // 1. The US Citizen Fiancé(e) has filed an application for the Foreign Fiancé(e)'s I-129F Petition and has been approved . 2. You already have y...
K1 Visa Interview Requirements and Checklist

K1 Visa Interview Requirements and Checklist

Now that you're done with the K1 Visa Medical Exam , you need to prepare the K1 Visa Interview Requirements, Forms and other documents that may be needed from you for your interview.   K1 Visa Interview Requirements (Forms/Files/Documents...
K1 Visa Interview Walkthrough (U.S. Embassy Manila / USEM)

K1 Visa Interview Walkthrough (U.S. Embassy Manila / USEM)

// // Note: This K1 Visa Interview Walkthrough might be outdated as this was based on my experience at the US Embassy Manila (USEM) in June 13th, 2013. This should give you an idea on what will take place though. The K1 Visa Interview appointment...

K1 Visa Interview Questions

// // It's ok to be nervous about your K1 Visa Interview and being anxious about the questions that you may get asked about. I understand so well, I went through the same thing too. The questions and the interview itself is pretty basic and...
221G Request for Additional Documents (Philippines)

221G Request for Additional Documents (Philippines)

// // You're done with your K1 Visa Interview but the Consular Officer cannot make a decision based on the information and/or documents you've submitted. This is where the 221G Request for Additional Documents come in. As explained by the...
How To Track Your Visa Status and Passport (USEM Passport Tracker, CEAC Visa Status Checker)

How To Track Your Visa Status and Passport (USEM Passport Tracker, CEAC Visa Status Checker)

// // It's another waiting game! But first, I must congratulate you for surviving the K1 Visa Interview . And now, you must be itching to track your visa, right? Below you will find tools on how to track your visa status on CEAC, how to track...
2GO: How To Track and Pick Up Your Visa Package (Philippines)

2GO: How To Track and Pick Up Your Visa Package (Philippines)

Now, when it is In Transit From Post using the US Travel Docs Passport Tracker , you will just have to wait for an SMS Message / Text from 2Go  that your passport is ready for pick-up (if you chose pick-up as your option) or you can track your Visa Pa...
CFO Seminar (Philippines)

CFO Seminar (Philippines)

// // CFO stands for Commission on Filipinos Overseas . It is a Philippine government agency that is responsible for providing pre-departure seminars to Filipino emigrants. These seminars are helpful, especially to first-time emigrants, because...

On Leaving: Port of Entry (POE), Getting Married, and Other Processes

Remember, you and your fiancé(e) have 90 days upon entry to the US to get married! // // I bet you and your US Citizen fiancé(e) are OVER THE MOON for passing your K1 Visa Interview . Time to book those plane tickets! Just remember to bo...
Preparations Before Leaving Your Home Country

Preparations Before Leaving Your Home Country

*Some items may contain affiliate or referral links. // // THIS IS IT! You have your US Visa in hand . You've booked your plane tickets. You're singing "Leaving on a Jetplane" in your head... or quite possibly out loud. The only thing left...

Port of Entry (POE) Review: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

// // I flew Philippine Airlines (PAL) direct from MNL to SFO on August 8th, 2013 at 10:30pm (PH) to August 8th, 2013 8pm (SFO). Usual PAL, always late. It was more than 12.5 hours of travel. On board, they gave us an I-94 Arrival Card and...
How to get your I-94 CBP Arrival / Admission Record Online

How to get your I-94 CBP Arrival / Admission Record Online

// // Welcome to the United States of America! Finally, you're here and you're here with your fiancé(e) / soon-to-be-spouse. I also hope you had a smooth experience at your Port of Entry (POE) . As you may recall at POE, the U.S. Customs ...
How To Get Your Social Security Number (SSN) with a K1 Visa

How To Get Your Social Security Number (SSN) with a K1 Visa

// // What is a Social Security Number (SSN) ? This is a 9-digit number issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Simply put, this is your identification number. The most important one at that. This Social Security...

Adjustment of Status / AOS (From a K1 Visa)

Congratulations on getting married! AOS is the next step! // // Sadly, immigration paperwork doesn't end right there. You would need to file for AOS or Adjustment of Status.  As a K1 Visa holder, you must file for AOS in order to adjust y...
Adjustment of Status / AOS (From a K1 Fiancé(e) Visa) Process Walkthrough

Adjustment of Status / AOS (From a K1 Fiancé(e) Visa) Process Walkthrough

// // As previously discussed, I-485 Adjustment of Status / AOS from a K1 Fiancé(e) Visa is very important because this process will allow you to become a Permanent Resident in the US. Well, for at least 2 years . This is called Conditional P...
How to Prepare Your AOS Package: Forms, Requirements and Checklist

How to Prepare Your AOS Package: Forms, Requirements and Checklist

// // The Adjustment of Status (AOS) Package will be the last application you will send USCIS ... at least for the next 2 years. This application process usually lasts for about 6 months and one (more often than not) will quite possibly have...
Permanent Residents / Green Card Holders

Permanent Residents / Green Card Holders

// // Now that you've successfully gone through your Adjustment of Status from a K1 Visa , you now are classified as a Lawful Permanent Resident / Conditional Permanent Resident / 2-Year "Green Card" Holder . Your AOS approval comes with:...
Update your Social Security Card when your Status Changes

Update your Social Security Card when your Status Changes

// // There are 2 Types of Social Security Cards that are applicable to a K1 Visa Holder:   "Valid only with DHS Work Authorization" This is given to K1 Visa Holders if they have applied for a Social Security Number / SSN...
I-751 Removing of Conditions (ROC) - Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

I-751 Removing of Conditions (ROC) - Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

Now, we are back to USCIS paperwork processing after almost a 2-year hiatus! This time, you must file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (ROC) in order to continue to legally stay in the United States. During this process, the Conditional...
I-751 Removing of Conditions (ROC) Process Walkthrough

I-751 Removing of Conditions (ROC) Process Walkthrough

As previously discussed, I-751 Removing of Conditions (ROC)   is very important because this process will allow you to continue to be a Permanent Resident in the US for the next 10 years. After a successful I-751 Petition (ROC), the applicant will be ...
How to Prepare your ROC Package: Removing of Conditions (ROC) Requirements, Forms, and Checklist

How to Prepare your ROC Package: Removing of Conditions (ROC) Requirements, Forms, and Checklist

The Removing of Conditions (ROC)  Package will be the last application you will send USCIS … at least for the next year or so. (The next one is for U.S. Citizenship / Naturalization if you opt to do so. If you decide to not go for Naturalization, y...

N-400 Application for Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) based on Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

After a successful I-751 Petition to Remove Condition on Residence (ROC), here we are a few months later, preparing for the final leg of our immigration journey - the N-400, Application for Naturalization or otherwise known as Application for U.S....
USCIS Case Status Tracking

USCIS Case Status Tracking

// //     There are 2 separate stages where you use the Online USCIS My Case Status Tracker to track your petition / application: I-129F Petition AOS / EAD / AP Application (Permanent Residency / Work Permit / Travel...
K1 Visa Holder Interviews: 90-Day Fiancé(e)s

K1 Visa Holder Interviews: 90-Day Fiancé(e)s

By now, you already know that K1 Fiancé(e) Visa Holders have only 90 days to marry their foreign fiancé(e)s thus the term 90-day fiancé(e) . Below you will find a list of interviews of past/current Visa Holders who are now happily married to their th...
Philippine Embassy, Consulates, and Consular Services

Philippine Embassy, Consulates, and Consular Services

// // Now that you’re happily married to your U.S. Petitioner, there are some things that you need to remember especially now that you’re in the United States. Make sure that you know exactly where the Philippine Consulates exactly are. Fi...
Report of Marriage (ROM) - A Philippine Government Requirement

Report of Marriage (ROM) - A Philippine Government Requirement

// // Report of Marriage (ROM) is a requirement for Filipinos overseas who have contracted a marriage abroad, whether to a fellow Filipino or a foreign spouse. This is mandated by the "Law on Registry of Civil Status" / "Civil Registry Law" (...
Live. Love. Travel.

Live. Love. Travel.

// // Traveling has always been a huge part of my life. My husband shares the same love for travel. There are so many astonishing places in the world. So many cultures and wonders to discover. I try my best to capture these images for all ...

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  1. thanks god, ive seen something like this… thanks kababayan! wish us luck


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