All visa applicants, regardless of age, need to complete a medical examination at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) before the visa interview. Applicants are advised to have their medical examinations done at least one week before their interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.Read More »
National Visa Center (NVC) Phone Number
24-Hour Information An automated recorded message system is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to answer case status inquiries (603) 334-0700. Note: This service requires the use of a touch-tone telephone. Operator Assistance Customer service representatives are available to respond to more in-depth inquiries.Read More »
Alien’s Signature and Photo for K-1 Fiancée Visa Application
One of the things that slow down K-1 Fiancée visa applicants is getting the passport photo and signatures from the alien fiancée abroad. Back on November 1 2005 the USCIS released a memo to it's Service Center Directors instructing them not to issue an RFE (Request for Evidence) for a K-1 petition that is missing the […]Read More »
Is the K-3 Spousal Visa Still Available?
In theory, yes, but in practice, not really. The K3 has been obsolete for several years, and if you submit a K3 nonimmigrant visa petition it will likely be changed to the CR1/IR1 Immigrant visa.Read More »
Getting a Chinese Birth Certificate
Chinese birth certificates are available in the form of notarial certificates (Chu Sheng Gong Zheng Shu or Chu Sheng Zheng Ming Shu).
While some notarial birth certificates will list stepparents or adoptive parents along with natural parents this is not always the case. In some cases the certificates will list only the natural parents covering up an adoption.
Getting a Philippine Birth Certificate
When attending the Embassy Interview for the K-1 Fiancée Visa, K-3 Spousal Visa or CR1 Visa, the applicant is required to bring their birth certificate. Applicants may obtain birth certificates at any PSA branch for a small fee. Relatives in the Philippines may obtain these documents. The PSA can also provide an index of all children born to an applicant. Birth certificates can also be ordered on the website www.ecensus.com.ph.Read More »
Getting a Philippine Death Certificate
Death certificates can be obtained on security paper (preferred method) from the PSA or at www.ecensus.com.ph.
Certified copies can be obtained from local civil registrars. As in the cases of birth and marriage certificates of deaths occurring since 1946 are obtainable from the National Census and Statistics Office.Read More »
Getting a Divorce Certificate in the Philippines
Divorce was recognized in the Philippines between March 11 1917 and August 29 1950; since the latter date courts have been empowered to grant legal separation (annulment) but not divorce. Even during the period of legal recognition divorces were rare in the Philippines because of limited legal grounds for granting divorces. Certified copies of the […]Read More »
What happens if the sponsor dies before the K-1 or K-3 recipient receives a green card?
In the case of a K-1 nonimmigrant who marries the petitioner within 90 days of admission, the K-1 nonimmigrant (and any K-2 children who are otherwise eligible) may obtain adjustment of status without the need for Form I-360 just as they would have been eligible for adjustment without Form I-130, if the petitioner had not died.Read More »
What if I don’t have copies of my tax returns for my Affidavit of Support?
You are required to attach a copy of your most recent tax return to your I-134 or I-864 Affidavit of Support. Optionally you can include your last 3 tax returns. If you don’t have copies of your tax return you can get free transcripts from the IRS at the link below…Read More »