Sunday, May 06, 2007

Long Road From Dumaguete to America:
Visa Petition Approved

Late last week I received notice that the fiancee visa petition has been approved! While this is not the same as being approved for the visa itself, it does represent a significant milestone in this process.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Rcon Pascua said...

how many months did you wait for the approval? my mom is in new jersey and she's planning to petition me, too. I hope it wouldn't take too long because I'm near the age limit for dependents.

Monday, May 07, 2007 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger RTS said...

Hi Corey, I managed to leave a comment after all. Don't worry, you'll see Marilyn in a few more months.

Monday, May 07, 2007 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Hello rcon pascua,

We filed for a fiancee visa on January 17 and got the petition approval last week. This is not the same as being approved for a visa, but that will hopefully happen in a few months.

I only know about the fiancee visa. Sounds like you would be getting another kind of visa.

I wish you luck with that.

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Hello Bob...

Hope you enjoyed your stay in Dumaguete last month. Continued prayers are appreciated in this visa process :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007 6:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Getting your petition get approved is a big step and a blessing. I am happy for both of you.

After a month or two she'll get another letter that will state her medical exam and interview with a US consul. :)

God bless you both!

Ann

Friday, May 25, 2007 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Thank you for stopping by again, Ann...and thanks for the words of encouragement.

God bless!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 3:03:00 PM  
Blogger mr.ular said...

Oh wow.. What a 'journey'. I actually read your blog, it's so interesting.

Oh ya, Congratulations!

Regards,
-mr.ular-
http://southeastasia-travel.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 5:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Corey said...

Thank you for visiting, mr.ular. Yes, it has indeed been a journey. We're hoping our destination is soon reached :)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 6:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Corey,
Congratulations for both of you and Marilyn,having a process is kind of mix emotions but all will be fine...i experienced it last sept '06 and i praised God im here now happily lived together with my husband..in Arkansas..i was also from part of Dumaguete..
God Bless you always..

Thursday, June 21, 2007 2:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Corey said...

Thank you for visiting. Indeed, it is an emotional process. Days are beginning to feel like years as we wait for things to happen that are beyond our control. Well, at least they're in God's control :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007 5:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Corey,

I just wanted to ask if you had problems with the photo requirements when you filed your petition for Marilyn. Me and my fiance are also filing soon and I just wanted to make sure everything was done correctly. I believe the pictures are US Passport styles...but is it a 3/4 frontal view or a full view? I'm kinda confused on this. Thanks!!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007 12:47:00 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

Hi there...you can just go to a FedEx Kinkos and request passport photos. The finished product will fulfill the requirements.

Your fiance, however, will need to specify she needs photos for a U.S. fiancee visa petition. I think Marilyn just went to a local photographer. I'm sure you can find a list of requirements on the USCIS website that she can print out and take with her. Most photographers there are familiar with the process, though.

Sunday, July 01, 2007 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Corey! My fiancee and I will be filing for petition soon. She sent me already the paperwork she filled out (biographical information) and her passport photos. I just got them. I have been reading online and I was wondering if I also need her birth certificate when I submit the packet? I am also wondering about the original statements of intent to marry. Does she need to write that too?

Thursday, August 02, 2007 8:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Corey. My fiance and I will be filing petiting this month. I just sent him the paperwork I filled out (biographical information) and passport photos. These are the only things he asked me to send, but when I was reading online, they say you need birth certificates and a letter of intent to marry from both. Did Marilyn also sent these documents to you? Hope you could help.

Thanks,
Princess

Thursday, August 02, 2007 8:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Corey said...

Hello Princess,

Thanks for stopping by. I actually hired a lawyer to help with the petition since I would have been a nervous wreck the entire time :) However, I do have a copy of the petition that was filed, and can look through that. I don't recall off-hand about the birth certificate or letter of intent to marry. I'll see what I can find...

Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Corey. Thanks for your reply. I just wanted to know if you needed Marilyn's birth certificate when you first filed for petition. It takes a week or two to request one here, you know. SIGH. Thanks again! ;-)

Princess

Friday, August 03, 2007 6:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Corey said...

Hello there...I know you'll need a birth certificate for your interview, but I'm not sure I found one in the petition itself. There's a "Civil Registry Form" in here that states facts of her birth, though it doesn't actually say "birth certificate" anywhere.

Saturday, August 04, 2007 1:13:00 PM  
Anonymous peter said...

Congratulations Corey! Thanks for visiting Dumaguete. God bless you and your fiancee Marilyn. :-)

--paradise philippines

Friday, August 31, 2007 9:52:00 AM  

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