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#1 Tutanes

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:49 PM

My child was born Oct 3, 2007. I am the father of the child and a US citizen and want to register her as my child at the US Consulate. I am finding it hard to obtain good information on how to proceed. I will be staying in Iligan for the next several weeks so I hope I can do this during this trip.
My questions are.
Do I need to make an appointment or do I just show up?
How do I make an appointment if one is needed?
Can I do this in Cebu or just Manila?
Any help is appreciated.
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:28 PM


Go to the following Manila Embassy website link for specific instructions on obtaining the registration packet and steps to follow:
http://manila.usemba...v/wwwha003.html

You will have to call FedEx for delivery of the packet. You will also need the NSO birth cert for your child, showing you as the father.

--Ray B

QUOTE(Tutanes @ Mar 9 2008, 08:49 AM) View Post
My child was born Oct 3, 2007. I am the father of the child and a US citizen and want to register her as my child at the US Consulate. I am finding it hard to obtain good information on how to proceed. I will be staying in Iligan for the next several weeks so I hope I can do this during this trip.
My questions are.
Do I need to make an appointment or do I just show up?
How do I make an appointment if one is needed?
Can I do this in Cebu or just Manila?
Any help is appreciated.
Tutanes.



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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Tutanes @ Mar 9 2008, 01:49 PM) View Post
My child was born Oct 3, 2007. I am the father of the child and a US citizen and want to register her as my child at the US Consulate. I am finding it hard to obtain good information on how to proceed. I will be staying in Iligan for the next several weeks so I hope I can do this during this trip.
My questions are.
Do I need to make an appointment or do I just show up?
How do I make an appointment if one is needed?
Can I do this in Cebu or just Manila?
Any help is appreciated.
Tutanes.



hi there,

yes go to the website ray gave you..its pretty easy to do the CRBA.. we also do that to our baby born in the phil..my husband was the one who applied for it coz he is the US Citizen,, Before calling the fed ex to deliver the packet, make sure that u have already the NSO birth Certificate,, it is stated in the packet that they will give you two months to finish it. if in two months time u didnt call them for pick up you will have to call them again and request for the same packet..,, usually its the NSO birth certificate that prolong the process..mine is a different case coz i gave birth here in manila and in two months after birth u can get the NSO BC..its pretty fast and accesible here...thats the reason why u need to make that u already have NSO BC before calling..the rest of the docs are pretty easy to procure..
by the way feel free here
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:22 AM

Thanks Ray,
Ok, it says that once I have all the forms I should call FedEx for pick and they will contact me for an appointment. I am in the Philippines right now so do you mean call FedEx here in the Philippines? Besides, my problem is I just canít drop everything and fly back to the Philippines once I have an appointment I am afraid. Do I have to be present? If so, what kind of lead time do they give you? I mean is it like a week or a month or is there any flexibility in when you can go there? Some one said I could just show up; was that wrong information? I do have the NSO birth certificate. Also the II. Evidence of U.S. citizenship of the parent(s) says they want my passport. I am in the Philippines now so if I give that up I would be stuck here. Lol So does that mean I have to go back to the US to file and then wait for an appointment to come back?
So I guess going to Manila and hanging around there for a few days doesnít work huh.



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Posted 10 March 2008 - 02:51 AM

Yes, call FedEx in the Philippines, with the number provided on the website link.

You can negotiate a means of making a personal appearance. The process isn't so demanding that you must return from the U.S. to visit the Embassy.

--Ray B


QUOTE(Tutanes @ Mar 9 2008, 09:22 PM) View Post
Thanks Ray,
Ok, it says that once I have all the forms I should call FedEx for pick and they will contact me for an appointment. I am in the Philippines right now so do you mean call FedEx here in the Philippines? Besides, my problem is I just canít drop everything and fly back to the Philippines once I have an appointment I am afraid. Do I have to be present? If so, what kind of lead time do they give you? I mean is it like a week or a month or is there any flexibility in when you can go there? Some one said I could just show up; was that wrong information? I do have the NSO birth certificate. Also the II. Evidence of U.S. citizenship of the parent(s) says they want my passport. I am in the Philippines now so if I give that up I would be stuck here. Lol So does that mean I have to go back to the US to file and then wait for an appointment to come back?
So I guess going to Manila and hanging around there for a few days doesnít work huh.



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Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:20 AM

yes u have to call the fed ex for the form, after u gather all the requirements u have to call them again to pick it up and deliver it to the USEM..
it will take 2-4 weeks for them to call you for a personal appearance of the child and the USC,,
if u cant appear during the interview, then u should make a letter that u authorized ur wife or the mother of the child to be
at the interview..

good luck!!


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Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:29 AM

Thanks Everyone,
One last question, what about my passport. I can't give that up at this time. Will a copy surfice? I might as well get this process goinging and maybe if I am lucky I can get an interview before I go back to the US on April 2.
Tutanes.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:42 AM

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Take me to where to my needs they'll tend, only, stay with me.. until the end, and hold me firm and speak to me until my eyes no longer see.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:45 PM


Ok, it says that once I have all the forms I should call FedEx for pick and they will contact me for an appointment. I am in the Philippines right now so do you mean call FedEx here in the Philippines? Besides, my problem is I just canít drop everything and fly back to the Philippines once I have an appointment I am afraid. Do I have to be present? If so, what kind of lead time do they give you? I mean is it like a week or a month or is there any flexibility in when you can go there? Some one said I could just show up; was that wrong information? I do have the NSO birth certificate. Also the II. Evidence of U.S. citizenship of the parent(s) says they want my passport. I am in the Philippines now so if I give that up I would be stuck here. Lol So does that mean I have to go back to the US to file and then wait for an appointment to come back?
So I guess going to Manila and hanging around there for a few days doesnít work huh.
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did the fed ex already delivered your packet? if they already delievered your packet you will call them to pick up the forms..the fed ex philippines. same number that u called when you request the CRBA packet. u dont need to be present..i had a crba too 3 months ago, my husband was not there and i was the one who appeared on our baby's personal appearance on his behalf. inside the packet there is a DS 3053-Statement of Consent: Issuance of Passport to a minor under age 14. u will sign that form because that will authorize your wife to attend your child appointment IN the US embassy just in case u cant make it.

with regards to the appointment time, in our case it only took 4-5 working days after the fed ex pick up our packet..that was so fast because im within metro manila area. the fed ex pick up the packet on friday i got a call from the examineer tuesday that me and jasmine will be there for her appointment thursday..8 working days after her appointment we received the CRBA certificate and her passport..i cant guarantee you of this time frame coz your living outside metro manila..i guess your one month will be enough..

with regards to passport, your passport is an evidence of you being a US citizen.. u will go to the US embassy and bring the MNL/PPT form or Affidavit of parentage and physical presence.. the US consul will review your passport,write your passport number, date of issuance,place of issuaance etc.. and then he/she gonna sign and have it notarize thats why u dont need to leave your passport to your wife just in case.

Since youre already in the US embassy and i bet you dont have a notarized copy of your passpost visa pages(showing your entry and exit) yet.. why dont you have it notarized there too.. we missed such thing thats why my husband have to spend some bucks sending it to me.
Note: the most important here is you need to prove them that when your baby was conceived when youre here in the phil with your wife of course.


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Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:45 PM


did the fed ex already delivered your packet? if they already delievered your packet you will call them to pick up the forms..the fed ex philippines. same number that u called when you request the CRBA packet. u dont need to be present..i had a crba too 3 months ago, my husband was not there and i was the one who appeared on our baby's personal appearance on his behalf. inside the packet there is a DS 3053-Statement of Consent: Issuance of Passport to a minor under age 14. u will sign that form because that will authorize your wife to attend your child appointment IN the US embassy just in case u cant make it.

with regards to the appointment time, in our case it only took 4-5 working days after the fed ex pick up our packet..that was so fast because im within metro manila area. the fed ex pick up the packet on friday i got a call from the examineer tuesday that me and jasmine will be there for her appointment thursday..8 working days after her appointment we received the CRBA certificate and her passport..i cant guarantee you of this time frame coz your living outside metro manila..i guess your one month will be enough..

with regards to passport, your passport is an evidence of you being a US citizen.. u will go to the US embassy and bring the MNL/PPT form or Affidavit of parentage and physical presence.. the US consul will review your passport,write your passport number, date of issuance,place of issuaance etc.. and then he/she gonna sign and have it notarize thats why u dont need to leave your passport to your wife just in case.

Since youre already in the US embassy and i bet you dont have a notarized copy of your passpost visa pages(showing your entry and exit) yet.. why dont you have it notarized there too.. we missed such thing thats why my husband have to spend some bucks sending it to me.
Note: the most important here is you need to prove them that when your baby was conceived when youre here in the phil with your wife of course.


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Edited by gen, 10 March 2008 - 12:48 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE(ruby120583 @ Mar 10 2008, 03:20 AM) View Post
yes u have to call the fed ex for the form, after u gather all the requirements u have to call them again to pick it up and deliver it to the USEM..
it will take 2-4 weeks for them to call you for a personal appearance of the child and the USC,,
if u cant appear during the interview, then u should make a letter that u authorized ur wife or the mother of the child to be
at the interview..

good luck!!



theres no need a letter anymore..theres a parental consent form in the packet..that one will do

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(gen @ Mar 10 2008, 04:47 AM) View Post
theres no need a letter anymore..theres a parental consent form in the packet..that one will do

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ya thats what i was trying to say. everything is in the packet from fed ex.. laugh.gif
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:05 AM

QUOTE(rbacon @ Mar 9 2008, 08:28 AM) View Post
Go to the following Manila Embassy website link for specific instructions on obtaining the registration packet and steps to follow:
http://manila.usemba...v/wwwha003.html

You will have to call FedEx for delivery of the packet. You will also need the NSO birth cert for your child, showing you as the father.

--Ray B


Hi Ray Bacon. Our Son Marvin was born this March 21 in Pagadian City at 7.8 pounds rolleyes.gif We've re-scheduled her interview at Embassy to give her and son time to heal. I would like to be able to prepare the Citizen registration packet for our Son in the comfort of usa wink.gif To complete the package, would FedEx need to deliver the packet to my Mahal in RP, then she send package to me? What is the best way for Guys in Usa to get the package without traveling to RP? thanks

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:11 AM

I have had my wife FedEx me stuff a couple of times from the Pinas. Works just fine...last time was last week and it took 5 days only (Priority Envelope .2KG) from the far south in Mindanao. Cost was also reasonable for that...I think about $17 so no issue there. She has sent other things by regular post, letters and cards, but for the important stuff we use FedEx and have the advantage of a tracking number and almost guaranteed delivery.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:25 AM

QUOTE(greg008 @ Mar 26 2008, 06:05 PM) View Post
Hi Ray Bacon. Our Son Marvin was born this March 21 in Pagadian City at 7.8 pounds rolleyes.gif We've re-scheduled her interview at Embassy to give her and son time to heal. I would like to be able to prepare the Citizen registration packet for our Son in the comfort of usa wink.gif To complete the package, would FedEx need to deliver the packet to my Mahal in RP, then she send package to me? What is the best way for Guys in Usa to get the package without traveling to RP? thanks


I read the information on this thread, I only have a question about my Passport. Do I need to make copies of PP to send to my Mahal, along with the package? thanks

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:18 AM

QUOTE(dataclese @ Mar 26 2008, 06:11 PM) View Post
I have had my wife FedEx me stuff a couple of times from the Pinas. Works just fine...last time was last week and it took 5 days only (Priority Envelope .2KG) from the far south in Mindanao. Cost was also reasonable for that...I think about $17 so no issue there. She has sent other things by regular post, letters and cards, but for the important stuff we use FedEx and have the advantage of a tracking number and almost guaranteed delivery. kudos,Brent


Thanks, that is good information. What about Lbc? last time she used their service, I think she said something about lbc being kinda high.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE(greg008 @ Mar 27 2008, 02:25 AM) View Post
I read the information on this thread, I only have a question about my Passport. Do I need to make copies of PP to send to my Mahal, along with the package? thanks



hi greg im not sure if the embassy will accept the photocopy passport..your passport is an evidence of you being an american citizen.. we had a crba too too before but my husband was there and i just continued the process...by the way you should also photocopy the visa pages of your passport showing your entry and exit to the phil and that photocopy should be notarized...


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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE(greg008 @ Mar 27 2008, 03:18 AM) View Post
Thanks, that is good information. What about Lbc? last time she used their service, I think she said something about lbc being kinda high.


lbc is reliable too but its kinda high..with the latest exchange value of dollar it would be like minimum of 25usd for a documents package to send from the phil to us.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:37 AM

QUOTE(gen @ Mar 29 2008, 04:39 AM) View Post
hi greg im not sure if the embassy will accept the photocopy passport..your passport is an evidence of you being an american citizen.. we had a crba too too before but my husband was there and i just continued the process...by the way you should also photocopy the visa pages of your passport showing your entry and exit to the phil and that photocopy should be notarized...
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:06 AM

QUOTE(greg008 @ Apr 2 2008, 03:37 AM) View Post
Thanks, Gen smile.gif A shame that us honest Kanos must pay thousands of $$$$$$, headaches, patience to get our Love here. While Illegals get a free ride simply by crossing the border tongue.gif



youre right there greg! by the way feel free to ask about your crba..we just had it 4 months ago and everything went smoothly without hassles...i was the one who processed everything from the filling up the forms to the personal appearance of our baby.
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