I keep on searching in other forums like VJ about IR5 Visa but I couldn’t find as much information unlike K1 especially Philippine Cases that I could compared it to my moms’ case.
And sometimes on my searching I just ended up answering post of others about IR5 but I couldn’t find any answers to my questions and because of this mom’s petition had been delayed 2 times already (2 RFE’s) because of my misinterpretation that due to a fact that my knowledge about IR5 was very very limited & poor. Sometimes I wished that I could find a forum that discusses IR5 cases in PI like wof or ASAWA that almost spoon feed us all the informations we need to know and all we have to do is to make an effort to search, take time to read and comprehend.
It was almost a year ago when sister file the Petition Jan 28, 2006 and Priority Date is Feb 22, 2006 for NOA1. She got mom MNLcase number May 31, 2006.
My sister file it right away as soon as she got her Citizenship. It took 5 years for her to get that Citizenship but everything is always in God’s time not Ours. My sister was not really into computer, she’s too busy to search for, or join forum to gathered information about this IR5 Visa thing. She always rely on what she received from NVC and by just calling NVC if she gets bored waiting to hear from them. There was even I time I could sense that I made her angry sometimes because my mom’s 1st & 2nd RFE was due to my misinterpretation of the documents I am reading sent by NVC.
July 30- 1st RFE (incorrect choice of agent) my sister fixed it anyway by calling NVC
It was incorrect to write my mom’s name, was supposed to be my sister’s name as choice of agent and because of that NVC send us the bill $380 to be paid where it should supposed to be sent to my sister so that she can pay it right away but she couldn’t do it since we have to send to her the payment form before she could do further action.
Nov 10-2nd RFE again (lack of documents) NBI Clearance from PI. Now she is irritated at me again because I just send mom’s Police Clearance together with the rest of documents requested by NVC where it should supposed to be NBI, we waited for the Barcoded Sheet almost 1 month before it was finally send again by NVC. Cursed NVC because it wasn’t really clear that it was NBI and not a police clearance. I read the part for Documents You Need To Obtain & Submit and it was said they need Police Clearance so I never thought when they say Police Clearance it was actually the NBI. I even commented & told my mom that I think NVC isn’t strict enough when it comes to IR5 because they only asked your Police Clearance and not NBI but Im totally wrong…..Ok my bad!
It took a month again of waiting before we finally received the Barcoded Sheet last Dec 11, 2006 from NVC for the missing document. I think that’s the disadvantage of IR, CR visas. Correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway last Dec 11, I send the missing document, NBI clearance w/the barcoded sheet to NVC via DHL. It was month ago and no update yet from NVC.
Now my questions are :
1.) As what I understand it is the NVC who assigned Medical & Interview Schedule to IR applicants unlike K visas which is the US Embassy here. Am I right?
2.) After the NVC have check all the necessary documents we send, what’s next? Are we already waiting for the case to be completed?
3.) How long do we still have to wait for NVC to assigned schedule?
4.) Was there any truth to what my sister said? That the waiting time for the Petition for Parents (IR5) is more shorter than K visas because the volume of IR5 cases in PI is less compared to K visas that lead to a longer waiting time period?
I am hoping that mama could have her Schedule soon as I would like to accompany her to the Medical as much as possible before I leave since it is just the 2 of us living together in the house If I leave the soonest, she will be alone and thinkin about it makes me upset now. It would really be difficult for her to make an arrangement or shipment sending back home stuff (in our hometown) before she leave.
Edited by johnlolali, 13 January 2007 - 12:46 AM.