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.... What upsets me is that nobody communicates with you about your application process until you contact them or show up in their office. Sometimes you get no reply back after texting a question. Am I been annoying to them? Here I am sitting in my room wondering what the heck is going on. I did pay upfront for some paperworks with the NBI and medical screening. Cost like $100.
This is a country where the concept of customer service simply does not exist.

In most western places I have been you go to a shop and they will bend over backwards to understand what you need, look to see if they have it and assist you in getting it.

I have had sales clerks say sorry no stock when the item was hanging on the wall in plain sight behind the,m.

I was pointing at it and asked for it by name when she told me they did not have it.

I used a SRRV marketer who replied to my questions, I dodn't have many but the responses pre-application were all quick. I never had any questions post application.

The process only took 4 weeks and I was sent one update email without asking for it and then emailed several days ahead of my appointment to go pick up my passport card and visa.
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This is a country where the concept of customer service simply does not exist.

In most western places I have been you go to a shop and they will bend over backwards to understand what you need, look to see if they have it and assist you in getting it.

I have had sales clerks say sorry no stock when the item was hanging on the wall in plain sight behind the,m.

I was pointing at it and asked for it by name when she told me they did not have it.

I used a SRRV marketer who replied to my questions, I dodn't have many but the responses pre-application were all quick. I never had any questions post application.

The process only took 4 weeks and I was sent one update email without asking for it and then emailed several days ahead of my appointment to go pick up my passport card and visa.
Yeah, but even the U.S. is like that too these days compared to 20 to 30 years ago when " the customer is always right" was a motto. Then again, employees aren't exactly treated right either. If you want good customer service, Japan is awesome for that. Anyway, I'm cancelling my SRRV application for now and get my deposit back. I keep getting the run around or maybe its my fault (language/communication barrier??) Iwent to Manila a few days ago to authenticate /notarized my police report and I was told they don't authenticate here. Has to be done from the Philippines embassy in your own country(?). I'll try this SRRV thing again when I'm older and maybe I can use my DD214 in the future and deposit less?
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Yeah, but even the U.S. is like that too these days compared to 20 to 30 years ago when " the customer is always right" was a motto. Then again, employees aren't exactly treated right either. If you want good customer service, Japan is awesome for that. Anyway, I'm cancelling my SRRV application for now and get my deposit back. I keep getting the run around or maybe its my fault (language/communication barrier??) Iwent to Manila a few days ago to authenticate /notarized my police report and I was told they don't authenticate here. Has to be done from the Philippines embassy in your own country(?). I'll try this SRRV thing again when I'm older and maybe I can use my DD214 in the future and deposit less?
DD-214, yep that's the way to go Whiskey there's no deposit to worry about and I'd get this all handled in the US.

A little heads up, dealing with these same immigration officials in the US isn't much easier but it does get accomplished they notarized all your "original certified" documents and give you a package and then whatever requirements left with the SRRV you complete the process in the Philippines.

My first attempt at Permanent Resident Visa was a fail and it was because I didn't have an original document and only a copy with no certification on it and my Philippine Consulate was several states over so I had to contact this Consulate several times either by message or phone call and I had to use the mail system.

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DD-214, yep that's the way to go Whiskey there's no deposit to worry about and I'd get this all handled in the US.

A little heads up, dealing with these same immigration officials in the US isn't much easier but it does get accomplished they notarized all your "original certified" documents and give you a package and then whatever requirements left with the SRRV you complete the process in the Philippines.

My first attempt at Permanent Resident Visa was a fail and it was because I didn't have an original document and only a copy with no certification on it and my Philippine Consulate was several states over so I had to contact this Consulate several times either by message or phone call and I had to use the mail system.
Okay. Thanks for the FYI and heads up. I need to return to the US anyway and renew expired licenses and cards. I was going to go to school here, but there's always other ways to get an education. Only problem now is getting my deposit back.
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Yeah, but even the U.S. is like that too these days compared to 20 to 30 years ago when " the customer is always right" was a motto. Then again, employees aren't exactly treated right either. If you want good customer service, Japan is awesome for that. Anyway, I'm cancelling my SRRV application for now and get my deposit back. I keep getting the run around or maybe its my fault (language/communication barrier??) Iwent to Manila a few days ago to authenticate /notarized my police report and I was told they don't authenticate here. Has to be done from the Philippines embassy in your own country(?). I'll try this SRRV thing again when I'm older and maybe I can use my DD214 in the future and deposit less?
Did you use the services of a Marketer? They are paid by the PRA, don't cost you anything and they are a great help in getting everything good to go. I processed all documentation on line, even had my RCMP fingerprint done on line (I was in Haiti at the time). Had the police certificate sent to my daughters and then used an authentication service in Ottawa, 2,000 kms from my home, to have everything authenticated. The cost was about $CDN 500 (USD 400) but all was done prior to leaving Haiti. Would have been about $100 had I been physically present in Ottawa for a week or 10 days.

Sent my marketer copies of everything ans she assured me that all was good. Went to Canada picked up my originals, spent a few days with my kids then flew here.

Had my stamp in my passport in 4 weeks with only 3 trips required. (one to pay fees and get medical and open bank account) the other to officially submit then back to pick up passport with visa and card. About 5 hours total including driving time to medical and bank.

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