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For my wife I sent the NSO Marriage License and NSO Birth Certificate to Retired Affairs Marine Corps S-1. My copy Passport ID and Copy DD214.

 

They enrolled her in Deers.

No ID card however really not needed with other ID and phone call or email verification.

 

For the baby..

Same NSO Birth certificate to Retired Affairs Marine Corps S-1. My copy Passport ID and Copy DD214.

He will be enrolled in Deers.

 

Then to DFAS Cleveland. I am sending the NSO Birth Certificate and my copy Passport ID and copy DD214. Thus he will be covered for SBP for children. Cheaper then Spouse and he is covered till 18 years old or 22 if in College. I was mistaken when I said VGLI.....

 

Hope that helps.

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Thanks Tim. The DFAS office I contacted (in London, Kentucky) said my daughter has to already have a SSN to be enrolled in my SBP. When I contacted the Total Force Service Center in Denver, they said they weren't sure how to enroll a child in DEERS in the Philippines and they will get back with me...

 

:rolleyes:

 

At least they did ask me for my email address.

 

Ah yes...this is the government I love.

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USMC-Retired

They do not need a SSN. Call them again if you need help I have the email address for Customer Relations Officer she has helped me many times with various issues. SSN is not a requirment.

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PM that email address to me if you could Tim. Thanks. The last time I dealt with DFAS, I had to get the Air Force Board of Appeals involved to get it straightened out.

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Benny

Yes first child gets half if you retired at full retirement age ,if you retired at age 62 the child get more than 50% as they do not penalize the child for you retiring early he/ she would get 50% of what you would have gotten at full retirement age,crazy but that the law. Also there is a family max so if one child gets $800 does not mean it split between the two it goes in the computer and they figure it out some how could be like $600 and $600 so on and so own, up to 150% or 180% according to your retirement date or disability date.Like before 1979 was a lot higher and before some time in the 60s it was half for all children but the guys in WA. coal mines but a halt to that with a dozen kids,Congress change the law.Also you don't need a birth abroad paper or passport before the checks come in. Like most people even SS workers think.Talk to Gladys a big supervisor there she explain the law. But the checks only come for six months then stop but you get all of it when you finish with the BA papers and Passport.Also the checks will be taxed at 20% or so but you get it back as the child is a alien till the papers come in.I did it with Rose so know it can be done . Good Luck

 

Tonny, was this all done in Cebu? More importantly, is this Gladys working at the Cebu Consulate?

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ed villas

good luck.. i know of a person whos child has an appointment w/USCIS as the parent is no longer in the RP and will not give this child a VISA TO ATTEND this child USCIS citizenship hearing.

SHAME ON these people. 

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Brucewayne

dirtsquirter How old was your son when you applied? I find that a bit over the top if he was a newborn. Anyone have experience with a newborn? Also was the passport part mandatory or is that just something you did? What was the breakdown of fees? Thanks

The passport is only required if the child is going to be registered solely as an American citizen so visa's can be processed legally.

If a dual citizen, no need for the U.S. passport unless the child is expected to leave the country at some point in time.

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enoonmai

Getting the passport and the report of birth abroad is very simple(necessary)and these two items are needed before before you apply for SSA benefits.

No you don't have to go to Manila-its all done at the consulate in Cebu City, and field agents from SSA in Manila will come to Cebu for interviews.

Bill

This is an old post so maybe things have changed. It's not "all done" at the consulate in Cebu City, at least not now. The staff at the consulate collects the fees, photos, and docs and verifies that you are submitting the correct ones; from there they are sent to the embassy where they are approved or not. You may well have to go to Manila. I just went through this. 

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Getting the passport and the report of birth abroad is very simple(necessary)and these two items are needed before before you apply for SSA benefits.

No you don't have to go to Manila-its all done at the consulate in Cebu City, and field agents from SSA in Manila will come to Cebu for interviews.

Bill

This is an old post so maybe things have changed. It's not "all done" at the consulate in Cebu City, at least not now. The staff at the consulate collects the fees, photos, and docs and verifies that you are submitting the correct ones; from there they are sent to the embassy where they are approved or not. You may well have to go to Manila. I just went through this. 

 

I applied for my daughter's US citizenship and passport last 17th of December.  We took all documents to Cebu consulate office.  They reviewed them and collected the fees and sent them to Manila.  We were approved on 23 January and did not have to travel to Manila.  We're just waiting for the documents to arrive in Cebu.  If I'm not mistaken, I think the documents will be coming from the US.  At least that was my impression from speaking to the representative in Manila.  She said that it will take 4 weeks from the approval date to "print" and 1 week to mail.  We expect the documents to arrive 20 Feb. 

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Getting the passport and the report of birth abroad is very simple(necessary)and these two items are needed before before you apply for SSA benefits.

No you don't have to go to Manila-its all done at the consulate in Cebu City, and field agents from SSA in Manila will come to Cebu for interviews.

Bill

This is an old post so maybe things have changed. It's not "all done" at the consulate in Cebu City, at least not now. The staff at the consulate collects the fees, photos, and docs and verifies that you are submitting the correct ones; from there they are sent to the embassy where they are approved or not. You may well have to go to Manila. I just went through this. 

 

I applied for my daughter's US citizenship and passport last 17th of December.  We took all documents to Cebu consulate office.  They reviewed them and collected the fees and sent them to Manila.  We were approved on 23 January and did not have to travel to Manila.  We're just waiting for the documents to arrive in Cebu.  If I'm not mistaken, I think the documents will be coming from the US.  At least that was my impression from speaking to the representative in Manila.  She said that it will take 4 weeks from the approval date to "print" and 1 week to mail.  We expect the documents to arrive 20 Feb. 

Correct, the actual birth abroad certificate and passport are printed in the US.

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SkyMan

Posting here since this applies to the CRBA/Passport process.  I'm told the old instructions for that require 2 2X2 pictures of the child not more than 3 months old.  (The pictures that is, not necessarily the child.) but the requirement has been changed to not more than 1 month old.

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