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April 2015 Interviews

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Hoping to get an idea of what's getting scheduled and how far from an NVC CC interview was given.

Unfortunately I can not currently contribute any data to this thread but will as soon as I receive an interview date. Please post your if you're received your interview date at HCMC.

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Ah, I did, and forgot to get back to this. I should re-title it "May" though. had my CC Feb 5th and now interview scheduled for May 11th. Pretty hefty gap of time compared to other consulates it seems.

thanks for the info obrakeo, yeah i'm guessing there are lots of people marrying over in Vietnam maybe?

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Obrakeo,

I was wondering if they mailed you or emailed you about your interview appointment - and do they send you like one of those packets ? or did they send that to your wife in Vietnam?

thanks

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Howdy Luukee,

I've actually been in Vietnam since mid Feb. No physical packet yet but they did send a PDF of the invitation letter. From what I've read I can print that out and get medical and vaccines taken care of. They are supposed to send the physical letter to your spouse in Vietnam though, yeah.

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Howdy Luukee,

I've actually been in Vietnam since mid Feb. No physical packet yet but they did send a PDF of the invitation letter. From what I've read I can print that out and get medical and vaccines taken care of. They are supposed to send the physical letter to your spouse in Vietnam though, yeah.

Too awesome obrakeo, thanks for the info - as long as we don't have to worry about any physical mail (except for the Visa), then that's going to be too cool :) I would hate to hear that they sent something to her house and she never received it.

where abouts are you in VN? I wish I was there now, lots of fun just walking around town.

I miss having the Banh Bao Nuong from Hy Lam Mon Bakery. They're the only ones that make it -- if you're in Saigon, and in district 5, swing by there and eat one for me :) it's located on Nguyen tri Phuong and Nguyen Trai (roughly)....

thanks again for the reply.

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No problem, here is the actual text from the document you should be receiving via email with some stuff changed of course:

March 24, 2015
Dear BENEFICIARY,
The National Visa Center (NVC) completed the domestic pre-processing of the immigrant visa petition
HCM2014###### filed by PETITIONER on behalf of BENEFICIARY. The NVC will now
forward the petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM for a visa interview.
This letter serves as formal notification of the visa interview. SAVE this letter and present it to the U.S. Embassy
or Consulate guard/receptionist at the time of the interview.
So a printout of this document should be all you need I'd assume.
I'm in Nha Trang. Was just chatting with my wife about that bakery and she is familiar with it. She attended university in Saigon. Heading there next week for medical so I'll try and stop by to pick up some Banh Bao Nuong. After I pick up what I consider the best pizza on the planet in the Japanese area of district 1 at Pizza 4P of course, haha.

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No problem, here is the actual text from the document you should be receiving via email with some stuff changed of course:

March 24, 2015
Dear BENEFICIARY,
The National Visa Center (NVC) completed the domestic pre-processing of the immigrant visa petition
HCM2014###### filed by PETITIONER on behalf of BENEFICIARY. The NVC will now
forward the petition to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM for a visa interview.
This letter serves as formal notification of the visa interview. SAVE this letter and present it to the U.S. Embassy
or Consulate guard/receptionist at the time of the interview.
So a printout of this document should be all you need I'd assume.
I'm in Nha Trang. Was just chatting with my wife about that bakery and she is familiar with it. She attended university in Saigon. Heading there next week for medical so I'll try and stop by to pick up some Banh Bao Nuong. After I pick up what I consider the best pizza on the planet in the Japanese area of district 1 at Pizza 4P of course, haha.

Thanks obrakeo, but did your letter actually tell you when your interview is?

Cool man - hehhe..I had a chance to try the 4p, it was very good, but seats are always limited

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I've had 4P before and its pretty good. I'll be in SG next month and I think I'll give Banh Bao Nuong a try. I'll also be stopping by Chuck's to eat a burger and hangout with the owner Charles for a bit.


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2015-01-04 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-01-06 :Received delivery confirmation from USPS and routed to the USCIS California Service Center

2015-01-08 :NOA-1 (Received by text and email)

2015-01-12 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice)

2015-01-15 :Fiancée applied for single status certificate

2015-01-20 :Fiancée got household registration Book (Ho Khau)

2015-01-20 :Fiancée applied for Police Certificate #2 and received it the same day! Without coffee money!

2015-01-25 :Fiancée received her single status certificate

2015-01-30 :NOA-2 (Received approval in 22 days by text and email)

2015-02-04 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797)

2015-02-17 :NVC received case

2015-02-18 :Received HCM# from NVC and case sent to Consulate
2015-02-21 :Submitted DS-160 form printed out confirmation barcode
2015-02-21 :Created online account on ustraveldocs.com/vn
2015-02-24 :Consulate Received
2015-02-24 :Paid visa fee $265
2015-02-24 :Mailed DS-160, copy of passport and 2 passport photos
2015-02-25 :Scheduled K-1 interview
2015-03-03 :Packet 3 Received, but my fiancée's name was misspelled
2015-03-03 :Did online inquiry to fix misspelled name
2015-03-15 :Correct spelling was fixed in the Consulate's system
2015-03-18 :Received updated Packet 3 with named spelled correctly
2015-03-18 :Scheduled medical exam @ Cho Ray Hospital
2015-03-26 :Medical exam and vaccinations completed
2015-04-07 :Received results from Cho Ray
2015-05-07 :Arrived in SG with I-134 and supporting documentation
2015-05-08 :Attending K-1 interview with my fiancee and she passed
2015-05-28 :Arrived at LAX and made it through customs without any problems
2015-06-06 :Got married!
2015-06-18 :Applied for SS card
2015-06-25 :Received SS card with her married name
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2015-09-16 :Mailed AOS package to USCIS Chicago Lockbox
2015-09-18 :USPS delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 6:16 am
2015-09-22 :Received notification of AOS package via text and email
2015-09-24 :Check for AOS was cashed
2015-09-26 :Received three separate NOA-1 for forms I-485, I-131 and I-765
2015-10-05 :Received Biometrics appointment letter for the 14th of October @ 10 am
2015-10-14 :Completed Biometrics without any incidents
2015-11-18 :Received USCIS email/text update showing approval for I-131 and I-765 forms
2015-11-23 :Received USCIS Form I-797 in the mail
2015-11-24 :Received USCIS email/text update showing EAD/AP combo card mailed out
2016-02-19 :Received Learner's Permit from NV DMV
2016-03-18 :Received USCIS email/text update scheduling appointment for April 19th
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I've had 4P before and its pretty good. I'll be in SG next month and I think I'll give Banh Bao Nuong a try. I'll also be stopping by Chuck's to eat a burger and hangout with the owner Charles for a bit.

very cool incon, where is chuck's at??

man I wish I could go...yeah check out the banh bao nuong, if you're a fan of banh bao in general, you'll enjoy it. I used to love banh bao My Tho, until I discovered the Banh Bao nuong from Hy lam mon. :)

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Chuck's is Located at 196 Lê Lai,Bến Thành Ho in D1. The burgers are really good and remind me of In N Out and the owner Charles is a really cool guy.


K-1 Timeline

2015-01-04 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-01-06 :Received delivery confirmation from USPS and routed to the USCIS California Service Center

2015-01-08 :NOA-1 (Received by text and email)

2015-01-12 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice)

2015-01-15 :Fiancée applied for single status certificate

2015-01-20 :Fiancée got household registration Book (Ho Khau)

2015-01-20 :Fiancée applied for Police Certificate #2 and received it the same day! Without coffee money!

2015-01-25 :Fiancée received her single status certificate

2015-01-30 :NOA-2 (Received approval in 22 days by text and email)

2015-02-04 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797)

2015-02-17 :NVC received case

2015-02-18 :Received HCM# from NVC and case sent to Consulate
2015-02-21 :Submitted DS-160 form printed out confirmation barcode
2015-02-21 :Created online account on ustraveldocs.com/vn
2015-02-24 :Consulate Received
2015-02-24 :Paid visa fee $265
2015-02-24 :Mailed DS-160, copy of passport and 2 passport photos
2015-02-25 :Scheduled K-1 interview
2015-03-03 :Packet 3 Received, but my fiancée's name was misspelled
2015-03-03 :Did online inquiry to fix misspelled name
2015-03-15 :Correct spelling was fixed in the Consulate's system
2015-03-18 :Received updated Packet 3 with named spelled correctly
2015-03-18 :Scheduled medical exam @ Cho Ray Hospital
2015-03-26 :Medical exam and vaccinations completed
2015-04-07 :Received results from Cho Ray
2015-05-07 :Arrived in SG with I-134 and supporting documentation
2015-05-08 :Attending K-1 interview with my fiancee and she passed
2015-05-28 :Arrived at LAX and made it through customs without any problems
2015-06-06 :Got married!
2015-06-18 :Applied for SS card
2015-06-25 :Received SS card with her married name
AOS Timeline
2015-09-16 :Mailed AOS package to USCIS Chicago Lockbox
2015-09-18 :USPS delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 6:16 am
2015-09-22 :Received notification of AOS package via text and email
2015-09-24 :Check for AOS was cashed
2015-09-26 :Received three separate NOA-1 for forms I-485, I-131 and I-765
2015-10-05 :Received Biometrics appointment letter for the 14th of October @ 10 am
2015-10-14 :Completed Biometrics without any incidents
2015-11-18 :Received USCIS email/text update showing approval for I-131 and I-765 forms
2015-11-23 :Received USCIS Form I-797 in the mail
2015-11-24 :Received USCIS email/text update showing EAD/AP combo card mailed out
2016-02-19 :Received Learner's Permit from NV DMV
2016-03-18 :Received USCIS email/text update scheduling appointment for April 19th
2016-04-14 :Started working @ first job in the U.S.

2016-04-19 :Passed AOS interview

2016-04-20 :Green card being made.

2016-04-28 :Green card arrived in mail.

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