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So our interview is tomorrow. Im here with my fiancee and i have some final questions regarding the required docs. We wrote the timeline and 10 year residency history, as well as my family listing sheet, but none of these 3 docs are notarized. Since i'll be attending the interview with her (or atleast be there in the same place as her waiting), can i just sign it there if needed?

My taxes for last year stated I made 18k in wages + 3k in self employment (i make websites for people/companies as a full time and freelance gig), so im not sure how that would look (I visited my fiancee for 4 months out of the year), but my current income is over 40k (evident from paystubs), and i have a job offer that I just accepted for 60k (also in programming, just a fancier title), do you think there will be any problems with that regarding the i134f?

Thanks guys.

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Filing for the I-129F for my fiancee in Vietnam!

I-129F Sent in : July 29, 2014 , 12:29 pm

Delivered : July 30th 2014, 10:59 am - signed by K. Cottrin

Check cashed: 08/04

NOA1 email and text: 08/04

NOA1 hardcopy / official Receipt Notice (Form I-797): 08/08, notice on form dated for july 30th

NOA1 A-Number assigned: 08/05

NOA2 email and text: 03/04/2015

NOA2 letter in the mail: 03/08/2015

NVC Ready: 03/24/2015

Police Record: 4/3

passport: 4/3

certificate of single: 4/13

package 3 : 4/13

DS-160: 4/13

Medical:

K1 Visa interview: 7/24

 

I-751 Sent/Accepted: Apr-13th/Apr-16th

Check Cashed:
Noa1:

Biometric:

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awesome to hear. Thanks Klipsch17310


Filing for the I-129F for my fiancee in Vietnam!

I-129F Sent in : July 29, 2014 , 12:29 pm

Delivered : July 30th 2014, 10:59 am - signed by K. Cottrin

Check cashed: 08/04

NOA1 email and text: 08/04

NOA1 hardcopy / official Receipt Notice (Form I-797): 08/08, notice on form dated for july 30th

NOA1 A-Number assigned: 08/05

NOA2 email and text: 03/04/2015

NOA2 letter in the mail: 03/08/2015

NVC Ready: 03/24/2015

Police Record: 4/3

passport: 4/3

certificate of single: 4/13

package 3 : 4/13

DS-160: 4/13

Medical:

K1 Visa interview: 7/24

 

I-751 Sent/Accepted: Apr-13th/Apr-16th

Check Cashed:
Noa1:

Biometric:

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hungnhi,,,please update us on the interview,, good luck.

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Also, could you explain your timeline,, so it took about one year ??


2015-02-10 :Trip to Vietnam to celebrate Tet, meet my fiancee

2015-03-16 :Back to USA, could not file for I-129F, until my divorce paper was finalize.

2015-05-01 :Divorce paper final

2015-05-08 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-05-13 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice from the mail)

2015-06-22 :NOA-2 (Received approval by text and email)

2015-06-26 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797) note on the I-797, notice date 2015-06-22

2015-07-21 :Finally able to talk to NVC, got HCM#, case still in administrative review, not going to Vietnam yet.

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HungNhi: You will be fine with the I-134 and the other docs. Good luck, guys!

Also, could you explain your timeline,, so it took about one year ??

I think he meant 10-year residency history. :)

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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

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N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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Hey Everyone, we passed the interview!

I was there with my fiancee upon going in, then was asked to take a seat. The layout is very similar to a dmv. she stood in line to get her finger print and a number. The first time they call your number, they have you hand in all the paperwork they asked for. They girl at the counter asked if we had any children together or anything (we dont). The second time they call your number is when you go up to another window to interview (we expected to go into a room to be interrogated/interviewed, but this wasn't the case). I went up with my fiancee the second time as well and there were two people behind the glass. A vietnamese lady and an american guy who spoke decent vietnamese.

First he asked me where I was from, if i was crazy for living in New York since its cold. I told him about the snow storms we just had and he said hes so thankful for living in Vietnam. Then he gave me a little background on himself and how much he loved Vietnam. It was a pretty laid-back conversation. After a few laughs about getting fat in Vietnam, he had me sit down to interview my fiancee.

I was looking and listening to him interview my fiancee the best i could, but from what i saw/heard it was more of a conversation than an interview. However my fiancee did say he asked the following questions:

1. 'How did your fiancee get to the US?'

2. 'How did you meet?'

3. 'Do you think you'll be happy in the US?'

Other than that, he just said congratulations, you guys passed your interview. Chuc em hanh phuc, and have a good weekend.

Note all of this was in Vietnamese, but i dont know how to translate hanh phuc very well. lol

We then had to exit and register the address to send the passport and visa to, and that was that.

Other notes:

When you leave, be careful, the people across the street will try to trick you to get money, or even try to pick pocket you. The guards told us this upon leaving and sure enough, some guy came up and said we HAD to give him the two white paper so he can check it for us (BS). We called a taxi and went straight to get some food since we were both starving.

Overall, we got there at 7:15ish and left at 11:20ish, but the interview lasted about 10 minutes. It was extremely nerve wrecking though. We saw/observed 8 out of 10 girls get the blue slips and crying as they left while we were waiting, and our heart goes out to all of them.

On a last note, dont worry about arriving too early, they pretty much just go in the order the stack of applications is in.

If anyone has any questions, we'd be glad to answer them.

Edit: They didnt ask for a timeline, history, or any of that. Didn't check my income, tax papers, and i didnt have a co-sponsor. Pretty much just looked at 3 pictures of us and that was it.

HungNhi

Edited by HungNhi

Filing for the I-129F for my fiancee in Vietnam!

I-129F Sent in : July 29, 2014 , 12:29 pm

Delivered : July 30th 2014, 10:59 am - signed by K. Cottrin

Check cashed: 08/04

NOA1 email and text: 08/04

NOA1 hardcopy / official Receipt Notice (Form I-797): 08/08, notice on form dated for july 30th

NOA1 A-Number assigned: 08/05

NOA2 email and text: 03/04/2015

NOA2 letter in the mail: 03/08/2015

NVC Ready: 03/24/2015

Police Record: 4/3

passport: 4/3

certificate of single: 4/13

package 3 : 4/13

DS-160: 4/13

Medical:

K1 Visa interview: 7/24

 

I-751 Sent/Accepted: Apr-13th/Apr-16th

Check Cashed:
Noa1:

Biometric:

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congrat,, thank you for posting your story. specially.

"Other notes:

When you leave, be careful, the people across the street will try to trick you to get money, or even try to pick pocket you. The guards told us this upon leaving and sure enough, some guy came up and said we HAD to give him the two white paper so he can check it for us (BS)."

I wish we could hear from the 8 out 10 girls that fail , what is there story...


2015-02-10 :Trip to Vietnam to celebrate Tet, meet my fiancee

2015-03-16 :Back to USA, could not file for I-129F, until my divorce paper was finalize.

2015-05-01 :Divorce paper final

2015-05-08 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-05-13 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice from the mail)

2015-06-22 :NOA-2 (Received approval by text and email)

2015-06-26 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797) note on the I-797, notice date 2015-06-22

2015-07-21 :Finally able to talk to NVC, got HCM#, case still in administrative review, not going to Vietnam yet.

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Congrats, HungNhi!

congrat,, thank you for posting your story. specially.

"Other notes:

When you leave, be careful, the people across the street will try to trick you to get money, or even try to pick pocket you. The guards told us this upon leaving and sure enough, some guy came up and said we HAD to give him the two white paper so he can check it for us (BS)."

I wish we could hear from the 8 out 10 girls that fail , what is there story...

Also, when you first arrive at the consulate, watch out for those same people. They usually stand at the street opposite from the rear entrance to the consulate. When you get off the taxi, they will walk up to you and tell you to go to an office located on a side street with front windows, "Go there to check in". Don't. Those are Dich Vu services trying to scam you. Those people get paid to scam you. So watch out.

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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

ZjMTm5.png

N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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Thanks Guys. ^^ what FrontGear said. We did promise to buy a book from a guy before we went in, if we passed, so when we did, we came out and upheld our promise. Ended up costing 400k, but we were euphoric, so it was worth it.


Filing for the I-129F for my fiancee in Vietnam!

I-129F Sent in : July 29, 2014 , 12:29 pm

Delivered : July 30th 2014, 10:59 am - signed by K. Cottrin

Check cashed: 08/04

NOA1 email and text: 08/04

NOA1 hardcopy / official Receipt Notice (Form I-797): 08/08, notice on form dated for july 30th

NOA1 A-Number assigned: 08/05

NOA2 email and text: 03/04/2015

NOA2 letter in the mail: 03/08/2015

NVC Ready: 03/24/2015

Police Record: 4/3

passport: 4/3

certificate of single: 4/13

package 3 : 4/13

DS-160: 4/13

Medical:

K1 Visa interview: 7/24

 

I-751 Sent/Accepted: Apr-13th/Apr-16th

Check Cashed:
Noa1:

Biometric:

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Book what hungnhi?

Edited by nguyensteve

2015-02-10 :Trip to Vietnam to celebrate Tet, meet my fiancee

2015-03-16 :Back to USA, could not file for I-129F, until my divorce paper was finalize.

2015-05-01 :Divorce paper final

2015-05-08 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-05-13 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice from the mail)

2015-06-22 :NOA-2 (Received approval by text and email)

2015-06-26 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797) note on the I-797, notice date 2015-06-22

2015-07-21 :Finally able to talk to NVC, got HCM#, case still in administrative review, not going to Vietnam yet.

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there was a guy selling books, we bought one from him.


Filing for the I-129F for my fiancee in Vietnam!

I-129F Sent in : July 29, 2014 , 12:29 pm

Delivered : July 30th 2014, 10:59 am - signed by K. Cottrin

Check cashed: 08/04

NOA1 email and text: 08/04

NOA1 hardcopy / official Receipt Notice (Form I-797): 08/08, notice on form dated for july 30th

NOA1 A-Number assigned: 08/05

NOA2 email and text: 03/04/2015

NOA2 letter in the mail: 03/08/2015

NVC Ready: 03/24/2015

Police Record: 4/3

passport: 4/3

certificate of single: 4/13

package 3 : 4/13

DS-160: 4/13

Medical:

K1 Visa interview: 7/24

 

I-751 Sent/Accepted: Apr-13th/Apr-16th

Check Cashed:
Noa1:

Biometric:

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It was extremely nerve wrecking though. We saw/observed 8 out of 10 girls get the blue slips and crying as they left while we were waiting, and our heart goes out to all of them.

Were they there for k1 visas or something else?

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Were they there for k1 visas or something else?

Im not too sure, but they were ~ 20-35 in age range and they mostly went alone, so i assumed it was either for k1 or cr1?


Filing for the I-129F for my fiancee in Vietnam!

I-129F Sent in : July 29, 2014 , 12:29 pm

Delivered : July 30th 2014, 10:59 am - signed by K. Cottrin

Check cashed: 08/04

NOA1 email and text: 08/04

NOA1 hardcopy / official Receipt Notice (Form I-797): 08/08, notice on form dated for july 30th

NOA1 A-Number assigned: 08/05

NOA2 email and text: 03/04/2015

NOA2 letter in the mail: 03/08/2015

NVC Ready: 03/24/2015

Police Record: 4/3

passport: 4/3

certificate of single: 4/13

package 3 : 4/13

DS-160: 4/13

Medical:

K1 Visa interview: 7/24

 

I-751 Sent/Accepted: Apr-13th/Apr-16th

Check Cashed:
Noa1:

Biometric:

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