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Hi again,

We got engaged on August 8th of 2016 in HCMC. We didn't have an engagement party. I started the K1 visa process already, just waiting for the NOA2. I'm in Vietnam right now for a few months staying mostly with my fiancee at her parents house in Quang Nam. My fiancee, Vi, suggested that we have a formal engagement party here in Vietnam sometime in January or February.

Is it too late to have en engagement party??

I'm also confused about what a family register book is here in Vietnam. Vi says her parents have one. I asked if I should be added to it but she didn't really know. Perhaps they add me in for an engagement ceremony party? But, once again, we are already engaged. Will that throw up a red flag for the US immigration people in HCMC?

Thanks for your help.

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Hi again,

We got engaged on August 8th of 2016 in HCMC. We didn't have an engagement party. I started the K1 visa process already, just waiting for the NOA2. I'm in Vietnam right now for a few months staying mostly with my fiancee at her parents house in Quang Nam. My fiancee, Vi, suggested that we have a formal engagement party here in Vietnam sometime in January or February.

Is it too late to have en engagement party??

I'm also confused about what a family register book is here in Vietnam. Vi says her parents have one. I asked if I should be added to it but she didn't really know. Perhaps they add me in for an engagement ceremony party? But, once again, we are already engaged. Will that throw up a red flag for the US immigration people in HCMC?

Thanks for your help.

It's never too late to have a party :dance:

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In Vietnam engagement ceremony and party are very important. This is also looked at for approval. During interview they will likey ask about it. Photos of engagement are highly important.

Lucky that you are there in VN. I think it is good idea, to have engagement ceremony and party and lots of photos.

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In Vietnam engagement ceremony and party are very important. This is also looked at for approval. During interview they will likey ask about it. Photos of engagement are highly important.

Lucky that you are there in VN. I think it is good idea, to have engagement ceremony and party and lots of photos.

I was a little worried about having it 6 months after we actually got engaged.

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Hi again,

We got engaged on August 8th of 2016 in HCMC. We didn't have an engagement party. I started the K1 visa process already, just waiting for the NOA2. I'm in Vietnam right now for a few months staying mostly with my fiancee at her parents house in Quang Nam. My fiancee, Vi, suggested that we have a formal engagement party here in Vietnam sometime in January or February.

Is it too late to have en engagement party??

I'm also confused about what a family register book is here in Vietnam. Vi says her parents have one. I asked if I should be added to it but she didn't really know. Perhaps they add me in for an engagement ceremony party? But, once again, we are already engaged. Will that throw up a red flag for the US immigration people in HCMC?

Thanks for your help.

Saw that others answered re: engagement. I don't think you, as a foreigner, can be added to the family book. Technically, the family should have reported you to the local police as living in the house. My understanding of local law. Anyways, that is completely separate from the engagement party, and my advice would be to lie low and not try to get in a family book. I don't see how that helps, and I can see how it might not go over well with the local "authorities".

Best of luck.

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Saw that others answered re: engagement. I don't think you, as a foreigner, can be added to the family book. Technically, the family should have reported you to the local police as living in the house. My understanding of local law. Anyways, that is completely separate from the engagement party, and my advice would be to lie low and not try to get in a family book. I don't see how that helps, and I can see how it might not go over well with the local "authorities".

Best of luck.

Her family did report me to the local authorities. Her dad knows the local authorities. They wanted a copy of my passport and how long I will be there and what not.

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The engagement reception helps but the red house registration book, Ho Khau, not so much. You cannot be added to the book unless you're a VN citizen or live there on a permanent basis.

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We did end up having an engagement ceremony on the 16th. It went really well and we took a ton of pictures :D

 

My mother was on video chat and my fiancée's cousin held up my tablet so she could watch the whole thing. The photographer even took a few pictures so you can see my mom watching the ceremony lol!

 

Thanks everyone for your input in this topic ☺

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