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Filed: IR-5 Country: Vietnam
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Hi all:

Is blue a good thing or bad? The blue slip looks generic and all intructions are translated to Vietnamese except for one paragraph re: timeline of relationship is not translated to Vietnamese, why? They ask for 1)timeline of relationship in detailed story and 2) proof of purchase of airline tickets--paid by cash or credit card? I compared mine and my friend who was interviewd by the same CO, we both got same instructions.

Anyone out there has any expirences re: blue slip, please help/share.

Gracias!


11-16-12: Sent I-130 for Dad.
11-19-12: Priority date/rec'd date.
02-06-13: Case approved, NOA2.
02-19-13: NVC received case.
03-08-13: Case # assigned--HCM2013******.
03-09-13: Paid AOS Fee $88.00.
03-09-13: Emailed DS-3032 from Beneficiary's email address.
03-13-13: AOS Fee showed as PAID & sent AOS package certified mail.
03-18-13: AOS package delivered @ 10:50 A.M.
03-18-13: DS-3032 accepted.
03-20-13: IV Bill Invoice.
03-21-13: Paid IV Fee $230.00.
03-23-13: IV Fee showed as PAID.
04-23-13: Sent IV package certified mail.
04-26-13: IV package delivered @ 11:13 A.M.

05-08-13: Case completed @ NVC per telephone call.

05-15-15: Case completed per email from NVC.

06-07-13: Rec'd email from NVC RE: interview date. (letter dated 06-05-13).

07-18-13: Interview date-- PASSED.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Hi,

According to what I've read in other posts, blue slip is bad and pink slip is good. Blue slip usually ask you for more evidence.

In this case, I think they want you to describe your relationship in more details for (1). For (2), I think you should provide them with credit card or bank statement showing the transaction made for buying the plane ticket.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F Sent : 2007-12-12

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-12-18

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-05-07

NVC Received : 2008-05-14

NVC Left : 2008-05-14

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received : 2008-06-06

Packet 3 Sent : 2008-06-03

Packet 4 Received : 2008-06-16

Interview Date : 2008-07-23

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Vietnam
Timeline
Hi all:

Is blue a good thing or bad? The blue slip looks generic and all intructions are translated to Vietnamese except for one paragraph re: timeline of relationship is not translated to Vietnamese, why? They ask for 1)timeline of relationship in detailed story and 2) proof of purchase of airline tickets--paid by cash or credit card? I compared mine and my friend who was interviewd by the same CO, we both got same instructions.

Anyone out there has any expirences re: blue slip, please help/share.

Gracias!

Hola all:

Just an update on my case--we've submitted all docs requested above. Then we got another blue slip asking for my parents' Birth Certs and her's parents' Birth Certs. We all have different last names, but have no ideas why this being asked. I will send them to her asap and will update you all. Anyway is this good or bad? Thanks all peeps out there for reading and responding to my posts.

Peace


11-16-12: Sent I-130 for Dad.
11-19-12: Priority date/rec'd date.
02-06-13: Case approved, NOA2.
02-19-13: NVC received case.
03-08-13: Case # assigned--HCM2013******.
03-09-13: Paid AOS Fee $88.00.
03-09-13: Emailed DS-3032 from Beneficiary's email address.
03-13-13: AOS Fee showed as PAID & sent AOS package certified mail.
03-18-13: AOS package delivered @ 10:50 A.M.
03-18-13: DS-3032 accepted.
03-20-13: IV Bill Invoice.
03-21-13: Paid IV Fee $230.00.
03-23-13: IV Fee showed as PAID.
04-23-13: Sent IV package certified mail.
04-26-13: IV package delivered @ 11:13 A.M.

05-08-13: Case completed @ NVC per telephone call.

05-15-15: Case completed per email from NVC.

06-07-13: Rec'd email from NVC RE: interview date. (letter dated 06-05-13).

07-18-13: Interview date-- PASSED.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Vietamese Americans and Vietnames are closely related, in some cases very close. There is a high level of fraud at the HCMC Consulate so they are very careful. If you were introduced by a relative to each other, the Consulate wants to know if there's another reason than love for the two of you being together. Other factors are how long have you known each other? The longer you have been in a relationship, the better. The more evidence, ie trips to see each other, bank/credit card statements showing paid for trips, etc also makes the Consulate think your relationship is real.

While I'm a US born citizen, Thi does have two relatives in the US she has never met. In fact until about a month ago she didn't know she had any. They are daughthers of a second cousin. If I was Vietnamese American, that could cause interest from the Consulate even tho she has never met them. The birth certificates of your parents will give them a larger picture of how if at all you are related.

Once the Consulate has your parent's birth cerificates, they may simply give her the visa, ask for more evidence (another blue slip), give you a green slip (means they want to study your case and that may mean it gets sent back to the USCIS or give her the visa). If you haven't already called to the Consulate, I would do so just so they know you want her to come. While I was waiting for Thi, I noticed most of the fiancees were alone or with thier family not their fiance. I think that also has a lot to do with it. Don't be one who just sends the paper, let the Consulate know you care aobut her.

Peter and Thi

I-129F Sent : 2007-05-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-11

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-26

Touched: 2007-11-02

NVC Recieved: 2007-11-16

Consulate recieved ??????

Packet 3 sent 2007-12-11

Packet 3 received 2007-12-24

Packet 3 returned 2007-12-28

Packet 4 sent 2008-1-14

Email Reply with Interview Date 2008-1-23

Interview Date 2008-2-27

Passed Interview 2008-02-27

Visa Pick up Date 2008-3-05

Received Visa 2008-2-29 (called to request earlier pickup)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

I agree with PeterFB. I plan on being with my Finace when she has her interview in HCMC. I am also going to give her my passport when she goes in for the interview.

She can show the CO that she has my passport, that I am with her in VN.

I was introduced to her by her sister who is also married to an american. I worked with her husband, and they also lived in the same apartment building. they have now returned to the state where they originally lived.

I documented / explained in detail how we were introduced (I asked her sister if she was single and if she would introduce me to her), how long we have been chatting, emailing, and calling (supported by chat logs, emails, and phone bills), and of course all the other evidence from my 38 day trip to VN, our engagement pictures, etc..


Filed Removal of Conditions: 11/05/10

Rec'd NOA1: 11/08/10

Biometrics: 12/22/10

10 YR Greencard: 03/03/11 APPROVED

10 YR Greencard Rec'd: 03/08/11 RECEIVED

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Vietnam
Timeline
Hi all:

Is blue a good thing or bad? The blue slip looks generic and all intructions are translated to Vietnamese except for one paragraph re: timeline of relationship is not translated to Vietnamese, why? They ask for 1)timeline of relationship in detailed story and 2) proof of purchase of airline tickets--paid by cash or credit card? I compared mine and my friend who was interviewd by the same CO, we both got same instructions.

Anyone out there has any expirences re: blue slip, please help/share.

Gracias!

Hola all:

Just an update on my case--we've submitted all docs requested above. Then we got another blue slip asking for my parents' Birth Certs and her's parents' Birth Certs. We all have different last names, but have no ideas why this being asked. I will send them to her asap and will update you all. Anyway is this good or bad? Thanks all peeps out there for reading and responding to my posts.

Peace

Hi all:

She submitted the Birth Certs yesterday & got a Pink Slip. Will pick up Visa on 3/17. :dance:


11-16-12: Sent I-130 for Dad.
11-19-12: Priority date/rec'd date.
02-06-13: Case approved, NOA2.
02-19-13: NVC received case.
03-08-13: Case # assigned--HCM2013******.
03-09-13: Paid AOS Fee $88.00.
03-09-13: Emailed DS-3032 from Beneficiary's email address.
03-13-13: AOS Fee showed as PAID & sent AOS package certified mail.
03-18-13: AOS package delivered @ 10:50 A.M.
03-18-13: DS-3032 accepted.
03-20-13: IV Bill Invoice.
03-21-13: Paid IV Fee $230.00.
03-23-13: IV Fee showed as PAID.
04-23-13: Sent IV package certified mail.
04-26-13: IV package delivered @ 11:13 A.M.

05-08-13: Case completed @ NVC per telephone call.

05-15-15: Case completed per email from NVC.

06-07-13: Rec'd email from NVC RE: interview date. (letter dated 06-05-13).

07-18-13: Interview date-- PASSED.

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Hi all:

Is blue a good thing or bad? The blue slip looks generic and all intructions are translated to Vietnamese except for one paragraph re: timeline of relationship is not translated to Vietnamese, why? They ask for 1)timeline of relationship in detailed story and 2) proof of purchase of airline tickets--paid by cash or credit card? I compared mine and my friend who was interviewd by the same CO, we both got same instructions.

Anyone out there has any expirences re: blue slip, please help/share.

Gracias!

Hola all:

Just an update on my case--we've submitted all docs requested above. Then we got another blue slip asking for my parents' Birth Certs and her's parents' Birth Certs. We all have different last names, but have no ideas why this being asked. I will send them to her asap and will update you all. Anyway is this good or bad? Thanks all peeps out there for reading and responding to my posts.

Peace

Hi all:

She submitted the Birth Certs yesterday & got a Pink Slip. Will pick up Visa on 3/17. :dance:

CONGRATULATION !!!! :thumbs:

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:dance::thumbs: Congradulations!!

Peter and Thi

I-129F Sent : 2007-05-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-11

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-26

Touched: 2007-11-02

NVC Recieved: 2007-11-16

Consulate recieved ??????

Packet 3 sent 2007-12-11

Packet 3 received 2007-12-24

Packet 3 returned 2007-12-28

Packet 4 sent 2008-1-14

Email Reply with Interview Date 2008-1-23

Interview Date 2008-2-27

Passed Interview 2008-02-27

Visa Pick up Date 2008-3-05

Received Visa 2008-2-29 (called to request earlier pickup)

POE 2008-03-05 LAX

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Thanks Peter & Thi :) and Congrats to you also!

Peter, Do you know the valid dates on fiancee's visa by chance? Is it good for 3 or 6 months from date issued?


11-16-12: Sent I-130 for Dad.
11-19-12: Priority date/rec'd date.
02-06-13: Case approved, NOA2.
02-19-13: NVC received case.
03-08-13: Case # assigned--HCM2013******.
03-09-13: Paid AOS Fee $88.00.
03-09-13: Emailed DS-3032 from Beneficiary's email address.
03-13-13: AOS Fee showed as PAID & sent AOS package certified mail.
03-18-13: AOS package delivered @ 10:50 A.M.
03-18-13: DS-3032 accepted.
03-20-13: IV Bill Invoice.
03-21-13: Paid IV Fee $230.00.
03-23-13: IV Fee showed as PAID.
04-23-13: Sent IV package certified mail.
04-26-13: IV package delivered @ 11:13 A.M.

05-08-13: Case completed @ NVC per telephone call.

05-15-15: Case completed per email from NVC.

06-07-13: Rec'd email from NVC RE: interview date. (letter dated 06-05-13).

07-18-13: Interview date-- PASSED.

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Thanks Peter & Thi :) and Congrats to you also!

Peter, Do you know the valid dates on fiancee's visa by chance? Is it good for 3 or 6 months from date issued?

Thanks

The dates are on the Visa. The K-1 will be valid from the date of issue for 6 months. K-3 is valid for 24 months

However once she arrives in the US, the clock will start to tick for the 90 days that you have to get married. If you aren't married by then she will be out of status. If you are married and haven't filed AOS (I-485) within that period too, she will be out of status (illegal and able to be deported).

Peter and Thi

I-129F Sent : 2007-05-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-11

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-26

Touched: 2007-11-02

NVC Recieved: 2007-11-16

Consulate recieved ??????

Packet 3 sent 2007-12-11

Packet 3 received 2007-12-24

Packet 3 returned 2007-12-28

Packet 4 sent 2008-1-14

Email Reply with Interview Date 2008-1-23

Interview Date 2008-2-27

Passed Interview 2008-02-27

Visa Pick up Date 2008-3-05

Received Visa 2008-2-29 (called to request earlier pickup)

POE 2008-03-05 LAX

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Hi Visao,

Congratulations and all the best....

Thats good news, I was in AP like you, hopefully my case is not too far behind you...hoping for pink-slip for us soon..

R/

-Guy&Hoa

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Hi all:

Is blue a good thing or bad? The blue slip looks generic and all intructions are translated to Vietnamese except for one paragraph re: timeline of relationship is not translated to Vietnamese, why? They ask for 1)timeline of relationship in detailed story and 2) proof of purchase of airline tickets--paid by cash or credit card? I compared mine and my friend who was interviewd by the same CO, we both got same instructions.

Anyone out there has any expirences re: blue slip, please help/share.

Gracias!

Hola all:

Just an update on my case--we've submitted all docs requested above. Then we got another blue slip asking for my parents' Birth Certs and her's parents' Birth Certs. We all have different last names, but have no ideas why this being asked. I will send them to her asap and will update you all. Anyway is this good or bad? Thanks all peeps out there for reading and responding to my posts.

Peace

Hi all:

She submitted the Birth Certs yesterday & got a Pink Slip. Will pick up Visa on 3/17. :dance:

Way to go. Big congrats!


I-130 Journey

USCIS

2007-07-17 : Marriage

2007-08-14 : I-130 Sent

2007-10-02 : I-130 NOA1

2008-03-06 : I-130 NOA2

NVC

2008-03-18 : NVC Case # Assigned

2008-04-28 : I-864EZ Cleared at NVC

2008-05-19 : NVC Forwarded Case to HCMC

CONSULATE

2008-05-21 : HCMC Received Electronic File

2008-06-05 : Interview Passed!

2008-06-17 : Visa in Hand

US

2008-06-24 : POE - Newark

2008-07-24 : Received Green Card

2008-08-25 : Received SS Card

2010-04-12 : I-751 and Check Sent

2010-04-21 : I-751 NOA Received - 1 Year Extension

2010-08-20 : 10-Year Green Card Arrived

Naturalization

2012-08-27 : File N-400

2012-08-31 : Check Cashed

2012-09-06 : N-400 NOA

2012-09-19 : Biometric Appointment and Fingerprint

2012-10-15 : Receive Naturalization Interview Date

2012-11-19 : Naturalization Interview Completed

2013-01-14 : Oath Letter received

2013-01-16 : Oath Ceremony / Become US Citizen

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Hi all:

Is blue a good thing or bad? The blue slip looks generic and all intructions are translated to Vietnamese except for one paragraph re: timeline of relationship is not translated to Vietnamese, why? They ask for 1)timeline of relationship in detailed story and 2) proof of purchase of airline tickets--paid by cash or credit card? I compared mine and my friend who was interviewd by the same CO, we both got same instructions.

Anyone out there has any expirences re: blue slip, please help/share.

Gracias!

Hola all:

Just an update on my case--we've submitted all docs requested above. Then we got another blue slip asking for my parents' Birth Certs and her's parents' Birth Certs. We all have different last names, but have no ideas why this being asked. I will send them to her asap and will update you all. Anyway is this good or bad? Thanks all peeps out there for reading and responding to my posts.

Peace

Hi all:

She submitted the Birth Certs yesterday & got a Pink Slip. Will pick up Visa on 3/17. :dance:

Visao,

A big Congrats to you both. That was smooth!


2008-01-31 applied for SSA

2008-02-10 Received Notice fr SSA

2008-02-10 SSC issued with 10-BD

2008-02-14 Married; will get MC within 10 BD

2008-02-18 Recievd SSC

2008-02-27 Recieed Marriage Certificate

2008-03-03 485 Filed.

2008-03-08 File Received Chicago

2008-03-17 Rec'd 3 NOAs in the mail, but NOA dated 3/12/08

2008-04-04 Bio Appointment

2008-05-06 I765 in the mail

2008-05-06 I131 approved and in the mail

2008-08-26 Interview in CA 10/20/2008 Approved

2010-10-20 Remove Conditional--Gone Fishing 4 awhile now!!!!!!

2010-12-23 GC received--No More USCIS to deal with for now.

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Awesome news! Congrats!


06-29-09 received GC in mail

4-18-11 mailed I-751 CSC

CIS Office : California Service Center

Date Filed : 2011-04-18

NOA Date Received : 2011-06-06

Date on NOA: 2011-04-22

Bio. Appt. : 2011-06-24

Had to make an Info Pass appointment because there was a delay in receiving the NOA for our I-751. Never found out the reason for the delay but they gave Thao a 1 year green card stamp in her passport and we got a the NOA 2 days later.

Approved: 2011-09-23

Notice sent: 2011-09-28

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Vietnam
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:) Thank you all for all of the congrats. We were very lucky the case went smooth and fast without lawyer's help. Plus I only went to Viet Nam one time, and we did not have an engagement party. But she presented many evidences at the interview, especially the hand-written letters counted a lot!!! The interview took at least 30 mins with only a few questions asked (5 or less), the CO and translator spent most of the time reading two hand-written letters in Vietnamese (my letters to my fiancee). There were too many letters I sent to her, but they only randomly chose to read two. The CO picked the long one (about 5-6 pages). They did not read the letters from my fiancee sent to me. There were many emails but they did not look at. So letters are better than emails.

Just a corrections: Our first slip given was blue (asking for timeline and evidence paid for airline tickets), and second slip was green, NOT BLUE, (asking for our parents' Birth Certs). Then we were approved right away after submitting the Birth Certs.

Hope all of you in AP will get PINKs asap. And good luck to all upcoming interviews. Again thanks all and best wishes!:)

visao


11-16-12: Sent I-130 for Dad.
11-19-12: Priority date/rec'd date.
02-06-13: Case approved, NOA2.
02-19-13: NVC received case.
03-08-13: Case # assigned--HCM2013******.
03-09-13: Paid AOS Fee $88.00.
03-09-13: Emailed DS-3032 from Beneficiary's email address.
03-13-13: AOS Fee showed as PAID & sent AOS package certified mail.
03-18-13: AOS package delivered @ 10:50 A.M.
03-18-13: DS-3032 accepted.
03-20-13: IV Bill Invoice.
03-21-13: Paid IV Fee $230.00.
03-23-13: IV Fee showed as PAID.
04-23-13: Sent IV package certified mail.
04-26-13: IV package delivered @ 11:13 A.M.

05-08-13: Case completed @ NVC per telephone call.

05-15-15: Case completed per email from NVC.

06-07-13: Rec'd email from NVC RE: interview date. (letter dated 06-05-13).

07-18-13: Interview date-- PASSED.

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