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Filed: Timeline

I just got off the phone and our interview date is May 12th. One month behind everyone else in here, but we'll eventually get there. :dance: :dance:


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-20

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-02

NVC Received : N/A

NVC Left : 2007-12-17

Consulate Received : N/A

HCMC Sent Packet 3 : 2008-01-08

Packet 3 Received : 2008-02-18

HMC reveiced Packet 3: 2008-02-22

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2008-05-12

Visa Received :

US Entry :

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Congrats to both of you!! :dance::thumbs:

Good luck on your interviews!!! We hope you get the pink! :yes:

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 pick up earlier)

POE 2008-3-05 Los Angeles

Wedding 2008-4-26

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Filed: Timeline

Can someone point me to a link for current visa fee, medical checkup? Thanks


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-20

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-02

NVC Received : N/A

NVC Left : 2007-12-17

Consulate Received : N/A

HCMC Sent Packet 3 : 2008-01-08

Packet 3 Received : 2008-02-18

HMC reveiced Packet 3: 2008-02-22

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2008-05-12

Visa Received :

US Entry :

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

We are May 30th...

If any of you are going to be in HCMC, let me know.


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: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline
Can someone point me to a link for current visa fee, medical checkup? Thanks

There are no visa fees listed on the internet. I would call the Vietnam Consulate in SFO. They are cheaper and faster than the embassy in Washington. I believe, but don't quote me on this, that it's $45 for a 1 month, single entry tourist visa, plus your mailing costs. I myself am getting a 3 month, multi-entry for $120.

Their phone number is (415) 922-1707 or 922-1577. Email is info@vietnamconsulate-ca.org.

I don't know about the medical fees, but the nice lady at HCM (I got her twice before, and she's the only nice one) did remind me to remind Mai that she must get her medical done in Saigon. She must have seen that Mai is from Hanoi.

Good luck with all the preparations! Time to panic now! I leave in 15 days!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline
We are May 30th...

If any of you are going to be in HCMC, let me know.

I would love to meet VJ people in Saigon, but I hope we are far away from there by the 30th, packing for return to the U.S.

OK, I gotta ask, Bill......I notice that you got your interview date lightning fast, but yet the date itself is very far out. What's up with that? Just the consulate messing with all our heads and yours too? A little bit of predictability would be nice, consulate people.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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We are May 30th...

If any of you are going to be in HCMC, let me know.

I would love to meet VJ people in Saigon, but I hope we are far away from there by the 30th, packing for return to the U.S.

OK, I gotta ask, Bill......I notice that you got your interview date lightning fast, but yet the date itself is very far out. What's up with that? Just the consulate messing with all our heads and yours too? A little bit of predictability would be nice, consulate people.

Well, I am not sure, but it may have something to do with how we did our paperwork in Vietnam. Once I found out that the US Consulate had received our case from NVC, I contacted our lawyer (M.E) office to let them know. Our lawyer sent my fiance the DS-230 Part 1 and instructions for her to follow. All she had to do was sign the form, and send it to the Consulate.

2 days after she sent the form provided by our lawyer, she received PACKET 3 from the consulate, which also included the checklist that everyone thinks you must sign and turn in. We did not.

So, it may have something to do with the fact that we sent DS-230 Part 1 by itself. Also Packet 4 was mailed to my fiance on April 9th.


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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Good Luck to all of you. I was going to call the consulate last night but didn't. I will call tonight for sure! We should be scheduled in May also!

Thanks for the info everyone!


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Good luck to all on the upcoming interviews. Go for the PINK!

There are no visa fees listed on the internet. I would call the Vietnam Consulate in SFO. They are cheaper and faster than the embassy in Washington. I believe, but don't quote me on this, that it's $45 for a 1 month, single entry tourist visa, plus your mailing costs. I myself am getting a 3 month, multi-entry for $120.

I'm thinking about applying for a multi-entry visa this time, but I'll be only visiting twice in the second half of this year. If the quoted fees are correct, single-entry visa is better unless one travels three times or more in the duration allowed in the visa.


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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Good luck to all on the upcoming interviews. Go for the PINK!

There are no visa fees listed on the internet. I would call the Vietnam Consulate in SFO. They are cheaper and faster than the embassy in Washington. I believe, but don't quote me on this, that it's $45 for a 1 month, single entry tourist visa, plus your mailing costs. I myself am getting a 3 month, multi-entry for $120.

I'm thinking about applying for a multi-entry visa this time, but I'll be only visiting twice in the second half of this year. If the quoted fees are correct, single-entry visa is better unless one travels three times or more in the duration allowed in the visa.

The reason why I need a multi is because we plan on traveling outside Vietnam to other southeast Asian countries before we leave for the U.S. And I called back to double check, but this time they quoted me $150. Too late now to argue. I've got too many other things to worry about. I confirmed that price in both English and Vietnamese languages. I will just send them the money--this time. It's still better than the Chinese--they want $130 for a 1 month single entry!

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Congrats to all May's interviews...Good luck all! it's 4:36 AM, couldn't sleep at all.


Second K1: I-129F Timeline

--------------------

Sept 15, 2007: I-129F sent to VSC

Sept 24, 2007: NOA1 hard copy received

Jan 25, 2008: Approved

Feb 01, 2008: NOA2 hard copy received

April 24, 20008: Interviewed

May 06, 2008: Received Visa

May 11, 2008: Entry to US "Chicago"

May 15, 2008: Registered Marriage's license

Sept 19, 2008: Received Green Card w/o interview

=========================

***Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

June 19,2010 - I751 Package sent to VSC

June 28,2010 - Received NOA1

July 07, 2010 - Biometrics appt

August 09, 2010 - Approved w/o Interview

August 19, 2010 - 10 Year Green Card Received

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Feb 2012 - Received U.S Citizenship

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Good luck to all on the upcoming interviews. Go for the PINK!

There are no visa fees listed on the internet. I would call the Vietnam Consulate in SFO. They are cheaper and faster than the embassy in Washington. I believe, but don't quote me on this, that it's $45 for a 1 month, single entry tourist visa, plus your mailing costs. I myself am getting a 3 month, multi-entry for $120.

I'm thinking about applying for a multi-entry visa this time, but I'll be only visiting twice in the second half of this year. If the quoted fees are correct, single-entry visa is better unless one travels three times or more in the duration allowed in the visa.

The reason why I need a multi is because we plan on traveling outside Vietnam to other southeast Asian countries before we leave for the U.S. And I called back to double check, but this time they quoted me $150. Too late now to argue. I've got too many other things to worry about. I confirmed that price in both English and Vietnamese languages. I will just send them the money--this time. It's still better than the Chinese--they want $130 for a 1 month single entry!

I think the Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco got new visa fees at the start of the year. My February visa reflected the same price as the Embassy in Washington DC when I checked with both in January. Before that, SF was cheaper......

In any case, have fun in Vietnam and get the pink!

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 pick up earlier)

POE 2008-3-05 Los Angeles

Wedding 2008-4-26

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Can someone point me to a link for current visa fee, medical checkup? Thanks

There are no visa fees listed on the internet. I would call the Vietnam Consulate in SFO. They are cheaper and faster than the embassy in Washington. I believe, but don't quote me on this, that it's $45 for a 1 month, single entry tourist visa, plus your mailing costs. I myself am getting a 3 month, multi-entry for $120.

Their phone number is (415) 922-1707 or 922-1577. Email is info@vietnamconsulate-ca.org.

I don't know about the medical fees, but the nice lady at HCM (I got her twice before, and she's the only nice one) did remind me to remind Mai that she must get her medical done in Saigon. She must have seen that Mai is from Hanoi.

Good luck with all the preparations! Time to panic now! I leave in 15 days!

no, i was referring to the visa fee for my fiance before the interview.


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-06-20

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-11-02

NVC Received : N/A

NVC Left : 2007-12-17

Consulate Received : N/A

HCMC Sent Packet 3 : 2008-01-08

Packet 3 Received : 2008-02-18

HMC reveiced Packet 3: 2008-02-22

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2008-05-12

Visa Received :

US Entry :

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