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Package 3 Finally Finally Arrived!!!!!

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Hi VJs,

It's been a long wait for us since the HCMC CON told us that the package 3 was sent out on 4/19/06. I notice that the date stamp (5-5-06) on the envelop was not even close. I guess those bastards who work there were F****** lazy to send it out, Waiting for bribe money may be! Any way my fiancee just returned the checklist and ds 230 p1 today.

Mike,

When you call the H/C office and if they give you a date when they send it out, expect at least 3 weeks for it to arrive at your fiancee hometown.

Good luck to you

Menyoo


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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Mike,

When you call the H/C office and if they give you a date when they send it out, expect at least 3 weeks for it to arrive at your fiancee hometown.

Good luck to you

Menyoo

First I want to say Congrats on finally receiving Packet 3. Thanks for giving me a heads up, so I don't worry it was lost. I just can't believe how in the US they can process things so much quicker. Mybae if they wouldn't blue slip everyone for more evidence, then they would not be so busy.

Good Luck in your Journey!!!


I-129F Timeline:

03-10-06 - Sent I-129F to USCIS

03-15-06 - NOA1

03-25-06 - NOA2 Approval

08-28-06 - Interview!!!

11-22-06 - Got the Visa!!!

AOS Timeline:

02-08-07 - I-485 sent

02-14-07 - NOA1 (Sent to Missouri)

03-06-07 - Biometrics Appointment

03-07-07 - Transferred to CSC

05-03-07 - Card Production Ordered Email

05-10-07 - Green Card In Hand

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03-05-09 - I-751 sent

03-09-09 - NOA1 (1 yr Extension)

04-08-09 - Biometrics

07-09-09 - Card Production Ordered Email

07-17-09 - Green Card In Hand

I-130 Filing for Step-Son

11-30-09 - Received at USCIS

12-04-09 - NOA1

03-01-10 - NOA2

03-05-10 - NVC Case # Assigned

03-09-10 - NVC Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-12-10 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC

03-13-10 - Received Email from NVC stating they received DS-3032 (Also received AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in the mail)

03-14-10 - Paid Affidavit of Support Fee and IV Bill online

03-16-10 - NVC Website updated to PAID for both fee's

03-17-10 - Petitioner and Agent received emails to further proceed with case

08-05-10 - NVC Case Completed

10-27-10 - Interview PASSED

10-28-10 - Picked up Visa

Mike (United States) & Huong (Vietnam)

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So my question is I have heard Bribry come up every so often with Vn and the K1 and K3 Process is this something that really happens??????????


Petitioners First Name: Capt. Joe

Beneficiaries First Name: Logic Girl

K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F Sent : 2005-12-13

I-129F NOA1 : 2005-12-21

I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-04-18

RFE Reply(s) : 2006-05-05

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-05-11

NVC Received :

NVC Left : 2006-05-26

Consulate Received : 2006-05-31

Packet 3 mailed 2006-06-19

Packet 3 Received : 2006-07-10

Packet 3 Sent : 2006-07-12

Packet 4 Received : 2006-09-23

Interview Date : 2006-10-05 passed!!!!

Visa Received : 2006-10-10

US Entry : 2006-10-13

Marriage : 2006-10-16

Comments : sending out AOS papers 11-27-06

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 149 days.

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So my question is I have heard Bribry come up every so often with Vn and the K1 and K3 Process is this something that really happens??????????

We like to believe no.

P.S. sweetliewynn:

It's not necessary to have a lawyer to pay a bribe.

We're supposed to navigate the law. Bribes are illegal.

The stories I hear in Saigon usally go like this:

1. For $--- someone (not working for the consulate but who is related to

or friends with someone working inside the consulate ) can speed up the processing.

If you don't pay this someone - your case will be stuck for years.

2. The consular officers just sign off on anything the Vietnamese employees

put in front of them. It's the Vietnamese clerks who are really making the

decisions at the consulate. Someone has a friend or a family member who has a friend

who works at the consulate. The friend will take care of everything. You just need

to pay $--- to someone who doesn't work at the consulate.

3. A certain VN lawyer is allowed to attend interviews and translate for beneficiaries.

If his or her name is on your paperwork - your case will sail through. To have his name

on your paperwork costs $----.

4. I've even heard that if you put $--- inside your passport, the translator or the

officer will pocket the money and approve your visa.

5. A certain travel agency will get your tourist visa approved. It has a relationship

with the consular officer. It pays him or her $---for every visa.

____________

Suckers pay their money and end up with nothing or worse than nothing.

I heard of one poor lady who believed number 4. Now she's inadmissible to the US

for life. Attempting to bribe or conspiring to bribe a Federal law enforcement officer

is a felony. 18 USC Ch.11 Sec. 201

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Keep in mind that VisaJourney is a PUBLIC forum! I access VJ via the internet from Vietnam, and I would guess the folks at the US Consulate in HCMC have internet access too. I'm sure this board is a valuable feedback/information tool for them. I know in the past I read some posts (i.e. responding to myths, etc.) that other Vietnam VJ's on here suspected was a US Consular officer from HCMC.

Just be careful with references of bastards at the US Consulate in HCMC. These may be the same so-called bastards that your fiancee will meet when she goes for her interview. Granted they probably cannot specifically identify your fiancee from your posts on VJ, but I've always tried to live by the treat others as you would like to be treated motto - even if those others choose not to! Plus, more peaceful thoughts and actions will reduce the stress that already goes along with this process.

The important thing menyoo is that your fiancee got packet 3. Congratulations! Another thing to consider is that domestic mail in Vietnam isn't anything like mail service experienced in the United States. In addition, your packet 3 had to travel all the way to Can Tho.

Best of luck!

STL_HCMC

It's been a long wait for us since the HCMC CON told us that the package 3 was sent out on 4/19/06. I notice that the date stamp (5-5-06) on the envelop was not even close. I guess those bastards who work there were F****** lazy to send it out, Waiting for bribe money may be!

K1 Timeline

12/27/2005...I-129F Sent (Nebraska Service Center)

07/19/2006...Visa Approved

AOS Timeline

01/23/2007...AOS Sent

03/08/2007...AOS Approved

Removing Conditions

01/12/2009...I-751 Sent

06/10/2009...I-751 Approved

Naturalization

03/27/2010...N-400 Sent

11/21/2011...Approval

12/09/2011...Oath Ceremony

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STL_HCMC,

I do aware of your advice. Of course, we all want this process done professionally and respectfully. However, I just don't agree with their (HCMC) method oversea. After all, they're all working for USC just like those in Washington DC. My Ref is not directly to those C/Os, but to those Vietnamese employees whose hired by C/Os which pays by tax payers. It does not matter anyway, USC can trash George Bush and nobody cares. Their jobs are to help and to assist the C/Os to communicate with Vietnamese beneficairies, not to insult those who need help. About bribry, no one knows for sure, but the fact is bribry always exist and is part of all public servants' culture, examples: at airport custom, traffic violation, (very common almost everyone withness these) and many others (hiden within the Vietnam society for decades.)

Any way, Thanks for you advice.


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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congrats on your packet 3 :)

:yes:


K-1 Timeline

11-29-05: Mailed I-129F Petition to CSC

12-06-05: NOA1

03-02-06: NOA2

03-23-06: Interview Date May 16

05-17-06: K-1 Visa Issued

05-20-06: Arrived at POE, Honolulu

07-17-06: Married

AOS Timeline

08-14-06: Mailed I-485 to Chicago

08-24-06: NOA for I-485

09-08-06: Biometrics Appointment

09-25-06: I-485 transferred to CSC

09-28-06: I-485 received at CSC

10-18-06: AOS Approved

10-21-06: Approval notice mailed

10-23-06: Received "Welcome Letter"

10-27-06: Received 2 yr Green Card

I-751 Timeline

07-21-08: Mailed I-751 to VSC

07-25-08: NOA for I-751

08-27-08: Biometrics Appointment

02-25-09: I-751 transferred to CSC

04-17-09: I-751 Approved

06-22-09: Received 10 yr Green Card

N-400 Timeline

07-20-09: Mailed N-400 to Lewisville, TX

07-23-09: NOA for N-400

08-14-09: Biometrics Appointment

09-08-09: Interview Date Oct 07

10-30-09: Oath Ceremony

11-20-09: Received Passport!!!

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