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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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If so, how did you like it? Any advice? Thanks.

I know Taiwan but not Vietnam.

I'm sure these people can tell you: http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/index.php

Good luck!


Wedding in Vietnam: 12/25/2005 (graduate school, below poverty line, couldn't apply)
[b]August 27, 2007[/b]: 1st I-130 packet sent w/incorrect $190 instead of new $355 fee (Mesquite, Texas).
October 6, 2007: 2nd I-130 packet with $355 fee (Mesquite, Texas).
January 10, 2008: NOA1 March 31, 2008: NOA2 (approved & sent to NVC)
April 14, 2008: NVC sent AOS Fee Bill (Affidavit of Support) $70.00 & DS-3032 form
Received.
April 15, 2008: Faxed wife the DS-3032 agent form to be mailed from Vietnam.
May 5, 2008: NVC sent request for Affidavit of Support form. May 19. 2008: received NVC's request for Affidavit of Support form.
May 20, 2008: Sent off I-864, Affidavit of Support May 30, 2008: Received IV Fee bill for $400 --money order & sent by Priority Mail.
June 10, 2008: I-864 approved. June 11, 2008: IV fee entered in system. June 16, 2008: DS-230 barcode issued
June 30, 2008: DS-230 mailed by expressed mail July 3, 2008: DS-230 package arrived at NVC & under review
July 11, 2008: Case completed at NVC.
Sept. 5th, 2008: INTERVIEW DATE at HCMC: White paper with writing.
March 26, 2009: Resubmit.
[b]DENIED. June 2009: case sent back & received at USCIS[/b]
August 2009: filed new I-130. Approved after first I-130 case sent to VN, again.
February 2010: USCIS contacted & asked for more evidence
March 2010: USCIS re-approved original case.
April 14, 2010: Consulate sends DS-230
June 15, 2010: Interview Date (Blue issued)
July 13, 2010 Placed on AP -yippee!
Sept. 13, 2010 Consulate home visit
[b]Nov. 5, 2010 Approval letter sent.[/b]
[b]Nov. 19, 2010 Visa picked up. Arrival: Nov. 24, 2010[/b]

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Yeah, check out, http://www.languagecorps.com/. It's a very easy process to start teaching there, especially in HCMC. Ideally, and legally, you need a 4 year degree, a US criminal background check and have completed the TEFL course. Though, I found that 95% of the schools there will hire you with just the TEFL, (or even without it,) but once the head honchos find out you're not legit, they will fire you. But, the good thing is that it usually takes a few months before they find out and it's super easy to walk a couple blocks to the next school and get hired that day. If you have anymore questions feel free to email me. Xzele@msn.com...I don't usually use VJ, so that's your best bet. Good luck.


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Service Center :California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F Sent :2006-06-23

I-129F NOA1 :2006-07-11

I-129F NOA2 :2006-10-11

NVC Left :2006-10-26

Consulate Received :2006-11-02

Packet 3 Received :2006-11-14

Packet 3 Sent :2006-11-15

Packet 4 Received :2007-01-22

Interview Date :2007-02-13 Submit Review

Visa Received :2007-02-14

US Entry :2007-02-20

Your interview took 235 days from filing.

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office :Seattle WA

Date Filed :2007-04-02

BioMetrics: 2007-05-03

Touched: 2007-05-04

Interview: 2007-07-19 PASSED!!!

Employment Authorization Document

Touched: 2007-05-04

Approved: 2007-6-18

Card Recieved: 2007-6-25

Removing Conditions

I-715 Sent California: 2009-4-23

I-715 recieved: 2009-4-24

I-797C NOA recieved 2009-5-16

Biometrics letter recieved: 2009-06-22

Biometrics: 2009-07-10

Approved: 2009-08-13

10 Year Card Arrived: 2009-08-18

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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One of the largest schools that hires teachers on an ongoing basis:

http://www.vus-etsc.edu.vn/ or Hoi Viet My

HCMC used to a "Back Packer" teacher industry in 90's. Now, it's much more sophisticated if you want to work for an established school.

Must have a 4 year degree minimum

If you haven't taught before, you'd better brush up on the grammar :-) Students are awesome and fun to teach but they know English grammar & spelling better than most Americans, but they can be very shy to practice speaking English. Then, you need ESL techniques or skills to create an environment for the the student to open up in a foreign language. Easier said than done.......see 2 x 2 y 2 z recommendation

good luck....

ps: you can always get private tutoring gigs....

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