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Passing of American in Saigon. (Newlyweds)

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Sadly, A few hours ago, my wife’s long-time friend, husband passed away in Saigon. He was over sixty years old and they married about 1 year ago in Saigon. They have lived together in Saigon even since.

He is originally from Texas and lived there all of his adult life until he arrived in Saigon and married (2007) and he choose to stay in Saigon to this present day.

We are trying to help my wife’s friend whom is in Saigon "in shock."

My questions: Does anyone know what to do in the event of death of an American Citizen whom married in Vietnam and have been living together over the past year in Saigon/HCMC ?

They never got a chance to travel back to USA together. It appears to be due to heart failure. We don’t know to much more other then He did complain about not feeling well before going to bed… but did share with his wife, he’d felt this way before and for her not to worry AND he won’t go to hospital.

How does/would the U.S. Government "ie" Homeland security or USCIS view a situation such as this? What to do about his body?

Any advice will help.

Thanks

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Of course contact his family still here and they will prob make some decisions, maybe his wish was to be bury there only the wife and family will know this


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Sorry to hear, martindart. Hopefully the link below will help.

Link: US Department of State Death Notification

STL_HCMC


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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)
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Sadly, A few hours ago, my wife’s long-time friend, husband passed away in Saigon. He was over sixty years old and they married about 1 year ago in Saigon. They have lived together in Saigon even since.

He is originally from Texas and lived there all of his adult life until he arrived in Saigon and married (2007) and he choose to stay in Saigon to this present day.

We are trying to help my wife’s friend whom is in Saigon "in shock."

My questions: Does anyone know what to do in the event of death of an American Citizen whom married in Vietnam and have been living together over the past year in Saigon/HCMC ?

They never got a chance to travel back to USA together. It appears to be due to heart failure. We don’t know to much more other then He did complain about not feeling well before going to bed… but did share with his wife, he’d felt this way before and for her not to worry AND he won’t go to hospital.

How does/would the U.S. Government "ie" Homeland security or USCIS view a situation such as this? What to do about his body?

Any advice will help.

Thanks

Very sorry to hear this. (F)

Here's the information for American Citizen Services at the Consulate in HCMC:

http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/contact_acs.html

Hopefully he had insurance that would cover repatriation of his remains.

How does/would the U.S. Government "ie" Homeland security or USCIS view a situation such as this?

I'm not sure what you mean by this question. If it is in regards to a Visa it's case closed. They are trying to deport Spouses who are in the States that have had the USC die. Sadly, even if he wanted her here it's too late.

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I'm not a lawyer but from what I've been listening to LS Tuan on Saigon Houston radio, the case is basically closed. If both of them are living in the States, and she is HOLDING a temporary 2-year GC, she "might" get lucky (with the help of a very good lawyer, of course) to get a perm 10-year GC, and later on, applying for citizenship.

But if she still waits for the temp 2-year GC while her AOS application is being processed, then she's out of luck.

In this case, that lady is NOT even close to any of the above cases. Her chance of moving to America is close to 0.

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