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Hi guys, want to take a mini-break with Phuong somewhere in Vietnam. Doesn't matter where, just need a break from her house. :blink: She lives in HCMC and we have been to Ha Noi, Da Lat, and Nha Trang. Somewhere else we should visit together? Don't want to break the bank here, just a nice peaceful getaway. And of course, she is of no help because she has traveled in her country less than me! :rolleyes: Thanks

Jonas

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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When I lived in HCMC we would travel to Phan Thiet for a weekend getaway...

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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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Vung Tau is about 2-3 hour car drive from HCMC, it's not quite up to par as Nha Trang but it's closer to HCMC and they got decent beaches. It's a beach catered to locals more as appose to Nha where it's more catered to westerners. There are quite a bit of things to check out there in Vung Tau. Also if you want to travel further and spend little bit more money my wife recommends going to Da Nang, I haven't been there but my wife says she has and it's supposedly much cleaner than Nha Trang. Have fun on your Mini Vacation!

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Dalat, Hà Tiên, huế, hội an

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Dan


Engaged: 8/19/2006

Married: 2/25/2008

Sent I-130: 6/5/2008

NOA1 Recieved: 6/26/2008

Transferred to CSC: 12/17/2008

Touched: 12/22/2008

Touched: 12/29/2008

Touched: 12/30/2008

Touched: 12/31/2008

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NVC Received 01/07/2009

AOS I-864 Fee Bill arrived: 01/17/2009

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we stayed in Mui Ne Bay - Phan Thiet for 4 days, it was pretty nice. if your into wind surfing or want to learn they have it here (just watching was fine for me) We paid 70.00 per night in 2006. There are at least 10-15 hotel up and down the Beach. but we like this one the most as we look at about 4 of them. Oh they have a Nice breakfast also included.

http://www.swissvillageresort.com/en/default.aspx?c=190


K1/K2 Time Line:

2-22-06 I-129F sent to Nebraska Service Center

3-03-06 NOA1 Received In Mail

5-27-06 NOA2 Received In Mail

6-08-06 NVC Received

6-12-06 NVC Sent File To HCMC

8-01-06 Van Received Packet 3

8-02-06 Van turned Back Packet 3 at Consulate.

9-29-06 Van Received Packet 4 in the Mail.

10-23-06 Interview - Passed

12-01-06 POE - San Fransisco, 10 Min Thur Immigration for Van and Thu

AOS Time Line:

2-06-07 K-1-K2 AOS Mailed I-131,I-765 And I-485

2-20-07 NOA K-1-K2 AOS I-131,I-765 And I-485

2-26-07 Received Biometrics appointment notice's

3-06-07 Biometrics appointment's scheduled and completed

3-30-07 Received AOS Letters For Interviews

5-22-07 AOS Interviews-Passed

6-01-07 Van Receives 2 Year Green Card K1

7-07-07 Thu Receives 2 Year Green Card K2

Removing Conditions Time line:

3-30-09 I-751 Sent to Calif Service Center

4-07-09 Check Cleared

4-10-09 NOA in Mail-Reciept Date 4-01-09

4-17-09 Biometrics appointment Notice For Van And Thu

5-01-09 Biometrics completed

6-09-09 Approved - Green Cards in Production.

7-17-09 Received 10 year Green Cards For Van & thu

N400 US Citizenship

12-13-10 Sent package

12-20-10 NOA - Reciept

12-22-10 Check Cleared

12-29-10 Biometrics appointment Notice

1-21-11 Biometrics appointment

4-20-11 Interview - PASSED

5-19-11 Oath

6-20-11 Recived U.S. Passport

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Engaged: 8/19/2006

Married: 2/25/2008

Sent I-130: 6/5/2008

NOA1 Recieved: 6/26/2008

Transferred to CSC: 12/17/2008

Touched: 12/22/2008

Touched: 12/29/2008

Touched: 12/30/2008

Touched: 12/31/2008

Approved: 12/31/2008

NVC Received 01/07/2009

AOS I-864 Fee Bill arrived: 01/17/2009

"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer. "

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Below is a link to TripAdvisor reviews of the hotels/resorts in Phan Thiet. We always stayed at the Phu Hai Resort in their beach front villas (great free breakfast buffet), but this was back in 2005. I'm sure the selection of resorts has grown since then.

Link: TripAdvisor Phan Thiet Hotel Reviews


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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Vung Tau is about 2-3 hour car drive from HCMC, it's not quite up to par as Nha Trang but it's closer to HCMC and they got decent beaches. It's a beach catered to locals more as appose to Nha where it's more catered to westerners. There are quite a bit of things to check out there in Vung Tau. Also if you want to travel further and spend little bit more money my wife recommends going to Da Nang, I haven't been there but my wife says she has and it's supposedly much cleaner than Nha Trang. Have fun on your Mini Vacation!

I'd go to Vung Tau using those ancient Russian jet boat thingies. It's cheap, fun, and you get there in about an hour and a half in airplane-like comfort, rather than 2 or 3 hours in Vietnam traffic. If memory serves me correctly, I believe you can catch a boat right there in Sector 1, right downtown. Phuong ought to know, anyway.

Hue is very nice. Hoi An is much more touristy. We stopped in Da Nang to go to some Cham museum there and to eat. Looked like a shithole to me, but what do I know?

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Engaged: 8/19/2006

Married: 2/25/2008

Sent I-130: 6/5/2008

NOA1 Recieved: 6/26/2008

Transferred to CSC: 12/17/2008

Touched: 12/22/2008

Touched: 12/29/2008

Touched: 12/30/2008

Touched: 12/31/2008

Approved: 12/31/2008

NVC Received 01/07/2009

AOS I-864 Fee Bill arrived: 01/17/2009

"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer. "

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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mui ne is a nice getaway place. i stayed @ carnary resort. it was along the main strip, literaly 20 steps from our hotel room to the beach. it was like 30 bucks a night. private beach, swimming pool with swin up bar. took the bus from saigon, for like 5 bucks. the bus ride was advertised as 4 hrs but closer to 6hrs. i would check tripadvisor.com for possible better accomidations.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I agree with Green/Tran!

Hunt down videos on Youtube! Phu Quoc is a great getaway as its far enough away from everything else to be exotic but still close enough to get there easily. Either by flying from HCMC or by bus to Rach Gia, and then by 2+ hour ferry, it is pretty affordable by our standards. What I enjoyed was that I was able to have my own moped to drive (a feat impossible for me on the mainland ...thanks to my inlaws concern and worry for my safety).

Diving, snorkeling, and beautiful beaches, affordable hotels..what more could you want for a romantic getaway?? HIGHLY RECOMMEND after visting Nha Trang, Vung Tau, Moi Ne, and various other coastal beaches in Vietnam and around the world.

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Our K1 Timeline

03.11 - 4.10.2005 - Met on vacation in Vietnam

10.25 - 11.19.2005 - Returned to Vietnam & got engaged 11.1.05

12.29.2005 - I-129F Sent

01.04.2006 - I-129F NOA1/Receipt and Case Number

03.23.2006 - NOA2

04.05.2006 - Rec'd @ NVC

04.07.2006 - Left for HCMC

04.08.2006 - e-file in HCMC

05.10.2006 - HCMC sends out packet 3

06.02.2006 - Rec'd packet 3

06.05.2006 - sent forms back to HCMC

07.17.2006 - called and got Interview date

07.20.2006 - Rec'd packet 4

08.10.2006 - ***INTERVIEW*** - Blue slip

08.11.2006 - Went to embassy with add'l evidence - Green Slip

03.23.2007 - both of us interviewed and ....PASSED

03.24.2007 - Picked up VISA!!!!!

04.11.2007 - Got Married!

07.18.2007 - Mailed AOS paperwork

08.28.2007 - RFE

09.18.2007 - Mailed back add'l paperwork

10.12.2007 - EAD card issued

11.14.2007 - notified by phone of Interview in 2 days!

11.16.2007 - INTERVIEW (RFE given for add'l evidences..again!)

12.06.2007 - Dropped off evidences at USCIS office

12.18.2007 - I485 Card Production Ordered

12.29.2007 - Card Rec'd!!!

11.19.2009 - I-751 filed for lifting conditions

11.20.2009 - Issued NOA

01.22.2010 - photo and fingerprints

02.03.2010 - lifting conditions APPROVED!!

02.09.2010 - card rec'd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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