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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

Heres the checklist she's bringing, Please let us know if we're missing anything :wacko:

Interview Letter

Beneficiary Passport

2 5x5 photo

Medical Examination result

Vaccination Record

Police Record (Ly Lich Tu Phap)

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Timeline of relationship

Copy of I-130

Copy of DS-3032

Copy of I-864 + Tax Return

Copy of DS-230

Proof of bonifide relationship:

Pics together

Hotel Receipts

Phone records

Chat records

Mail

Emails

Western Union Receipts

Wedding album

Wedding banquet pics

P.S I have very limited internet here so I wont be able to log on for a while. any comments would help very much


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11/07/08 ............Married

02/13/09 ............I-130 sent

02/16/09 ............I-130 delivered

02/23/09.............NOA1

02/24/09.............Touched

02/28/09............ NOA1 Hard Copy

03/25/09.............NOA2

03/30/09.............NOA2 Hard Copy

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

04/17/09.............DS-3032 and AOS bill generated

04/17/09.............DS-3032 sent (email+mail)

04/17/09.............AOS PAID (online)

04/20/09.............AOS package sent

04/20/09.............DS-3032 accepted

04/22/09.............IV Fee bill generated

04/22/09.............IV bill PAID (online)

04/27/09.............DS-230 sent to NVC

04/30/09.............Case under Final Review

05/07/09.............RFE (Ques 20 DS-230)

05/09/09.............Resend DS-230

05/13/09.............DS-230 Received and Under Review

05/20/09.............Case complete at NVC

Embassy Journey

06-08-09.............Case Arrived at Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

06-22-09.............Medical Exam

07-29-09.............Visa Interview

07-29-09.............Visa Approved

08-05-09.............Visa in Hand

08-24-09.............POE - (San Francisco, California)

09-04-09.............Green Card Arrived in Mail

12-04-09.............SSN Card Arrived in Mail

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Filed: Country: Vietnam
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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

Heres the checklist she's bringing, Please let us know if we're missing anything :wacko:

Interview Letter

Beneficiary Passport

2 5x5 photo

Medical Examination result

Vaccination Record

Police Record (Ly Lich Tu Phap)

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Timeline of relationship

Copy of I-130

Copy of DS-3032

Copy of I-864 + Tax Return

Copy of DS-230

Proof of bonifide relationship:

Pics together

Hotel Receipts

Phone records

Chat records

Mail

Emails

Western Union Receipts

Wedding album

Wedding banquet pics

P.S I have very limited internet here so I wont be able to log on for a while. any comments would help very much

you need 5 5x5cm photo

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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What does her letter from the consulate say to bring? If it says to bring the I-864 and tax return, then you need to have someone FedEx it to you from home. There is plenty of time. It will take 2 - 3 days typically from Boston to HCMC. Shouldn't be more than $50. That is how I sent things to VN.

It's always suggested to being originals of anything previously submitted. That way if something got lost, you will have it.

Again, look at the letter you got from the consulate. Don't try to get around the requirements. HCMC is known for RFE blue slips on missing evidence.

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I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I just read the HCMC website again and it has the I-864 and tax documents listed as things to bring. http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/required_documents2.html


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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What does her letter from the consulate say to bring? If it says to bring the I-864 and tax return, then you need to have someone FedEx it to you from home. There is plenty of time. It will take 2 - 3 days typically from Boston to HCMC. Shouldn't be more than $50. That is how I sent things to VN.

It's always suggested to being originals of anything previously submitted. That way if something got lost, you will have it.

Again, look at the letter you got from the consulate. Don't try to get around the requirements. HCMC is known for RFE blue slips on missing evidence.

the interview letter only ask her to bring her passport, medical + vaccination, and only passport photos. all the other stuff seems to be accepted already.

I'll try to upload the interview letter

thanks John! i'll get 5 passport pics


Visa Journey

CR-1 Visa Journey

11/07/08 ............Married

02/13/09 ............I-130 sent

02/16/09 ............I-130 delivered

02/23/09.............NOA1

02/24/09.............Touched

02/28/09............ NOA1 Hard Copy

03/25/09.............NOA2

03/30/09.............NOA2 Hard Copy

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

04/17/09.............DS-3032 and AOS bill generated

04/17/09.............DS-3032 sent (email+mail)

04/17/09.............AOS PAID (online)

04/20/09.............AOS package sent

04/20/09.............DS-3032 accepted

04/22/09.............IV Fee bill generated

04/22/09.............IV bill PAID (online)

04/27/09.............DS-230 sent to NVC

04/30/09.............Case under Final Review

05/07/09.............RFE (Ques 20 DS-230)

05/09/09.............Resend DS-230

05/13/09.............DS-230 Received and Under Review

05/20/09.............Case complete at NVC

Embassy Journey

06-08-09.............Case Arrived at Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

06-22-09.............Medical Exam

07-29-09.............Visa Interview

07-29-09.............Visa Approved

08-05-09.............Visa in Hand

08-24-09.............POE - (San Francisco, California)

09-04-09.............Green Card Arrived in Mail

12-04-09.............SSN Card Arrived in Mail

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

Heres the checklist she's bringing, Please let us know if we're missing anything :wacko:

Interview Letter

Beneficiary Passport

2 5x5 photo

Medical Examination result

Vaccination Record

Police Record (Ly Lich Tu Phap)

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Timeline of relationship

Copy of I-130

Copy of DS-3032

Copy of I-864 + Tax Return

Copy of DS-230

Proof of bonifide relationship:

Pics together

Hotel Receipts

Phone records

Chat records

Mail

Emails

Western Union Receipts

Wedding album

Wedding banquet pics

P.S I have very limited internet here so I wont be able to log on for a while. any comments would help very much

here is the interview letter, the checklist is the last page

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Visa Journey

CR-1 Visa Journey

11/07/08 ............Married

02/13/09 ............I-130 sent

02/16/09 ............I-130 delivered

02/23/09.............NOA1

02/24/09.............Touched

02/28/09............ NOA1 Hard Copy

03/25/09.............NOA2

03/30/09.............NOA2 Hard Copy

NVC Journey

04/15/09.............Case # Assigned

04/17/09.............DS-3032 and AOS bill generated

04/17/09.............DS-3032 sent (email+mail)

04/17/09.............AOS PAID (online)

04/20/09.............AOS package sent

04/20/09.............DS-3032 accepted

04/22/09.............IV Fee bill generated

04/22/09.............IV bill PAID (online)

04/27/09.............DS-230 sent to NVC

04/30/09.............Case under Final Review

05/07/09.............RFE (Ques 20 DS-230)

05/09/09.............Resend DS-230

05/13/09.............DS-230 Received and Under Review

05/20/09.............Case complete at NVC

Embassy Journey

06-08-09.............Case Arrived at Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

06-22-09.............Medical Exam

07-29-09.............Visa Interview

07-29-09.............Visa Approved

08-05-09.............Visa in Hand

08-24-09.............POE - (San Francisco, California)

09-04-09.............Green Card Arrived in Mail

12-04-09.............SSN Card Arrived in Mail

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Since you already submitted the I-864, they want it in HCMC... Can you fill one out while you are in VN or did NVC do something to the one you completed b4 that made it unique?(stamp sign etc)... The tax transcripts can be faxed to you. You would need to call the IRS and ask for it.. only takes a few minutes on the phone and has everything that your original filing has... I have not heard of any problems if you had transcripts and not original filing. The thing you may have a problem with that would require going Roger's recomendation is the W-2's.... You need to have your origial W-2's if possible or at least copies... See if you can get someone to run by your house and get the docs and fed ex them to you. a little money and no worries...


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

My wife and her's lawyer were paranoid about I-864, and tax return before her interview day. I told her not to worry, since we already have an original copy send to NVC, or you could go online fill-out the form and print one out for her. During my wife interview, CO never asks for I-864, or tax return.

A REMINDER, give your wife your passport when she has her interview, to let the CO knows you are outside waiting for her.

Good luck... and pink pink pink..


I-130 Journey

USCIS

06-15-2008 : Marriage

08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)
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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

Heres the checklist she's bringing, Please let us know if we're missing anything :wacko:

Interview Letter

Beneficiary Passport

2 5x5 photo

Medical Examination result

Vaccination Record

Police Record (Ly Lich Tu Phap)

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Timeline of relationship

Copy of I-130

Copy of DS-3032

Copy of I-864 + Tax Return

Copy of DS-230

Proof of bonifide relationship:

Pics together

Hotel Receipts

Phone records

Chat records

Mail

Emails

Western Union Receipts

Wedding album

Wedding banquet pics

P.S I have very limited internet here so I wont be able to log on for a while. any comments would help very much

hi Kevin,

Good luck on the interview and bring home the PINK!!!

We are preparing for the interview (7/23) at HCM consulate as well and so stressed out by now, praying that the interview would go well and this process would be over soon!!!

-> my question: The relationship timeline you've mentioned is like a list of date when we met, when we started dating, etc, is this right?

-> Tax document: I am so concerned about the tax document as well. Every things have been submitted to the NVC along with I-864. Do we still have to bring another set of tax document to the interview?

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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

Heres the checklist she's bringing, Please let us know if we're missing anything :wacko:

Interview Letter

Beneficiary Passport

2 5x5 photo

Medical Examination result

Vaccination Record

Police Record (Ly Lich Tu Phap)

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Timeline of relationship

Copy of I-130

Copy of DS-3032

Copy of I-864 + Tax Return

Copy of DS-230

Proof of bonifide relationship:

Pics together

Hotel Receipts

Phone records

Chat records

Mail

Emails

Western Union Receipts

Wedding album

Wedding banquet pics

P.S I have very limited internet here so I wont be able to log on for a while. any comments would help very much

hi Kevin,

Good luck on the interview and bring home the PINK!!!

We are preparing for the interview (7/23) at HCM consulate as well and so stressed out by now, praying that the interview would go well and this process would be over soon!!!

-> my question: The relationship timeline you've mentioned is like a list of date when we met, when we started dating, etc, is this right?

-> Tax document: I am so concerned about the tax document as well. Every things have been submitted to the NVC along with I-864. Do we still have to bring another set of tax document to the interview?

Len Ken,

Did you look up the timeline info I refered to when you asked in the other discussion? There are some great examples and a few of us discussed it in detail a week or two ago... always bring an extra set of everything that you already submitted... be prepared for anything when it comes to HCMC.


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)
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Hi everyone, my wife is having her interview on july 29th at 9:00am for a CR-1. I am in the vn with her at the moment, I forgot to bring my I-864 and 2008 tax return with me. Are they going to ask for it at the interview? i already submitted it at NVC. did the C.O request this information during your spouse's interview or they already have it in hand?

Heres the checklist she's bringing, Please let us know if we're missing anything :wacko:

Interview Letter

Beneficiary Passport

2 5x5 photo

Medical Examination result

Vaccination Record

Police Record (Ly Lich Tu Phap)

Birth certificate

Marriage Certificate

Divorce Decree

Timeline of relationship

Copy of I-130

Copy of DS-3032

Copy of I-864 + Tax Return

Copy of DS-230

Proof of bonifide relationship:

Pics together

Hotel Receipts

Phone records

Chat records

Mail

Emails

Western Union Receipts

Wedding album

Wedding banquet pics

P.S I have very limited internet here so I wont be able to log on for a while. any comments would help very much

hi Kevin,

Good luck on the interview and bring home the PINK!!!

We are preparing for the interview (7/23) at HCM consulate as well and so stressed out by now, praying that the interview would go well and this process would be over soon!!!

-> my question: The relationship timeline you've mentioned is like a list of date when we met, when we started dating, etc, is this right?

-> Tax document: I am so concerned about the tax document as well. Every things have been submitted to the NVC along with I-864. Do we still have to bring another set of tax document to the interview?

Len Ken,

Did you look up the timeline info I refered to when you asked in the other discussion? There are some great examples and a few of us discussed it in detail a week or two ago... always bring an extra set of everything that you already submitted... be prepared for anything when it comes to HCMC.

hi ScottThuy,

Thank you!

I'm searching for it now and could not find it. I know it's there somewhere, but it's just me, so frustrated, so worry, so stressed out and just don't see it. I'll look for it again until i find it.

thanks,

Len Ken

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"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

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The interview letter says that regardless of whether a copy was sent to NVC and accepted, they want the originals at the consulate for the interview. I would not take a chance on this. I would recommend that you bring the original of every document listed on page 2 of the letter.

Regarding the I-864 and what you need: If you provide the tax transcript (available by fax as Scott mentioned...but not sure if they will fax it overseas), you do not need to provide W-2. W-2's are only needed if you provide a copy of your tax return. read the instructions at uscis.gov.

So you can take Roger's advice and have a friend fedex you your files from home or do as Scott advises and do a new I-864. Just be sure that you do it exactly the same and get your tax transcripts faxed to you.

Good luck.

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