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Filed: Country: Vietnam
Timeline

I was wondering when we hand in the proofs because the documents are separated to hand in first? And as I read somewhere, timeline is handed in with documents or wait or CO to ask? Can anyone describe the process at the interview room in HCMC for K1? Thanks.


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wait for CO to ask

goodluck Jerome


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

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline
wait for CO to ask

goodluck Jerome

really? can someone else please confirm this?

read the Packet 4, and soure in order as Packet stage....


CR-1 Visa

USCIS JOURNEY
Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
21-12-2008 : Marriage
29-01-2009 : I-130 Sent
04-02-2009 : I-130 NOA1
20-03-2009 : I-130 Approved (I-130 was approved in 44 days from NOA1 date)

NVC JOURNEY
07-04-2009 : NVC Received
08-04-2009 : Case # Assigned
11-04-2009 : Received DS-3032/I-864 Bill (Hard Copy)
13-04-2009 : Return Completed DS-3032 (USPS Mail)
14-04-2009 : Pay I-864 Bill (paid online $70)
16-04-2009 : Print Out Document Cover Sheet AOS I-864
17-04-2009 : Send In Completed I-864
18-04-2009 : Pay IV Bill (paid online $400)
22-04-2009 : Print Out Document Cover Sheet IV DS-230
22-04-2009 : Send In DS-230 Completed package
27-04-2009 : Case In Process at NVC
01-05-2009 : Generated RFE on I-864 (not sign)
07-05-2009 : Send In RFE (I-864 signed)
12-05-2009 : NVC Received RFE on I-864 (signed)
19-05-2009 : Case Completed at NVC

EMBASSY JOURNEY
12-06-2009 : Forward Case To Consulate of HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
16-06-2009 : Medical Exam At Cho Ray Hospital
24-07-2009 : Interview Date (GOT BLUE SLIP)
21-08-2009 : Date To Submit Require Document (Timeline)
xx-xx-xxxx : Visa Received
14-02-2012 : POE - (PDX, Oregon)

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goodluck Jerome

really? can someone else please confirm this?

Yeap, wait for CO to ask your wife for timeline.

good luck.


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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john, bcoz Co didn't want to see your timeline at the time he/she interviewed your wife.


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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goodluck Jerome

really? can someone else please confirm this?

CO will never asked your fiance at the interview, you're either get the Pink slip or blue if it's require a timeline. It seems they're very busy in the morning and don't have much time to go over the timeline. In the afternoon is the best time for them to review it.


Second K1: I-129F Timeline

--------------------

Sept 15, 2007: I-129F sent to VSC

Sept 24, 2007: NOA1 hard copy received

Jan 25, 2008: Approved

Feb 01, 2008: NOA2 hard copy received

April 24, 20008: Interviewed

May 06, 2008: Received Visa

May 11, 2008: Entry to US "Chicago"

May 15, 2008: Registered Marriage's license

Sept 19, 2008: Received Green Card w/o interview

=========================

***Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

June 19,2010 - I751 Package sent to VSC

June 28,2010 - Received NOA1

July 07, 2010 - Biometrics appt

August 09, 2010 - Approved w/o Interview

August 19, 2010 - 10 Year Green Card Received

++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Feb 2012 - Received U.S Citizenship

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goodluck Jerome

really? can someone else please confirm this?

CO will never asked your fiance at the interview, you're either get the Pink slip or blue if it's require a timeline. It seems they're very busy in the morning and don't have much time to go over the timeline. In the afternoon is the best time for them to review it.

The timeline is not a "required" document. That's why there is no specified point at which to hand it in. However, after reading about so many getting blue-slipped for the timeline, I decided to try something different. I produced 2 copies of the timeline and had them both notarized as originals. The first one I had Hien hand in with the required documents at the first window (I added it AFTER all the documents that were mandatory). If they did not accept it or threw it away, no problem. She had another original in her bag in case she was asked for it by the CO during the interview. BUT, they did accept it and, in fact, Hien saw that the CO had it open in front of him during the entire interview and he asked her questions from the information in the timeline.

My advice is this: It cannot hurt to try to give them a timeline at the first window. But have another one just in case. They may not accept the first and may not ask for the second, but you must do everything you can to prepare and help your case get approved at the first interview. You will never be sorry for a little extra effort upfront. It might save a lot of extra effort later.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline
The timeline is not a "required" document. That's why there is no specified point at which to hand it in. However, after reading about so many getting blue-slipped for the timeline, I decided to try something different. I produced 2 copies of the timeline and had them both notarized as originals. The first one I had Hien hand in with the required documents at the first window (I added it AFTER all the documents that were mandatory). If they did not accept it or threw it away, no problem. She had another original in her bag in case she was asked for it by the CO during the interview. BUT, they did accept it and, in fact, Hien saw that the CO had it open in front of him during the entire interview and he asked her questions from the information in the timeline.

My advice is this: It cannot hurt to try to give them a timeline at the first window. But have another one just in case. They may not accept the first and may not ask for the second, but you must do everything you can to prepare and help your case get approved at the first interview. You will never be sorry for a little extra effort upfront. It might save a lot of extra effort later.

Thats what I was planning on doing Todd. Slipping it in with the stuff they ask for at the window... and keeping another just in case


"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 timeline is not a "required" document. That's why there is no specified point at which to hand it in. However, after reading about so many getting blue-slipped for the timeline, I decided to try something different. I produced 2 copies of the timeline and had them both notarized as originals. The first one I had Hien hand in with the required documents at the first window (I added it AFTER all the documents that were mandatory). If they did not accept it or threw it away, no problem. She had another original in her bag in case she was asked for it by the CO during the interview. BUT, they did accept it and, in fact, Hien saw that the CO had it open in front of him during the entire interview and he asked her questions from the information in the timeline.

My advice is this: It cannot hurt to try to give them a timeline at the first window. But have another one just in case. They may not accept the first and may not ask for the second, but you must do everything you can to prepare and help your case get approved at the first interview. You will never be sorry for a little extra effort upfront. It might save a lot of extra effort later.

Thats what I was planning on doing Todd. Slipping it in with the stuff they ask for at the window... and keeping another just in case

The lady who reviews the docs is quite fussy about the order. Be sure to put all the docs in the EXACT order that they specify in the Packet 4 instructions or the wife will be scolded (see other posts on this). I put the timeline AFTER all the required docs so as not to frustrate her with an "out of order" document. It worked.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Given that timelines seem to be a sticking point for many going through HCMC my advice to anyone petitioning for a visa would be to submit a timeline with the original petition as well as bring an UPDATED timeline to the interview.

We've heard Marc Ellis and others talk about front loading the petition to put more info in the CO's hand when reviewing the case prior to the interivew. It may also be a beneficial exercise for the couple as the timeline could help them to spot any red flags ("introduced by my co-worker, the beneficiaries aunt, on xx/xx/2008") and then gather/prepare the proof needed to avoid the RFE or denial.


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

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline
Given that timelines seem to be a sticking point for many going through HCMC my advice to anyone petitioning for a visa would be to submit a timeline with the original petition as well as bring an UPDATED timeline to the interview.

We've heard Marc Ellis and others talk about front loading the petition to put more info in the CO's hand when reviewing the case prior to the interivew. It may also be a beneficial exercise for the couple as the timeline could help them to spot any red flags ("introduced by my co-worker, the beneficiaries aunt, on xx/xx/2008") and then gather/prepare the proof needed to avoid the RFE or denial.

This is a great point Roger in that; they can only deny based on evidence not seen by USCIS... if USCIS has everything up front, then what can HCMC do other than agree... I wish I had done this from the onset.. hindsight 20/20... I tried to tell someone a couple of days ago to hold off until they had everything covered before submitting the packet.... no luck on my part...


"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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