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Daniel just sent me a link, it looks like they are upping the price for visa's now for new petitions. Take a look at http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html

On a seperate note, if we are now going to have to pay up to $350 for a visa instead of the $131 for a K visa, then maybe those that choose this route should be steamlined since they are paying twice as much as other petitioners Jerome


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Daniel just sent me a link, it looks like they are upping the price for visa's now for new petitions. Take a look at http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html

On a seperate note, if we are now going to have to pay up to $350 for a visa instead of the $131 for a K visa, then maybe those that choose this route should be steamlined since they are paying twice as much as other petitioners Jerome

Those that choose this route will be paying $350 more than the illegals who will benefit from the amnesty that the increased fees are going to pay for. This bull$&!^ is the govt once again punishing those who play by the rules to take care of people who don't give a ####### about our country, its citizens and legal residents, and our laws.

You are very right, Jeromebinh, it should go towards streamlining the process, unfortunately it won't be streamlining anything for those who follow the rules.

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$350 FOR A K VISA? $1100 TO ADJUST STATUS?

SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DEAL TO BE ABLE TO ARRIVE AND LIVE IN THE USA AT THOSE PRICES...

Dont forget for the K1 it would be a total of $755 plus the medical from start to finish, and the plane ticket! I am so glad I just decided to live here, the next time I should have to fight with the embassy will be in 2012 when we have our family reunion, I am going to petitioin for Binh to get a visitor visa so she can go with me and meet my family and friends in the states, other than that I really dont want to deal with them at all


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Dont forget for the K1 it would be a total of $755 plus the medical from start to finish, and the plane ticket! I am so glad I just decided to live here, the next time I should have to fight with the embassy will be in 2012 when we have our family reunion, I am going to petitioin for Binh to get a visitor visa so she can go with me and meet my family and friends in the states, other than that I really dont want to deal with them at all

None of my biz but I doubt any VNese lady would be happy to learn that her man's long-term plan is to live there in VN permanently. You have to remember her original plan is to GET OUTTA that place in the first place, for whatever reason, better education for herself and her children later, or better life, whatever.

In the short run, she might pretend to be happy and all smiling while you're there (because she has no other choice, thinking she still has hope for another round of getting that Visa petition approved). But you expect her to accept your fallacy ideology "America isn't that great anyway. I'm a great lover and we'll be a big happy family here in VN." She'll leave you in a heart beat once she confirms your long-term plan doesn't match hers.

My 2­cents


Just remember, life over there in VN is NOT real! Your money will be worth a LOT less once you get back over here. Back to reality, cowboy!

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455 is the initial petition fee not the visa application fee.. both are part of the K1 process..

interviews next week will pay 131.. anyone interviewing after next week get hit with the increase...

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None of my biz but I doubt any VNese lady would be happy to learn that her man's long-term plan is to live there in VN permanently. You have to remember her original plan is to GET OUTTA that place in the first place, for whatever reason, better education for herself and her children later, or better life, whatever.

In the short run, she might pretend to be happy and all smiling while you're there (because she has no other choice, thinking she still has hope for another round of getting that Visa petition approved). But you expect her to accept your fallacy ideology "America isn't that great anyway. I'm a great lover and we'll be a big happy family here in VN." She'll leave you in a heart beat once she confirms your long-term plan doesn't match hers.

My 2­cents

I think you are selling her short, and him as well. I talked with my woman, and she did not even really care if we filed for her to come to America, and I had to even talk her into it. Granted my job brings me to Vietnam 6 months a year, but then the other 6 I am stuck in America alone, and it really sucks. Also on another note, I have seen many expats that live full time in Vietnam and they have never filed for a Visa for their wives since their plans have always been to live and work in Vietnam. If this is your point of view that is fine, but there are many women that do not want to go to America at all costs, I have even actually found that for the most part, they like foreigners mainly because they feel they will be treated better than by Vietnamese men and Viet Kieu men

That is like the US government stick it to us anyway we can. I just read the other day it was still $131 ohh well, the price of love goes up like everything else I guess

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I think you are selling her short, and him as well. I talked with my woman, and she did not even really care if we filed for her to come to America, and I had to even talk her into it. Granted my job brings me to Vietnam 6 months a year, but then the other 6 I am stuck in America alone, and it really sucks. Also on another note, I have seen many expats that live full time in Vietnam and they have never filed for a Visa for their wives since their plans have always been to live and work in Vietnam. If this is your point of view that is fine, but there are many women that do not want to go to America at all costs, I have even actually found that for the most part, they like foreigners mainly because they feel they will be treated better than by Vietnamese men and Viet Kieu men

wow wow wow, this make alot sense to me, :blink::blink::blink: Sure ,,,, Welcome to VJ family "Jake_Foreigner"


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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Wow.. If that were true, Linda wouldn't have gone through everything she did to bring Dung to the US... and why are all of the VN women marrying Viet Kieu and VN men instead of finding foreigners @ Saigonsingles.com like others...whistling.gif


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I think you are selling her short, and him as well. I talked with my woman, and she did not even really care if we filed for her to come to America, and I had to even talk her into it. Granted my job brings me to Vietnam 6 months a year, but then the other 6 I am stuck in America alone, and it really sucks. Also on another note, I have seen many expats that live full time in Vietnam and they have never filed for a Visa for their wives since their plans have always been to live and work in Vietnam. If this is your point of view that is fine, but there are many women that do not want to go to America at all costs, I have even actually found that for the most part, they like foreigners mainly because they feel they will be treated better than by Vietnamese men and Viet Kieu men

That is like the US government stick it to us anyway we can. I just read the other day it was still $131 ohh well, the price of love goes up like everything else I guess

Hahaha :rofl:

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I am willing to bet that the statistic of VN women leaving Foreigner after they get their green card is much higher than VN women leaving Viet Kieu men and Vietnamese men. That's a pretty dumb statement by you, "J". Sure you can say that's why your wife likes you (if that makes you sleep better at night), but to say for the most part, most VietNamese women like foreigners more than Vietnamese or Viet Kieu men because they treat them better, that's just ludicrous.

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I am willing to bet that the statistic of VN women leaving Foreigner after they get their green card is much higher than VN women leaving Viet Kieu men and Vietnamese men. That's a pretty dumb statement by you, "J". Sure you can say that's why your wife likes you (if that makes you sleep better at night), but to say for the most part, most VietNamese women like foreigners more than Vietnamese or Viet Kieu men because they treat them better, that's just ludicrous.

It was worded wrong, I meant that they like foreign men and Viet Kieu because they will treat them better than Vietnamese men. But for the first post to tell someone that his wife will leave once she realizes his plan is not the same as hers, is completely wrong. My statement was made because in my field of work I actually work alongside many Vietnamese women, not friends of friends, and when I talk to them this is what I get from them. Not some old myth that all Vietnamese women JUST want to come to America, and that if their man can not give them that then they will leave. I think that statement should anger many people that have been denied, and those that are risking Denial. Since you chimed in Scott, what do you think? If you are denied, do you think your fiancee will simply find another man? I don't think that would happen in the least, and when someone would insinuate something of that nature I bet you would get extremely irritated extremely quickly. I will also admit that the statement is true in some cases, and that my statement is also not true in all cases, but all of you that have your wives, ask them why would they want to marry YOU, when you lived so far away in the first place? Would the answer be "because I wanted to come to America" or would it be "I thought you would treat me better than most men" I am sure there are many other reasons that they might say. Now back to topic, I have read that it is about 985$ from start to finish for a DCF so I guess that I will be going to Chao Ray Monday and getting ready for our wedding license, are there any other suggestions you all might make pertaining to do's and dont's prior to me filing for a visa?

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didnt you get the wedding license a couple of weeks ago?


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