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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Good Morning to my Vietnam VJ Family,

I am at the final stages of filing for my step son who is living in Vietnam with my Wife's parents.

My wife moved to the US in 2006 via me filing a Fiance Visa.

We got married and are very happily married and living together.

Unfortunately at the time, her ex was unwilling to write the child quit claim.

To our happiness, he finally agreed to do so and we are ready to submit the DS-230.

Here are the questions I have:

In the appointment package instructions for Item 13 (Present Address of Beneficiary) it states to provide the address and phone number where he is actually residing, not addresses once used for household registration. So if you use the household registration address on previous forms and place the new residing address on this form, will this be a problem? My wife's mother will attend the interview with my step-son. They both reside at the same place which is a requirement. They are both in the houselhold registry book at the same address we used on the previously submitted forms. We just want to make sure if we put their actual residing address which is new and different from the one submitted previously, will this require a change of address or is this common in VN?

Also reading the required documents for my 9yr old step son is a Timeline needed?

Thanks in advance


I-129F Timeline:

03-10-06 - Sent I-129F to USCIS

03-15-06 - NOA1

03-25-06 - NOA2 Approval

08-28-06 - Interview!!!

11-22-06 - Got the Visa!!!

AOS Timeline:

02-08-07 - I-485 sent

02-14-07 - NOA1 (Sent to Missouri)

03-06-07 - Biometrics Appointment

03-07-07 - Transferred to CSC

05-03-07 - Card Production Ordered Email

05-10-07 - Green Card In Hand

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03-05-09 - I-751 sent

03-09-09 - NOA1 (1 yr Extension)

04-08-09 - Biometrics

07-09-09 - Card Production Ordered Email

07-17-09 - Green Card In Hand

I-130 Filing for Step-Son

11-30-09 - Received at USCIS

12-04-09 - NOA1

03-01-10 - NOA2

03-05-10 - NVC Case # Assigned

03-09-10 - NVC Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-12-10 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC

03-13-10 - Received Email from NVC stating they received DS-3032 (Also received AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in the mail)

03-14-10 - Paid Affidavit of Support Fee and IV Bill online

03-16-10 - NVC Website updated to PAID for both fee's

03-17-10 - Petitioner and Agent received emails to further proceed with case

08-05-10 - NVC Case Completed

10-27-10 - Interview PASSED

10-28-10 - Picked up Visa

Mike (United States) & Huong (Vietnam)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Vietnam
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Dear Mike n Huong

My husband (US citizen) is filing I-130 for his stepson who is living in Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam. However, I-130 of my son which was sent to Chicago lockbox was rejected and returned. They said this I-130 should be filed at the BCIS service center with jurisdiction at the place of my husband's residence, not mentioning exactly which office to file. As you two have gone through this procedure, please kindly let me know where to send the I-130 for my son (is it USCIS in Santa Ana, as he's living in Orange County, CA). He's also sent AOS file for me (I-130 concurently with I-864, I-765, I-131, I-864) and received NOA today.

Regarding your querry, as I've been living in Viet Nam for long time, I know that when a person changes house, he has to register to the local authority about address change, then a new household book will be issued for him, in which it mentions clearly about his previous registered address.

Thank you for your time and hope to receive your reply soon.

Homesick mother

Good Morning to my Vietnam VJ Family,

I am at the final stages of filing for my step son who is living in Vietnam with my Wife's parents.

My wife moved to the US in 2006 via me filing a Fiance Visa.

We got married and are very happily married and living together.

Unfortunately at the time, her ex was unwilling to write the child quit claim.

To our happiness, he finally agreed to do so and we are ready to submit the DS-230.

Here are the questions I have:

In the appointment package instructions for Item 13 (Present Address of Beneficiary) it states to provide the address and phone number where he is actually residing, not addresses once used for household registration. So if you use the household registration address on previous forms and place the new residing address on this form, will this be a problem? My wife's mother will attend the interview with my step-son. They both reside at the same place which is a requirement. They are both in the houselhold registry book at the same address we used on the previously submitted forms. We just want to make sure if we put their actual residing address which is new and different from the one submitted previously, will this require a change of address or is this common in VN?

Also reading the required documents for my 9yr old step son is a Timeline needed?

Thanks in advance

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Thank you for the information. I kind of understood the part about the household registry. When I submitted the previous forms that was the current address and they still own this property. I just don't if I should put the adress that is still registered and on the previously submitted forms or the new address.

As for the filing location you asked about. He should refer to the form I-130 Instructions. There is a section in there as to where to file.

Good luck on having your son join you soon, as I know the pain my wife is going thru missing her son.

Dear Mike n Huong

My husband (US citizen) is filing I-130 for his stepson who is living in Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam. However, I-130 of my son which was sent to Chicago lockbox was rejected and returned. They said this I-130 should be filed at the BCIS service center with jurisdiction at the place of my husband's residence, not mentioning exactly which office to file. As you two have gone through this procedure, please kindly let me know where to send the I-130 for my son (is it USCIS in Santa Ana, as he's living in Orange County, CA). He's also sent AOS file for me (I-130 concurently with I-864, I-765, I-131, I-864) and received NOA today.

Regarding your querry, as I've been living in Viet Nam for long time, I know that when a person changes house, he has to register to the local authority about address change, then a new household book will be issued for him, in which it mentions clearly about his previous registered address.

Thank you for your time and hope to receive your reply soon.

Homesick mother


I-129F Timeline:

03-10-06 - Sent I-129F to USCIS

03-15-06 - NOA1

03-25-06 - NOA2 Approval

08-28-06 - Interview!!!

11-22-06 - Got the Visa!!!

AOS Timeline:

02-08-07 - I-485 sent

02-14-07 - NOA1 (Sent to Missouri)

03-06-07 - Biometrics Appointment

03-07-07 - Transferred to CSC

05-03-07 - Card Production Ordered Email

05-10-07 - Green Card In Hand

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03-05-09 - I-751 sent

03-09-09 - NOA1 (1 yr Extension)

04-08-09 - Biometrics

07-09-09 - Card Production Ordered Email

07-17-09 - Green Card In Hand

I-130 Filing for Step-Son

11-30-09 - Received at USCIS

12-04-09 - NOA1

03-01-10 - NOA2

03-05-10 - NVC Case # Assigned

03-09-10 - NVC Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-12-10 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC

03-13-10 - Received Email from NVC stating they received DS-3032 (Also received AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in the mail)

03-14-10 - Paid Affidavit of Support Fee and IV Bill online

03-16-10 - NVC Website updated to PAID for both fee's

03-17-10 - Petitioner and Agent received emails to further proceed with case

08-05-10 - NVC Case Completed

10-27-10 - Interview PASSED

10-28-10 - Picked up Visa

Mike (United States) & Huong (Vietnam)

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Dear Mike n Huong

Thank you for your prompt reply and sharing.

Regarding your case, when you filed I-130 for your stepchild, where did you send it? USCIS Chicago lockbox or USCIS local service center in your local residence? Could you tell me more details about that ? E.g. you're living in PA, and which USCIS office that you send I-130 for your stepchild.

Thank you very much for your help.

A homesick mother

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Homesick Mother,

I sent the I-130 to the Chicago Lockbox which it was then forwarded to California. I know I definately did not send it to the local office. The only time dealing with the local office is for Biometrics.

Did he send everything to the Chicago lockbox at the same time? Maybe there was some confusion.

Mike

Dear Mike n Huong

Thank you for your prompt reply and sharing.

Regarding your case, when you filed I-130 for your stepchild, where did you send it? USCIS Chicago lockbox or USCIS local service center in your local residence? Could you tell me more details about that ? E.g. you're living in PA, and which USCIS office that you send I-130 for your stepchild.

Thank you very much for your help.

A homesick mother


I-129F Timeline:

03-10-06 - Sent I-129F to USCIS

03-15-06 - NOA1

03-25-06 - NOA2 Approval

08-28-06 - Interview!!!

11-22-06 - Got the Visa!!!

AOS Timeline:

02-08-07 - I-485 sent

02-14-07 - NOA1 (Sent to Missouri)

03-06-07 - Biometrics Appointment

03-07-07 - Transferred to CSC

05-03-07 - Card Production Ordered Email

05-10-07 - Green Card In Hand

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03-05-09 - I-751 sent

03-09-09 - NOA1 (1 yr Extension)

04-08-09 - Biometrics

07-09-09 - Card Production Ordered Email

07-17-09 - Green Card In Hand

I-130 Filing for Step-Son

11-30-09 - Received at USCIS

12-04-09 - NOA1

03-01-10 - NOA2

03-05-10 - NVC Case # Assigned

03-09-10 - NVC Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-12-10 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC

03-13-10 - Received Email from NVC stating they received DS-3032 (Also received AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in the mail)

03-14-10 - Paid Affidavit of Support Fee and IV Bill online

03-16-10 - NVC Website updated to PAID for both fee's

03-17-10 - Petitioner and Agent received emails to further proceed with case

08-05-10 - NVC Case Completed

10-27-10 - Interview PASSED

10-28-10 - Picked up Visa

Mike (United States) & Huong (Vietnam)

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Thank you Mike and Huong for your reply.

My husband sent everything to Chicago lockbox at the same time for my AOS documents including I-130, I-485, G-325A, I-864, I-131, I-765 and my son I-130. He's also paid separate fee for each I-130). They sent me receipt number (NOA) for my case, however, they returned personal check paid for my son's I-130 and his whole supporting documents as well. :(

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Below is directly copied from the USCIS website. Please read the bold sections. If he mailed it by carrier or express delivery should be sent to a differnet address. So please read the instructions carefully. I am not sure if he sent it expressmail or not. Also if he sent it with I-485 there is a separate set of directions.

Petition for Alien Relative

Purpose of Form :

For citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States to establish the relationship to certain alien relatives who wish to immigrate to the United States. Note: A separate form must be filed for each eligible relative. USCIS processes Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, as a visa number becomes available. Filing and approval of an I-130 is only the first step in helping a relative immigrate to the United States. Eligible family members must wait until there is a visa number available before they can apply for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident.

Number of Pages :

Form 2; Instructions 5.

Edition Date :

05/27/08. Previous editions accepted.

Where to File :

All petitioners filing stand-alone Form I-130 must submit their petitions to the Chicago Lockbox instead of a USCIS Service Center. Form I-130 petitions filed with the Chicago Lockbox will be routed to, and adjudicated at, the appropriate USCIS Service Center. This routing will be based on the petitioner’s place of residence in the United States.

Important: Any Form I-130 filed at an incorrect location will be rejected.

Petitioners who reside in AK, AZ, CA, CO, Guam, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NV, ND, OH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI, or WY must file their stand-alone Form I-130s with the Lockbox using the following address:

USCIS

P.O. Box 804625

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

Petitioners who reside in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, PA, Puerto Rico, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, U.S. Virgin Islands, WV, or District of Columbia must file their stand-alone Form I-130 with the Lockbox using the following address:

USCIS

P.O. Box 804616

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

Any U.S. resident petitioner submitting a completed stand alone I-130 by courier/express delivery, should use the following address:

USCIS Lockbox

Attn: SAI-130

131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Note: If Form I-130 is being filed concurrently with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, submit both forms to the USCIS Chicago Lockbox.

USCIS

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS

Attn: FBAS

131 South Dearborn- 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Filing Fee :

$355

Thank you Mike and Huong for your reply.

My husband sent everything to Chicago lockbox at the same time for my AOS documents including I-130, I-485, G-325A, I-864, I-131, I-765 and my son I-130. He's also paid separate fee for each I-130). They sent me receipt number (NOA) for my case, however, they returned personal check paid for my son's I-130 and his whole supporting documents as well. :(


I-129F Timeline:

03-10-06 - Sent I-129F to USCIS

03-15-06 - NOA1

03-25-06 - NOA2 Approval

08-28-06 - Interview!!!

11-22-06 - Got the Visa!!!

AOS Timeline:

02-08-07 - I-485 sent

02-14-07 - NOA1 (Sent to Missouri)

03-06-07 - Biometrics Appointment

03-07-07 - Transferred to CSC

05-03-07 - Card Production Ordered Email

05-10-07 - Green Card In Hand

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03-05-09 - I-751 sent

03-09-09 - NOA1 (1 yr Extension)

04-08-09 - Biometrics

07-09-09 - Card Production Ordered Email

07-17-09 - Green Card In Hand

I-130 Filing for Step-Son

11-30-09 - Received at USCIS

12-04-09 - NOA1

03-01-10 - NOA2

03-05-10 - NVC Case # Assigned

03-09-10 - NVC Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-12-10 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC

03-13-10 - Received Email from NVC stating they received DS-3032 (Also received AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in the mail)

03-14-10 - Paid Affidavit of Support Fee and IV Bill online

03-16-10 - NVC Website updated to PAID for both fee's

03-17-10 - Petitioner and Agent received emails to further proceed with case

08-05-10 - NVC Case Completed

10-27-10 - Interview PASSED

10-28-10 - Picked up Visa

Mike (United States) & Huong (Vietnam)

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Dear Mike n Huong

Thank you very much for your information.

He sent by express mail (Fedex) to:

USCIS

Attn: FBAS

131 South Dearborn- 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

The I-130 and I-485 of mine was accepted, but I-130 of my son was rejected due to incorrect location as the above mentioned.

I've just made an appointment with USCIS local office in my area (Santa Ana) next Monday to check if Chicago USCIS made a mistake by returning my son's I-130 and I'll keep you informed.

Thanks a lot for your kindly help.

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Dear Mike and Huong

Now I understand what you meant as I read the bold sections that you sent again. Thanks a lot for your help. So, the stand-alone form I-130 of my son should be sent to:

USCIS Lockbox

Attn: SAI-130

131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Please advise me if it is correct. Thanks

Regarding the petition procedures for bringing a child from Vietnam to US, is it right that we file I-130 (only 1 form of I-130 is enough?) for him as the first step? Could you please explain the steps that you made for your stepchild?

Thanks a lot for your kindly help and guidance.

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