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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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From my timeline below you can see that we are up to bat in some short days.

The first round, I recall knowing that this whole process was difficult but I was so innocent about the fubar way things are set up over there at that compound we call the US Consulate.

My wife and I were so hyped and convinced that we would be approved that the denial took us to the depths of despair, as I am sure so are a lot of people who leave those doors each day.

Since then, we both have become sort of immune to the whole thing. I guess when you reach a certain level of emotional tolerance that you can't go any further. Now, we are up to bat again and this time the evidence is 100% better but our spirits are not high; we just don't want to get our hopes up.

There aren't enough words for me to say how I feel about the immigration process to sponsor a spouse out of Vietnam...

So, I encourage my wife as the days get closer and as she's preparing for the interview. I try to keep things upbeat. But deep down, I have no idea how it will turn out.

I only know of one thing: My wife will come here or I'll be leaving everything behind and moving to Asia.

We will both find out soon enough!


Wedding in Vietnam: 12/25/2005 (graduate school, below poverty line, couldn't apply)
[b]August 27, 2007[/b]: 1st I-130 packet sent w/incorrect $190 instead of new $355 fee (Mesquite, Texas).
October 6, 2007: 2nd I-130 packet with $355 fee (Mesquite, Texas).
January 10, 2008: NOA1 March 31, 2008: NOA2 (approved & sent to NVC)
April 14, 2008: NVC sent AOS Fee Bill (Affidavit of Support) $70.00 & DS-3032 form
Received.
April 15, 2008: Faxed wife the DS-3032 agent form to be mailed from Vietnam.
May 5, 2008: NVC sent request for Affidavit of Support form. May 19. 2008: received NVC's request for Affidavit of Support form.
May 20, 2008: Sent off I-864, Affidavit of Support May 30, 2008: Received IV Fee bill for $400 --money order & sent by Priority Mail.
June 10, 2008: I-864 approved. June 11, 2008: IV fee entered in system. June 16, 2008: DS-230 barcode issued
June 30, 2008: DS-230 mailed by expressed mail July 3, 2008: DS-230 package arrived at NVC & under review
July 11, 2008: Case completed at NVC.
Sept. 5th, 2008: INTERVIEW DATE at HCMC: White paper with writing.
March 26, 2009: Resubmit.
[b]DENIED. June 2009: case sent back & received at USCIS[/b]
August 2009: filed new I-130. Approved after first I-130 case sent to VN, again.
February 2010: USCIS contacted & asked for more evidence
March 2010: USCIS re-approved original case.
April 14, 2010: Consulate sends DS-230
June 15, 2010: Interview Date (Blue issued)
July 13, 2010 Placed on AP -yippee!
Sept. 13, 2010 Consulate home visit
[b]Nov. 5, 2010 Approval letter sent.[/b]
[b]Nov. 19, 2010 Visa picked up. Arrival: Nov. 24, 2010[/b]

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Your dedication and endurance is a testament to your love :thumbs:

Wish you the Best and hope everything works out!


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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I just wanted to wish you all the very best. Good luck!


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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From my timeline below you can see that we are up to bat in some short days.

The first round, I recall knowing that this whole process was difficult but I was so innocent about the fubar way things are set up over there at that compound we call the US Consulate.

My wife and I were so hyped and convinced that we would be approved that the denial took us to the depths of despair, as I am sure so are a lot of people who leave those doors each day.

Since then, we both have become sort of immune to the whole thing. I guess when you reach a certain level of emotional tolerance that you can't go any further. Now, we are up to bat again and this time the evidence is 100% better but our spirits are not high; we just don't want to get our hopes up.

There aren't enough words for me to say how I feel about the immigration process to sponsor a spouse out of Vietnam...

So, I encourage my wife as the days get closer and as she's preparing for the interview. I try to keep things upbeat. But deep down, I have no idea how it will turn out.

I only know of one thing: My wife will come here or I'll be leaving everything behind and moving to Asia.

We will both find out soon enough!

Good luck! Just prepare for the interview. Everything else is done. No worries you're getting a pink sheet.


CR-1 Visa

I-130 Sent : 2006-08-30

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-09-12

I-130 Approved : 2007-01-17

NVC Received : 2007-02-05

Consulate Received : 2007-06-09

Interview Date : 2007-08-16 Case sent back to USCIS

NOA case received by CSC: 2007-12-19

Receive NOIR: 2009-05-04

Sent Rebuttal: 2009-05-19

NOA rebuttal entered: 2009-06-05

Case sent back to NVC for processing: 2009-08-27

Consulate sends DS-230: 2009-11-23

Interview: 2010-02-05 result Green sheet for updated I864 and photos submit 2010-03-05

APPROVED visa pick up 2010-03-12

POE: 2010-04-20 =)

GC received: 2010-05-05

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 140 days.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Agreed... it would take an aweful lot to get denied a second time... If you are all prepared and have everything in order.. there should be no issues... Kevin is a good example of that...good.gif


"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
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Good luck, hopefully you wont have to be my neighbor rofl.gif I am sure this time all will work out, the first time was a wake up call, one that you should not have had to make, so this time everything should run as smoothly as possible. Just go there prepared (I am sure you are VERY prepared already) Good luck and God Bless Jerome and Binh


小學教師 胡志明市,越南

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Good luck, hopefully you wont have to be my neighbor rofl.gif I am sure this time all will work out, the first time was a wake up call, one that you should not have had to make, so this time everything should run as smoothly as possible. Just go there prepared (I am sure you are VERY prepared already) Good luck and God Bless Jerome and Binh

If I move to HCMC, the first dog is on me! While there, I saw THREE pooch restaurants right by each other. You buy the beers and I'll load us up with eats! LOL


Wedding in Vietnam: 12/25/2005 (graduate school, below poverty line, couldn't apply)
[b]August 27, 2007[/b]: 1st I-130 packet sent w/incorrect $190 instead of new $355 fee (Mesquite, Texas).
October 6, 2007: 2nd I-130 packet with $355 fee (Mesquite, Texas).
January 10, 2008: NOA1 March 31, 2008: NOA2 (approved & sent to NVC)
April 14, 2008: NVC sent AOS Fee Bill (Affidavit of Support) $70.00 & DS-3032 form
Received.
April 15, 2008: Faxed wife the DS-3032 agent form to be mailed from Vietnam.
May 5, 2008: NVC sent request for Affidavit of Support form. May 19. 2008: received NVC's request for Affidavit of Support form.
May 20, 2008: Sent off I-864, Affidavit of Support May 30, 2008: Received IV Fee bill for $400 --money order & sent by Priority Mail.
June 10, 2008: I-864 approved. June 11, 2008: IV fee entered in system. June 16, 2008: DS-230 barcode issued
June 30, 2008: DS-230 mailed by expressed mail July 3, 2008: DS-230 package arrived at NVC & under review
July 11, 2008: Case completed at NVC.
Sept. 5th, 2008: INTERVIEW DATE at HCMC: White paper with writing.
March 26, 2009: Resubmit.
[b]DENIED. June 2009: case sent back & received at USCIS[/b]
August 2009: filed new I-130. Approved after first I-130 case sent to VN, again.
February 2010: USCIS contacted & asked for more evidence
March 2010: USCIS re-approved original case.
April 14, 2010: Consulate sends DS-230
June 15, 2010: Interview Date (Blue issued)
July 13, 2010 Placed on AP -yippee!
Sept. 13, 2010 Consulate home visit
[b]Nov. 5, 2010 Approval letter sent.[/b]
[b]Nov. 19, 2010 Visa picked up. Arrival: Nov. 24, 2010[/b]

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Filed: Country: Vietnam
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If I move to HCMC, the first dog is on me! While there, I saw THREE pooch restaurants right by each other. You buy the beers and I'll load us up with eats! LOL

LOL!!! you know I am an animal lover, so that wont happen, but if you do move here I will buy the first round of beer, I will stick with tea or a mixed drink though as I dont really drink beer


小學教師 胡志明市,越南

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hey, we are on the same boat and I know exactly how u feel.I been there will u when both of our wife got denied by the CO.Just be prepare this time bro. My wife will have her interview a week after yur wife. Right now we just prepare for all of knuckle ball the CO will throw at my wife. Hope this time both of our wife will get pink. The sun will always shine after a big storm.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Kevin said the second time was pretty smooth for him, and it was also for me, I think it was only smooth because we were prepared for the interview and knew the answers.....not like the first time when we didnt know anything. Your file is already set with the consulate, all you guys need to do is make sure your fiancee knows the core questions about you, and if the they throw any curve balls just aim for the fences. Crossing my fingers on both hands for each of you

2x2y2zgood.gif and andy777good.gif. Good Luck and stay confident for you SO

Edited by feelinglucky

Round 1 (K-1)

Mar-16-09: interview (blue slip)

Mar-25-09: returned with blue slip denied, (white slip)

Jun-04-09: nvc received returned petition

Jun-08-09: nvc forwards to uscis

Jun-19-09: noa3 uscis received ( pending under review)

Sep-17-09 : touched!!!

Sep-21-09: Notice of Decesion, Expired free to file again

Round 2 (K-1)

(1st denied case received & forward dates at NVC,and 2nd refiling & noa1 at uscis are identical ....how ironic)

I-129F sent: Jun 04-09

noa1 recvd: Jun 08-09

noa2: Sep-17-09 APPROVED

noa2 Hard Copy: Sep 21-09 called CSC said not approved still pending in system (#######!!!!)

noa3 recvd: Nov 25-09 USCIS is reopening case NOA2 was issued in error.(Government Motion to Reopen)

RFE ( NOID) recvd: Dec 18-09 ask to give rebuttal on consulate finding regarding 1st petition

RFE sent: Dec 20-09 rebuttal submitted plus able to front load additional proof.

noa4 recvd: Dec 28-09 APPROVED FINALLY

NVC recvd: Jan 04-10

NVC left: Jan 12-10

Consulate Recvd: Feb 05-10

Packet 3 submitted: Feb 09-10

Packet 4 Recvd: April 16-10

Interview : May 12-10...PINK SLIP already on the table (2years 1week later)

Visa Pickup: May 28-10 In Hand!!

POE: May 29-2010 LAX

Feelinglucky Tonight

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Country: Vietnam
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Hey, we are on the same boat and I know exactly how u feel.I been there will u when both of our wife got denied by the CO.Just be prepare this time bro. My wife will have her interview a week after yur wife. Right now we just prepare for all of knuckle ball the CO will throw at my wife. Hope this time both of our wife will get pink. The sun will always shine after a big storm.

Just wanted to say that I will say a prayer for you both and God bless and good luck. I do feel that the second time around there will joy and happiness. Take care.

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