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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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My wife is going crazy. She is constantly calling me because she is very nervous for the CR1 interview next week. Her nervousness is now starting to affect me even though I have been pretty calm up until now. Do you have any tips for how to relax the last few days prior to the interview?


1/10/2010-----> Mailed I-130

1/17/2010-----> NOA 1 - Hard Copy

3/28/2010-----> NOA 2 - Email

4/02/2010-----> NOA 2 - Hard Copy

6/14/2010-----> NVC Processing Complete

8/02/2010-----> Interview Date @ 8:00am - Result = PINK!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I don't have any advice to give. But best of luck, my friend. I am sure everyone feels the same way before the interview.

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IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-130 Sent: 2010-04-02

I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-13

I-130 RFE: 2010-10-04

I-130 RFE Sent: 2010-10-08

I-130 Approved: 2010-10-25

NVC Received: 2010-10-29

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill: 2010-11-09

Pay I-864 Bill: 2010-11-10

Receive I-864 Package:

Return Completed I-864: 2010-11-18

Return Completed DS-3032: 2010-11-22

Receive IV Bill: 2010-12-02

Pay IV Bill: 2010-12-03

Receive Instruction Package: 2010-12-28

Case Completed at NVC: 2011-01-11

Visa Received : 2011-04-30

Thank Visajourney! Couldn't have done without you guys!!!!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
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it all depends on what is causing the stress... we tried to look at things from the standpoint that it was a business meeting and that helped some.. the best thing was the fact that Thuy was very comfortable with what was going to happen and she likely knows more about me than my mother does.

As long as the relationship is valid and nobody lies about anything its only a matter of time before she is here...

Best of luck... she will be there a week from tonight... :thumbs:


"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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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If you're as prepared as you can be, try to do something to get your mind off the whole interview like going out with friends...

The stress of just thinking of anymore preparation will get you more stressed. Hopefully you guys are ready! GOODLUCK!


CR1/IR1 Timeline:

GENERAL INFO

[*]12-xx-2007 - 1st Trip (6wks) & Met him halfway around the world

[*]03-xx-2008 - Got engaged - two people on opposite sides of the world

[*]05-xx-2008 - 2nd Trip (2wks) - Engagement/Marriage/Consummation

[*]06-12-2008 - Filed I-130 (CR-1) with Vermont Service Center

[*]12-xx-2008 - 3rd Trip (4wks)

[*]06-05-2009 - Interview at 9:00am at HCMC Consulate (result: blue)

[*]07-08-2009 - Submitted RFE: Beneficiary's Relatives & Evidence of Relationship

[*]08-xx-2009 - 4th Trip (4wks)

[*]10-07-2009 - AP 91 days - Result: APPROVED!!

[*]10-31-2009 - POE: Detroit, MI

[*]11-18-2009 - Social Security Card

[*]11-20-2009 - Green Card

[*]01-21-2010 - Driver's License

THE NEXT STEPS...

[*]02/07/2011 - Renew Vietnam Passport

[*]07/30/2011 - Process of Removing Conditions Begins

[*]09/25/2011 - Date of I-751

[*]09/28/2011 - NOA1

[*]10/19/2011 - Biometrics

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My wife is going crazy. She is constantly calling me because she is very nervous for the CR1 interview next week. Her nervousness is now starting to affect me even though I have been pretty calm up until now. Do you have any tips for how to relax the last few days prior to the interview?

First of all, good luck on her interview.

Talk to her Relax, Relax, and Relax, and everything will be Okay. Just ask her questions about you, and don't give her more stress.

Tell her to bring her mother to the interview with her. Will calm her down, and give her more confident.

Good luck... she will be fine with a pink slip... :dance:


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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Thanks for your support guys! I will do everything in my power to give a complete review of my wife's interview experience next week. Thanks!!!


1/10/2010-----> Mailed I-130

1/17/2010-----> NOA 1 - Hard Copy

3/28/2010-----> NOA 2 - Email

4/02/2010-----> NOA 2 - Hard Copy

6/14/2010-----> NVC Processing Complete

8/02/2010-----> Interview Date @ 8:00am - Result = PINK!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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My wife is going crazy. She is constantly calling me because she is very nervous for the CR1 interview next week. Her nervousness is now starting to affect me even though I have been pretty calm up until now. Do you have any tips for how to relax the last few days prior to the interview?

I would suggest going out to the consulate and hang out for a day or two. This may not be your case but, many of our wives/fiancees are from small towns and not used big city feel. They have never been in this environment, they become nervous and begin to panic. Many have never interviewed for anything before. They might get intimidated by the guards with the rifles or the facade of the consulate. I think they become preoccupied with trival stuff like what to wear, where do i stand, how long am i going to have to wait when i'm inside, etc. Go out there and just observe, see how people line up, look at the people going in and out. hopefully this would get rid at least some of the butterflies.

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