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Is it needed to have an engagement party if I have the wedding in Vietnam?

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Is it alright to skip the engagement party and have the wedding in Vietnam? I had two previous trips, the first with my mom, and the second just me. On the third trip, I will go with both my mom and my dad for the wedding. Is it going to raise a red flag if i do this though?

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Is it alright to skip the engagement party and have the wedding in Vietnam? I had two previous trips, the first with my mom, and the second just me. On the third trip, I will go with both my mom and my dad for the wedding. Is it going to raise a red flag if i do this though?

Since you have a concern then maybe it would be good to have an engagement party so they can't throw that at you. Try to have a low cost one like I had and take pics and submit those. I have seen several here that had an engagement party the day before the actual wedding. The consulate has it in their minds that it is an important part of the culture so they look for it.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Is it alright to skip the engagement party and have the wedding in Vietnam? I had two previous trips, the first with my mom, and the second just me. On the third trip, I will go with both my mom and my dad for the wedding. Is it going to raise a red flag if i do this though?

Its not required to have an engagement party, but a CO may use it as to put you in AP or worse deny you a visa. Like Curtis said, if your worried have one. If you decide on the "non-traditional" route explain the reason why you didn't.

We had our wedding and engagement party at one time with just family then about a week later we had a party. We decided to have it this way because my parents could only make on trip VN. I explained the reason in an affidavit and it was never brought up as an issue.


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Its not required to have an engagement party, but a CO may use it as to put you in AP or worse deny you a visa. Like Curtis said, if your worried have one. If you decide on the "non-traditional" route explain the reason why you didn't.

We had our wedding and engagement party at one time with just family then about a week later we had a party. We decided to have it this way because my parents could only make on trip VN. I explained the reason in an affidavit and it was never brought up as an issue.

Well said Kevin...

Dan they both hit the point home that it all depends on the CO as to if it is needed or not... better to just have a little extra celebration thatn to have to explain why it didnt happen... be sure that the photos of the wedding and the party are not the same clothes... you could do it all in 2 days and it not be an issue for the CO since there are logistics involved in getting people around the world... The extra stage involving the red boxes at her house can be alot of fun.. and it doesnt cost alot when coupled with the wedding...


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Is it alright to skip the engagement party and have the wedding in Vietnam? I had two previous trips, the first with my mom, and the second just me. On the third trip, I will go with both my mom and my dad for the wedding. Is it going to raise a red flag if i do this though?

I'm sure you got blue or white like myself


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11/2008: submit I130

11/15/2008: case sent to CSC

06/02/2009: uscis approval

08/05/2009: interview-get blue slip request timeline

08/25/2009: submit timeline - get denial blue slip

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Tôi biết nó, thằng nói câu nói đó

Tôi biết nó, đồng bào miền Bắc này biết nó

Việc nó làm, tội nó phạm ra sao

Nó đầu tiên đem râu nó bện vào

Hình xác lão Mao lông lá

Bàn tay Nga đầy băng tuyết giá

Cũng nhoài qua lục địa Trung Hoa

Không phải xoa đầu mà túm tóc nó từ xa

Nó đứng không yên, tất bật, điên đầu

Lúc rụi vào Tàu, lúc rúc vào Nga

Nó gọi Tàu Nga là cha anh nó Và tình nguyện làm con chó nhỏ

Xông xáo giữ nhà gác ngõ cho cha anh

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thanks all for your advice, my concern with having one is that my parents will only be there for a short time, so we'd have to have an engagement maybe on the same day or a day or two before the wedding. but if this is acceptable within VN culture and the consulate, then that's good news.

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