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Our interview was at 8am today but we arrived around 5 minutes before 8. We didn't have to wait in line outside because my wife was in a wheelchair. The guards let us through one of the front doors. Got inside and we had to get a number. Ours was 5007. They called our number to window 4 to submit the medical records and my daughter's crba. Then we had to wait til they call us again for the interview. There was alot of people and it wasn't moving as quickly as I expected but my wife was finally called to window 9. Even though they didn't let me stand close by but I was close enough to hear alot of the questions they asked. Well all and all we got the PINK!!!

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congratulation. my wife is enjoy her last month in vietnam right now, i can not wait for her to be here , not for sex but for her cooking :rofl: she went to school for "industrial food processing", and she can cook like a 5stars chef.

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congratulations to you and family! I can remember my number is 5007 also for my K1 visa and it was approved :) lucky number for us ^_^


We never get tired of reminding each other that our love is stronger than anything else..Jay&Cici

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thanks everyone.. they also found my luggage!! I have to say that this is one lucky day!! Time to buy a lottery ticket!! I'll be picking up my wife's visa on the 18th of this month but sad to say she won't be coming back to the states with me. She has to stay back to do some physical therapy for her injury and hopefully in a few months she'll be able to come over. But I'm able to take my daughter back with me this time. :dance::dance:

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hey congrats ricochet...i'm in saigon right now. my fiancee has her medical tomorrow (thursday) but i should be free on friday or sat if you want to get together. i also did my son's CRBA yesterday.

so how did the interview go for your CRBA?? Maybe friday we can get together.. Find out if there's anyone else in saigon so we can have a VJ get together in saigon and discuss our wonderful journey lol

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so how did the interview go for your CRBA?? Maybe friday we can get together.. Find out if there's anyone else in saigon so we can have a VJ get together in saigon and discuss our wonderful journey lol

yea no rush...i'll be here until at least the 3rd of next month.

the CRBA was surprisingly easy! we came early for our 2:30pm appt and didn't have to wait in line as this was a US citizen matter. saw a few other babies in that section also doing CRBA. the viet pre-screener gave me some attitude as i didn't know i was supposed to give them everything at once (originals/copies, proofs, documents, photos, etc) and they would sort them. she asked how many times i've been back...if i had kept airplane tix? no didn't keep them....where are all the visas? don't have them VN takes them every time i leave. this was going badly. how long i've been in the USA, if i have petitioned for the child's mother, asked for my SSN...then i was told to wait.

luckily the american CO was very pleasant and cordial. asked me if i had an interview date for the K-1 petition, asked if i knew i had to support the child until 18...and that was it! had me sign the documents. while waiting for my fiancee to be done in the bathroom he asked if she had the old passport to match up with my trip to cambodia last year...she didn't even have that but he saw the pics and assumed it was the same trip. the american CO part took no more than 2-3 minutes of informal talking. he said should take about a month to get the passport.

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K-1, CRBA, AOS, GC

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:dance:

Wonderful news. Congratulations!


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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Awesome news. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Less than a week for our interview.


2009:

2009-10-26 - Met online

2010:

03-19 - VN Trip 1: Officially met ::::::::: 07-19 - I-797C, NOA1 hardcopy received

04-14 - First proposal talk ::::::::::::::: 12-01 - I-129F Touched

04-19 - She accepts proposal :::::::::::::: 12-06 - I-129F USCIS email notification of RFE1

07-05 - Families' approval :::::::::::::::: 12-08 - VN Trip 2/I-129F RFE1 Received by attorney

07-06 - I-129F submitted (G-28, G-325A) ::: 12-10 - I-129F RFE1 Reply by attorney

07-13 - I-797C, NOA1 received USCIS (VSC) : 12-26 - Bought engagement ring

2011:

01-01 - Engagement Party Hue, VN :::::::::: 03-16 - DS-230 (Part I)/DS-2001 hand delivered to consulate

01-11 - I-129F USCIS email of RFE2 :::::::: 04-01 - Duplicate of P3 Instructions dated 2011-03-16 received by P

01-16 - I-129F RFE2 Received by attorney :: 04-26 - P4 picked up at consulate

01-20 - I-129F RFE2 Reply by attorney ::::: 05-04 - Beneficiary's medical exam and vaccinations completed

02-01 - I-129F USCIS email of RFE2 :::::::: 05-18 - Interview - Blue issued (missing Police Report)

02-15 - I-129F USCIS email of NOA2 mailed : 05-25 - Pink Received

02-17 - NVC Received/Processing ::::::::::: 06-03 - Pick up Visa

02-18 - NVC fwd docs to US Consulate HCMC : 07-05 - Beneficiary arrives in Dallas, Texas

02-19 - I-797C, NOA2 hardcopy received :::: 09-14 - Filed I-485, I-131, I-765

03-03 - Consulate received and sent P3 :::: 09-28 - I-485 NOA

03-15 - P3 mailed to B but undeliverable :: 10-20 - I-485 Biometrics Appointment

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Awesome news! Congrats! :dance:

My friend just finished the CRBA process in HCMC. From the time they submitted the documents until the time he got an email saying the passport was ready was about 3 weeks. His fiancee is going to HCMC today to pick up the passport, and then she's going to look into getting the exit visa. They're doing CRBA's pretty quickly right now. :thumbs:


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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CONGRATS.. :thumbs: GOOD NEW..


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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Congratuations!!


Timeline

06/27/2007 - We met online

04/29/2010 - Went to Morocco to visit Rachid

05/07/2010 - Married

06/15/2010 - I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox

06/17/2010 - I-130 Packet Delivered, signed for by L. BOX

06/22/2010 - NOA1 issued and mailed

06/24/2010 - Cheque Cashed ($355)

06/25/2010 - Received NOA 1 in mail

06/29/2010 - Touched

06/30/2010 - Touched :)

08/03/2010 - Touched :)

10/07/2010 - Touched :)

01/26/2011 - RFE

02/08/2011 - Sent USCIS our RFE

02/10/2011 - USCIS Received the RFE

03/22/2011 - NOA2!!!!!!!!

03/28/2011 - NVC received our Petition

04/05/2011 - NVC Case Number Given

04/07/2011 - Paid AOS

04/16/2011 - Paid IV

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chuc mung!

I must have had the CRBA case from h*ll, it took 4 months at the point which I had to ask for it by email. At the 3rd month I actually had my bro-in-law drop by to check with a response 'when it's ready we'll contact'. On the other hand we had this done well in advance so it never really mattered how long it took.

My wife will be carrying our baby girl 7 months old, I'm wondering if that's enough to skip the line outside the embassy.

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