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My wife and baby girl got to the embassy at 7am, much earlier than our appointed time 9am. There was already a long line of people already. Those with babies got to cut to the front of the line, ahead of the elderly too which is kind of wrong.

When my wife got to the counter, she spotted the pink paper in plain sight. She already knew, at which point she was already getting excited. She opted to use a 'dich vu' service that put all our evidences into several booklets with their endorsements. Only my latest 1040 was taken, the rest was returned. I did my taxes this year joint filing with my wife's ITIN.

I'd say I did a decent job putting the paperwork together. Not the greatest, for example my I-864 I only included 3 years tax transcripts and a very vague employment letter not saying how much I've made, only that I'm currently working. I was unemployed for a while so I didn't include any pay stubs when I submitted to NVC. Of course, I provided these to my wife to bring to the interview but it wasn't taken nor photocopied. I guess tax transcripts do carry a lot of weight.

We passed, as well as the others carrying little ones. Anyways I'll be flying there on the 18th for two weeks of bouncing back-and-forth between our separate home towns, visiting relatives for the last goodbyes. She's from Buon Me Thuot and I'm from Rach Gia, we've definitely racked up some Vietnam Airline miles the past 2 years of our history together.

I'm looking forward to reading more good news from everyone else the coming weeks. Just keep your paperwork organized, know what you have and where it is, don't take too much of the interviewers time. There was somebody there that got yelled at for being disorganized. My wife wasn't there long enough to know the outcome of this particular person.

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Awesome news. So happy for you. Well, Fiona and I will be the next interview up. I'm trying to find a way to export all of our text messages from my iphone so she can print out and take to the interview. Any ideas? I've tried a few things but it looks like I may have to part with $20 for software to do it.


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. So happy for you. Well, Fiona and I will be the next interview up. I'm trying to find a way to export all of our text messages from my iphone so she can print out and take to the interview. Any ideas? I've tried a few things but it looks like I may have to part with $20 for software to do it.

Go to this website: http://www.thebeatlesforever.com/processtext/

There is a program out there call "ABC Amber" and it is free. I downloaded that program to retrieve and display text messages on our phones. The program is very useful, it even creates a nice report in different format like PDF, Words, Excel and others.

It also depends on what kind of phone you got also or you can try another free program call "Bitpim" http://www.bitpim.org/


Finacee Visa Journey - Process

07/06/2010 - I129F Sent

07/27/2010 - Received NOA1 in mail

07/16/2010 - NOA1 Dated

12/13/2010 - Received NOA2 in mail

12/08/2010 - NOA2 Dated

12/16/2010 - NVC Received Approved Petition

12/20/2010 - NVC Sent Approved Petition to Vietnam (HCM) through DHL

12/23/2010 - US Embassy/Consulate Received

12/31/2010 - Packet 3 Received

01/03/2011 - Packet 3 Sent

02/12/2011 - Packet 4 Received

03/15/2011 - Interview Date - Interview Result - Approved!!!!!

03/23/2011 - Visa picked up

04/08/2011 - Leave Vietnam POE (San Francisco)

04/12/2011 - Applied for SSN

04/16/2011 - Medical Exam, Married in Berea, Ohio Court

04/25/2011 - Working At My Elder Brother Store

Adjustment of Status - I-485

04/27/2011 - Filed I-485 along with I-864 AOS

04/28/2011 - File Sent Through Post Office

05/09/2011 - Received Acceptance Confirmation Email From USCIS

05/06/2011 - NOA1 Dated

06/07/2011 - Biometric Appointment for I-485

Employment Authorization - I-765

04/27/2011 - Filed I-765

04/28/2011 - File Sent Through Post Office

05/09/2011 - Received Acceptance Confirmation Email From USCIS

05/06/2011 - NOA1 Dated

06/07/2011 - Biometric Appointment for I-765

Advance Parole - I-131

04/27/2011 - Filed I-131

04/28/2011 - File Sent Through Post Office

05/09/2011 - Received Acceptance Confirmation Email From USCIS

05/06/2011 - NOA1 Dated

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congrats...


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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Go to this website: http://www.thebeatlesforever.com/processtext/

There is a program out there call "ABC Amber" and it is free. I downloaded that program to retrieve and display text messages on our phones. The program is very useful, it even creates a nice report in different format like PDF, Words, Excel and others.

It also depends on what kind of phone you got also or you can try another free program call "Bitpim" http://www.bitpim.org/

Thanks. I'll check these out tonight. You rule.


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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Thanks. I'll check these out tonight. You rule.

Even easier. Just self take the iphone texts by pressing the 'home button' and "power button"-top right at the same time. scroll through only a few that u think that are significants and take pictures of them. Upload them to your computer and that's it. Good luck.

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Even easier. Just self take the iphone texts by pressing the 'home button' and "power button"-top right at the same time. scroll through only a few that u think that are significants and take pictures of them. Upload them to your computer and that's it. Good luck.

Only it doesn't really show who is talking to who. I really would like to have a text file showing in/out from her number or mine with the conversation. Someone here at work says they know how to do it.

By the way, that is pretty cool that you can do what you described above.


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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Only it doesn't really show who is talking to who. I really would like to have a text file showing in/out from her number or mine with the conversation. Someone here at work says they know how to do it.

By the way, that is pretty cool that you can do what you described above.

If your fiance has an iphone have her do the same thing. Drag all to microsoft word and lay them side by side. Make them even smaller so u can put more into one page

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Congratulations!


K1/K2 Time Line:

2-22-06 I-129F sent to Nebraska Service Center

3-03-06 NOA1 Received In Mail

5-27-06 NOA2 Received In Mail

6-08-06 NVC Received

6-12-06 NVC Sent File To HCMC

8-01-06 Van Received Packet 3

8-02-06 Van turned Back Packet 3 at Consulate.

9-29-06 Van Received Packet 4 in the Mail.

10-23-06 Interview - Passed

12-01-06 POE - San Fransisco, 10 Min Thur Immigration for Van and Thu

AOS Time Line:

2-06-07 K-1-K2 AOS Mailed I-131,I-765 And I-485

2-20-07 NOA K-1-K2 AOS I-131,I-765 And I-485

2-26-07 Received Biometrics appointment notice's

3-06-07 Biometrics appointment's scheduled and completed

3-30-07 Received AOS Letters For Interviews

5-22-07 AOS Interviews-Passed

6-01-07 Van Receives 2 Year Green Card K1

7-07-07 Thu Receives 2 Year Green Card K2

Removing Conditions Time line:

3-30-09 I-751 Sent to Calif Service Center

4-07-09 Check Cleared

4-10-09 NOA in Mail-Reciept Date 4-01-09

4-17-09 Biometrics appointment Notice For Van And Thu

5-01-09 Biometrics completed

6-09-09 Approved - Green Cards in Production.

7-17-09 Received 10 year Green Cards For Van & thu

N400 US Citizenship

12-13-10 Sent package

12-20-10 NOA - Reciept

12-22-10 Check Cleared

12-29-10 Biometrics appointment Notice

1-21-11 Biometrics appointment

4-20-11 Interview - PASSED

5-19-11 Oath

6-20-11 Recived U.S. Passport

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Sweet! Congratulations! :dance::thumbs::dance:


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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