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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I phoned the Consulate in HCMC At got Van's interview date. October 23rd. I just called her on her cell phone To give her the News. What's good about this I have 3 weeks off in November and planed to go back to HCMC. But I have not bought my plane ticket as of yet. Now I pray that I need to buy 1 round trip and 2 one ways.


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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We are really happy for you both!!! Make sure that you go thru every document required to make sure she has it before the interview.

Good Luck my fellow Journeyman


I-129F Timeline:

03-10-06 - Sent I-129F to USCIS

03-15-06 - NOA1

03-25-06 - NOA2 Approval

08-28-06 - Interview!!!

11-22-06 - Got the Visa!!!

AOS Timeline:

02-08-07 - I-485 sent

02-14-07 - NOA1 (Sent to Missouri)

03-06-07 - Biometrics Appointment

03-07-07 - Transferred to CSC

05-03-07 - Card Production Ordered Email

05-10-07 - Green Card In Hand

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03-05-09 - I-751 sent

03-09-09 - NOA1 (1 yr Extension)

04-08-09 - Biometrics

07-09-09 - Card Production Ordered Email

07-17-09 - Green Card In Hand

I-130 Filing for Step-Son

11-30-09 - Received at USCIS

12-04-09 - NOA1

03-01-10 - NOA2

03-05-10 - NVC Case # Assigned

03-09-10 - NVC Mailed DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-12-10 - Emailed DS-3032 to NVC

03-13-10 - Received Email from NVC stating they received DS-3032 (Also received AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in the mail)

03-14-10 - Paid Affidavit of Support Fee and IV Bill online

03-16-10 - NVC Website updated to PAID for both fee's

03-17-10 - Petitioner and Agent received emails to further proceed with case

08-05-10 - NVC Case Completed

10-27-10 - Interview PASSED

10-28-10 - Picked up Visa

Mike (United States) & Huong (Vietnam)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Robert and Vân,

Hope this will be the last trip back for awhile :) Good luck and get yourself focus on the interview. Come back with the check list of items/docs you plan to bring home with you on this trip so VJ brothers and sisters can double check with you before you leave... Don't want you miss anything!

Good luck,

chuck and kim


"You always get what you've always gotten if you always do what you always did."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I won't be going back until after her interview.

She has all the paper work. I checked it 4 times last July when I was over there. We did not miss a thing.

I-134

bank statement

work statement

last 3 years tax returns and w2's

6 months paycheck stubs--just in case

divorce doc from my marriage from 11 years ago.

No marriage or pending in the last 5 years statement from Oregon State.

Home appraisal

2 auto appraisals

pass port copies from my last 3 trips

bank statement that I paid for my 3 trips to Vietnam including copies of boarding passes.

3000.00 dollars worth of phone calls in the last year and 1/2.

tons of pictures from all 3 trips

I think I got it all.


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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Korea
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:dance: Congratulations that is wonderful wonderful news, and good luck on your interview :luv:

1/12/06 Mail I-129f express mail

1/13/06 TSC rec'd

1/23/06 NOA1 from CSC

1/27/06 - Check cleared

7/10/06 - NOA2

7/14/06- rec'd @ NVC

8/14/06- NVC sent petition to Consulate

8/17/06 - Korean Consulate rec'd Petition

8/23/06 - rec'd packet 3 from Consulate

8/25/06 - sent packet 3 back to Consulate

8/27/06 - got confirmation email from Consulate, they rec'd packet three

8/27/06 - requested interview date via Consulate internet site.

9/1/06 - Checked internet site for interveiw date, it was there

9/25/06 - Interview date - APPROVED

9/28/06 - Visa in Zaeems Hand - YEAHHHHH

1/6/07 - leaving for USA

1/20/07 - Wedding Date

1/20/07 - MARRIED!!!!!

2/10/07 - rec'd certified copy of marriage license

AOS

3/13/07 - AOS package rec'd at Chicago Lockbox

3/20/07 - Rec'd Social Security Card

3/21/07 - Checks Cashed and Case Status online

3/24/07 - NOA1 Rec'd for AOS and EAD

3/27/07 - rec'd Biometrics appt letter - scheduled for 4/20/07 @ 11:00am

4/02/07 - "touched"

4/20/07 - had biometrics appt.

4/21/07 - rec'd letter stating case was transferred to CSC

5/22/07 - rec'd Case Pending at CSC email

6/25/07 - EAD card production ordered

7/7/07 - EAD "touched"

7/7/07 - AOS "touched"

8-6-07 - Rec'd EAD Card in the Mail

5-20-08 - AOS INTERVIEW - APPROVED - PASSPORT STAMPED

7-2-10 - Received 10 year green card in mail

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Print out your Credit Card statement where it shows you paid for your tickets to VN.

Obtain ex-wife's address/phonebills/utility bills as proof of "I am not living with her any longer"

Should have evidence to show where your EX is now.


"You always get what you've always gotten if you always do what you always did."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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My ex wife wrote out a statement and had it notarize that I no longer had to pay her spousal support as of this last aug. with her address on the statement. so I think that will be ok. I would be nice if they told us in packet 3 or 4 that they need to tell the petitioner that they need to show that the Ex is no longer with them including there address. But how are you supposed to know this (after the fact that your fiancée is already at the interview)

No credit cards were harmed for any of my trips. Used debit. But it does show the travel company And the airline on my bank account statements..


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Robert,

Sound good!

Here is the reason why HCMC doesn't have to tell you anything and you MUST know everything :) Your fiance and you must convince the Gatekeeper (C.O.) that you two are authentics! You watch footballs? You think they would give you their playbooks before the game start? These are some of the many tricks to spot frauds. You have nothing to worry about because it is what it is, isn't it?

I also assummed you have sent back to her ALL the letters and cards she WROTE to you and mailed to you here in the States? They want to see those cards you two send to each other! Postage receipts are good too.

About the EX, ask her to give you a copy of her License/ID, a copy of her utility bill or cable bill. JUST IN CASE!!!!!

Photos: No need to give them tons of photos. The truth is your fiance will need to have the pictures to tell the love story for her :) Organize the photos in order: Beginning - First Date - First Trip - Second Trip - Engagement - Vacation - Family gathers - Family dinner - Social Events - Recent trips together - Pictures of you send to her where you went for vacation in the US, hers in Vietnam, etc. Normal stuff like that but significant to you and her! I saw folks show up at the consulate with suit case of photo album and still get BLUE and WHITE slips! Think this way: the C.O. only has 10 mins to make his decision to approval or deny your visa. Organize and present your evidence as a marketing sale executive at a Client site meeting :) Presentation is everything!

Good luck!

chuck and kim


"You always get what you've always gotten if you always do what you always did."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Chuck and Kim,

You could be an immigration attorney now, my friend...

I am joking but you are a valuable member of this forum especially with the VN group.

Regards

Nhatrang,


Timeline

02/23/2006...I-129F Sent (VSC)

03/01/2006...NOA1

03/09/2006...NOA2

03/12/2006...Forwarded to NVC

03/14/2006...Received at NVC

03/17/2006...Forwarded to US Consulate in HCMC

04/17/2006...HCMC Consulate Sends Packet 3

05/06/2006...Packet 3 Received

05/08/2006...Packet 3 Doc's Returned to US Consulate in HCMC

06/17/2006...HCMC Consulate Sends Packet 4

06/27/2006...Received Packet 4

07/24/2006...Interview Date!

07/24/2006...Waiting for medical result sent from IOM to HCMC

08/08/2006...HCMC sent Approval Notification letter

08/10/2006...Approved (Pink slip)

08/15/2006...Visa Received

08/22/2006...POE Success (Dulles International Airport)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Hi Robert & Van,

Congratulations on the interview date! Sounds like your bases are covered and further being checked and re-checked.

I second chuckandkim regarding the photographs. We had hundreds of photos to present, but categorized them by month and then rubberbanded them. If I recall correctly, only a few photos were looked at during the interview.

As chuckandkim said, there is little time in the actual length of the interview and the decision making process.

However, excellent advice that I received from chuckandkim before our interview was: you cannot give them what you don't have. So on that advice, we created a primary evidence stack and a further evidence stack of information should it be requested. It should be noted that the primary stack of evidence was plenty for the Consular Officer to make the decision in our case.

Best of luck to you both!

STL_HCMC

Photos: No need to give them tons of photos. The truth is your fiance will need to have the pictures to tell the love story for her. Organize the photos in order: Beginning - First Date - First Trip - Second Trip - Engagement - Vacation - Family gathers - Family dinner - Social Events - Recent trips together - Pictures of you send to her where you went for vacation in the US, hers in Vietnam, etc.

K1 Timeline

12/27/2005...I-129F Sent (Nebraska Service Center)

07/19/2006...Visa Approved

AOS Timeline

01/23/2007...AOS Sent

03/08/2007...AOS Approved

Removing Conditions

01/12/2009...I-751 Sent

06/10/2009...I-751 Approved

Naturalization

03/27/2010...N-400 Sent

11/21/2011...Approval

12/09/2011...Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Well Just to let you all know that Van Has been really busy this last week. Van and her daughter will have there medical this Thursday. She got her single status completed. Had she had to pay 150.00 dollars to get her police records. if she didn't pay it would take 3 weeks. what BS.

Also she will go pay for there visa this week. She is in the process of selling her Home, But she needs to wait until after the interview.

I myself have done so much to my home, Getting things ready for them to move here. 20 years of collecting. And 2 of my children have moved out leaving allot of things behind. I told them if they don't want or need anything its all being donated. so far 3 truck loads. And not done yet.


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Vietnam
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Graet to hear Robert. Sounds like things are shapping up well before the interview.

Best of luck to you all :thumbs:

STL_HCMC


K1 Timeline

12/27/2005...I-129F Sent (Nebraska Service Center)

07/19/2006...Visa Approved

AOS Timeline

01/23/2007...AOS Sent

03/08/2007...AOS Approved

Removing Conditions

01/12/2009...I-751 Sent

06/10/2009...I-751 Approved

Naturalization

03/27/2010...N-400 Sent

11/21/2011...Approval

12/09/2011...Oath Ceremony

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