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I-130 HCMC Zip/Postal Code and Ceremony Pictures

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I'm currently filling out my I-130 application. There is a lot of good information on this site, but I do have a few quick questions that are more specific about this process in Vietnam.

My wife and I are currently married and got married here in Vietnam. We have been living together for about a year and a half. We have been officially married for about 7 months. We had a pre-marriage ceremony as a way to make her family less anxious about us living together and to show them I was committed to marrying her. We had the ceremony at a large Buddhist temple as a compromise because I wanted an interesting ceremony and her mom is a very religious person. It took a few more months for us to get all the marriage paperwork completed and make the marriage official (have to love the red tape here). However, I've read on here that having a ceremony before being officially married can be misinterpreted somehow during this visa process, is this true?

My questions are:

-On the I-130, what should I put for the zip code/postal code for HCMC? Should I just write the district or is there another code. I can't seem to find any consistent answers on this topic.

-Secondly, would it be a good or bad idea to send pictures of our pre-marriage ceremony. Because it technically was a wedding, but we weren't officially married on that day.

Thank you very much for all your help :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Congrats on the wedding.

What you've seen about wedding-ish ceremonies causing problems is with the fiancee visa. You're married, so none of that to worry about. smile.gif The photos of the ceremony, along with other photos together, are good to send. Not a huge number, but a sampling of time together. 20 photos from one event are not better than 3 or 4.

Use the standard VN address form. Something that would work (if the VN system worked) to get mail to the house.


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Congrats on the wedding.

What you've seen about wedding-ish ceremonies causing problems is with the fiancee visa. You're married, so none of that to worry about. smile.gif The photos of the ceremony, along with other photos together, are good to send. Not a huge number, but a sampling of time together. 20 photos from one event are not better than 3 or 4.

Use the standard VN address form. Something that would work (if the VN system worked) to get mail to the house.

Thank you very much, Anh map. That's reassuring about the photos.

So, it seems that for the zip/postal code section I should write the district.

PS: Now your name on here has my wife calling me "Anh Map", haha.

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Thank you very much, Anh map. That's reassuring about the photos.

So, it seems that for the zip/postal code section I should write the district.

PS: Now your name on here has my wife calling me "Anh Map", haha.

Correct, there is no need to change the address format. The Consulate is familiar with the format. Just be sure it will get the notices delivered.

It can be a good thing, or a bad thing. (the nickname) ohmy.gif


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Correct, there is no need to change the address format. The Consulate is familiar with the format. Just be sure it will get the notices delivered.

It can be a good thing, or a bad thing. (the nickname) ohmy.gif

Thanks again. I suppose it is always hard to tell with the mailing system here.

As far as the nickname, it's a good thing. She told me what it means and she's saying it in a joking/cute way :)

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