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Had our interview yesterday 8/19 and we were approved. We were probably the 5th or 6th person to be approved and most before us got approved with the exception of 1 or 2 who got blue slips for missing documents. When we were done with the interview, they told us to register with ustraveldocs.com to have our visa delivered to the address that we want. Is this all? I went online to the website and registered, but it says to bring the confirmation page to the interview! I'm so confused! Please help.

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you are good to go.

congrats!!!

ahhh ... i believe, the ustraveldocs.com website was initially set up for K1-Fiancee VISA; with that, there are specific steps.

but since you are applying for IR-1/CR-1 VISA, they have not yet set up those step-by-step procedure yet; instead they do that for you internally and they are asking you to set up the account/register to validate and verify the address to which the VISA will be deliver.

the ustraveldocs.com webiste should have an initial screen to specify which VISA you are applying for then go from there. perhaps that will come later.


K1 Visa

Service Center : Texas Service Center

I-129F ApplicationSent: 2014-01-02

I-129F status: 2014-01-08 Alien Registration Number was changed

I-129F NOA1: 2014-01-10

I-129F RFE(s): 2014-03-12 (additional evidence requested - to be married within 90 days)

RFE Reply(s): 2014-03-27 (sent evidence as requested)

RFE Reply(s): 2014-03-31 (RFE package received)

I-129F NOA2: 2014-04-03 = APPROVED (emailed & Text), letter send from TSC

I-129F NOA2: 2014-04-08 = received APPROVED letter

I-129F NOA2: 2014-04-09 = received email+text shipped approved case to DoS-NVC for visa processing

I-129F NVC: 2014-04-23 = "READY" status at NVC

I-129F USC-HCMC: 2014-05-27: Letter Received!!!! (aka: pkg #3)(sent by USC-HCMC on 2014-05-21)

I-129F DS-160: 2014-05-27: DS160 e-form completed/submitted & receipt - paid fee

I-129F K1 VISA: 2014-07-25: Interview appointment & VISA APPROVED!!!

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you are good to go.

congrats!!!

ahhh ... i believe, the ustraveldocs.com website was initially set up for K1-Fiancee VISA; with that, there are specific steps.

but since you are applying for IR-1/CR-1 VISA, they have not yet set up those step-by-step procedure yet; instead they do that for you internally and they are asking you to set up the account/register to validate and verify the address to which the VISA will be deliver.

the ustraveldocs.com webiste should have an initial screen to specify which VISA you are applying for then go from there. perhaps that will come later.

Thanks! I don't have to turn in any paper or address confirmation with EMS right? US consulate should mail my wife's passport to the address that we register? How long does it take for the status to change on ceac website? Ours is still in ready .

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Grats bruin. Im in the same boat. Confused as hell! Just wanna make sure I registered correctly. Visa was approved 8/15. Still shows Ready on CEAC status check. Ustraveldoc hasnt updated with anything new since then.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa Event Date

USCIS:

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

02-09-2012: Marriage

15-03-2013: I-130 NOA1

06-11-2013: Transfer date to TSC

09-01-2014: NOA2 (I-130)

29-01-2014: Shipped to NVC (I-130)

NVC:

06-02-2014: NVC received case

13-03-2014: Case Number assigned

13-03-2014: IIN Number assigned. Email addresses given

17-03-2014: DS-261 Available and submitted to NVC

18-03-2014: AOS invoice available on portal; AOS paid. "IN PROCESS"

20-03-2014: AOS shows "PAID"

24-03-2014: AOS/I-864 packet express mailed to NVC

01-04-2014: AOS packet arrived at NVC

27-03-2014: IV invoice available on portal; IV invoice paid. "IN PROCESS"

31-03-2014: IV invoice shows "PAID"

01-04-2014: DS-260 submitted

26-04-2014: IV Packet express mailed to NVC

01-05-2014: IV Packet received by NVC

21-05-2014: Case Complete

07-08-2014: Interview Scheduled

02-07-2014: Medical Completed

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I hope its done Internally. Because we did have to write down our address case number and passport number on a green and white piece of paper after we were approved.

Just checked right now it now says AP


IR-1/CR-1 Visa Event Date

USCIS:

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

02-09-2012: Marriage

15-03-2013: I-130 NOA1

06-11-2013: Transfer date to TSC

09-01-2014: NOA2 (I-130)

29-01-2014: Shipped to NVC (I-130)

NVC:

06-02-2014: NVC received case

13-03-2014: Case Number assigned

13-03-2014: IIN Number assigned. Email addresses given

17-03-2014: DS-261 Available and submitted to NVC

18-03-2014: AOS invoice available on portal; AOS paid. "IN PROCESS"

20-03-2014: AOS shows "PAID"

24-03-2014: AOS/I-864 packet express mailed to NVC

01-04-2014: AOS packet arrived at NVC

27-03-2014: IV invoice available on portal; IV invoice paid. "IN PROCESS"

31-03-2014: IV invoice shows "PAID"

01-04-2014: DS-260 submitted

26-04-2014: IV Packet express mailed to NVC

01-05-2014: IV Packet received by NVC

21-05-2014: Case Complete

07-08-2014: Interview Scheduled

02-07-2014: Medical Completed

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Now showing Issued!


IR-1/CR-1 Visa Event Date

USCIS:

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

02-09-2012: Marriage

15-03-2013: I-130 NOA1

06-11-2013: Transfer date to TSC

09-01-2014: NOA2 (I-130)

29-01-2014: Shipped to NVC (I-130)

NVC:

06-02-2014: NVC received case

13-03-2014: Case Number assigned

13-03-2014: IIN Number assigned. Email addresses given

17-03-2014: DS-261 Available and submitted to NVC

18-03-2014: AOS invoice available on portal; AOS paid. "IN PROCESS"

20-03-2014: AOS shows "PAID"

24-03-2014: AOS/I-864 packet express mailed to NVC

01-04-2014: AOS packet arrived at NVC

27-03-2014: IV invoice available on portal; IV invoice paid. "IN PROCESS"

31-03-2014: IV invoice shows "PAID"

01-04-2014: DS-260 submitted

26-04-2014: IV Packet express mailed to NVC

01-05-2014: IV Packet received by NVC

21-05-2014: Case Complete

07-08-2014: Interview Scheduled

02-07-2014: Medical Completed

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I hope its done Internally. Because we did have to write down our address case number and passport number on a green and white piece of paper after we were approved.

Just checked right now it now says AP

Status shows Issued. Traveldocs shows no status update!!! What's going on here?!!

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Does anyone know how many MMR shots are required? My wife is 28 and they gave her 1 dose and told her to come back one month later(after interview) if she's still around for 2nd dose. Can she get this in the US or will she have an issue at POE.

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Thanks! I don't have to turn in any paper or address confirmation with EMS right? US consulate should mail my wife's passport to the address that we register? How long does it take for the status to change on ceac website? Ours is still in ready .

As mentioned, I applied under the K1-Fiancee visa, thus the path is different than your's for your wife (I-130). I believe the K1-Fiancee visa platform was the 1st that utilized the on-line account set-up/visa application/fee payment verification/interview appointment set-up and address verification = 1 stop for the entire process once the application is sent to local country US consulate office.

This may be the reasons why your wife application & process is still not fully automated & linked.


K1 Visa

Service Center : Texas Service Center

I-129F ApplicationSent: 2014-01-02

I-129F status: 2014-01-08 Alien Registration Number was changed

I-129F NOA1: 2014-01-10

I-129F RFE(s): 2014-03-12 (additional evidence requested - to be married within 90 days)

RFE Reply(s): 2014-03-27 (sent evidence as requested)

RFE Reply(s): 2014-03-31 (RFE package received)

I-129F NOA2: 2014-04-03 = APPROVED (emailed & Text), letter send from TSC

I-129F NOA2: 2014-04-08 = received APPROVED letter

I-129F NOA2: 2014-04-09 = received email+text shipped approved case to DoS-NVC for visa processing

I-129F NVC: 2014-04-23 = "READY" status at NVC

I-129F USC-HCMC: 2014-05-27: Letter Received!!!! (aka: pkg #3)(sent by USC-HCMC on 2014-05-21)

I-129F DS-160: 2014-05-27: DS160 e-form completed/submitted & receipt - paid fee

I-129F K1 VISA: 2014-07-25: Interview appointment & VISA APPROVED!!!

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For the benefit of those awaiting their interview, I'm going to post my experience:

Our interview was scheduled for 7:30 and we arrived at the consulate office around 6:40. They had everyone lined up in 2 separate lines (one for IV and one for non IV) by 7ish. They screen your bags outside the entrance with a metal detector wand and then you're led inside where you are separated into 2 lines as they call people through security. They take your cell phones and then my wife waited in line to get her biometrics taken. They hand you a piece of paper to assist you in registering for ustraveldocs.com to have your passport delivered. We waited for about 1.5 hours until they called our number (which is not the order that you received) and we walked up to the window and handed all requested paperwork. After that was completed, we waited again for maybe another hour until we were called up again to get interviewed. I walked up with my wife and they asked her to take an oath and clarify that I'm the spouse and sponsor. The CO then asked me to sit down while they interviewed my wife separately. It was the longest 5 minutes of my life. The asked for some pictures and then mentioned that we were approved. The no longer give pink slips for approved cases, instead they tell you you're approved and to register on ustraveldocs.com if you haven't done so. Missing documents still are given blue slips. The CO wasn't bad, she smiled and was very professional. We were out by 11.

Questions asked:

1. When did you meet your husband? Who introduced you two, how do you know this person?

2. Does your husband have any relatives in Vietnam?

3. How do you two communicate and how often?

4. Did he propose? When? Did you accept right away?

5. Did you go on your honeymoon after your wedding?

6. When did you go on this trip together and how long?

7. Does your husband tell you where he lives and what it's like?

All in all, it was a good experience. We were prepared for these type of questions and were very prepared with copies of everything. We brought around 1k pages of chat longs, all years of phone bills, money transfers, letter, cards, and around 500 pictures. When my wife pulled out the huge stack of phone logs, the CO eyes got wide and said "no no, I don't need to see it"

My advise would be, be prepared, bring copies, bring a pen, and relax. If you have a genuine case, it will work out fine. The info on these forums are very helpful and everything mentioned here happened at our interview.

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