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I have read the sticky that was posted above but still have more questions. I'm a Vietnamese/American born and raised in the U.S. and speak almost fluent Vietnamese I had known my girlfriend for little over a year and a half. And i'm planning on returning on the 2nd time to get engaged accordingly to the Vietnamese Dom Hoi culture. I have read that I would need a letter of single from my home State and that I would need it to be translated in Vietnamese and aproved ? And the certificate of good mental health I can't find any info on what they are looking for ? and what kind of test would they perform ? For the marriage certifiacte I understand after the forms are completed and turned in then we're suppose to go in for the interview, I have heard several different stories of some getting interviwed seperately and some I heard they interview you together ? Can I get some input from those that had reccently got married, and every thing would be done in H.C.M.C. and how would I go about asking for mutiple certified copys of our marriage licence ?

Thanks for the help,

Azn_101


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R.F.E. 12/29/15

I-129 Approved on 02/04/16

K-1 Visa Interview 03/24/16 (Approved)

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If you are about to engage for k-1 process, you don't need certificate of being single (which is issued by viet embassy or consulate in the States.) Just get engaged then come back to the U.S. and file I-129F. Viet government merely involves until your fiancé has medical exam.

If you want to get married then you will need one. Most of viet travel agency can help you to obtain. Price is from 500 - 600. You then go to Vietnam to get married with that document. Expect to spend at least 2 - 3 months in Viet for marriage certificate. After obtaining it, you come back to the States and start CR-1 process.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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I have read the sticky that was posted above but still have more questions. I'm a Vietnamese/American born and raised in the U.S. and speak almost fluent Vietnamese I had known my girlfriend for little over a year and a half. And i'm planning on returning on the 2nd time to get engaged accordingly to the Vietnamese Dom Hoi culture. I have read that I would need a letter of single from my home State and that I would need it to be translated in Vietnamese and aproved ? And the certificate of good mental health I can't find any info on what they are looking for ? and what kind of test would they perform ? For the marriage certifiacte I understand after the forms are completed and turned in then we're suppose to go in for the interview, I have heard several different stories of some getting interviwed seperately and some I heard they interview you together ? Can I get some input from those that had reccently got married, and every thing would be done in H.C.M.C. and how would I go about asking for mutiple certified copys of our marriage licence ?

Thanks for the help,

Azn_101

1. You get the letter of single status from the US embassy in HCMC. Then take it down the street to another office to get it approved by the VN government. Set up an appointment online with the US embassy. The US embassy will tell you the name and address of the VN office you need to go to afterwards. Bring $50 cash or VND equivalent to the embassy. You will also need to know your fiancees ID card number. No cell phones allowed in the embassy so make sure you know it before you go.

2. For everything else it really depends on where your fiancees hometown is. I had to go to Long An to get my mental evaluation and for my interview. The mental evaluation is a joke so don't worry about it. He asked what brand car I drive and who was the US president before Obama.


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There was something in the news that said that they are doing away with the interview for marrying foreigners. Of course this being Vietnam, things change rapidly for no apparent reason.

http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/29277/vietnam-ministry-proposes-scrapping-interviews-in-marriage-with-foreigners


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There was something in the news that said that they are doing away with the interview for marrying foreigners. Of course this being Vietnam, things change rapidly for no apparent reason.

http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/29277/vietnam-ministry-proposes-scrapping-interviews-in-marriage-with-foreigners

this is great news,, hope it pass


2015-02-10 :Trip to Vietnam to celebrate Tet, meet my fiancee

2015-03-16 :Back to USA, could not file for I-129F, until my divorce paper was finalize.

2015-05-01 :Divorce paper final

2015-05-08 :Submitted I-129F to Lewisville, TX Lockbox via USPS

2015-05-13 :NOA-1 (Received official Receipt Notice from the mail)

2015-06-22 :NOA-2 (Received approval by text and email)

2015-06-26 :NOA-2 (Received official approval, Form I-797) note on the I-797, notice date 2015-06-22

2015-07-21 :Finally able to talk to NVC, got HCM#, case still in administrative review, not going to Vietnam yet.

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Hi All,

For the interview part do they interview us together or seperate ? I have heard another issue from my fiance after the marriage paper work has been accepted it will take an additional 3 months to process ? My vaction time from my work is very limmited and I heard I'm suppose to fly back when its ready because they won't issue it to my fiance if im not present ? If this doesn't work out what is the sucess rate for a fiance visa in Vietnam ? I have heard many sketchy things from my attorney any input on this would be great, because he recommended the CR-1. But the marriage in VN seems to be more complicated and more headache since I can only take soo many days off from work a year.

Thanks,

azn_101


I-129 Received on 10/07/15

R.F.E. 12/29/15

I-129 Approved on 02/04/16

K-1 Visa Interview 03/24/16 (Approved)

Arrival to the United States 04/23/16

Got Married 05/09/16

AOS Filed on 05/26/16

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Hi All,

For the interview part do they interview us together or seperate ? I have heard another issue from my fiance after the marriage paper work has been accepted it will take an additional 3 months to process ? My vaction time from my work is very limmited and I heard I'm suppose to fly back when its ready because they won't issue it to my fiance if im not present ? If this doesn't work out what is the sucess rate for a fiance visa in Vietnam ? I have heard many sketchy things from my attorney any input on this would be great, because he recommended the CR-1. But the marriage in VN seems to be more complicated and more headache since I can only take soo many days off from work a year.

Thanks,

azn_101

That's what I said, you will expect 2-3 months of staying to sign license together. If you can't do that, k-1 visa is your choice.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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There was something in the news that said that they are doing away with the interview for marrying foreigners. Of course this being Vietnam, things change rapidly for no apparent reason.

http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/29277/vietnam-ministry-proposes-scrapping-interviews-in-marriage-with-foreigners

I think currently it really depends on the province you are in. In Long An they interviewed us separately for 30 minutes each. I don't think the interview is a bad idea though. There was another couple in the waiting room going to be interviewed later in the day and they told us that they were only getting married for immigration purposes. They didn't have a real relationship.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marriage: 2015-08-07

I-130 Sent : 2015-12-19

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-12-24

I-130 Approved : 2016-01-13

NVC Received : 2016-01-22

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-02-02

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-02-03

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There was another couple in the waiting room going to be interviewed later in the day and they told us that they were only getting married for immigration purposes. They didn't have a real relationship.

People like them give us Vietnamese a bad name.


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People like them give us Vietnamese a bad name.

Yes, and give Americans a bad name too because the husband was an American. He talked to me and acted like they were legit, but he seemed very suspect. While I was interviewing, my wife talked to his wife and she found out the truth. It makes me mad because they are the reason it is so difficult to get a visa in the first place.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marriage: 2015-08-07

I-130 Sent : 2015-12-19

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-12-24

I-130 Approved : 2016-01-13

NVC Received : 2016-01-22

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-02-02

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-02-03

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Can I get some input from those that had reccently got married, and every thing would be done in H.C.M.C. and how would I go about asking for mutiple certified copys of our marriage licence ?

Thanks for the help,

Azn_101

I am going to try and get my certificate translated tomorrow and get some certified copies made. I will let you know how it goes. I was able to order certified copies when I picked up my actual certificate, but they will be Vietnamese copies.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marriage: 2015-08-07

I-130 Sent : 2015-12-19

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-12-24

I-130 Approved : 2016-01-13

NVC Received : 2016-01-22

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-02-02

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-02-03

Receive I-864 Package :

Send AOS Package :

Submit DS-261 : 2016-02-02

Receive IV Bill : 2016-02-05

Pay IV Bill : 2016-02-05

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I think currently it really depends on the province you are in. In Long An they interviewed us separately for 30 minutes each. I don't think the interview is a bad idea though. There was another couple in the waiting room going to be interviewed later in the day and they told us that they were only getting married for immigration purposes. They didn't have a real relationship.

If you don't mind me asking what kind of general questions do they normally ask ? Only reason I'm asking is my fiance told me that we would have to answer each question identical.Example she could say her favorite is banh canh then I would say her favorite is pho how would they base the answer ? Do you know right away if you pass ? My Vietnamese is only good enough to hold a small conversation do you think I can handle it without a interpreter ?

Thanks,

Azn_101


I-129 Received on 10/07/15

R.F.E. 12/29/15

I-129 Approved on 02/04/16

K-1 Visa Interview 03/24/16 (Approved)

Arrival to the United States 04/23/16

Got Married 05/09/16

AOS Filed on 05/26/16

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That's what I said, you will expect 2-3 months of staying to sign license together. If you can't do that, k-1 visa is your choice.

2-3 months to get a marriage license? it takes only 3 weeks for me. file ahead of time before you come for the marriage interview.

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By law they shortened the time to less than 30 days. We married in Thailand - less paperwork and headaches.


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Pay IV Bill : 20 Mar 2015
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If you don't mind me asking what kind of general questions do they normally ask ? Only reason I'm asking is my fiance told me that we would have to answer each question identical.Example she could say her favorite is banh canh then I would say her favorite is pho how would they base the answer ? Do you know right away if you pass ? My Vietnamese is only good enough to hold a small conversation do you think I can handle it without a interpreter ?

Thanks,

Azn_101

They mainly asked about my job and her job. How much money we each make. The name of the company. Our position at the company, etc. They also asked what I thought about Vietnamese women. We knew immediately if we passed. They supplied the interpreter for free. It all depends on what provence you go to. What provence is your fiancee from?


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marriage: 2015-08-07

I-130 Sent : 2015-12-19

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-12-24

I-130 Approved : 2016-01-13

NVC Received : 2016-01-22

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-02-02

Pay AOS Bill : 2016-02-03

Receive I-864 Package :

Send AOS Package :

Submit DS-261 : 2016-02-02

Receive IV Bill : 2016-02-05

Pay IV Bill : 2016-02-05

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