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Hi again,

We got engaged on August 8th of 2016 in HCMC. We didn't have an engagement party. I started the K1 visa process already, just waiting for the NOA2. I'm in Vietnam right now for a few months staying mostly with my fiancee at her parents house in Quang Nam. My fiancee, Vi, suggested that we have a formal engagement party here in Vietnam sometime in January or February.

Is it too late to have en engagement party??

I'm also confused about what a family register book is here in Vietnam. Vi says her parents have one. I asked if I should be added to it but she didn't really know. Perhaps they add me in for an engagement ceremony party? But, once again, we are already engaged. Will that throw up a red flag for the US immigration people in HCMC?

Thanks for your help.


03/03/16....We met somewhat randomly while I was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

08/08/16....We got engaged.

10/15/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

10/18/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Received

10/20/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/22/16....NOA1 Text and Email, Case sent to CSC

02/07/17....NOA2...Finally!

03/30/17....Passed her interview! 

04/07/17....Visa in hand 

05/12/17....Arrived in the USA!!

05/24/17....Married!

07/10/17....Sent AoS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

07/13/17....AoS Received date for NoA1

07/18/17....AoS Notice date for NoA1

07/26/17....1st Biometrics appt letter received date

08/04/17....2nd Biometrics appt letter received date 

08/07/17....Both Biometric appointments completed

10/29/17....I-766 Issued

06/27/18....Original AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it.

08/21/18....2nd AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it, again.

10/10/18....AoS interview - Easily passed

10/11/18...."New card being produced"

 

 

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Hi again,

We got engaged on August 8th of 2016 in HCMC. We didn't have an engagement party. I started the K1 visa process already, just waiting for the NOA2. I'm in Vietnam right now for a few months staying mostly with my fiancee at her parents house in Quang Nam. My fiancee, Vi, suggested that we have a formal engagement party here in Vietnam sometime in January or February.

Is it too late to have en engagement party??

I'm also confused about what a family register book is here in Vietnam. Vi says her parents have one. I asked if I should be added to it but she didn't really know. Perhaps they add me in for an engagement ceremony party? But, once again, we are already engaged. Will that throw up a red flag for the US immigration people in HCMC?

Thanks for your help.

It's never too late to have a party :dance:


AOS Timeline

  • 10/23/2016 - I-130/I-485 Concurrent packet posted
  • 10/25/2016 - Packet signed for at Chicago lockbox
  • 11/09/2016 - E-Notifications received
  • 11/15/2016 - NOA's received in post
  • 11/18/2016 - Biometric appointment received (set for 11/30)
  • 11/30/2016 - Biometric appointment completed
  • 01/25/2017 - EAD Approved
  • 01/25/2017 - AP Approved
  • 02/01/2017 - Combo Card arrived in the post

 

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In Vietnam engagement ceremony and party are very important. This is also looked at for approval. During interview they will likey ask about it. Photos of engagement are highly important.

Lucky that you are there in VN. I think it is good idea, to have engagement ceremony and party and lots of photos.

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In Vietnam engagement ceremony and party are very important. This is also looked at for approval. During interview they will likey ask about it. Photos of engagement are highly important.

Lucky that you are there in VN. I think it is good idea, to have engagement ceremony and party and lots of photos.

I was a little worried about having it 6 months after we actually got engaged.


03/03/16....We met somewhat randomly while I was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

08/08/16....We got engaged.

10/15/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

10/18/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Received

10/20/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/22/16....NOA1 Text and Email, Case sent to CSC

02/07/17....NOA2...Finally!

03/30/17....Passed her interview! 

04/07/17....Visa in hand 

05/12/17....Arrived in the USA!!

05/24/17....Married!

07/10/17....Sent AoS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

07/13/17....AoS Received date for NoA1

07/18/17....AoS Notice date for NoA1

07/26/17....1st Biometrics appt letter received date

08/04/17....2nd Biometrics appt letter received date 

08/07/17....Both Biometric appointments completed

10/29/17....I-766 Issued

06/27/18....Original AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it.

08/21/18....2nd AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it, again.

10/10/18....AoS interview - Easily passed

10/11/18...."New card being produced"

 

 

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Hi again,

We got engaged on August 8th of 2016 in HCMC. We didn't have an engagement party. I started the K1 visa process already, just waiting for the NOA2. I'm in Vietnam right now for a few months staying mostly with my fiancee at her parents house in Quang Nam. My fiancee, Vi, suggested that we have a formal engagement party here in Vietnam sometime in January or February.

Is it too late to have en engagement party??

I'm also confused about what a family register book is here in Vietnam. Vi says her parents have one. I asked if I should be added to it but she didn't really know. Perhaps they add me in for an engagement ceremony party? But, once again, we are already engaged. Will that throw up a red flag for the US immigration people in HCMC?

Thanks for your help.

Saw that others answered re: engagement. I don't think you, as a foreigner, can be added to the family book. Technically, the family should have reported you to the local police as living in the house. My understanding of local law. Anyways, that is completely separate from the engagement party, and my advice would be to lie low and not try to get in a family book. I don't see how that helps, and I can see how it might not go over well with the local "authorities".

Best of luck.

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Saw that others answered re: engagement. I don't think you, as a foreigner, can be added to the family book. Technically, the family should have reported you to the local police as living in the house. My understanding of local law. Anyways, that is completely separate from the engagement party, and my advice would be to lie low and not try to get in a family book. I don't see how that helps, and I can see how it might not go over well with the local "authorities".

Best of luck.

Her family did report me to the local authorities. Her dad knows the local authorities. They wanted a copy of my passport and how long I will be there and what not.

03/03/16....We met somewhat randomly while I was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

08/08/16....We got engaged.

10/15/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

10/18/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Received

10/20/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/22/16....NOA1 Text and Email, Case sent to CSC

02/07/17....NOA2...Finally!

03/30/17....Passed her interview! 

04/07/17....Visa in hand 

05/12/17....Arrived in the USA!!

05/24/17....Married!

07/10/17....Sent AoS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

07/13/17....AoS Received date for NoA1

07/18/17....AoS Notice date for NoA1

07/26/17....1st Biometrics appt letter received date

08/04/17....2nd Biometrics appt letter received date 

08/07/17....Both Biometric appointments completed

10/29/17....I-766 Issued

06/27/18....Original AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it.

08/21/18....2nd AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it, again.

10/10/18....AoS interview - Easily passed

10/11/18...."New card being produced"

 

 

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The engagement reception helps but the red house registration book, Ho Khau, not so much. You cannot be added to the book unless you're a VN citizen or live there on a permanent basis.

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ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1
 

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N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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We did end up having an engagement ceremony on the 16th. It went really well and we took a ton of pictures :D

 

My mother was on video chat and my fiancée's cousin held up my tablet so she could watch the whole thing. The photographer even took a few pictures so you can see my mom watching the ceremony lol!

 

Thanks everyone for your input in this topic ☺


03/03/16....We met somewhat randomly while I was on vacation in Southeast Asia.

08/08/16....We got engaged.

10/15/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX

10/18/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Received

10/20/16....NOA1 Date on Hard Copy Notice
10/22/16....NOA1 Text and Email, Case sent to CSC

02/07/17....NOA2...Finally!

03/30/17....Passed her interview! 

04/07/17....Visa in hand 

05/12/17....Arrived in the USA!!

05/24/17....Married!

07/10/17....Sent AoS package (I-485, I-131, I-765)

07/13/17....AoS Received date for NoA1

07/18/17....AoS Notice date for NoA1

07/26/17....1st Biometrics appt letter received date

08/04/17....2nd Biometrics appt letter received date 

08/07/17....Both Biometric appointments completed

10/29/17....I-766 Issued

06/27/18....Original AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it.

08/21/18....2nd AoS interview date scheduled for this day but we had to reschedule it, again.

10/10/18....AoS interview - Easily passed

10/11/18...."New card being produced"

 

 

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