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Our interview is this upcoming Thursday.  Just trying to be as ready as possible.  I was told by a relative that there was an interview fee sound $120.  This this even true?  It doesn’t say anything about it in the interview letter.  

 

Also, do we bring 1copy or 2 copies of beneficiary’s passport?  Been reading conflicting info on travel.state.gov.

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No, there are no fees for the interview at the consulate.  You paid your fees prior to scheduling the interview. 

 

You can choose to expedite delivery for a fee after the interview if you want.  If your fiance is in HCM City, i wouldn't bother with expedited delivery.  We expedited 2 visas at different times to Da Lat and it still took 10-12 days after being issued.  I think the cost was about $25USD.

 

Bring one copy of your entire passport, not just the bio page.  Originals and one copy of everything.  They will give back what the don't need.

 

Good luck! - Jason 

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6 minutes ago, JasonGG said:

 

Bring one copy of your entire passport, not just the bio page.  Originals and one copy of everything.  They will give back what the don't need.

 

Good luck! - Jason 

The embassy online instruction lists  2 (two) copies of biographic page to bring. I’d follow that instruction.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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31 minutes ago, arken said:

The embassy online instruction lists  2 (two) copies of biographic page to bring. I’d follow that instruction.

Yes, @arken is correct - 2 copies of the bio page, but one copy of the entire passport.  Copy all the pages even if they are blank. Also, some of these original and copied documents are required for both beneficiary and petitioner. 

 

Here is the consulate instruction page if you haven't visited already - https://vn.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/required-documents/

 

Are you going to attend the interview with your fiance?  It will be a blur of paper and numbers and it will be a huge relief once you are done.  Good luck! - Jason

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On 5/12/2019 at 2:54 AM, IloveDanang said:

Our interview is this upcoming Thursday.  Just trying to be as ready as possible.  I was told by a relative that there was an interview fee sound $120.  This this even true?  It doesn’t say anything about it in the interview letter.  

 

Also, do we bring 1copy or 2 copies of beneficiary’s passport?  Been reading conflicting info on travel.state.gov.

We just did our interview late April HCMC CR-1. No fee paid at consulate/ fee should be paid at NVC.  One full passport copy is good (just in case they ask).

 

The was a lady assigned to review my wife's original docs: birth certificate,  marriage certificate, and household record + take my wife passport.  Later, interviewer returned original docs after the interview. They did not ask for copy of any kind. In fact, they did not ask for anything (no financial docs, no evidences, no pictures) beside asking us a few questions.

 

I was with my wife at the interview. We were unsure who should respond but got confirmation that it would not matter if my wife or I responded :) : so we took our turn to answer the questions.  The interview was a little bit rude but I guess he just tried to be cold for his job. Anyway, after a few questions, the interpreter told us: we got our visa and asked if my wife had read the information on sexual abuse and domestic violence flyer (given between document review and interview section).

 

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, IloveDanang said:

What did your wife say about reading the domestic/sexual abuse?

She said yes as she read it (she did not bother to read it at first but I  told her to read so she could understand about laws and protections she would have).  It is just a 6-page-flyer given to all K-1/CR-1 visa applicants while they are waiting for the actual interview section.

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