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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Thank you for the help so far, I have a question about the 3rd party affidavits.  Do these need to be affirmed in front of a notary?  There doesn't appear to be a professional who will notarize something like this in Vietnam.  They seem to only do contracts and such.

 

Side question:  When they mail things to my mailing address will it contain forms I can't just download?  I'd prefer not to take a chance with the mail in Vietnam losing it and have it sent to a relative in the USA.

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From USCIS: https://www.uscis.gov/tools/glossary/affidavit

 

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Filed: Other Country: China
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32 minutes ago, missileman said:

Correct direct answer.  Maybe better answer is not to do any third party affidavits at all.  They are useless at best and harmful, usually.


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40 minutes ago, NotAFish said:

 

Side question:  When they mail things to my mailing address will it contain forms I can't just download?  I'd prefer not to take a chance with the mail in Vietnam losing it and have it sent to a relative in the USA.

Your only mail will be receipt notice, approval notice and potentially Request for Initial Evidence.  Use a relative's address in the USA.


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1 minute ago, USS_Voyager said:

Correct. They don’t hold much value. In a place like Vietnam, I can give $10 to a notary guy and he will notarize anything I want

Notary is not the issue.  They are verifying who signed the document.  My answer is also not country specific.  It's a rare circumstance where such an affidavit would be even a little bit of a positive addition to a petition package.


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$20. I have a fresh pen. :)


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: received by USCIS

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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