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Hi all,

 

We understand that a family tree (both sides) is almost certainly required nowadays for the K1 interview. (Ho Chi Minh City)

 

Can someone point us in the right direction on what exactly to include?  Is there a popular format or template to follow?
 

Thanks!

 


Tin - Natural-born U.S. Citizen, Male, Vietnamese descent

Nhi - Vietnamese Citizen, Female

Met in 2018 while Tin was on a 3 month family vacation in Vietnam.  Tin took another 3 month vacation to be with Nhi in 2019.

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Never heard of such thing and honestly sounds ridiculous unless you were related and needed to show you weren’t too close of cousins... but then again I’m not familiar w Vietnam. Have you checked the portal ? https://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Vietnam&cty=HochiminhCity


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26 minutes ago, TinNhi said:

Hi all,

 

We understand that a family tree (both sides) is almost certainly required nowadays for the K1 interview. (Ho Chi Minh City)

 

Can someone point us in the right direction on what exactly to include?  Is there a popular format or template to follow?
 

Thanks!

 

Not needed unless members of your families have been marrying / petitioning each other.

 

They may ask for the family registration books if you are both Vietnamese. 


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Like other countries, there are some Vietnam-specific items you'll want to bring with you to the interview - like the family tree - that do sound ridiculous to people going through other consulates.  There are requirements in other countries that I think sound ridiculous, too.  However, you'll occasionally hear from someone in this forum who got a blue slip for not having a family tree at the interview or included in the original filing.  My wife and I are obviously not related (profile pic), but the Vietnamese clerk at the consulate asked about ours during the pre-interview stage when she was verifying that all our papers were available and in the order they wanted.  I don't know if my fiance would have gotten a blue slip for not having it, but I certainly didn't want her to get a blue slip for a silly reason like not having these suggested documents.

 

Ours took all of 10 minutes to create, so it was worth the effort to avoid the worry.  We included grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, and siblings on a spreadsheet with their name, birth and death dates, addresses, and phone number for parents and siblings.  If the information was unknown, we simply wrote "unknown" for that column.  For several Vietnamese birthdays, we just put the date of Tet in the year they were born.

 

Best of luck - Jason

 

 

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Here are a couple family tree-related posts, including one I started in 2017 when preparing our K1 application.  The second post is from 2020 and includes @p.dang's experience receiving a 221G for not including the family trees along with other documents.  Both posts give more details on some of the Vietnam-specific documents you might want to consider preparing.  Also, search this Vietnam forum and the Vietnam consulate reviews for more information on what you should bring -

 

https://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Vietnam&page=1&dfilter=5&topic=

 

Jason

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Always go by the official documentation they give you for what to provide. That said, I have heard of this being asked for from applicants in Vietnam.

8 hours ago, Luckycuds said:

Never heard of such thing and honestly sounds ridiculous unless you were related and needed to show you weren’t too close of cousins... but then again I’m not familiar w Vietnam.

It's legit, and very Vietnam-specific. 🤷‍♂️


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13 hours ago, TinNhi said:

Hi all,

 

We understand that a family tree (both sides) is almost certainly required nowadays for the K1 interview. (Ho Chi Minh City)

 

Can someone point us in the right direction on what exactly to include?  Is there a popular format or template to follow?
 

Thanks!

 

They randomly requested it and we are preparing it anyway. Here is official format from US Embassy in Vietnam.

 

https://vn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/FAMILY-TREE.pdf?_ga=2.156587387.1516592181.1599941654-1953110832.1599941654

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36 minutes ago, trucphong said:

They randomly requested it and we are preparing it anyway. Here is official format from US Embassy in Vietnam.

 

https://vn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/FAMILY-TREE.pdf?_ga=2.156587387.1516592181.1599941654-1953110832.1599941654

I saw on your timeline that your interview is tomorrow!  Good luck.  I hope everything goesoes smoothly.

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12 minutes ago, JasonGG said:

I saw on your timeline that your interview is tomorrow!  Good luck.  I hope everything goesoes smoothly.

Thanks, Jason. She is on her way to Embassy now for interview. Unfortunately, I could not go with her due to Covid-19. This interview will be tough for us as I had petitioned my ex-wife previously.

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Just wanted to give an update on my wife’s interview. It went smoother than what I predicted. She saw pink sheet with her name on it before interview but officer asked us to upload I-864, 2019 tax, and W-2. They dont accept I-864EZ but NVC wasnt concerned at the time. Anyway we did what officer asked and got appoved.

 

Good Luck everyone.

 

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1 minute ago, trucphong said:

Just wanted to give an update on my wife’s interview. It went smoother than what I predicted. She saw pink sheet with her name on it before interview but officer asked us to upload I-864, 2019 tax, and W-2. They dont accept I-864EZ but NVC wasnt concerned at the time. Anyway we did what officer asked and got appoved.

 

Good Luck everyone.

 

Congratulations!

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