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About WandY

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    Asian culture, particularly SE Asia.

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  1. A person can only have one domicile, but may reside in multiple locations. According to U.S. tax law, a person can retain their U.S. domicile even though they have temporarily moved to another country. I think your child can retain your home address because his living in Vietnam is for a limited and/or prescribed time and he has not abandoned his U.S. domicile/address. It is not a permanent move. His residency is still at his U.S. address because his domicile (permanent home) is in the U.S. In essence, he is visiting Vietnam for a certain period of time. I see no problem with using the U.S. address as being where your son lives. Again, the key is that the move is for a prescribed period of time - it is definite and known. The child has not abandoned his U.S. address/home/domicile. He is set to return to his place of domicile.
  2. The judicial one. Not the local one.
  3. Send your copy. You possess a certified copy, not the original. At the same time, file for another certified copy.
  4. Move on. You're not getting hired by them and fighting it is a waste of money and time. Their loss, not yours.
  5. Agree with geowrian above. It is very difficult to get visitor visa, especially if the ties are economically weak and have little or no history of international travel. If they have traveled overseas to non-Communist countries and returned on time, the odds may improve. They should try, but don't hold out too much hope. Maybe you should go to VN and have a big party - that's what we did last summer. My wife is from a tiny Red River farming village. We went there, took a lot of gifts, and stayed for a month. It was great. Good luck.
  6. Please don't take Debaez's advice above. ALL documents concerning American immigration, visas, etc. must be translated into English. My Vietnamese wife translated her documents and signed the form noting herself as translator. No problems. Translate your documents, but don't fret over it.
  7. Local universities (language department) will know how to help you. University of California, San Diego State, etc. Here's a list: https://www.sandiego.org/articles/san-diego-universities-and-colleges.aspx
  8. WandY


    Fly American or United, maybe they won't ask - price is very similar to ANA and others. My VN wife says that the ex-husband probably doesn't have any custody. There might not be any custody paperwork. In any case, you can ask the airlines what they need and go accordingly. As long as the child has a passport and visa, you might not have any issues.
  9. Your appeal would be a waste of time. The same as having a lawyer for marriage visas - waste of time. And money.
  10. Hire a more competent lawyer. The difference between getting married and going the CR-1 route instead of the K-1 is that the CR-1 provides an EAD (ready to work when he/she lands in the U.S.). Not so with the K-1.
  11. It could be. Asking someone if they are a drug user, abuser, or addict is subjective and possibly relevant to cultural norms. It's a stupid question for many foreigners. Only when it's obvious (treated for heroin addiction, etc.) is it relevant.
  12. My advice: Wait for your card (like everyone else). Getting an expedite approved requires excellent evidence of immediate need (severe financial loss, etc.). What is the reason for you to get special treatment? Why should the government put you in front of others? Do you have unusual circumstances whereby your family may incur severe financial hardship if you are not working? You can give them the info and see what happens. Any letter sent to USCIS must have proof (letter from a physician, etc.). It's rare to win an expedite case, but it will not delay your current application. Be patient.
  13. Maybe reading comprehension isn't your thing, but read your AP article again. Understand the difference between "pace" and total amount.
  14. WandY

    Name change

    Yes. Do all the name-changing after you get settled in the U.S. From personal experience, it is easier for your wife to keep her Vietnamese name (and make sure she has three names, not two, not four). Her name needs to stay in the same order from Day One until you get to the U.S. In my opinion, she should keep her VN name all the way through citizenship. She doesn't have to take your name and if you insist she take it now, you may pay the price. Take my advice on this one. If you do, you'll thank me a few years from now. You're welcome. If not, I told you so. Good luck on your journey!
  15. We had biometrics and then received RFE. We submitted the info and then approved for 10-year GC.
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