Once the paperwork is complete, Jolie is expected to bring Pax home on Wednesday

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated March 19, 2007 10:30 AM

Angelina Jolie is one step closer to bringing her new son, Pax Thien, home from Vietnam.

The actress, 31, flew to Hanoi on Monday to complete the procedures necessary to bring the 3-year-old back with her to the United States, the Associated Press reports. The two had spent a quiet weekend in Ho Chi Minh City.

On Tuesday, Jolie is expected to meet with U.S. Embassy officials to deal with the visa application for Pax.

Once the visa is issued, she will be able to take him to America. She is expected to leave Hanoi on Wednesday, according to the AP.

Once in the U.S., Pax, whom Jolie adopted from the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, will join new siblings Maddox, 5 (who accompanied Jolie to Vietnam), Zahara, 2, and 10-month-old Shiloh, as well as Jolie’s partner, Brad Pitt.