Jump to content
Missmatalini

Living outside the U.S, how to prove domicile?

3 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

So I immigrated to Canada to be with my husband and recently landed. Things are going great here but we are wanting to eventually head back into the states.

We're hoping to apply by the end of this year.

Obviously since we are living in Canada, how do I go about proving domicile for the U.S...do I have to move back to the U.S and be separated in order to do this?

Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Canadian subsection has a thread talking about this over here which might be of use to you (skip later in the thread a bit for more current info): http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/164618-proving-domicile-when-not-living-in-the-us/

Basically, you either try to prove you HAVE a domicile or that you are re-establishing one. The latter tends to be easier for those outside the USA (so you show your tax returns and then that you have a place you plan to live, maybe a job offer lined up - that sort of thing).

Oh, and in terms of applying - you probably want to get your petition filed at least 9 - 12 months before you want to move back permanently. It's not a quick process!

Edited by lost_at_sea

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Canadian subsection has a thread talking about this over here which might be of use to you (skip later in the thread a bit for more current info): http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/164618-proving-domicile-when-not-living-in-the-us/

Basically, you either try to prove you HAVE a domicile or that you are re-establishing one. The latter tends to be easier for those outside the USA (so you show your tax returns and then that you have a place you plan to live, maybe a job offer lined up - that sort of thing).

Oh, and in terms of applying - you probably want to get your petition filed at least 9 - 12 months before you want to move back permanently. It's not a quick process!

Thank you!

We aren't in a super huge rush. We want to try and save up for the fees and the costly trip for the interview (Last I heard you had to go to Quebec and we are in B.C so that's not gonna be cheap) I'd "like" to be back in the USA by the latest 2018, that gives us the time to finish school here and save up enough to move.

Thanks for the reply!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×