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DCF Processing Times for Australia

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I am a US born citizen who is married to a Peruvian woman, living in Australia. My job is asking me to transfer to the US, and the timeline is very short. I know that I can process the immigration visa for my wife through DCF at the Sydney consulate. Does anyone know an estimated amount of time that it would take to process and receive the visa? We have been married for 3+ years, living in Australia for 2 years, and she has a K-1 tourist visa that is almost 3 years old (expires soon). My concern is losing my 457 visa for Australia because of a transfer, and my wife being required to exit Australia before receiving her US visa. Appreciate any ideas or feedback.

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There is no DCF in Sydney anymore.

Thank you Lainie B. Looking back at the US Embassy - Canberra page, it mentions that in emergency cases, an exception can be made to allow the US Consulate - Sydney to accept the filing of the I-130, as opposed to sending to US based USCIS site. I meet the requirements listed on the page, so I hope this is still possible (even if it is not exactly a DCF).

Do you know anything about that process? Appreciate your response.

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