My wife is from the USA and we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary last week. We live in Ireland, we always planned to move to the US sooner but first my mother got sick and passed away. We decided to stay in Ireland a little longer for my father but then my wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had surgery but we couldn't move because of her treatment.
Last October my father passed away and has left us a little cash and recently my wife was given the all clear after 5 long years. It's been tough but now we feel it's time to move to the USA so she can be near her parents. We sent off our I-130 and it was received in the Chicago lockbox on the 20th March.
There is so much information on the web but somehow I did not see this wonderful website until today. I am sure the information is there but I cannot seem to find it.
How long should it take until we receive confirmation that they have our paperwork?
I read about members bringing proof of the marriage to their interviews, like utility and rent bill's but these were requested to be submitted with the I-130, were we wrong sending them?
Our payment was made by USD bank draft drawn on an Irish bank account, I assume this was okay.
Approximately how long will the whole process take, it's exciting but nerve wrecking at the same time.