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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I'm at the point now like I've really had it.For awhile I have been considering just going back to Panama.Would my I-129f be null and void if I did this ?


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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I'm at the point now like I've really had it.For awhile I have been considering just going back to Panama.Would my I-129f be null and void if I did this ?

No, nothing stops you from going back for a visit, even staying until the interview time.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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I'm at the point now like I've really had it.For awhile I have been considering just going back to Panama.Would my I-129f be null and void if I did this ?

No, nothing stops you from going back for a visit, even staying until the interview time.

Could the Embassy claim you've given up U.S. domicile (one of the requirements by the Dept. of Sate) if you returned to the foreign country for months in order to wait for the petition process to finish and receive the visa? Then, having lost domicile, could they withhold the visa? Obviously, or not, the intent of the petitioner or U.S. citizen is to return to the U.S. but such intent can be difficult to prove. Ironic that you would even have to prove such a thing when you're trying to obtain a visa for your spouse to enter the U.S....I don't understand some things.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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You would have to formally withdraw the petition if you were to return permanently, otherwise the unfinished application could cause problems if you choose to return to the US permanently later.

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I'm at the point now like I've really had it.For awhile I have been considering just going back to Panama.Would my I-129f be null and void if I did this ?

No, nothing stops you from going back for a visit, even staying until the interview time.

Could the Embassy claim you've given up U.S. domicile (one of the requirements by the Dept. of Sate) if you returned to the foreign country for months in order to wait for the petition process to finish and receive the visa? Then, having lost domicile, could they withhold the visa? Obviously, or not, the intent of the petitioner or U.S. citizen is to return to the U.S. but such intent can be difficult to prove. Ironic that you would even have to prove such a thing when you're trying to obtain a visa for your spouse to enter the U.S....I don't understand some things.

True, you would have to maintain your address in the U.S.

Petitioners

In order for an application for an immigrant visa to be approved, the petitioner, whether a United States citizen or a permanent resident, must be domiciled in the United States. That is, while a petitioner may spend a significant amount of time abroad, he or she must demonstrate that his or her life is based primarily in the United States, and will be for the foreseeable future.

The reason for this requirement is simple: immigrant visas are intended to reunite families. There is no reunification to be accomplished - and therefore no reason to issue an immigrant visa - if the petitioner is not residing in the country to which the applicants intend to move.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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