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I found this on the US EMBASSY MANILA website

A beneficiary of an approved Form I-130 petition must apply for the appropriate immigrant visa under the Family-Sponsored (IR or F) categories. The Form I-130 is filed by a relative who is either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR) at a USCIS office in the United States. "In certain cases where the sponsoring U.S. citizen resides in the Philippines, the I-130 petition may be filed at the USCIS office at the Embassy in Manila. "

Does the last sentence mean that they do offer DCF?? I'm a dual citizen. I married my wife in the Philippines, and I've been residing there since we got married. So I'm hoping they do offer the service so that I don't have to leave her behind since she is pregnant.

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Yes, but most embassies will have a minimum residency requirement for the US citizen (i.e. 6 months)

DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Yes, but most embassies will have a minimum residency requirement for the US citizen (i.e. 6 months)

Yes, Im aware of the 6 month residency stay..i'm going to stay for as long as I can until I can bring my wife back with me. So Thanks for the clarification.

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You shouldn't have any problems. :) You just have to show that you've been resident for at least the past six months, like you know. That last sentence definitely means that they offer DCF.

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US Immigration Timeline


24 Feb 2007 - Sent I-130 to London USCIS office (I'm the petitioner)

25 May 2007 - NOA2

2 June 2007 - Received Packet 3

12 Oct 2007 - Sent Packet 3 back by special delivery

5 Nov 2007 - Interview in London - Approved without any hitches!

7 Nov 2007 - Visa and MBE arrived by SMS! :)

30 Jan 2008 - Fly to Michigan!! :)

*Note: Any delays in our case are only due to us taking things slowly

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Hi ! My husband wants to do the same. As I can see u wrote this year 2008..I am from the philippines and have american husband..Where u from? So what happened on ur filing of DCF? Did u need to exit the country to go back to the US? We also want to do the same be together til my visa gets approved..he is here for 10 mths and applied a PR. How long did it takes bfore u got approved and what are the questions and necessary requirements? Thanks have a nice day! :)

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