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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi all!

I am a US citizen residing in Canada with my Canadian husband and dual citizen (US and Canadian) son. I am looking into starting to immigrate my family to MN. I am starting to fill out the I-130 and G-525A forms. In reading a guide in the past, I believe I read that in order to complete our immigration, I actually have to be residing in the US as well? This didn't make much sense, but can anyone confirm if this is true?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks! TLA

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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no... you must file with a USCIS service center located in the states unless you qualify for filing directly with the consulate... If you have been legally residing in Canada for 6 mos. or more then you might just qualify... It is typically a far quicker process than anything stateside.

In addition, some people fail if they have not maintained US domicile... (ie.. filing taxes, bank accounts, residence, etc...)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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no... you must file with a USCIS service center located in the states unless you qualify for filing directly with the consulate... If you have been legally residing in Canada for 6 mos. or more then you might just qualify... It is typically a far quicker process than anything stateside.

In addition, some people fail if they have not maintained US domicile... (ie.. filing taxes, bank accounts, residence, etc...)

I've been a legal resident for over 3 years. I've maintain my tax filing as well as a few financial accounts. So I should be ok then. BUt you recommend processing with the consolate in person versus mailing it to the states? I can't even find an address to send it to if you're not residing in the US, but I'm sure there must be one.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi all!

I am a US citizen residing in Canada with my Canadian husband and dual citizen (US and Canadian) son. I am looking into starting to immigrate my family to MN. I am starting to fill out the I-130 and G-525A forms. In reading a guide in the past, I believe I read that in order to complete our immigration, I actually have to be residing in the US as well? This didn't make much sense, but can anyone confirm if this is true?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks! TLA

If you have resided with your spouse in Canada for over 6 months you can do Direct consular filing in Toronto / Montreal. Please check the website for further details.

http://toronto.usconsulate.gov/content/tex...igrant_petition

Good Luck


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Filed: Other Country: China
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no... you must file with a USCIS service center located in the states unless you qualify for filing directly with the consulate... If you have been legally residing in Canada for 6 mos. or more then you might just qualify... It is typically a far quicker process than anything stateside.

In addition, some people fail if they have not maintained US domicile... (ie.. filing taxes, bank accounts, residence, etc...)

I've been a legal resident for over 3 years. I've maintain my tax filing as well as a few financial accounts. So I should be ok then. BUt you recommend processing with the consolate in person versus mailing it to the states? I can't even find an address to send it to if you're not residing in the US, but I'm sure there must be one.

Yes, but later in the process, you'll need to show evidence of US domicile. You can do that as simply as using a temporary address with a family member and showing an open bank account in the US.


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