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us address on i-130 when we both still live in canada?

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I'm in the business of filling out the I-130, hoping it will be accepted at the Vancouver consulate.

I just got to question #18: "Address in the United States where your relative intends to live".

At the moment--like most people who file DCF I'd imagine--myself, the Canadian "relative" spouse, and my US husband/petitioner are both still residing in Canada. We plan to move to PA, and he may do so in the near future, after the petition is in, but as it is at the moment, neither he nor I have an exact street address in the US where we intend to live.

I'm not sure what I should fill in there. Pittsburgh, PA, and that's it? Nothing? The former with a letter attached? Is this an item that consulate dealing with DCF filings overlook? (I doubt it somehow).

As far as addresses go, we could put his parents address, which is in Arizona, but that seems wrong. He does receive mail there, has lived there, mother may well be my co-sponsor, (that address might help to establish domicile I think), but we have no intention of living there.

If anyone could shed light on this for me that would be wonderful.

j.

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You will need to provide a US address where you intend to live, and US citizen petitioner MUST show that has NOT given up US domicile while living out of the country.

The visa REQUIRES that the petitioner provides an I-864, and the I-864 REQUIRES US Domicile.

More here: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/I-864GenInfo-FAQ-Final.pdf

Note Vancouver will accept it but your visa interview will still be out of Montreal.

Lastly: pleas update profile, u\you are filing for DCF, and are from Canada, NOT N/A http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...rCP&CODE=01

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You will need to provide a US address where you intend to live, and US citizen petitioner MUST show that has NOT given up US domicile while living out of the country.

The visa REQUIRES that the petitioner provides an I-864, and the I-864 REQUIRES US Domicile.

More here: http://travel.state.gov/pdf/I-864GenInfo-FAQ-Final.pdf

Note Vancouver will accept it but your visa interview will still be out of Montreal.

Lastly: pleas update profile, u\you are filing for DCF, and are from Canada, NOT N/A http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...rCP&CODE=01

I just want to make sure I am absolutely clear, and sorry if I'm seeming a bit slow. I thought I had researched all of this thoroughly until I got to that question, and I'm finding it hard to believe that every single couple that lives abroad and files through DCF has secured a street address in the US before they submit the petition.

Which, essentially, is what this means: before you can file the I-130 at your consulate, be that in Vancouver (I do realise the processing and interview will be in Montreal) or Manila, the petitioner must have a street address secured in the US at which the couple actually intends to live?

This seems incredible, but if that is the case I do need to be crystal clear, because that changes our plans radically. In fact, I'm not sure how we could even manage the DCF filing. Hubby moves to PA to secure an address NOW, and then comes back to here to petition, and moves back. That is a lot of moving that we don't have money for. We planned for him to petition and then move.

Also, I realise he must have domicile, but from what I've read I don't think that will be too much of a problem in his case: his has a DL, bank accounts, has filed taxes (including 2008), left but 6 months ago, is still receiving mail in Arizona, has a po box in washington. From what I understood domicile and residence are distinct, and you can have domicile without a street address. Please inform if I'm misinformed on that, but that is following what I've read elsewhere.

So, I guess I am just double-checking that every single person who files through DCF has a street address in the US before they file the I-130. And again, I'm sorry if I'm repetitive and seem slow, it's just that this seems somewhat contrary to the whole point of DCF and also changes things drastically for us.

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Just write his parents' address. That's what we put on ours even though we had no real intention to live there.


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Just write his parents' address. That's what we put on ours even though we had no real intention to live there.

Thanks, that's what I'll do I think. It still seems somehow strange, but I guess the form wasn't designed for situations such as this.

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Just write his parents' address. That's what we put on ours even though we had no real intention to live there.

Thanks, that's what I'll do I think. It still seems somehow strange, but I guess the form wasn't designed for situations such as this.

Yep, the whole process can seem a bit strange. Using his parents' address or any close, trusted person's US address is perfectly fine. :)


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Filed: Country: Canada
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I just looked at my form I sent in and was approved in Toronto I put

"where the US military assigns us" because I wasnt sure where we would be...

so maybe you can put that you plan on purchasing a home in XXXX


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Filed: Country: Canada
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Hi there,

My husband and I are working on our I-130 and need help with item 18 as well. Since this thread is rather old, I was wondering if anyone has new information on what should be filled in for a US address if we currently do not have one?

We both live in Canada right now, but my husband is a USC and will be moving down to Portland after completing the DCF in Calgary. I am confident that we have sufficient evidence of a US domicile as required by other forms, we just don't have a street address at this time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - I apologize if I have missed a more recent post about this in my search of the forums.

Many thanks!

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