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Hi everyone,

My wife (USC) and I (UKC) are currently applying for a visa via DCF through London and it's all going well at the moment. We got married in March, started the visa process in April and we received our petition approval and packet three this weekend. I've completed the DS-230 and DS 2001 forms but I've got a question about the DS-230 that I'm hoping you might be able to help with as some of you may be in the same situation.

At present we don't have an address in the USA where we plan to live as my wife is working in the UK and we plan to move back together once we have the visa. For now I've put TBC in the relavant boxes but I'm not sure at what point they will need to have an address. Will we need this before/during/after the interview? We know the area that we want to live in (west coast of Florida) and my wife is looking for jobs now that we're getting closer to interview dates etc. Will this delay things? I suppose we could put the address of somebody in my wife's family but this isn't likely to be where we're living. Will that be a problem?

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Lee

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You really need to put an address in there. First, this is the address they will mail her green card to when she enters the states, second immigration at the POE will need an address (just as they do when you fill out the I-94W), third you have to show domicile and not having an address in the US will cause you problems for establishing domicile. Don't you have a friend you can use? At least for purposes of the paperwork? You can always change it once you come to the US.

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Thanks Kat. I aree with your advice which I kind of knew before posting but it's good to get clarification.

The problem we've got is that my wife's parents are currently moving house otherwise we could use their address. I've decided to put the DS-230 & DS 2001 in with 'not know at this time' in that address part then update them with the address once we know where the in-laws will be living. It might delay us for a bit but there's nothing we can put in there now anyway so I'd rather get the forms submitted and at least try and kick the process off.

Fingers crossed it isn't a stupid choice! :wacko:

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Hi everyone,

My wife (USC) and I (UKC) are currently applying for a visa via DCF through London and it's all going well at the moment. We got married in March, started the visa process in April and we received our petition approval and packet three this weekend. I've completed the DS-230 and DS 2001 forms but I've got a question about the DS-230 that I'm hoping you might be able to help with as some of you may be in the same situation.

At present we don't have an address in the USA where we plan to live as my wife is working in the UK and we plan to move back together once we have the visa. For now I've put TBC in the relavant boxes but I'm not sure at what point they will need to have an address. Will we need this before/during/after the interview? We know the area that we want to live in (west coast of Florida) and my wife is looking for jobs now that we're getting closer to interview dates etc. Will this delay things? I suppose we could put the address of somebody in my wife's family but this isn't likely to be where we're living. Will that be a problem?

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Lee

By the interview, you will be able to give them a city/state as your intended destination. You should have a solid US mailing address by the time you go through the POE (enter the US with your visa). That address is where the green card (and SS card if you elect to) is mailed.


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You can still use her parents' address. They will file a mail forwarding form with the USPS. I'm sure it is the address they themselves give until they know their new address. Likewise, it is your wife's US address until she knows their (or your) new address. You can always change the address if you learn it before you present the DS-230 or even after that.

I wouldn't leave it blank. It could slow things down.


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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the responses. Good news on both counts, I got my letter for the interview on Saturday and I'm booked in for middle of September. Also my in-laws have now purchased a house and should be in well before the interview so we've got an address to give them as well. :dance:

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