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Hi, my husband and I have been married and living together in the UK for 5 years. He is British and I am American. We want to move back to the USA and I have started to gather all of the forms etc for the process.

I am now very confused. I have the I-130 form filled out but there are no instructions for the Biographic Information form. Where it says this form is submitted in connection with an applicaiton for Naturalization Status as permanent resident or other -Which do I tick for myself and which do I tick for my husband?

Also on the I-130 forms it wants any other names you have been known by. My husband was adopted at birth but his birth certificate lists his birth mothers last name. Do I need to include this?

Once all of this if filed here in London what happens next...

I would really appriciate some feedback - as I am sure all of you know this is a frustrating experience...

Thanks!!!!

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Hi, my husband and I have been married and living together in the UK for 5 years. He is British and I am American. We want to move back to the USA and I have started to gather all of the forms etc for the process.

I am now very confused. I have the I-130 form filled out but there are no instructions for the Biographic Information form. Where it says this form is submitted in connection with an applicaiton for Naturalization Status as permanent resident or other -Which do I tick for myself and which do I tick for my husband?

Tick the box called Other, then in the space next to it, type IR1

Also on the I-130 forms it wants any other names you have been known by. My husband was adopted at birth but his birth certificate lists his birth mothers last name. Do I need to include this?

For your sake, make sure all the information you put in all your forms is consistent and correct. On the I-130 and G-325A list all the names that appear on his official documents (or any nicknames and aliases he goes by), particularly his birth certificate, adoption papers, passport, credit cards. If the information doesn't fit on the form, you can prepare an extra sheet using MS Word and organize all the information by referring to the number that corresponds to the form. At the top of your extra sheet, include a title like Continuation of G325A for <Name of your husband>, IR1 Beneficiary

Once all of this if filed here in London what happens next...

Since you have been married for more than 2 years, and you have had residence in the UK for well over 6 months, you can file a I-130 petition for your husband under Direct Consular Filing, which I understand is very quick. The times vary, but I have read here on VJ that they take about 2 months, sometimes less. The only downside is that because you are filing directly at the U.S. Embassy in London, you will not be able to monitor the outcome of the I-130 petition (like most of us do through the USCIS website)...you'd just have to wait for the results to come out. When the I-130 has been approved, the U.S. Embassy will forward your case to the National Visa Center (NVC). For the rest of it, the VJ Guides are very helpful in describing the process.

I would really appriciate some feedback - as I am sure all of you know this is a frustrating experience...

Thanks!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Hi, my husband and I have been married and living together in the UK for 5 years. He is British and I am American. We want to move back to the USA and I have started to gather all of the forms etc for the process.

I am now very confused. I have the I-130 form filled out but there are no instructions for the Biographic Information form. Where it says this form is submitted in connection with an applicaiton for Naturalization Status as permanent resident or other -Which do I tick for myself and which do I tick for my husband?

Also on the I-130 forms it wants any other names you have been known by. My husband was adopted at birth but his birth certificate lists his birth mothers last name. Do I need to include this?

Once all of this if filed here in London what happens next...

I would really appriciate some feedback - as I am sure all of you know this is a frustrating experience...

Thanks!!!!

Just take a deep breath.. read visajourney lots.. be thankful you are filing directly through the consulate as it is much less painful than filing through the US/national visa center, etc... Read the overview that is the sticky post at the top of the DCF forum... it helped us get my wifes visa in 7 weeks total!

good luck

4-18-09: Married in Italy

7-9-09: Mailed I-130 to US embassy Rome

7-10-09: I-130 recieved

7-20-09: I-130 approved forwarded to consul in Naples

7-30-09: Packet 3 received via e-mail

7-31-09: DS-230 Part 1 faxed to consulate

7-31-09: Packet 4 received via e-mail

8-7-09: Called Naples consulate to schedule interview

9-1-09: Interview (50 days since I-130 received)- APPROVED!!!

thanks VJ

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You will do yourself a tremendous favor by reviewing the IR-1 guide and the DCF process guide. The IR-1 guide will explain to you how you need to prepare your I-130 packet. There's even a forms section on this website that has examples of how to fill out forms. The DCF guide will tell you what to expect in the DCF progress. As someone already mentioned you will not be able to monitor the progress of your DCF, but as long as you're well-prepared it should be pretty painless. My DCF was approved in 8 weeks and I used this website as my sole source of preparation. You should also read as many posts as you can in the IR-1 and DCF forums - particularly posts that seem to fit your situation. You can learn a lot from reading other peoples' experiences and save yourself a lot of headache in the process.

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Hi, my husband and I have been married and living together in the UK for 5 years. He is British and I am American. We want to move back to the USA and I have started to gather all of the forms etc for the process.

I am now very confused. I have the I-130 form filled out but there are no instructions for the Biographic Information form. Where it says this form is submitted in connection with an applicaiton for Naturalization Status as permanent resident or other -Which do I tick for myself and which do I tick for my husband?

Also on the I-130 forms it wants any other names you have been known by. My husband was adopted at birth but his birth certificate lists his birth mothers last name. Do I need to include this?

Once all of this if filed here in London what happens next...

I would really appriciate some feedback - as I am sure all of you know this is a frustrating experience...

Thanks!!!!

Read the VJ Guides

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...page=i130guide1

'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

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