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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
Timeline

Hi,

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I am a USC and my husband is a UKC. We currently live in the UK and would like the option to move back the US at some point. We are in no rush and wondered if we can apply for the IR-1/CR-1 now from the UK even though we have no immediate plans to move to the US?

I have a feeling the answer is no but just wanted to be sure!

Thank you.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

One of the requirements of petitioning (from the US)is that once the visa is issued, you have 6 months to use it to travel to the US.

If you petition via the London consulate, one of the requirements is that the USC has 'domicile' in the US and indicates that moving to the US is imminent, or has already begun - again you must use the visa within 6 months of it being issued.

Sorry, this process isn't for people who want to move to the US 'at some point'. It is for people who are planning on moving to the US as soon as possible.

good luck on your journey. When you do decide to move to the US, Visa Journey will be invaluable to you!


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Being that you are in no hurry you ahve great advantages. Lots of time to research your options and prepare for when you do want to make the journey.

One great option in your case may be to file DCF and IR-1 when the time is right.

You'd have to meet the requirements for IR-1 (how long you have been married).

Read through the DCF guide here in VJ. As "Canadian_Wife" mentioned you'd have to establish "domile" in the US also.

Best Wishes and Happy Reading! It's great that you are together and have "options"!


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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