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Hi guys,

I might have the opportunity to work and live in Spain (and be with my husband!) however I filed the I-130 here in the States. Does anyone know how that might work if I did decide to go to Spain? Would they allow me to do the rest of the visa stuff through the Embassy or not?

Hope you guys can help!

-Marlena


12/09/2006 - Met in Madrid, Spain

02/10/2010 - Married in Guayaquil, Ecuador

USCIS

03/27/10: I-130 mailed to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

03/29/10: Delivered & Signed by J. Chyba

04/07/10: Check cashed ($355)

04/10/10: Received NOA1 Receipt Notice

09/17/10: Received NOA2 - Petition Approved!

I-130 was approved in 174 days

NVC

10/08/10: NVC Received/ Case # assigned

10/08/10: AOS Bill Generated - Paid AOS Bill Online ($88)

10/08/10: E-mailed DS-3032

10/13/10: AOS Bill Shows as PAID. Printed Cover Sheet.

10/18/10: DS-3032 delivered to NVC NH

10/19/10: IV Bill Generated - Received e-mail from NVC

10/25/10: Paid IV Bill ($404)

10/27/10: IV Bill Shows as PAID. Printed Cover Sheet.

11/20/10: I-864 (with I-864A) and DS-230 mailed to NVC via USPS

12/03/10: Paperwork received at NVC (wait 6-8 weeks)

12/10/10: Sign In FAILED!! Case completed at NVC!!

02/15/11: Medical exam

02/23/11: Interview Scheduled - APPROVED

03/24/11: POE - EWR Newark

I-751 Currently in process

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Hi guys,

I might have the opportunity to work and live in Spain (and be with my husband!) however I filed the I-130 here in the States. Does anyone know how that might work if I did decide to go to Spain? Would they allow me to do the rest of the visa stuff through the Embassy or not?

Hope you guys can help!

-Marlena

Wait, are you going to Spain until your husband receives his immigrant visa or are you moving to Spain to live and work there?

If the latter, I'm afraid you're going to have to give up on the immigration visa for the husband as the permanent residence is for living and working (permanently) in the US.

When you're ready to come back to the States, file DCF in Spain.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

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3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

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Wait, are you going to Spain until your husband receives his immigrant visa or are you moving to Spain to live and work there?

If the latter, I'm afraid you're going to have to give up on the immigration visa for the husband as the permanent residence is for living and working (permanently) in the US.

When you're ready to come back to the States, file DCF in Spain.

Hi. I will be going to Spain until he gets his immigration visa. So, I will probably be there for the next 6 months. I am just curious if I will be able to do the biometrics and other paperwork through the U.S. embassy in Madrid. If so, do I just contact the embassy and that's it?


12/09/2006 - Met in Madrid, Spain

02/10/2010 - Married in Guayaquil, Ecuador

USCIS

03/27/10: I-130 mailed to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

03/29/10: Delivered & Signed by J. Chyba

04/07/10: Check cashed ($355)

04/10/10: Received NOA1 Receipt Notice

09/17/10: Received NOA2 - Petition Approved!

I-130 was approved in 174 days

NVC

10/08/10: NVC Received/ Case # assigned

10/08/10: AOS Bill Generated - Paid AOS Bill Online ($88)

10/08/10: E-mailed DS-3032

10/13/10: AOS Bill Shows as PAID. Printed Cover Sheet.

10/18/10: DS-3032 delivered to NVC NH

10/19/10: IV Bill Generated - Received e-mail from NVC

10/25/10: Paid IV Bill ($404)

10/27/10: IV Bill Shows as PAID. Printed Cover Sheet.

11/20/10: I-864 (with I-864A) and DS-230 mailed to NVC via USPS

12/03/10: Paperwork received at NVC (wait 6-8 weeks)

12/10/10: Sign In FAILED!! Case completed at NVC!!

02/15/11: Medical exam

02/23/11: Interview Scheduled - APPROVED

03/24/11: POE - EWR Newark

I-751 Currently in process

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Hi. I will be going to Spain until he gets his immigration visa. So, I will probably be there for the next 6 months. I am just curious i

f I will be able to do the biometrics and other paperwork through the U.S. embassy in Madrid. If so,
do I just contact the embassy and that's it?

Based on your previous comments this last statement is confusing... Are you the USC? If so what biometrics are being done? Did you file for a CR1?

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Based on your previous comments this last statement is confusing... Are you the USC? If so what biometrics are being done? Did you file for a CR1?

Hi, sorry this is all very confusing to me. I am awaiting the approval of the I-130 (initial processing began on April 6th). So, I wanted to know if my husband and I do get accepted, will I be able to do whatever comes after the I-130 approval in Madrid, Spain?

On the forms I stated that my permanent address is in the U.S. so this is why I am concerned. Would I be able to change my address for the paperwork to Spain or can someone at my U.S. address (like my mother) fill it out for me?


12/09/2006 - Met in Madrid, Spain

02/10/2010 - Married in Guayaquil, Ecuador

USCIS

03/27/10: I-130 mailed to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

03/29/10: Delivered & Signed by J. Chyba

04/07/10: Check cashed ($355)

04/10/10: Received NOA1 Receipt Notice

09/17/10: Received NOA2 - Petition Approved!

I-130 was approved in 174 days

NVC

10/08/10: NVC Received/ Case # assigned

10/08/10: AOS Bill Generated - Paid AOS Bill Online ($88)

10/08/10: E-mailed DS-3032

10/13/10: AOS Bill Shows as PAID. Printed Cover Sheet.

10/18/10: DS-3032 delivered to NVC NH

10/19/10: IV Bill Generated - Received e-mail from NVC

10/25/10: Paid IV Bill ($404)

10/27/10: IV Bill Shows as PAID. Printed Cover Sheet.

11/20/10: I-864 (with I-864A) and DS-230 mailed to NVC via USPS

12/03/10: Paperwork received at NVC (wait 6-8 weeks)

12/10/10: Sign In FAILED!! Case completed at NVC!!

02/15/11: Medical exam

02/23/11: Interview Scheduled - APPROVED

03/24/11: POE - EWR Newark

I-751 Currently in process

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Hi, sorry this is all very confusing to me. I am awaiting the approval of the I-130 (initial processing began on April 6th). So, I wanted to know if my husband and I do get accepted, will I be able to do whatever comes after the I-130 approval in Madrid, Spain?

On the forms I stated that my permanent address is in the U.S. so this is why I am concerned. Would I be able to change my address for the paperwork to Spain or can someone at my U.S. address (like my mother) fill it out for me?

Okay, the only paper work that you will now recv will be a NOA2, all other paper work can be down loaded from the internet and file from wherever you are living. BUT, the biggest piece of concern you should be thinking about is the I-864 support papers.

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