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Hi all!

I just found about this type of visa and have quick question about it!

Facts:

Im getting married in Serbia next week.

Im US Citizen.

I have been in Croatia 4 months now,im renting house there.

In croatia im only for vacation, BUT i have proof (contract) that im renting house there for 4 months.

If i EXTEND that contract for next 2 months (6 in total) can we apply for DCF in croatia?

How they determinate if im legal perm resident in croatia? I was born in croatia so i dont need to go to police and tell them i live here now or anything.....

Can u please tell me if we have chance to apply for DCF?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

You need to be a legal resident of the country. As in not simply a tourist renting a house. You need to have legal status there

http://zagreb.usembassy.gov/service/other/entry.html

Take a look at the link to see what you need to have legal status there. Or contact the Zagreb consulate

Good luck


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.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Greece
Timeline

If you were born in Croatia, does this mean you have dual American/Croatian citizenship?

If so, you're good for DCF after 6 months of living there, as long as you can present a Croatian passport/birth certificate showing Croatian citizenship.

Re the police certificates - you still need them if you've lived in Croatia for more than a year after the age of 16. It doesn't matter that it's your country of nationality. If the above is true, you still need a police certificate from there.


My CR1 timeline (DCF London):
June 26, 2010 - civil wedding
Aug 2, 2010 - I-130 package mailed to the London Consulate (DCF)
Aug 9, 2010 - NOA1 (confirmation of receipt) via email
Sep 4, 2010 - religious wedding
Oct 21, 2010 - NOA2
Nov 25, 2010 - Case number received in the mail
Nov 29, 2010 - Medical
Dec 1, 2010 - DS-230I & DS-2001 forms mailed back
Feb 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED!!!
Feb 7, 2011 - Passport with Visa received via courier
June 7, 2011 - POE Los Angeles (LAX)
June 18, 2011 - 2-Year Green card received in the mail!!!

My ROC journey:
April 2, 2013 - I-751 package mailed to California Service Center

April 3, 2013 - NOA1 date
April 8, 2013 - check cleared
May 6, 2013 - Biometrics completed

July 25, 2013 - 10 year green card APPROVED!! (notification via text and email, and website updated)

July 29, 2013 - ROC approval letter received in the mail

July 31, 2013 - 10 year green card received in the mail!!!

My N-400 journey:

March 19, 2014 - N-400 package mailed to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox

March 24, 2014 - NOA1 date and Priority Date

March 27, 2014 - Check cleared

April 21, 2014 - Biometrics done

May 7, 2014 - In line for interview

June 23, 2014 - Scheduled for interview

July 28, 2014 - Interview - PASSED!!

July 30, 2014 - In line for oath

July 31, 2014 - Scheduled for oath

Aug 2, 2014 - Oath letter received

Aug 27, 2014 - Oath ceremony, I am a US citizen!!!

Sep 11, 2014 - US passport received

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I am filing DCF in Panama and the Embassy told me that what I need to prove the six months of legal residency in Panama are: lease/rental contract, phone bill, water bill, electricity bill, etc. for the last six months to prove I have been living here.

Hope that helps. :)

Also, on a side note, I was also told that my husband has to be here in Panama as well for us to be able to file via DCF.


My Visa Journey:

Dec-15-2008..... Got Married!

Aug-20-2010..... Filed I-130 at U.S. Embassy

Sep-15-2010..... NOA 1 Received

Sep-23-2010..... Packet 3 Instructions Received from U.S. Embassy

Nov-19-2010..... Packet 3 Handed in to U.S. Embassy

Nov-19-2010..... Packet 4 (Appointment Letter) Instructions Received from U.S. Embassy

Nov-20-2010..... Medical Examination Completed

Dec-06-2010..... Interview - Visa Approved!

Dec-13-2010..... Visa In Hand!

May-02-2011..... Port of Entry - IR-1

May-16-2011..... Social Security Card Received

May-21-2011..... Green Card Received

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