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K-3 Visa, I-130, Q 21

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Hi,

I'm sure this has been asked but I've trolled all over and I can't find a fitting answer.

I am the USC filing for a K-3 for my husband. (We are doing K-3 because we live in Mauritius and the consulate office here doesn't process for IR/CR visas, we would have to go to Kenya...and since we have a child and I am a USC neither one of us feel safe going to Kenya for this.)

I have a permanent address (for bank, credit cards, mail, w-2, taxes, etc. as I am employed by a US company) in the US...but I have been "living" in Mauritius for almost 4 years. I don't have a residency permit over here because they can't seem to understand my birth certificate (but that's an unrelated issue haha)

My question is on #21 it asks for the last address that we lived together? What would you put? Should I put "extended visits only" or "have permanent residence in US but stay in Mauritius"

It's such a simple question with a simple answer I'm sure...any one in the same boat? what did you put? :help:

thanks!


June 2007: Met

Dec 2007: I moved to Mauritius!

February 2008: Nikkah

June 2008: Legal Marriage

September 2008: Our son is born

Living Happily until we decide it's time to move...

July 26 2011: Mail packets with I-130 and I-129F forms to my mother for her to post from the US.

Aug 8 2011: Packet received by Mom

Aug 9 2011: I-130 mailed to Chicago Lockbox

Aug 11 2011: Email recv'd advising I-130 received, case number received

Initial Review Status Sent to California Service Centre

Aug 16 2011: Check cashed

Aug 22, 2011 NOA 1 for I-130 recv'd (hard copy)

Aug 23, 2011 Sent I-129F packet to Texas

Sep 02, 2011 NOA 1 for I-129F recv'd via email (USCIS.gov says they recv'd it on Aug 26, 2011)

Let the waiting begin...

Sep 06, 2011 Touch (adding I-129F to USCIS case tracker online I assume)

March 06, 2012 NOA2 recvd via email for I-129F and I-130 :D (also switched to ir-1)

April 3, 2012: Paid fee for AOS with CEAC...

Took us a while to get civil documents together because I failed to notice that the police certificate needed to be sent in :(

May 18, 2012: Paid IV Bill

Aug 7, 2012 INTERVIEW @ NAIROBI!--APPROVED!!!

Sept 3, 2012 POE @ Minneapolis

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Honestly, if you have been there for 4 years, I consider that living, don't you?

Have the 4 years been interruped or has it been continuous staying there? Do you travel back to the US frequently?

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.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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