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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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Hello my fellow frustrated Americans and soon to be Americans,

I'm filling out my I-130 petition for my husband and have a question. See, he is from Scotland, so do I put Scotland or United Kingdom on the I-130 for his country of residence? Typically, I would put United Kingdom (even though he cringes at the thought of that) but when we got married the county clerk made us put Scotland and not United Kingdom on his application for our marriage license. I'm not sure if this makes that much of a difference, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Also, I contacted USCIS and they refused to give me any advice. Jeeze Louise, it's not like I was asking some complicated question. Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Put United Kingdom on the form. While Parliament in London has delegated some responsibility of the Scottish Territory to the Scottish Parliament, they still retain authority over the Scottish Territory.

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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I had wondered the same thing when I was completing our application, but I put United Kingdom on our application because that's what his passport says. :-)


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03-23-2011.....Sent I-129F application
04-07-2011.....NOA1 (dated 03-30-2011)received
07-15-2011.....NOA2 (No RFE's)- 107 days!! *We were #145 on Igor's list*
08-01-2011.....NVC Received
08-03-2011.....NVC Left
08-11-2011.....Consulate Received
08-15-2011.....Packet 3 Received (1 month since our NOA2)
08-29-2011.....Packet 3 Sent
09-23-2011.....Packet 3 logged at Embassy
10-07-2011.....Packet 4 Received
11-08-2011.....Interview Date - APPROVED!!!!
11-15-2011.....Visa in hand today (delivered by DX)
11-20-2011.....Arrived in the U.S.A.
12-03-2011.....Married

AOS/EAD/AP
08-06-2012.....Sent AOS Packet (EAD and AP)

08-10-2012.....Packet delivered
08-17-2012.....NOA1 with appointment for biometrics
09-04-2012.....Biometrics Appointment
10-12-2012.....EAD & AP approved
10-20-2012.....Received EAD/AP "Combo" card by mail

04-19-2012.....Received approval letter for AOS (No interview & no RFE's!!)

04-25-2012.....Received Green Card in the mail today!!!

ROC
03-24-2015.....Sent ROC Packet

03-27-2015.....Packet delivered
04-01-2015.....Check cashed by USCIS
04-04-2015.....NOA1

04-30-2015.....Biometrics Appointment


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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hello my fellow frustrated Americans and soon to be Americans,

I'm filling out my I-130 petition for my husband and have a question. See, he is from Scotland, so do I put Scotland or United Kingdom on the I-130 for his country of residence? Typically, I would put United Kingdom (even though he cringes at the thought of that) but when we got married the county clerk made us put Scotland and not United Kingdom on his application for our marriage license. I'm not sure if this makes that much of a difference, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Also, I contacted USCIS and they refused to give me any advice. Jeeze Louise, it's not like I was asking some complicated question. Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks!

UK is more correct but certainly no penalty for putting Scotland.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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Until we can issue our own passports, put United Kingdom :) I am sure there's no penalty, but since the consulate in Scotland does not process these types of visa, put UK.

When I had my biometrics for AOS they listed Scotland as my "country of citizenship" as apparently the FBI recognizes the country you have lived in predominantly as determining your "Citizenship". (your husband might like that, I did.) But everything else was UK.

Helen

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05-2010 I-129F application received by USCIS.

05-2010 NOA1 received.

07-2010 NOA2 received.

07-2010 Packet 3 received.

08-2010 Packet 3 returned.

09-2010 Medical in London.

10-2010 Interview at US Embassy in London: Approved.

10-2010 POE Newark, NJ.

11-2010 Married in Vermont.

03-2011 Notice of acceptance of AOS packet.

03-2011 Biometrics appointment in St Albans.

03-2010 Case transfered to California Service Centre.

04-2011 I-485 Approved.

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