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Filed: Country: Canada
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Hi,

I'm a USC living in Canada with my Canadian husband. We've been married two years, and I've been working on the immigration process to canada. My permanent residence has not been approved yet, I'm still in the waiting period. However, we want to immigrate back to the states. Can I do the K-3 visa while living in Canada? Which center would I mail the I-30 to? There was no option for Canada. Thanks


October 1 2004 Married in Dallas, TX

February 2005 Moved to British Columbia, Canada

June 2006 Sent off Application for my Canadian Permanent Residence

October 13, 2006 DCF - Took I-130 to US Consulate in Vancouver

October 17, 2006 DCF - Returned to US Consulate in Vancouver - I-130 approved!

October 30, 2006 DCF - Receieved Packet!

November 06, 2006 DCF - Mailed Part 1 of packet to Montreal

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check the DCF forum here at VJ, I think you may be eligible for DCF and petition directly in Canada at the US consulate.

If you're not eligible, then you'd send the I-130 to Nebraska I think.


divorced - April 2010 moved back to Ontario May 2010 and surrendered green card

PLEASE DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL ME. I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT CURRENT US IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES!!!!!

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For all the USCs living in Canada can file their petitions at Vermont Service Center.


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Filed: Other Timeline

did they change it from Nebraska?


divorced - April 2010 moved back to Ontario May 2010 and surrendered green card

PLEASE DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL ME. I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT CURRENT US IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES!!!!!

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Filed: Country: Canada
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OP is not eligible for DCF as she is not a permanent resident of Canada...

SO yes, you would have to file an I-130 to the VSC.. but I recommend that you send it to the Service Center where you still may have a tie to the US.. like a parent's home or something of that nature.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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It might be quicker to wait for Landed status in Canada and then do DCF. Depends on where you stand at this point.


I-130 sent Mar 30, 06

approved Aug 15, 06

I-129f sent April 24, 06

approved July 27, 06

Montreal interview Jan 18, 07

POE Toronto Jan 28, 07

EAD sent Jan. 30, 07

transferred to Vermont Feb 12

biometrics Feb 22

approved March 13

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called after 6 weeks to have EAD re-sent

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biometrics Feb 22

RFE for complete medical (!) Feb 23

Called Senator from NJ - never returned call

Infopass March 19 (no help)

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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OP is not eligible for DCF as she is not a permanent resident of Canada...

SO yes, you would have to file an I-130 to the VSC.. but I recommend that you send it to the Service Center where you still may have a tie to the US.. like a parent's home or something of that nature.

Since she has lived there for 2 years, I'd encourage her to try---what does she have to lose other than a trip to a Consulate? People report that they are not asked specifically for their PR card, just evidence that they live there, like a driver's licence.

Also, and I haven't looked just now, I think that Vermont is an *option*, but not a requirement. I'm not sure I'd want to send an I-130 there at the moment...

If the original poster is curious what we're on about.. it's the entire US immigration processin 3-6 months instead of a year or so.

Read about it here, http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...om&page=dcf

The Canada specifics are in a pinned thread in the DCF Forum.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

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Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

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alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

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Filed: Country: Canada
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The problem is that you are a non entity in Canada until you get your PR... No DL, no insurance, no health card, nothing...

Kinda sucks...


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I have gone fishing... you can find me by going here http://**removed due to TOS**

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The problem is that you are a non entity in Canada until you get your PR... No DL, no insurance, no health card, nothing...

Kinda sucks...

I have plenty of evidence that I've lived here: DL, Bank Account etc.


October 1 2004 Married in Dallas, TX

February 2005 Moved to British Columbia, Canada

June 2006 Sent off Application for my Canadian Permanent Residence

October 13, 2006 DCF - Took I-130 to US Consulate in Vancouver

October 17, 2006 DCF - Returned to US Consulate in Vancouver - I-130 approved!

October 30, 2006 DCF - Receieved Packet!

November 06, 2006 DCF - Mailed Part 1 of packet to Montreal

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