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Filed: Country: Germany
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My husband and I have been married for just under a year. He is German, I'm American, and we're both UK residents. There is a possibility I will need to return to the US for work soon. Should we begin the DCF process while I'm still here in the UK, or is it better to file as if I'm already a US resident?

Also, he has a freelance journalist visa for the US. Can he use that to enter the US initially, and then file for a Green Card from there? We'd like to move together, or within a few months of each other at most, but I also think it would be very hard on him to move to a new country and be unable to work for the first six months to a year.

Any suggestions on the best way forward would be gratefully received.

Thanks.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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DCF is the best option. It is quickest.

Takes 3-6 months

If he comes to USA he might not be able to work legally till the process is complete in 6-12 months

If you file from USA it will take 8-12 months

He may get denied entry into USA if he is married to you


May 24, 2011 NOA1

Sept 11, 2011 NOA2-took 19 days to get case number

Sept 30, 2011 NVC number and IIN received Friday-gotta wait till Monday

Oct 13, 2011 Case Completed- 13 days from receiving case number Took 32 days from NOA2

Nov 30, 2011 Notified of Interview date

January 19, 2012 Interview- 240 days from NOA1

INTERVIEW RESULTS-APPROVED WITH 14 WEEKS AP--but he got his visa in 56 days!!!!!!

PLEASE EDIT YOUR TIMELINE IN YOUR PROFILE SO OTHERS CAN LEARN HOW LONG EACH STEP TAKES IN THIS PROCESS

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Filed: Country: Germany
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Thanks for the reply. DCF does seem to be quicker -- even at the busy London embassy. (Fingers crossed that's true.) Other posts in this forum also suggest it's OK if I'm living in the US for the second part of the application, as long as the I-130 was filed while I was here in London.

As for the journalist visa, he has been allowed to enter using it at least once since our wedding. But I suppose that once he applies for an immigrant visa that would turn up on his files. Anyone else out there with thoughts/experience related to trying to get a green card while in the US on a journalist visa?

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