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I have a friend who is american and while on vacation in Europe he meets a filipina girl that is in Europe on a working visa. They got married in Europe and then my friend traveled back to America. The filipina girl will continue working in Europe for the next few years. My Question is where will the visa for her be processed? will they need to go to manila for interview or can everything be done in Europe where she is working?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moving from K3 Process & Procedures to IR-1/CR-1 Process and Procedures as this is the visa that would be filed for.

The USC petitioner would list his wife's European address on all paperwork. The visa interview would take place in the European country the USC's wife is working in.


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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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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I have a friend who is american and while on vacation in Europe he meets a filipina girl that is in Europe on a working visa. They got married in Europe and then my friend traveled back to America. The filipina girl will continue working in Europe for the next few years. My Question is where will the visa for her be processed? will they need to go to manila for interview or can everything be done in Europe where she is working?

The K-3 visa has been administratively closed. Your friend should be reviewing information about the IR-1/CR-1 spouse visa programs. Your should tell your friend to :guides: for more information.

Tell your friend good luck on their visa journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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As mentioned above, she can interview in any country she is legally resident in. So assuming she is working legally, with a visa, in Europe, she can interview there. One thing to keep in mind is the spousal visa process takes 8-10 months, so if she wants to continue working in Europe for several years, don;t start the process yet, wait until she is about a year out from wanting to move to the USA.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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