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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Dont know where to put this topic, I use too file as single on my income tax return, NOW I am marry but my wife still oversea we already on the process CR1 application. My question is do I still file as single or marry? thank you for your input.


Marriage : 07/22/2012

USCIS Process

09/16/2012: I-130 Sent

09/20/2012: I-130 NOA1 (Receipt txt)

09/24/2012: I-130 NOA1 (Hard copy)

09/25/2012: I-130 Case Transfer to (MSC)

11/08/2012: I-130 NOA2 in 44 days after NOA1

NVC:11/19/2012: I-130 @ NVC

12/05/2012: Case & IID asign

12/19/2012: AoS paid n send

12/20/2012: AoS received

02/18/2012: IV Paid

04/15/2013: IV send

04/16/2013: IV received

04/25/2013: NVC case complete

06/26/2013: NVC send email notification for interview

07/11/2013: Interview approved

09/06/2013: POE @ JFK

CRBA: 05/20/2013: Approved

6/8/2015 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to VSC
6/9/20015 - I-751 received in VSC

6/12/2015 - NOA1

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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This is a tax question more suitable for an accountant or tax specialist.


 

IR-1 Visa Timeline (Service Center: Vermont)

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N-400 Timeline (Field Office: Orlando, FL) & Voter Registration (Online)

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Passport Timeline (Submitted at USPS, Standard Processing, Standard Delivery, Locator number: 51) & SSA Update & Naturalization Certificate Receipt

 

03/23/2022: Application for passport submitted at USPS facility under standard processing.

04/04/2022: Status changed to “The U.S. Department of State has received your application for your passport book on 04/04/2022. We're now reviewing your application and supporting documents...Your application locator number is 51*******.

04/04/2022: Check for passport cashed.

05/03/2022: Status changed to "The U.S. Department of State approved your application for your passport book. We're now printing your passport book and preparing to give it to you. You should receive your passport book on or around 05/09/2022."

05/05/2022: Passport Received.

05/09/2022: SSA Citizenship Status Updated.

05/25/2022: Naturalization Certificate received in mail.

 

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Dont know where to put this topic, I use too file as single on my income tax return, NOW I am marry but my wife still oversea we already on the process CR1 application. My question is do I still file as single or marry? thank you for your input.

my answer is yes you put single, because if you read your W4 it says "note. If married, but legally seperated, or spouse is a nonresident alien, check the "single" box. I check single because my husband is a nonresident alien.


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I-130
11.24.12: Sent I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox
11.30.12: Payment of $420.00 received.
11.30.12: Received e-notification sms/email
12.04.12: NOA1 received
01/18/13: NOA2 received (day approved 01.15.13)

Case Sent to Department of State National Visa Center (NVC)

NVC
01/21/13: NVC received our case
02/07/13: Assigned Case number
02/07/13: Emailed DS-3032
02/12/13: Paid AOS
02/14/13: AOS as PAID
02/21/13: Email Acceptance of DS-3032
02/22/13: Paid IV
02/25/13: IV as PAID
02/27/13: Sent AOS
03/05/13: Sent IV
03/13/13: NVC received AOS
03/14/13: Received Checklist
03/19/13: Sent in Checklist with all requested items.
04/05/13: NVC received IV
04/19/13: AOS accepted
04/05/13: IV accepted
04/20/13 Case complete
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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For the 2012 tax season, you will file as either married separately/jointly (your wife would need a ITIN to file jointly, or head of household if you meet certain tests.

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch02.html

Right--The applicable paragraph points to another document.

"Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. A joint return generally cannot be filed if either spouse is a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. However, if one spouse was a nonresident alien or dual-status alien who was married to a U.S. citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, the spouses can choose to file a joint return. If you do file a joint return, you and your spouse are both treated as U.S. residents for the entire tax year. For information on this choice, see chapter 1 of Publication 519."

My wife and I did this for CY2007 (she didn't enter until 2008). We had to include a "Declaration That Non-Resident Spouse Be Treated as Resident" (I wrote this up in a few short sentences, and which we both signed and had notarized) and her application for an ITIN number. Her income was small compared to mine, so it worked out. We got a nice refund, as my withholding had been low. In place of a W-2, I wrote up a page that she had notarized stating the name of her employer and that her income was $X. This was sufficient for the IRS.


Marriage: 09-22-2007

Conditional Residence

I-130 Sent: 10-10-2007

I-130 Approved: 06-03-2008 (236 days from VSC receipt to approval)

Case Complete at NVC: 07-30-2008 (52 days from NVC receipt to approval)

Consulate Interview date: 09-24-2008

POE Miami: 10-04-2008

Removal of Conditions

I-751 Sent: 07-08-2010

NOA1 Date: 07-12-2010

Biometrics Appt.: 09-01-2010 (Early Bio 08-13-2010)

Approved: 11-03-2010 (114 days from VSC receipt to approval)

GC Rec'd: 11-06-2010

Citizenship

N-400 Sent: 07-08-2011

Confirmation Text Message: 07-14-2011

NOA Priority Date: 07-12-2011

Biometrics Letter Rec'd: 08-01-2011

Biometrics Appt.: 08-19-2011 (Early Bio 08-12-2011)

"Placed in Line" Email and Touched: 08-16-2011

"Interview Scheduled" Email and Touched: 12-23-2011

Rec'd Interview Letter: 12-27-2011

Interview Passed: 01-30-2012

Email from Senator's Office Stating Application Was Approved: 06-18-2012

"Oath Scheduling Que" Email and Touched: 07-03-2012

Given Oath Date at InfoPass Appt. and Touched: 08-28-2012

Rec'd Oath Date Letter in Mail: 09-01-2012

Oath Date: 09-27-2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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One additional consideration I just remembered. As you will be filing jointly, the refund check will be in both of your names. This means you need to deposit it into an account that has both of your names on it. Unfortunately for us, that meant waiting for more than 6 months until she was able to enter the U.S. and we could go to the bank and open our joint account. And boy did we need that money! :whistle: :whistle:

Edited by Arlington

Marriage: 09-22-2007

Conditional Residence

I-130 Sent: 10-10-2007

I-130 Approved: 06-03-2008 (236 days from VSC receipt to approval)

Case Complete at NVC: 07-30-2008 (52 days from NVC receipt to approval)

Consulate Interview date: 09-24-2008

POE Miami: 10-04-2008

Removal of Conditions

I-751 Sent: 07-08-2010

NOA1 Date: 07-12-2010

Biometrics Appt.: 09-01-2010 (Early Bio 08-13-2010)

Approved: 11-03-2010 (114 days from VSC receipt to approval)

GC Rec'd: 11-06-2010

Citizenship

N-400 Sent: 07-08-2011

Confirmation Text Message: 07-14-2011

NOA Priority Date: 07-12-2011

Biometrics Letter Rec'd: 08-01-2011

Biometrics Appt.: 08-19-2011 (Early Bio 08-12-2011)

"Placed in Line" Email and Touched: 08-16-2011

"Interview Scheduled" Email and Touched: 12-23-2011

Rec'd Interview Letter: 12-27-2011

Interview Passed: 01-30-2012

Email from Senator's Office Stating Application Was Approved: 06-18-2012

"Oath Scheduling Que" Email and Touched: 07-03-2012

Given Oath Date at InfoPass Appt. and Touched: 08-28-2012

Rec'd Oath Date Letter in Mail: 09-01-2012

Oath Date: 09-27-2012

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Right--The applicable paragraph points to another document.

"Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. A joint return generally cannot be filed if either spouse is a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. However, if one spouse was a nonresident alien or dual-status alien who was married to a U.S. citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, the spouses can choose to file a joint return. If you do file a joint return, you and your spouse are both treated as U.S. residents for the entire tax year. For information on this choice, see chapter 1 of Publication 519."

My wife and I did this for CY2007 (she didn't enter until 2008). We had to include a "Declaration That Non-Resident Spouse Be Treated as Resident" (I wrote this up in a few short sentences, and which we both signed and had notarized) and her application for an ITIN number. Her income was small compared to mine, so it worked out. We got a nice refund, as my withholding had been low. In place of a W-2, I wrote up a page that she had notarized stating the name of her employer and that her income was $X. This was sufficient for the IRS.

Correct. Also, non-resident spouse has to declare world-wide income, but can also exclude the first $92,900 of any foreign earned income. See IRS form 2555.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from U.S. Citizenship forum to General Immigration Discussion -- subject is not about the citizenship process. ***

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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