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Hi Everyone,

I'am 44 years old from the Philippines married to an American Citizen for 13years now. My husband and I were working in South Korea for about 9years as a School English Teacher at the Korean Public Elementary School. We saved the money and build our houses here in the Philippines now we offecially owns 2houses with car. Year 2010 I got my Tourist VISA at the same year we took a 10days vacation to America while we still working in South Korea. Last year my husband decide to retired here in the Philippines so we came home last year June2012. I (myself) at the age of 44 I think I'm still young to retire and I feel so boring doing nothing at home so I suggest to my husband to move to America so I can work to make money. My questions are:

1. Entry: Tourist VISA

2. Can I apply an "Authorization working VISA" when I get to America?

3. Can I apply a residence VISA?

Please help me I don't have any experience doing this thing this is my first time. Your help,advice,suggestions etc..are highly appreciated. Thank you very much May God Bless Us All!


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You can't apply for an immigrant visa - yous husband has to do that. If he's retired in PI, how is he going to prove domicile? He has to move to the US with you or ahead of you.

You also can't work on a tourist visa.

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3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

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4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

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No, entry on a tourist visa with the intent of staying is immigration fraud and illegal.

Your husband can petition you for an IR-1 spousal visa, which allows you to immigrate to the USA and get a greencard upon entry and work, travel etc. He can file it "DCF", ie directly with the US embassy in Manilla, and it will take a few months. Check out our DCF forum hre: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/82-direct-consular-filing-dcf-general-discussion/

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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