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Hi,

I am an American living in Canada with my Canadian husband, we filed our I-130 in March and I was wondering, because we are filing from Canada, what local office will it be sent to?

Thanks.

If you didn't list an US address as your permanent address they will process at the NBC office where all I-130's start.

Be sure you start setting up domicile proof. Here's the NVC filers thread read Post #1 and Post #2. Much needed for your next stage.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/433472-nvc-filers-june-2013/


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Thanks so much for this! We have decided to move our family (we have 2 kids) to the US to be closer to my family.

We are using an attorney but I am trying to wrap my head around all of this as well, the more I know the better I will feel. As for the domicile proof that scares me as I have been living in CA for the last 10 yrs as a Perm. Resident...I have virtually no ties to the US at this time. I let my DL, credit cards etc.. go many years ago.

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You will need to reestablish those things before the interview. It is one thing that Montreal is quite sticky about. There is a thread in the Canada forum about how the petitioner can prove ties to the USA.


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Please travel over to the Canada forum, domicile is a huge issue with Montreal and you may be required to move to the US prior to your spouse before a visa can be issued. There is a sticky there with stories and advice for those going through Montreal.

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

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Thanks so much for this! We have decided to move our family (we have 2 kids) to the US to be closer to my family.

We are using an attorney but I am trying to wrap my head around all of this as well, the more I know the better I will feel. As for the domicile proof that scares me as I have been living in CA for the last 10 yrs as a Perm. Resident...I have virtually no ties to the US at this time. I let my DL, credit cards etc.. go many years ago.

I'm in the same postion. As soon as possible I would get secured credit card either Visa or Mastercard. I went through Capial One and used my parentss address. It's worked great so far, I use it when I'm in the states or if I buy a family member there a birthday gift etc online.

Helped my credit score to get approved for a mortgage.

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I would personally fix that. They're going to want consistency.

Did you put a US address on your I-130?


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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We used my Mom's address in NY, but we will be moving to Austin, TX. I will use my sister's address in Austin for anything domicile proof related. Thanks!

You used your mother's address in NY as your mailing address for I-130 purposes? Then, your I-130 will be going to the local office with jurisdiction over that address.

Maybe you'll luck out and it won't.


3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.

 

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Oh yeah you shouldn't have done that. :( You would have likely received your NOA2 by the end of the month if you hadn't done that. NY field office is very slow so you'll be a while with that one. However, it's a big pain to change it and they often won't change it to an out of country address.

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We used my Mom's address in NY, but we will be moving to Austin, TX. I will use my sister's address in Austin for anything domicile proof related. Thanks!

OUCH

if your file goes to the nyc office, which it will most likely do, you are looking at 6-9 months

you might want to see about an address change



8/16/2012 I-129F NOA1
11/8/2012 Married
1/3/2013 I-129F cancelled
1/29/2013 withdrawal notice received
2/5/2013 I-130 NOA1 with error on wife's name
Case status not available
2/5/2013 Unable to generate service request

3/13/2013 transferred to local office
3/26/2013 Service request generated
4/12/2013 Infopass, file in workflow March 28
4/19/2013 Case status available - APPROVED!

Detour to the NVC via NRC

For information on my detour and the steps I took to free my petition, check
"about me"

NVC

6/7/2013 NVC logs file as received

6/11/2013 Case number and IIN assigned

6/12/2013 DS-3032 emailed

6/13/21013 AOS paid

6/14/2013 DS-3032 emailed attention superuser (stupid me)

6/23/2013 DS-3032 emailed attention supervisor

6/24/2013 DS-3032 accepted

6/25/2013 IV bill generated and paid

07/06/2013 IV & AOS sent; 07/11/2013 NVC logs received

07/30/2013 IV Accepted; AOS Checklist

08/01/2013 AOS Checklist received

08/02/2013 AOS resent; 08/07/2013 NVC logs received

08/28/2013 Case Complete

09/10/2013 Interview date assigned

Embassy

08/14/2013 Medical; 08/19/2013 Medical Ready

08/07/2013 Police cert ordered (Fiji delivers straight to the embassy)

10/02/2013 Interview

xx/xx/2013 Visa in Hand

xx/xx/2013 POE Los Angeles International Airport

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