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Hello All,

I'm a US citizen married to a UK national. We have 2 kids (1yr old and 3yr old) together and they were born in the UK. Our kids are USC and British citizens. We met 10yrs ago but got married in Maryland 5 years ago (July 2008) and she went back to UK a week after. I lost my job during the recession at the end of (Nov) 2008 and I went to London to live with her. I recently got a job in the US and decided to take it. I brought my 3yr old with me (2 month ago) to relieve my wife of the burden of juggling work and 2 kids at the same time. She visited me about a month ago with 1yr old and we've decided to stay together in the US. Our decision is based on the time apart during the GC process abroad (6-12months) and the kids education as well. I would appreciate if anyone can help me figure out our next step. We are looking at the AOS option so we can keep our family together during the process. Please advise. Thanks.

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Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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**** Moving from CR-1 spousal visa to AOS from Tourist visa forum *****

OP- yes, you can file. They may be suspicious because when travelling on the VWP, your wife was not supposed to have immigrant intent (entering the USA and planning to stay would be visa fraud). Good ways to prove that would be showing her job expected her back, she left pets behind,m still has a lease, kid enrolled in daycare etc.

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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