Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
lirpa11

IR1 and domicile

3 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello

I submitted our petition i130 in may., we have since received NOA 1 and NOA 2. I have paid the AoS fee and I am getting everything ready for that to be lodged next.

One question is that I intend to reestablish domicile in the USA and I'll show supporting information for that. I would like to know what you have sent and if it was accepted.

I moved to Australia when I was 17 with my Mon so I haven't registered to vote.I also did not have a drivers licence when we left USA.

I have done the following:

> booked my dog with jet pets to fly in January 2015, with the date to be confirmed. I've paid a $400 deposit for this.

> my husband wants to take his car to USA so we have a quote for that.

>I have emailed a real estate agent in USA who said they can assist closer to the date with finding a rental.

I don't want to rent anything yet as we do not want to leave Australia until January and that would be a waste of money. I have never voted as I was a minor when we left. I don't have kids to Enrol in school.we don't have cars or property in the USA as we have always lived in Australia...

Oh, I do have a back account In USA with bank of America which I opened Arlinda year and half ago on our last visit there.

So yes, any insight on your own situation and how this was handled would be appreciated. I'm just worried as to how strict they are and our chances. If we lived closer I'd be happy to fly over and sort some of this there...but the flights are a bit dear.


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also just noticed a few typos (original post was typed on my phone which loves to auto correct things). I am unable to change them, so here is what it should say:

- I moved to Australia when I was 17 with my Mom, not 'Mon'.

- Oh, I do have a Bank account In USA with bank of America which I opened around a year and half ago on our last visit there.


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our situation is similar... Re-establishing domicile rather than proof of existing domicile. A couple of things I sent:

- Statement that I had lodged my tax in the US - proof was last 3 years returns

- Letter from my aunt and uncle stating we could live with them indefinitely until we find our own place

- Emails with real estate agent over there enquiring about rentals

- Quote for storage of our goods here along with shipping them to the US

- Contract for sale of our house here in Aus

- Emails with accountant here discussing status for tax purposes (resident/non-resident)

- Bank account statements from the US

All was accepted by NVC, hoping the consulate will also accept it at the interview.

Edit: I should note, we opted to send a combination of documents showing that I am re-establishing domicile in the US as much as "cutting ties" with Aus. Hope that helps.

Edited by meehan

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (Spouse)

USCIS:

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Sydney, Australia

I-130:

03-09-2013: Marriage in Australia

07-11-2013: NOA1

03-19-2014: NOA2

08-12-2014: Case Complete

09-09-2014: Interview in Sydney, Australia. APPROVED!

01-28-2015: POE - LAX

I-751:

11-03-2016: i751 package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×