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Hello Guys,

Awesome site, a lot of info covored and a bit overwhelming, but from reading other topics there are some truly great helpful people here. Keep it up!

Now let's see if you guys can help me and my lovely canadian wife out.

I am a US citizen and my wife is Canadian. My wife and I got married this summer and we have been living in halifax Nova Scotia Canada for 5 years now. I moved up here for school and met her 8 years ago and decided to move up here perminantly 5 years ago. We are both in our late 20's.

She recently decided she wants to move to the U.S. (the only reason I moved up to Canada was to bring her back) and we really have no idea where to start. I've seen that we need to file a i-130 at some point. I just really would like some advice on this maybe if someone could direct me to another thread where this is covored or just spill your guts to me under this thread.

Also some background. I am a funeral director/ embalmer and she is a paralegal. I am a perminant resident of Canada and a U.S. citizen and my wife is just a plain old lovely Canadian citizen. We both have Bachelors of Arts degrees and secondary degrees. My parents are both deceased and I have 3 brothers and a sister living in Boston. should we use one of their addresses as a landing point before we are able to secure an apartment? What are the financial required to sponsor someone? We both have a canadian income but no US one at the moment.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Moved to IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures, from Introducing our Members - As this is the process you will be using. Please check out the guides section above it should answer many of your questions.~~

~~Duplicate thread removed. No need to make multiple threads if it's in the wrong place someone will help move it for you.~~

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Interview 03-12-08
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Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
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Cards Received01-22-09
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Citizenship
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Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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For the financials, read the instructions to the I864. For the initial spousal visa petition, read the 'guides' tab listed at the top.

Please note, that Montreal (where your wife will have the interview) is very strict on domicile. Please research this before you show up at the interview

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.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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The only interviews are conducted in Montreal? That is about 14 hours away from where we are. Are any Conducted in Nova Scotia? I have US bank accounts and I also have been paying student loans since 2011. I just finished school in Spring of 2013, so I have been a student for the most part since I have been up here. Would this qualify as sufficient domicile?

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The only interviews are conducted in Montreal? That is about 14 hours away from where we are. Are any Conducted in Nova Scotia? I have US bank accounts and I also have been paying student loans since 2011. I just finished school in Spring of 2013, so I have been a student for the most part since I have been up here. Would this qualify as sufficient domicile?

Yes - Montreal only

Please go to the Canada thread and research domicile. Montreal is STRICT about this

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.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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~~Duplicate thread removed. No need to make multiple threads if it's in the wrong place someone will help move it for you.~~

**OP, in addition to the above, please do not post questions about your case in threads started by other members (this is known as hijacking a thread). I removed one such post made by you in another member's thread.**


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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The only interviews are conducted in Montreal? That is about 14 hours away from where we are. Are any Conducted in Nova Scotia? I have US bank accounts and I also have been paying student loans since 2011. I just finished school in Spring of 2013, so I have been a student for the most part since I have been up here. Would this qualify as sufficient domicile?

It's domicile in the US that you have to establish.

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We have a thread in the Canada forum dedicated to domicile but imho that's not your most immediate issue. After filing the I-130 (follow the guides on here, you'you'll do fine) you will need a joint sponsor unless you qualify on assets. Do you have any children? Are you willing to move back to the USA and get a job there before your wife has her visa? Or do you have someone that can help you with the affidavit of support?


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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