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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil

My husband (beneficiary) and I (U.S.)both live abroad. We mailed his I-130 petition for CR1 visa on October 27th 2014. I received an Email stating they have received it and gave me a receipt number which will also be mailed out to us. I have not received it yet but I already checked his status online. Says to wait for receipt notice on how they will process the case. Question: once I receive it, is that considered the NOA1? Or am I crazy? It's very confusing to keep all these visa terms straight :D

Issue #2

We will be using a joint sponsor (possibly my father) I have been living abroad for 3 years and have not filed an income tax return of my own since then. It was only recently that I found out I was still required to do so. Ether way, we still need a joint sponsor. So my plan is to sort this out when I travel back to the States in January 2015. I also plan on picking up my joint sponsor's paperwork etc. He will most likely not have filed his taxes for 2014 yet during my visit so do you think that they will accept his income tax returns from 2011 through 2013???? From what I read, it has to be the last 3 years.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal

1. Yes that is noa1.

2. Tax i cant explain coz its hard for me to understand US taxation so my USC wife is taking care about that part. May be some1 in forum might be able to explain better

3 years u r wid him living together then why didnt you do DCF. That would be quick process

may be u need to establish domicle.. Check that as well

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

3 years u r wid him living together then why didnt you do DCF. That would be quick process

DCF is only available in countries that have a USCIS field office (Brazil does not have one). Before throwing DCF around, you (and others) may want to check this list to see which countries have USCIS field offices: http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-immigration-offices

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Your father will need to have filed 2014 taxes by the required date or have a tax extension. If it's before April 15 2015, then 2010-2013 will be fine and it won't be an issue.

As another poster has stated you will want to look up domicile issues and get together proof that you're reestablishing your domicile in the USA before the intervie .

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Because you live abroad you need to prove to the US embassy or consulate that you have taken steps to re-establish a domicile, aka your life and home, in the USA. Search the board and you'll find steps that people have taken and recommendations.

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