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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hello everyone,I am a USC by birth but living in Egypt and I'm filling for my husband and my baby whose one year old now for the green card. But we are living in Egypt .I haven't lived in U.S since I was a child.

The NVC requires a proof of domicile .anyone can help me pleaaseeeee with ideas how can I prove domicile while living in Egypt without leaving my baby and my husband??

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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Well, you'll need to have your housing situation set up and proof of this. A lease or a deed will do.

You'll perhaps want some other evidence as well, such as opening a US bank account. You should be able to do this online with a US address and your social security number.

You can also have proof of contacting a shipping company to send your household goods.

Many of the other things people do to reestablish domicile does not sound like something you are capable of doing, although you'd probably benefit from it in a life sense - getting a US driver's license, registering to vote, showing you are covered under a car insurance policy, etc.


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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**** Moving from Off Topic to DCF forum as the closest to what the OP needs *****

You can't really prove domicile due to having moved so young, but you can prove "intent to re-establish domicile". To be honest, the easiest thing would be to travel to the USA for a visit and arrange for some links- get a drivers license, tour some daycare centers (and keep proof), but a house or look at rental properties(and keep proof) etc.

One thing that makes many Americans living abroad stumble: have you field US taxes? All US citizens, even if living abroad, must file with the IRS.


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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Can I open a U.S bank account without having a driver license or a state issue ID? Which bank can do this? Or how can I get a state issues ID without traveling to the U.S?

You might be able to open it with passport info, *might*.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Would you please tell me approximately how long would it take to get a driver's license? and do I have to buy my own car first or can I take the exam on my friend's car for example?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Denmark
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Would you please tell me approximately how long would it take to get a driver's license? and do I have to buy my own car first or can I take the exam on my friend's car for example?

You can get a state ID without a driver's license exam. For some states you'll need to bring evidence of residency, like mail addressed to you at the address you are claiming is yours.

How long it will take to get a driver's license is going to depend on the state. I suggest you poke around their DMV website and find out for yourself.

You usually can take the test on any insured car.

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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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If you search for "domicile" on the forums, you'll find a lot of examples of what other people have used. Seeking employment, housing and schooling in the US are good steps, as well as getting your State ID/licence, voter regisration etc. in order. Also, it is very important that you've been filing your US tax returns - as Penguin says above, all US citizens, regardless of their location, must file their tax returns. See more about that here: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/U.S.-Citizens-and-Resident-Aliens-Abroad

You can read about domicile from the official source here: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html (about half way down, search for domicile). The specific bit that should be of interest to you:

How can a petitioner establish a domicile?
When a sponsor has clearly not maintained a domicile in the United States, he/she must re-establish a U.S. domicile to be a sponsor. The aspiring sponsor may take steps, including the examples given below, to show that the United States is his/her principal place of residence

  • Find employment in the United States
  • Secure a residence in the United States
  • Register children in U.S. schools
  • Relinquish residence abroad
  • Other evidence of a U.S. residence

If the sponsor establishes U.S. domicile, it is not necessary for the sponsor to go to the United States before the sponsored family members. However, the sponsor must return to the United States to live before the sponsored immigrant may enter the United States. The sponsored immigrant must enter the United States with or after the sponsor.

Additionally, although from London which is not your consulate, this page offers good general advice: http://london.usembassy.gov/faq_i864_domicile.html

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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hello again,,i am planning to travel to the USA for a visit for 2 weeks only to establish domicile ,,

i was thinking about getting a driver's license,voter registration ID,open a US bank account and lease agreement.

is that enough?? or will they require more?any suggestions please what could i do more in this short period? :cry:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Probably enough, it is what my husband did... though he was only abroad a few years.


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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well i can only tell you my experience i live in Mi and my husband in windsor Canada,,,,,,, to start establishing our taxes in US I had to add we were married and to file a taxes with him on ,,,,,, we had to go to the place we get passport for him and they had to certifiy his passport it took 2 weeks for them to do ........you have to give them your passport ,,,,, so he couldnt go across with out it they give you a certified copy to send to IRS ............ then they send you a number you use in America till you , when I added him to my bank acct they want ss number and that ID number i gave to them.............. he cant apply for ss number till after he is resident ........ so i dont know on driver license and all but on that. so that added him to my taxes ..............that was only way we could cause he s from a different country..............

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