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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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Hi everybody and thank you in advance for your time and input!

My spouse and I are currently preparing to file I-130 and I-485. I am on a B-2 tourist visa and I arrived in the U.S. in the middle of August with the intend to visit, but things changed and we decided to get married in the end of November after I finish my thesis, as it turned out I will not need to defend it back in Europe. Our case is pretty straight forward and we decided to prepare all documents without the assistance of a lawyer. However, we have two quesions and they are both related to addresses we should fill in.

1. Since I arrived here in August I have been living with my spouse in his rented apartment. Part 2 of I-485 asks for my...well "address" (no specification whatsoever). Should I report my foreign address (whichprobably still countrs as my residency) or should I fill in my physcial/mailing address, which is my spouse's address in the US?

2. In I-130 question 21 asks about the last address at which we lived together. Same problem here! Since I am visiting...Does this count as "living together"? We have prepared an additional explanation page to attach to the I-130 regarding question 21, but I am not even sure if someone will read it.

Thank you so much! Looking forward to your answers :)

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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You list the address that you are currently residing at in the US. You are not just visiting. You are staying, living here and filing for permanent residency.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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Agree with the above post. If you're filing for Adjustment of Status legally then it's because you arrived as a visitor, but changed your mind, married and are staying for good. If none of this was pre-planned prior to your Port of Entry then there's nothing to worry about.


Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

TransferWise Invitation Link: (first wire transfer is free) https://transferwise.com/u/eec50

(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
:dance:

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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Thank you guys so much for your quick responses :) Yeah, nothing was pre-planned. We just realized how awesome actually living together is and how much distance sucks, so I rejected a job offer from back home and decided to stay here! I agree that there is nothing to worry about, I just don't want the whole process to be slowed down because of any mistakes/gaps in addresses.

So you think we should state that we have been living together since I entered the country. I guess it makes sense and you are 100% right. I have read that it is not your residency unless you have lived there for 6 months and have official documents stating that you have changed an address. That's what made it a little confusing.

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