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DCF abroad or AOS here in USA?

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You need to provide more information so that people can help you.

What kind of visa are you currently on? You can only do DCF if the petitioner and beneficiary are both legally living in the country from which you file...


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You need to provide more information so that people can help you.

What kind of visa are you currently on? You can only do DCF if the petitioner and beneficiary are both legally living in the country from which you file...

mmm :oops:

didnt realize that!

Im married to My wife a USC and myself British.

I am currently on a tourist visa up to Feb15th 2015 of next year.

We were living in Ireland and was going to do the Freedom of movement act to live there together,Unfortunately and understandably my wife doesnt want to go back to Ireland!!

So we are stuck!

So we are looking for the best way forward and best advice and from people who have completed these routes

I wont go into the long story and bore anyone but its been a long road!!..lol

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December 10th 2014 ...... Getting all evidence together for AOS

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If you have married during this visit on the visa yes you can apply for adjustment.

If not you will have to return home and file for a CR-1, unless she goes with you DCF will not be an option.


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Ireland doesn't offer DCF.

Well there you have it, CR-1 it is (unless adjustment is possible based on when the marriage was).


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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thx for your replies...

Its a long complicated story so I wont bore you.

But WE never intended to stay in USA but live in England.

Thtats a long gone option now due to family and financial problems...

But we do have enough here to be approved financially , we actually got married 2011 in Sikeston ,MO USA on a spur of the moment due to us keep parting.

This is why I thought I could go home to the UK and do DCF...or is this a stupid ideA seeing as Im in USA right now....

we are worn out and paranoid of breaking rules and bodging this up.....Just going to Ireland alone was a costly mistake!!

now its time to sort this out once and for all


December 10th 2014 ...... Getting all evidence together for AOS

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Good luck :)


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Stay an adjust.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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thx Pheebs,

Im taking you are for AOS then...

on another note,one more plz :sleepy:

Is it better to do this alone or with a lawyer?

In other words is it quite tricky the forms ect...everything you hve to get in order

thx Boiler

edit....just to add we married in USA 2011.....does that make us have a problem as it wasnt this visit

Edited by Dogs32

December 10th 2014 ...... Getting all evidence together for AOS

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thx Pheebs,

Im taking you are for AOS then...

on another note,one more plz :sleepy:

Is it better to do this alone or with a lawyer?

In other words is it quite tricky the forms ect...everything you hve to get in order

thx Boiler

Yes if you have been in the US for your entire marriage that makes sense to me.

Don't personally see why a lawyer would be necessary but its a personal decision, others may disagree.


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Most people on here did it themselves.

It is not that complicated.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Just clearing things up...you've been in tbe USA your entire marriage?

no sorry....

married 2011 USA.....seperated to go home to uk....

back in 2012 usa....then back together to uk for 6months...

then to ireland together and now here..

sorry long complicated journey

but NO...entire marriage hasnt been here..

immigration at POA have surprisingly always been nice to me or us together going backwards and fourth...

thx for ALL replies.....you know how stressfull this game is

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December 10th 2014 ...... Getting all evidence together for AOS

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