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Hi all,

I'm new here and this is my thoughts and situation. I married a Canadian 7 years ago and immigrated to Vancouver Canada (I am a U.S. citizen and still hold that status) I'm just a perm resident in Canada. We plan to retire in the U.S., In about 10 years, I have heard that it takes 10 years to get everything final and that you need at least 100 thousand dollars in order to do this??!! is this true? and if not, where do I start, what forms.

I know this is alot of questions, I'm sorry, but everything I read online is confusing. The immigration from U.S. to Canada was simple.

Any help would be greatly appreicated

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1. Guides section. Study it from a pc.

2. See #1.

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Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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I don't know where you got all that. A spouse visa, right now for someone in your case, would take about a year to do. You'd be meeting the conditions of the I-864 (no where near the money you said, unless you have like a million children).

But, having said that, who knows what state immigration will be in in 10 years. It could be easier, it could be harder. Either way, it would be wise for you to look into the process a couple of years before you want to move and keep an eye on immigration news.

If you are looking to start the process now, click here: http://dhaka.usembassy.gov/filing_the_i130.html

* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived


* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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Thanks everyone, very helpful. I'm going to stay on forum and research and learn. We are not quite ready to retire yet, but we will at least

have all our ducks in a row by then. Thank you again so much!!

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