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Hi all,

I am an Australian citizen and my boyfriend is a US citizen.

He is coming to Australia on a work/travel visa for 12 months and we are wanting to get married while he is here.

Ive read that Australia doesn't allow DCF but since we are both living abroad we could get our 1-130 fast tracked. Is this correct?

Does anyone have any info on this? Anything would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Mandy

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I am an Australian citizen dating an American

J-1/417 Journey
March 2013 - Met on Instagram
September 2013 - J1 Visa accepted
December 2013 - Moved to Portland, OR and met my boyfriend for the first time
November - 417 Working Holiday Visa for Australia accepted for my boyfriend
January 2015 - Moved back to Australia... alone :(

Currently
May 2015 - Return to the US and start our road trip of all the lower 48 states
August 2015 - Both move to Australia for 1 year

Road Trip Photos // Instagram // Photo blog

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I am living in Ethiopia with my husband and our I-130 was expedited - around 30 days (we've got an RFE though). There is a thread on this topic.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/357465-usc-petitioner-living-abroad/


USCIS

03-26-2015 - I-130s sent (from abroad)

03-31-2015 - NOA1

05-01-2015 - RFE sent but we didn't receive mail at our address abroad

05-24-2015 - Baby and I returned to US

07-02-2015 - RFE response sent

07-10-2015 - NOA2

NVC

08-19-2015 - NVC received (6 weeks later)

08-26-2015 - DS-261

08-26-2015 - AOS bill paid

09-09-2015 - Requested expedite based on financial hardship

09-16-2015 - NVC received AOS and IV packets

09-21-2015 - Expedite request approved once cases documentarily complete

09-24-2015 - IV bill paid

09-29-2015 - NVC received updated joint sponsor I-864

10-04-2015 - Hubby's DS-260 finally finished

10-30-2015 - Checklist for stepdaughter (operator said it's probably false)

11-04-2015 - Case Complete for stepson!

11-06-2015 - Supervisor review for hubby and stepdaughter

11-09-2015 - Case Complete for stepdaughter!

11-30-2015 - Case Complete for husband! (24 days in supervisor review)

Consulate (Expedited)

12-03-2015 left NVC

12-30-2015 Interview letter received

01-13-2016 Medical completed

01-26-2016 Interview: APPROVED :dancing:

01-26-2016 CEAC Visa status: Ready

01-27-2016 CEAC Visa status: Administrative Processing

01-28-2016 CEAC Visa status: Issued

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I am living in Ethiopia with my husband and our I-130 was expedited - around 30 days (we've got an RFE though). There is a thread on this topic.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/357465-usc-petitioner-living-abroad/

Thank you! this is really helpful :)


I am an Australian citizen dating an American

J-1/417 Journey
March 2013 - Met on Instagram
September 2013 - J1 Visa accepted
December 2013 - Moved to Portland, OR and met my boyfriend for the first time
November - 417 Working Holiday Visa for Australia accepted for my boyfriend
January 2015 - Moved back to Australia... alone :(

Currently
May 2015 - Return to the US and start our road trip of all the lower 48 states
August 2015 - Both move to Australia for 1 year

Road Trip Photos // Instagram // Photo blog

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Our petition was received and approved in two or three weeks.

At the NVC stage, we could have been approved in 8 months but I delayed for two months at the beginning, and another two months after an checklist. From start to finish (visa in hand) it took 11 months. It could have been much faster.

Send more information rather than less, be very thorough, and read instructions (my checklist was due to the I-864 taxable income not matching my tax return-DOH!)


IR1 - Spouse VisaPetition I-130

Posted from Australia 05/24/2014

Email receipt received 06/09/2014

Paid from Bank 06/09/2014

Approved online update on case status 06/20/2014

Received NOA1 in the post 06/22/2014

NOA2 received in post 07/10/2014

NVC

Email from NVC 8/7/2014

AoS ready for paymentDS-261 submitted 8/8/2014

AoS Fee Paid 8/12/2014

AoS and IV scan date 10/25/2014

Checklist: 12/18/2014

Posted updated packet for checklist on 2/25/2015

Received by NVC 3/2/2015

Case Complete: 3/2/2015

Interview: 4/21/2015

Approved: 4/21/2014

POE: 6/2/2015<p>

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