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Hey all,

I've seen the list of States -> Service Center (and I know it's not 100% based on that), but what if the USC is living overseas?

My fiancé is currently in Australia with me, and we will be based in Washington state once I get approved.

He was born and raised in Texas, and his parents will be co-sponsoring our application and they're Texas based.

Any thoughts? Is there another thread that I've missed? I did a few searches before deciding to post!


AOS Timeline

AOS (+EAD/AP) sent: 29 June 2016

NOA 1 Date: 07 July 2016

Biometrics Appt: 04 August 2016

Received EAD/AP 16 September 2016

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Hey all,

I've seen the list of States -> Service Center (and I know it's not 100% based on that), but what if the USC is living overseas?

My fiancé is currently in Australia with me, and we will be based in Washington state once I get approved.

He was born and raised in Texas, and his parents will be co-sponsoring our application and they're Texas based.

Any thoughts? Is there another thread that I've missed? I did a few searches before deciding to post!

You have to have a US mailing address. If you don't have one yet, I recommend using his parents address and change your address once you move back in the US. USCIS will send notices or even an RFE and that needs to be answered within a short time. If you use the parents address, your petition will be routed to Texas Service Center.

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You could also check if you are eligible to do a DCF (Direct consular filing). Then it would be the faster and in my opinion better way to get married in Australia and file for your Creen Card directly at the consular. Then you safe the time for K1, and the time for AOS (adjustmen of status). A green card can take longer then a year to get in the US and you will need to apply for a Working Permit (EAD) every year until then. So thats just a thought of mine :-)

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You have to have a US mailing address. If you don't have one yet, I recommend using his parents address and change your address once you move back in the US. USCIS will send notices or even an RFE and that needs to be answered within a short time. If you use the parents address, your petition will be routed to Texas Service Center.

Thanks for replying! I'll keep that in mind. I'm sure his folks won't mind being our go-between :)

You could also check if you are eligible to do a DCF (Direct consular filing). Then it would be the faster and in my opinion better way to get married in Australia and file for your Creen Card directly at the consular. Then you safe the time for K1, and the time for AOS (adjustmen of status). A green card can take longer then a year to get in the US and you will need to apply for a Working Permit (EAD) every year until then. So thats just a thought of mine :-)

DFC isn't an option unfortunately :( But thank you for replying! K-1 is definitely a drawn out process to naturalisation!


AOS Timeline

AOS (+EAD/AP) sent: 29 June 2016

NOA 1 Date: 07 July 2016

Biometrics Appt: 04 August 2016

Received EAD/AP 16 September 2016

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You could also check if you are eligible to do a DCF (Direct consular filing). Then it would be the faster and in my opinion better way to get married in Australia and file for your Creen Card directly at the consular. Then you safe the time for K1, and the time for AOS (adjustmen of status). A green card can take longer then a year to get in the US and you will need to apply for a Working Permit (EAD) every year until then. So thats just a thought of mine :-)

Australia doesn't do DCF since 2012.

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Hey all,

I've seen the list of States -> Service Center (and I know it's not 100% based on that), but what if the USC is living overseas?

My fiancé is currently in Australia with me, and we will be based in Washington state once I get approved.

He was born and raised in Texas, and his parents will be co-sponsoring our application and they're Texas based.

Any thoughts? Is there another thread that I've missed? I did a few searches before deciding to post!

Why not get a mail box in California and have a mail forward company send your mail to Australia? That would be an option if you wanted to speed up the process

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I believe if you send in your I-129F very soon the chances of it being sent to CSC ( the faster one) are very high because most if not all new applications are currently being routed there even if your address is in Texas, because TSC is so much behind. We`re sending ours in in the next weeks and we`re likely (and hoping) we`ll get sent to CSC. We`re in VA so normally we`d be going to TSC. Either way you`ll only find out once you send it in and get your NOA1 :) Good luck!


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K1


Sent I-129F: June 9th, 2015
Received at Texas Lockbox: June 11th. Sent to CSC!
NOA1: (NOA1 date June 15th 2015) Hardcopy arrived June 20th 2015
NOA2: July 23rd! Hardcopy arrived July 27th 2015
Left NVC in transit to Brussels Embassy: August 17th 2015
Received at Brussels Embassy: August 21st, 2015
Package 3 sent: August 25th, 2015
Package 3 reveived: August 26th, 2015
Checklist sent back: August 27th, 2015
Medical Appointment in Antwerp: August 27th, 2015 and August 31st, 2015
Received Package 4: September 11th, 2015
Interview: September 17th, 2015 : APPROVED!!!
POE: October 25th, 3.55pm 2015 at Washington Dulles Airport.
Wedding Courthouse: November 24th, 2015. (L)
Wedding ceremony and reception for friends and family US: April 2nd 2016 (L)
Wedding ceremony and reception for friends and family Belgium: October 8th 2016 (L)

AoS

Filed for AoS: June 17th 2016

Package arrived: June 20th 2016 8.05 AM

Check Cashed: June 25th 2016

Texts and e-mails NOA1: June 28th, 10.30 PM

Hardcopy NOA1`s: July 2nd

Biometrics letter: July 8th.

Biometrics appointment: July 20th, 11 AM, Charlotte, NC

Early walk-in Biometrics: July 14th!

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