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We aren't yet married but we will be filing for CR1 right after we get married so to keep it simple I will refer to her as my wife.

My wife and I currently live in Japan. We have lived here for over three years. I am from the U.S. and she is from the Philippines. We live together in Japan and have no other addresses.

Question 19 asks:

Your relative's address abroad. (Include street, city, province, and country)

1. Am I correct to assume that this refers to our current Japanese address?

Question 20 asks:

If your relative's native alphabet is other than Roman letters, write his or her name and foreign address in the native alphabet.

2. Her native alphabet (Philippines) consists of Roman letters, but our current address consists of Japanese characters. How should I respond to this question?

Lastly, 3. Is it true that DCF (in Japan) is not an option anymore and we must send the I-130 to Chicago?

Thanks for your help and let me know if I can clarify anything.

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1- Yes

3- Yes, but many (NOT all) petitions filed abroad will get auto-expedited. Not as quick as DCF, but not the "over a year" processing time US based petitioners face.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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3- Yes, but many (NOT all) petitions filed abroad will get auto-expedited. Not as quick as DCF, but not the "over a year" processing time US based petitioners face.

Interesting. This is the first I've heard about this. How much shorter is the timeline and can you point me to some more information on this?

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It is not an official policy- hence not everyone gets it- but there is strong anectodal evidenced from our members here for the last 3-4 years. See these threads:

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

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546437-expedite-when-filing-from-abroad-split-topic/


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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It is not an official policy- hence not everyone gets it- but there is strong anectodal evidenced from our members here for the last 3-4 years. See these threads:

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

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546437-expedite-when-filing-from-abroad-split-topic/

This is lovely news. :)

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