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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I moved here in the Philippines 5 years ago, and now wanted to go back to the US and live there for good, the problem is my green card had expired so I can't go back to the US without going through process again, Until I found this DCF visa. My question is, can my husband petition me using DCF even though I was already a green card holder before and had a US social security number?

Thank you all in advance, God bless

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For dcf he would need to live there with you in philipines

Not sure if it's given to previous GC holders....


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Interview Approved August 19, 2016

POE September 25, 2016

AOS November Filer 2016

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Is it at all possible to get an extension?


Click "spoiler" below for a detailed account of our journey to a CR1 visa via DCF in Athens, Greece.

 

2011 - Met hubby online and became friends
Early 2013 - Confessed our love for each other * Late 2013 - I got pregnant with our daughter
2014 - Our baby was born in Athens, Greece and completed our family. We now have two boys and a girl!! 2013 - 2015 - Looking for jobs in Greece, none were available (due to socioeconomic crisis) 2015 - Decided only way to feed our family was to immigrate and started the process December 2015 - Got married (Greece has a LOT of red tape for foreigners marrying Greeks)
January 2016 - Finished gathering all documents and getting them translated
* * DCF in Athens, Greece * *

28th January 2016 - Finally filed I-130s
29th June - ISSUED!!!!!!1st July - Visa packages and passports delivered to DHL.4th July - Visas in hand! CU in two weeks USA!!
19th July- POE Detroit. All went well!! (excluding our screaming, jet lagged toddler!!)

 

After Arrival in the US

September 2016 - Hubby is diagnosed with congestive heart failure
October - February 2016 - Battle with drug use, overdosing, bringing home a tiny paycheck

March - July 2017 - I am working 80 hr weeks to make ends meet. Discovered hubby's affair. Still overdoses and is hospitalized. Has quit working all together.
July - October 2017 - Marriage counseling. Revealed hubby has "several" mental conditions. Is started on several mental meds.

October 2017 - Got accepted for a college course. Got better job to help raise my kids.

October 2017 - March 2018 - Situation at home is toxic. He files for divorce.

July 2018 - Divorce is final. I have full custody of our daughter.

 

ROC (GC expires July 19th 2018)

July 16th - Package for ROC is delivered to the CA service center (divorce waiver).

August 30th - NOA1 received with 18 month extension (fee waiver approved).

March 28th 2019 - Biometrics

August 8th 2019 - Case Approved No RFE No Interview - 10 year GC in production



**Our DCF journey to an IV took 5 months and 1 day from turning in the I-130 to getting "Issued"**


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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hi

you need to restart again, but because you did have a GC and SS, wherever they request the numbers on the forms you have to put them

the A# and SS are given once and for life, so the cards will be different but the number stays the same

your husband will have to prove domicile intent, that he hasn't abandoned his country

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Did you formally surrender your GC?

You can always refile for an immigration visa, including via DCF if you fulfill the criteria. Start looking into how your husband can establish domicile in the US - this will be of key importance to get approved.


K1 time line

 


I-129F sent: 12/23/2014
NOA-1: 12/29/2014
NOA-2: 06/05/2015 (158 days)
NOA-2 hardcopy: 06/11/2015 (6 days post NOA-2, 164 days total)
Sent to NVC: 06/16/2015 (11 days post NOA-2, 169 days total)
NVC receive: 06/25/2015 (20 days post NOA-2, 178 days total)
NVC case no: 06/30/2015 (25 days post NOA-2, 183 days total)
NVC left: 07/02/2015 (27 days post NOA-2, 185 days total)
Case Ready: 07/07/2015 (32 days post NOA-2, 190 days total)
submitted DS-160, paid visa fee.: 07/21/2015 (46 days post NOA-2, 204 days total)
Packet 3 sent: 07/25/2015 (50 days post NOA-2, 209 days total)
Pack 4 received: 07/30/2015 (55 days post NOA-2, 214 days total)
Medical: 09/17/2015 Interview: 09/23/2015 (108 days post NOA-2, 268 days total)
Interview Result: Approved Administrative Processing: 09/23/2015
CEAC Status Issued: 09/24/2015
Visa in hand: 09/28/2015
POE: 12/29/2015 Wedding: 01/11/2016


AOS Time Line

 

AOS package mailed: 01/13/2016
AOS package received: 01/20/2016 (day 1)
AOS NOA-1 text/email: 01/23/2016 (day 3), actual NOA-1 date 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS Fingerprint fee received: 01/22/2016 (day 2)
AOS check cashed: 01-25-2016 (day 5) Got 6 month NJ driver's license: 01-25-2016
3x NOA-1 hardcopies: 02/03/2016 (day 14)

Biometrics letter: 02/05/2016 (day 16) Biometrics appt (Elizabeth, NJ): 02/17/2016 (day 28)

EAD and AP approved email/txt: 03/29/2016 (day 67)

GC approval email/text: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

I-797 for I-765/I-131 in mail: 04/04/2016 (day 74)

EAD/AP delivered: 04/05/216 (day 75)

GC card being mailed status update: 04/07/16 (day 77)

GC received: 04/11/16 (day 84 post AOS NOA-1)

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 21 MONTHS!

ROC Window opens: 01/04/2018

 

ROC Time Line
ROC package mailed to Vermont 01/04/2018
ROC package received at Vermont 01/08/2018 (day 0)
Check cashed: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
NOA-1 date: 01/09/2018 (day 1)
NOA-1 received: 01/16/2018 (day 8 )
Biometrics notice received: 02/09/2018 (day 32)
Biometrics appointment: 02/23/2018 (day 46)
Received 18-month extension letter: 08/13/2018 (day 209)
ROC Approved: 03/09/2019 (day 425)
Card Received: 03/16/2019  (day 432)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I moved here in the Philippines 5 years ago, and now wanted to go back to the US and live there for good, the problem is my green card had expired so I can't go back to the US without going through process again, Until I found this DCF visa. My question is, can my husband petition me using DCF even though I was already a green card holder before and had a US social security number?

Thank you all in advance, God bless

Unfortunately, you are going to need to start over.

As long as your husband is a legal resident of the Philippines, he can file an I-130 petition for you as a DCF. But one of his challenges is that he is going to need to re-establish residency in the United States. That might be simple, if he still owns property or if he still works for a US-based company. Or, if he relinquished those types of ties to the US, he's going to need to prove that he is "going home".

You are not required to use an attorney to do a DCF filing. There is plenty of help on Visa Journey. The first step is for him to file an I-130, and get that approved, and then for you to go through the IR-1 visa process using DCF.

Best of luck to you and your family!

Sukie in NY


Spoiler

 

Spoiler

Our Prior Journey

N-400 Naturalization

18-Feb-2018 - submitted N-400 online, credit card charged

18-Feb-2018 - NOA1

12-Mar-2018 - Biometrics 

18-June-2018 - Notice of interview received

26-July-2018 - Interview  - APPROVED!!!

26-July-2018 - Oath Ceremony Scheduled

17-Aug-2018 - Oath Ceremony

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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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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OP if ypu husband reside there legally he can re-petition you with no prob

except the domicile issue, would be great if he visits home, get his license,

activate a bank account and get a lease of place he will be living.

Make sure to use old A number and SS on all application when asked

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Thank you all for your help, and about the domicile, my husband doesn't have any property in the States anymore, but we both still using our joint Bank of America account, and he still have his driver's license, he is retired so he does not have any ties in the US except those things I mentioned and of course he's receiving his Social Security pension. He also still vote in the US, through online voting. He doesn't pay taxes because his income is not big enough to have to pay tax.

One reason why we have to go back is because he needs a good health insurance, he's getting old and get sick often.

I wonder if all the things I mention is enough proof?

Thank you once again. God bless us all

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello everyone,

Does anybody know if my husband really have to go with me to file the I-130 to Manila USEM? He is not well enough to travel with me, he's still recuperating from being sick. We live in Cebu. and what is 325A?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello everyone, Me and my husband have been married for almost 8 years now, so I am qualified to the IR-1 right? my question is, I am a former green card holder and five years ago moved here in the Philippines with my husband, my green card was expired 5 years ago too. Now my husband and I wanted to go back to the states, We are planning to file our visa using DCF. Do you guys think we can still do the IR-1 even though I've had a 2 years green card before already?

Thank you!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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He must make an appointment

this is the site that you need to check for information

it is all on this site

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/philippines-uscis-manila-field-office

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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I think you guys will be fine. Add some proof that you looked into where to live/ perhaps work for you.


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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