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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Hi, I have two questions, and I'm not sure if they belong in this board or not. This is for a couple years from now, but I would just like some clarification if possible.

1. After my wife from Spain receives US citizenship (she can file in 2019) and gets her US passport, can she travel and stay outside of the US for as long as she wants (aka to Spain for more than one year, which is not really allowed with her Green Card) and not risk affecting her status here when she returns? The reason for this is explained in question number two.

2. We might eventually both want to move to Spain and live for more than a few years. This is why I would like to know if she would have any troubles traveling outside the US for more than a year once she has her US passport and nationality. Also, being married to her (as she would still be a Spanish citizen) what would I have to do in the future to stay in Spain? Would it be any easier for me to get permanent residency there, being married to a EU citizen? Or would I still have to get a work visa or something of the sort?

Thanks in advance.


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01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Denmark
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Yes she can live in Spain there is no limit for time since she is a USC.

About Spain it depends on there rules but don't think it simple just because it's EU ... Denmark for example is harder to immigrate to then US!

So have her look into the rules for bringing spouse to Spain and take it from there :)


 

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Spain
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Hi, I have two questions, and I'm not sure if they belong in this board or not. This is for a couple years from now, but I would just like some clarification if possible.

1. After my wife from Spain receives US citizenship (she can file in 2019) and gets her US passport, can she travel and stay outside of the US for as long as she wants (aka to Spain for more than one year, which is not really allowed with her Green Card) and not risk affecting her status here when she returns? The reason for this is explained in question number two.

2. We might eventually both want to move to Spain and live for more than a few years. This is why I would like to know if she would have any troubles traveling outside the US for more than a year once she has her US passport and nationality. Also, being married to her (as she would still be a Spanish citizen) what would I have to do in the future to stay in Spain? Would it be any easier for me to get permanent residency there, being married to a EU citizen? Or would I still have to get a work visa or something of the sort?

Thanks in advance.

She will be able to have both passports, however for the US she is only American and for Spain she is only Spanish, she will have to go to the Spanish embassy and fill out just some paper work and she is all set.

She will be able to sponsor you to move to Europe however it will be harder if she is not a resident in spain and will have to prove she has a stable job or some sort of amount of money to support you for a year i think.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Okay. So basically, once she gets her passport here, she can stay out of the country indefinitely in theory? I'm not trying to abuse the system, just want freedom of travel without repercussions after all we've gone through haha. Also, I've read that she can have dual citizenship but I never could *technically* as Spain says I must renounce my US citizenship to become a Spanish citizen, but people say they have done it without problems... It's all confusing haha.


K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Thanks happy. We would come back of we ever went, but what taxes would have to be paid if we have no property or income in the US while on Spain?


K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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Thanks happy. We would come back of we ever went, but what taxes would have to be paid if we have no property or income in the US while on Spain?

You pay taxes on income earned anywhere. The point is that you're paying into systems funded by taxes to which you have access if and when you return to the US (social security, medicaid etc).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Okay, thanks guys. Now, what's about health insurance? I know that now, not having health insurance carries a penalty, but what if you are not present in the US?

Okay, thanks guys. Now, what's about health insurance? I know that now, not having health insurance carries a penalty, but what if you are not present in the US?


K1 until Green Card

01/13/15 - I-129F package sent

01/15/15 - Arrived at Texas Service Center (sigh...)

01/27/15 - NOA1 in hand

07/16/15 - Case was approved!

07/21/15 - NOA2 in hand

07/24/15 - Case sent to NVC

08/03/15 - NVC Case # Assigned / Case sent to embassy (estimate)

08/05/15 - Arrived at embassy

08/12/15 - Packet 3 received

08/17/15 - Packet 3 sent

08/28/15 - Packet 4 received

09/28/15 - Medical

09/30/15 - Interview - approved

10/07/15 - K1 Visa in hand

10/22/15 - POE

11/06/15 - Married!

12/15/15 - I-485 package sent
02/29/16 - I-485 approved (interview waived)

03/08/16 - Green Card in hand

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