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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Hello everybody. I am new here. I am thinking of getting ready for my wife’s IR1 visa application to start soon. I was Chinese citizen before but now US citizen. My wife is Chinese citizen, working and living in Beijing currently. I have recently retired. From now on I probably would be able to spend majority of the time in Beijing, with my wife until she is ready to retire, but periodically returning to US for relatively shorter time as needed during the years to come. Am I eligible to do DCF in Beijing on behalf of my wife? Any comments would be really appreciated.

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Hi and Welcome!

You are if have a resident permit and have lived in Beijing for 6 months. Check the exact time with the specific Embassy but in general DCF ia for the US citizen permanently lives in another country.


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: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Hi and Welcome!

You are if have a resident permit and have lived in Beijing for 6 months. Check the exact time with the specific Embassy but in general DCF ia for the US citizen permanently lives in another country.

This is no longer required, as of Dec., 2012. All that is required is that he RESIDES in the consular district - there is no six month requirement. Petitions have even been accepted from people LIVING there on a tourist visa. Your evidence is subject to the discretion of the USCIS consular official at the time of submission.


玉林,桂 resident
Feb 23, 2005 ........ Mailed I-129F to TSC . . . . . . . . .March 8th ............. P1 from CSC
April 11 ................. P2 from CSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25 ................ NVC sends packet to GUZ
June 22 ................ P3 received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 22 ................. PASSED Interview
Dec 2 ................... Made it! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 16 .................. Married
May 23, 2006 ..... TDL, EAD, AP received. . . . . . . . . June 16, 2006 ........ AOS interview - wait for FBI bkgrnd check
Apr 19, 2007 .... EAD # 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 7, 2008 ......... 10-year green card
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - K2 (son) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 ..................... AOS/EAD filed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 17 ................... 21st birthday
Jan 4, 2007 .......... transferred to CSC . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 6, 2007 ............ transferred to MSC
Feb 23 .................... EAD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Apr 16 .................... AOS denied (over 21)
Jul 26 .................... Master Calendar hearing . . . . . . Nov 15 ...................... Removal hearing
Jan 29, 2008 ........ Voluntary departure

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks Marrienne and RandyW for your very helpful information on my situation. Now it seems that a "resident permit and can show residency in Beijing" is required, or maybe probably mandatory, to be actually qualify anyone to do DCF. Would you, or anybody else in this community, be helping me to find resident permit related information? Again, any comments would be sincerely appreciated.

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This is no longer required, as of Dec., 2012. All that is required is that he RESIDES in the consular district - there is no six month requirement. Petitions have even been accepted from people LIVING there on a tourist visa. Your evidence is subject to the discretion of the USCIS consular official at the time of submission.

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I came to dr on a tourist visa as well my application was accepted and we are waiting for our interview the following week.


I love my husband ?‍?‍?

Married June 2016

Por siempre y para siempre Mi amor

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