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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Russia
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2. I am ____ years of age and have resided in the United States since _____.

I am a child from someone serving the military and we lived overseas for 6 years before returning to the USA. And the city I was born in is not listed on my birth certificates, yes I have two: one that my parents got when I was born with their address at the time and a second when we thought we left my b.c. at the border while coming back from Canada.

I was born in 1986 on military base in the USA, in 1987 we moved to Japan and moved back to the States in 1993. We lived on-base in Japan from 1988 till 1993, which is counted as American territory last I recall.

Unsure if I should place the day I was born or 1993. Sadly I don't know what the exact date when we arrived in the USA, nor do I still have my passport when I was a baby/child. The earliest of being in the USA is around August 1993 before I started Elementary School. But I assume I will need to write a letter of explaining why I put what I did.


I-130 CR1 Timeline  Visa has been issued!!!!!! = ^.^= YAY!

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Service Center - Texas

Sent Jan 2nd 2018 

PD: Jan 3rd 2018

E-notification: Jan 8th 2018

NOA1 Hard copy: Jan 12th 2018

NOA2: June 28th 2018, new website. Old website: July 17th sent to DOS (finally appeared July 29th, after 206 days after petition sent and stating not found) Emails & texts: nothing. Hard Copy states NoA2 is June 27, 2018.

NOA2: Hard copy: July 2nd 2018

Sent to DOS: New Website: July 18th 2018. Old website July 17th (Case number was finally found after 206 days of submitting petition, appeared on July 29th.)

Received NVC: July 24th 2018, per calling NVC option 5. 

New Case number #: Via email August 21st 2018. While on the phone with the hubby. Case is PIVOT. 

Fees paid August 21st 2018. Marked as paid on August 23rd 2018.

DS-260 filled and submitted:  August 27th 2018

AOS documents filled and submitted: August 29th, 2018

IV Documents: Submitted August 31st, 2018

Case Complete: September 11th 2018 via website 
Received Interview data: From embassy Oct 13, from NVC: Oct 15th.
Interview: originally Nov 27th, rescheduled to Nov 29th.

AP

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Nov 26th 2018 AP.
Interviewed on Nov 29th, was told everything is good, asked for CV / resume, kept passport.

Nov 29th Email submitted.

Nov 30th They sent us an email for a physical copy.

Dec 3rd Submitted. Dec 4th They received.

Dec 7th, 14th,18th, 19th, 20th case was touched.

Dec 21st ready for Pick up. Dec 23rd pick up passport with no visa.  Was told due to holidays they resent passport incase Husband needed it, and to return it back on Jan 9th.

Jan 15th, sent off passport back to Embassy, Jan 16th case updated and received passport. 
Jan 24th case touched. Feb 1st sent email asking if they needed anything from us, replied Feb 5th stating still going thru AP, no change on website. Feb 13th, case was touched. March 5th sent email (not by travel docs) asking what we are waiting on, received auto email, unsure if case touched was touch per auto email.
March 5th, 7th case was touched. Also UStraveldocs passport states "There is no status update available for the passport number submitted"

March 15 Sent message via ustraveldocs about what's going on etc etc.
March 19: reply from Embassy Stating we have been approved and should get visa in 1-2 business days! 

March 20th: Issued!!!!! ViH: March 21st.
POE: Aiming for April 26th. 

Our Visits

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Him: J1 Visa (no 2 home requirement) May 2015-Nov 2016 Officially met: Late July 2015 Started relationship mid-Aug 2015

Business trip B1 (Him): May 2017 - Nov 2017

2nd Business trip (Him): Feb 2018 - May 31st 2018

Visit Russia: 1st visit - TBA

2nd visit hopefully when he moves to the USA.

 

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Military bases are not actually US soil. That is why children born abroad on military bases do not automatically acquire US citizenship as if born within the US.

https://fam.state.go.../07fam1110.html

Despite widespread popular belief, U.S. military installations abroad and U.S. diplomatic or consular facilities abroad are not part of the United States within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. A child born on the premises of such a facility is not born in the United States and does not acquire U.S. citizenship by reason of birth.

Anyway, you were born in the US, so just put your age and then birthdate in 1986. Your parents did not give up residence in the US. They were just stationed abroad for a few years due to military service. No explanation letter needed.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Well I learned something new today. Thank you.


I-130 CR1 Timeline  Visa has been issued!!!!!! = ^.^= YAY!

Spoiler

Service Center - Texas

Sent Jan 2nd 2018 

PD: Jan 3rd 2018

E-notification: Jan 8th 2018

NOA1 Hard copy: Jan 12th 2018

NOA2: June 28th 2018, new website. Old website: July 17th sent to DOS (finally appeared July 29th, after 206 days after petition sent and stating not found) Emails & texts: nothing. Hard Copy states NoA2 is June 27, 2018.

NOA2: Hard copy: July 2nd 2018

Sent to DOS: New Website: July 18th 2018. Old website July 17th (Case number was finally found after 206 days of submitting petition, appeared on July 29th.)

Received NVC: July 24th 2018, per calling NVC option 5. 

New Case number #: Via email August 21st 2018. While on the phone with the hubby. Case is PIVOT. 

Fees paid August 21st 2018. Marked as paid on August 23rd 2018.

DS-260 filled and submitted:  August 27th 2018

AOS documents filled and submitted: August 29th, 2018

IV Documents: Submitted August 31st, 2018

Case Complete: September 11th 2018 via website 
Received Interview data: From embassy Oct 13, from NVC: Oct 15th.
Interview: originally Nov 27th, rescheduled to Nov 29th.

AP

Spoiler

Nov 26th 2018 AP.
Interviewed on Nov 29th, was told everything is good, asked for CV / resume, kept passport.

Nov 29th Email submitted.

Nov 30th They sent us an email for a physical copy.

Dec 3rd Submitted. Dec 4th They received.

Dec 7th, 14th,18th, 19th, 20th case was touched.

Dec 21st ready for Pick up. Dec 23rd pick up passport with no visa.  Was told due to holidays they resent passport incase Husband needed it, and to return it back on Jan 9th.

Jan 15th, sent off passport back to Embassy, Jan 16th case updated and received passport. 
Jan 24th case touched. Feb 1st sent email asking if they needed anything from us, replied Feb 5th stating still going thru AP, no change on website. Feb 13th, case was touched. March 5th sent email (not by travel docs) asking what we are waiting on, received auto email, unsure if case touched was touch per auto email.
March 5th, 7th case was touched. Also UStraveldocs passport states "There is no status update available for the passport number submitted"

March 15 Sent message via ustraveldocs about what's going on etc etc.
March 19: reply from Embassy Stating we have been approved and should get visa in 1-2 business days! 

March 20th: Issued!!!!! ViH: March 21st.
POE: Aiming for April 26th. 

Our Visits

Spoiler

Him: J1 Visa (no 2 home requirement) May 2015-Nov 2016 Officially met: Late July 2015 Started relationship mid-Aug 2015

Business trip B1 (Him): May 2017 - Nov 2017

2nd Business trip (Him): Feb 2018 - May 31st 2018

Visit Russia: 1st visit - TBA

2nd visit hopefully when he moves to the USA.

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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On 29/09/2016 at 2:09 AM, KayDeeCee said:

Military bases are not actually US soil. That is why children born abroad on military bases do not automatically acquire US citizenship as if born within the US.

https://fam.state.go.../07fam1110.html

Despite widespread popular belief, U.S. military installations abroad and U.S. diplomatic or consular facilities abroad are not part of the United States within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. A child born on the premises of such a facility is not born in the United States and does not acquire U.S. citizenship by reason of birth.

Anyway, you were born in the US, so just put your age and then birthdate in 1986. Your parents did not give up residence in the US. They were just stationed abroad for a few years due to military service. No explanation letter needed.

Sorry to post in an old thread, but I couldn't find an answer otherwise.

 

We are now filling the I-134 and stumbled across some doubts about the "Citizenship or Residency or Status" part. The petitioner was born in Japan in a military base.

 

He doesn't have a Certificate of Citizenship -- he has a "Certificate of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the USA". So should we check the 11.b. (I am a U.S. citizen through parent(s) or marriage") and put N/A under "My Certificate of Citizenship number is:"?

 

Also, should we fill the question 12 ("I am xx years of age and have resided in the US since...")? He lived in Japan until 3 y/o, then back to the US, and then again back to Japan. Now he lives in the US since 7yo.

 

Thanks in advance!!


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Feb 04, 17: I-129F packet mailed
Feb 09, 17: I-129F packet delivered
Feb 14, 17: NOA1
May 18, 17: NOA 2 (98 days)
Jun 03, 17: NVC Receive
Jun 20, 17: Case Number assigned and NVC left
Jun 27, 17: "Packet 3" (email from consulate)
Jul 18, 17: Interview - APPROVED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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On 5/30/2017 at 3:06 PM, tomohime said:

Sorry to post in an old thread, but I couldn't find an answer otherwise.

 

We are now filling the I-134 and stumbled across some doubts about the "Citizenship or Residency or Status" part. The petitioner was born in Japan in a military base.

 

He doesn't have a Certificate of Citizenship -- he has a "Certificate of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the USA". So should we check the 11.b. (I am a U.S. citizen through parent(s) or marriage") and put N/A under "My Certificate of Citizenship number is:"?

 

Also, should we fill the question 12 ("I am xx years of age and have resided in the US since...")? He lived in Japan until 3 y/o, then back to the US, and then again back to Japan. Now he lives in the US since 7yo.

 

Thanks in advance!!

Hi,

 

My fiance is in the same situation. We are filling in i 134 at the moment and we were wondering how did it go for you with what you guys filled in. My fiance was born in South Korea to a US citizen (his mother), and he has an CRBA( it does not have any issue number) and passport. He lived there until 12y old then moved to US where he lives until present.

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