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Spouse isn't here to Sign i-130A

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2 hours ago, estadia said:

What do I do if my spouse is overseas and they need a signature for i130a 

If the spouse is overseas, signature is not required in i130A.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures***

 

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On 5/19/2017 at 4:03 PM, arken said:

If the spouse is overseas, signature is not required in i130A.

 

Please provide a link to the instructions that states this, if the OP were to receive an RFE for a signature, the only recourse they would have would be the official instructions, otherwise, they would have to go to the trouble of obtaining a signed form to submit within the required response timeframe.


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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures***

 

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Please provide a link to the instructions that states this, if the OP were to receive an RFE for a signature, the only recourse they would have would be the official instructions, otherwise, they would have to go to the trouble of obtaining a signed form to submit within the required response timeframe.

I-130Instruct.jpg

It's right there on the first page of the instructions.

 

The instructions also state that only 2 passport photos are needed of the petitioner if the beneficiary is not in the USA. 

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It's OK for the foreign spouse to sign the I-130a but it is not required, if the foreign spouse is not in the physically IN the USA when the petition is filed.


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