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CR-1 DCF Experience in Bangkok?

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My friend wants to start the CR-1 Direct Consular Filing process in Bangkok.  He's been living in Thailand for almost 20 years and recently got married to his longtime Thai girlfriend.  He currently has a retirement visa. Once she receives her CR-1 visa, they plan on moving to the U.S. 

 

We would appreciate any information or stories you would like to share.  Also, we would appreciate it if you could link us to any VJ threads that talk about the Bangkok DCF experience.

 

All replies are appreciated.


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Your friend needs to setup a free account here.   I'm "partially" retired so your friend will need to pay attention to re-establishing domicile, sufficient assets for the I-864 and making sure he is current on US tax filings.  Depending on her age he will also need to be aware of insurance cost for her.

 

Otherwise normal I-130 filing applies and you skip the NVC stage.

 

Best wishes ~ Paul


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On 3/1/2019 at 12:53 PM, Paul & Mary said:

Your friend needs to setup a free account here.   I'm "partially" retired so your friend will need to pay attention to re-establishing domicile, sufficient assets for the I-864 and making sure he is current on US tax filings.  Depending on her age he will also need to be aware of insurance cost for her.

 

Otherwise normal I-130 filing applies and you skip the NVC stage.

 

Best wishes ~ Paul

Thanks for your helpful reply, Paul & Mary.  

 

My friend just set up an account here on VJ and he'll be reading this thread.

 

Thanks for bringing up the domicile question.  He actually already has that covered.  He has a place to live that he owns.  Do you recommend that he include home ownership papers with any of his packets?  Is there anything else that would help in regards to domicile?

 

Also, he has sufficient income and assets for the I-864.  I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing he's up to date on his U.S. tax filings.

 

By insurance costs, are you talking about her health insurance?  If so, that should not be a problem with his income.  Is health insurance something that would come up in his wife's interview?


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2 hours ago, Tahoma said:

Thanks for bringing up the domicile question.  He actually already has that covered.  He has a place to live that he owns.  Do you recommend that he include home ownership papers with any of his packets?  Is there anything else that would help in regards to domicile? 

There a ton of threads on the "re-establishment of domicile" topic. To be on the safe side, it would make sense to include more than one piece of evidence for that. Maintaining a bank account, credit card or other financial assets in the US is usually a good one to include, along with voting records if attainable.


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15 minutes ago, millefleur said:

There a ton of threads on the "re-establishment of domicile" topic. To be on the safe side, it would make sense to include more than one piece of evidence for that. Maintaining a bank account, credit card or other financial assets in the US is usually a good one to include, along with voting records if attainable.

Hi millefleur.  Thanks for your reply.

 

I'm a bit more familiar with re-establishing domicile as it relates to the U.S. Embassy Manila.  As different Embassies may handle the issue in different ways, I thought there would be some value in hearing reports from those who have had recent experience in Bangkok.

 

My friend definitely wants to be on the safe side and will include as much evidence as he can.


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On 3/2/2019 at 3:53 AM, Paul & Mary said:

Your friend needs to setup a free account here.   I'm "partially" retired so your friend will need to pay attention to re-establishing domicile, sufficient assets for the I-864 and making sure he is current on US tax filings.  Depending on her age he will also need to be aware of insurance cost for her.

 

Otherwise normal I-130 filing applies and you skip the NVC stage.

 

Best wishes ~ Paul

 

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