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I-130 DCF in seoul - Spouse present?

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Hello, I'm preparing to go to the field office to submit my documents as soon as possible. But my wife (Korean) is temporarily out of the country for business. Does my wife have to be physically present with me at the office when I submit the initial petition in person? My apologies if this has been answered before, I searched and couldn't really find the information. 

 

 

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I suggest that you submit the I-130 as soon as you can.  USCIS offices are closing world-wide, and some have already stopped accepting I-130s.  I don't think that your wife has to be there initially.

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1 hour ago, imbrad91 said:

Hello, I'm preparing to go to the field office to submit my documents as soon as possible. But my wife (Korean) is temporarily out of the country for business. Does my wife have to be physically present with me at the office when I submit the initial petition in person? My apologies if this has been answered before, I searched and couldn't really find the information. 

 

 

If you are the petitioner and your wife benificiary then you can submit it without your wife. 

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Your wife does not need to be present.   As suggested, run not walk, that petition in.


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Yeah, i recently heard the news that all offices are closing internationally, Im calling them soon to make sure they still are accepting applications. Timing was really bad for this.

 

Thanks for the quick responses!

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Just now, givionte said:

The Seoul office is expected to close in September, so very very likely 60 days before that they will stop accepting DCF.  I would rush to get that appointment if I was you.

Been checking on the website everyday for the past week and there are no appointment days available. I'll have to try calling, is it normally this backed up? or is this a sign that they are slowly not accepting anymore petitions.

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I know that USCIS offices in each country are different, but when i asked the one here in the DR they told me my foreign husband must be present for us to file the petition. 

 

In an email they sent “Please note that both, the beneficiary and the petitioner must be present when filing.” 

 

I will look for an internet link supporting this.

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I have seen this in the DCF guide here on this site. I quote: “Typical DCF Procedure

1. You (and your spouse) will visit the US consulate to file your I-130and required documents. Some consulates will accept the petition and supporting evidence via mail. Please confirm this via the consulate's website (or on the phone if possible).”

 

I would email them to be sure!

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On 5/13/2019 at 10:55 PM, imbrad91 said:

Been checking on the website everyday for the past week and there are no appointment days available. I'll have to try calling, is it normally this backed up? or is this a sign that they are slowly not accepting anymore petitions.

I had the same experience but fortunate to get a schedule. It was sleepless nights waiting for schedules... good luck! No they won’t reply if u email them, you have to set an appointment online..

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