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Hi all,

 

Forgive me if this is the wrong place to post, but we're looking to get an IR-1, so I thought I'd try here!

 

My Scottish husband and I were chatting today about our plan to move over to the States in about two years (May 2021). We've started our research and were wondering - what is the length of time that we can go between receiving the visa (IR-1 I believe is what we need?) and him becoming a resident?

 

We wouldn't want to move before the aforementioned time, and we're worried that there will be a gap since you can't really plan it with how long the process takes!

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Currently, the average time from filing to visa in hand is 12-14 months (per other VJ members).

 

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36 minutes ago, caimor23 said:

Hi all,

 

Forgive me if this is the wrong place to post, but we're looking to get an IR-1, so I thought I'd try here!

 

My Scottish husband and I were chatting today about our plan to move over to the States in about two years (May 2021). We've started our research and were wondering - what is the length of time that we can go between receiving the visa (IR-1 I believe is what we need?) and him becoming a resident?

 

We wouldn't want to move before the aforementioned time, and we're worried that there will be a gap since you can't really plan it with how long the process takes!

You will want to research the domicile and income requirements as well.  Generally, the USC ends up having to return to the US separately to get a job and establish domicile.

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One more thing:  Visas generally expire 6 months after completing the medical exam........so that would be the maximum time between issuance of visa and deadline to enter the US.


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1 hour ago, caimor23 said:

what is the length of time that we can go between receiving the visa (IR-1 I believe is what we need?) and him becoming a resident?

 

Once he has received the visa he and gets to the US he becomes a resident.  That can be the next day or within 6 months of the medical.


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If you're a legal resident of the UK you can file the I-130 directly with the London embassy and save a lot of time, the whole process could take as little as two months.  Are you currently a legal resident of the UK, or do you live in the US currently?  If you're in the US, you file with USCIS in the US and the process will take 12-14 months.  Good luck!

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3 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

If you're a legal resident of the UK you can file the I-130 directly with the London embassy and save a lot of time, the whole process could take as little as two months.  Are you currently a legal resident of the UK, or do you live in the US currently?  If you're in the US, you file with USCIS in the US and the process will take 12-14 months.  Good luck!

If current office closure plans go through,  won't likely be an viable option for a 2021 planned move 

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16 hours ago, carmel34 said:

If you're a legal resident of the UK you can file the I-130 directly with the London embassy and save a lot of time, the whole process could take as little as two months.  Are you currently a legal resident of the UK, or do you live in the US currently?  If you're in the US, you file with USCIS in the US and the process will take 12-14 months.  Good luck!

We're currently UK residents. As payxibka mentioned, will the London embassy be closing at some point? If so, would I then have to be a US resident to file?

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11 minutes ago, caimor23 said:

We're currently UK residents. As payxibka mentioned, will the London embassy be closing at some point? If so, would I then have to be a US resident to file?

No.. though you will need to demonstrate,  at the time of the beneficiary’s interview , your  intention to reestablish  residency. 

If you use a joint sponsor you can both remain together on the US until the visa is issued and you can move together. If you want to meet the financial sponsorship requirements yourself .. and not need a joint sponsor .. allow yourself 6 months of living and working in the US, prior to the interview to demonstrate your capacity to be the sole sponsor 

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