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Spouse - IR-1/CR-1 while living abroad (Argentina)

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Hi there, how are you all!?

Hope you can help us with this new journey we are starting.

Situation:

My Spouse: 23 years old US Citizen living in Argentina since 2003.

Me: 31 years old Argentinian (and italian) Citizen.

We live together since May 2017. 

Delfina and I were married last May 14th, and we are willing to start the process to move to US in a couple of years. 

There are some questions that are coming up to start everything, could you please help us?

1- We were told that it is mandatory to do the process with the US citizen living in US, showing income to sponsor me for about a year. Is this true? we have to be separated in order to apply for the Visa?

2- She has family over the US, mainly in Connecticut and Florida, it is recommended to use one of their addresses during this process?

3- Can someone of their family fully sponsor me during this procees?

We would like to be together during the process, can it be?

 

Thanks all for yor answers, I'm sorry if there are gramatical errors, English isn't my native languaje!

C U!

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1.  Not always true......The US citizen must show domicile in the US...and sometimes that means moving to the US first....If the US citizen has not lived in the US in 10 years, then he/she will have to show sufficient evidence of intent to locate to the US.  In addition, the petitioner will have to show adequate income )continuing after locating to the US) to support the new immigrant....or find a qualified joint sponsor.

2.  No.....except as a mailing address.

3.  Yes....as a joint sponsor...the US citizen is the primary sponsor.

Separation is part of the process.  It is not fun (nor is anything associated with immigration), but most of us have endured it......

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ecuador
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has the USC living in Argentina been working and filing US tax returns for these years ?

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/us-citizens-and-resident-aliens-abroad-filing-requirements

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On 7/29/2019 at 10:32 AM, Patricio said:

Hi there, how are you all!?

Hope you can help us with this new journey we are starting.

Situation:

My Spouse: 23 years old US Citizen living in Argentina since 2003.

Me: 31 years old Argentinian (and italian) Citizen.

We live together since May 2017. 

Delfina and I were married last May 14th, and we are willing to start the process to move to US in a couple of years. 

There are some questions that are coming up to start everything, could you please help us?

1- We were told that it is mandatory to do the process with the US citizen living in US, showing income to sponsor me for about a year. Is this true? we have to be separated in order to apply for the Visa?

2- She has family over the US, mainly in Connecticut and Florida, it is recommended to use one of their addresses during this process?

3- Can someone of their family fully sponsor me during this procees?

We would like to be together during the process, can it be?

 

Thanks all for yor answers, I'm sorry if there are gramatical errors, English isn't my native languaje!

C U!

Hello. I a usc also lived in Argentina and married my argentine citizen husband there. Unfortunately, she will have to move to the US alone and start the process from there. We have been at this for quite sometime now and there is no way around it. I moved back from Argentina in April of 2018 and my husband still is not here with me. So it is very very hard, but it is part of the process. I hope this helps. 

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Hi Patricio! 

I just found your post.

Just wanted to share my experience. It is heartbreaking for me that you have to be apart!

I'm from Argentina and my American husband has lived here for a long time. He stayed with me through all the process. 

You say that you want to move in a couple of years. It's good that you have no rush because the process takes a lot of time (more than a year for me). But once your visa is approved and issued you will have 6 months to leave Argentina.

 

1- It is not mandatory to be separated to apply. We spent all the process in Argentina together.

2- You don't need to. We used the us citizen address in Argentina. Later at NVC stage we provided our intended address in the USA.

3- You may use a family member as a joint sponsor. 

 

Let me know if you need help! We've been on this journey for a year and it hasn't ended yet.

This was so stressful for us and our family, being together was a huge relief for us.

Good luck!

 

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