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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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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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