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Hello I am a US citizen and in 2014 I moved to Europe and married my foreign wife in 2015. I have been in Europe since 2014 and now me and my wife has 2 kids. Last week i got news that my father is sick in the US and I am planning on moving back to the US. i know the steps it take to ge my children in the US but I hear the process to get my wife here is hard. Anyone know where to start and how long would it take for my wife to be physically in the US.

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21 minutes ago, Gallgood said:

Hello I am a US citizen and in 2014 I moved to Europe and married my foreign wife in 2015. I have been in Europe since 2014 and now me and my wife has 2 kids. Last week i got news that my father is sick in the US and I am planning on moving back to the US. i know the steps it take to ge my children in the US but I hear the process to get my wife here is hard. Anyone know where to start and how long would it take for my wife to be physically in the US.

A little more than a year 


YMMV

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I’m in the same boat mate. Married in 2017 and moved to Brazil and never took any action. Mom is sick and needs taking care of so we submitted our i-130 the past April. It’s gonna take roughly a year or more. I kick myself for not doing something sooner/pre Trump. 

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1 hour ago, Gallgood said:

Hello I am a US citizen and in 2014 I moved to Europe and married my foreign wife in 2015. I have been in Europe since 2014 and now me and my wife has 2 kids. Last week i got news that my father is sick in the US and I am planning on moving back to the US. i know the steps it take to ge my children in the US but I hear the process to get my wife here is hard. Anyone know where to start and how long would it take for my wife to be physically in the US.


I'm assuming the country is Romania. The DCF would not be an option. Sorry to here about your father. You can ask for an expedite. No guarantee it will be approved but no hurt in asking.

 

Good luck

 

37 minutes ago, JesseTovar said:

I’m in the same boat mate. Married in 2017 and moved to Brazil and never took any action. Mom is sick and needs taking care of so we submitted our i-130 the past April. It’s gonna take roughly a year or more. I kick myself for not doing something sooner/pre Trump. 

This has nothing to do with Trump. The process has been like this since before Trump.


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I would not say it is hard, takes some time. 

What would be the basis of an expedite?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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47 minutes ago, JesseTovar said:

I’m in the same boat mate. Married in 2017 and moved to Brazil and never took any action. Mom is sick and needs taking care of so we submitted our i-130 the past April. It’s gonna take roughly a year or more. I kick myself for not doing something sooner/pre Trump. 

Mine also took a year before Trump had even been elected. 

You think it would have been any faster with Hillary?


 

 

 

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1 hour ago, JesseTovar said:

 

Sorry guys, but you’re not gonna get a political left-right side response out of me. I’m neither republican nor democrat......couldn’t care less about any of that. 

‘But to answer y’alls  assumptions of what y’all think I said, I never said trump physically did anything nor signed anything against immigration. I said

“pre trump”....as in a timeline/era. That being said, studies and reports do show that wait times have double since trumps election, hence my “pre trump” statement. Feel however you want about him, it doesn’t change the fact that waiting time has increased drastically. 

So yes I do wish I had done something pre trump (2017 for those sensitive to the word trump). 

Not asking for a political debate. Wait times for spousal visas have been a 1.5 (give or take a month or 2) since before Trump. And it is still trending like that today. In fact, there is even a slight decrease in times.

Immigration has always and will always have ebbs and flows of timelines. And true there has been a backlog on a few categories, but it is getting better. 


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1 hour ago, JesseTovar said:

 

Sorry guys, but you’re not gonna get a political left-right side response out of me. I’m neither republican nor democrat......couldn’t care less about any of that. 

‘But to answer y’alls  assumptions of what y’all think I said, I never said trump physically did anything nor signed anything against immigration. I said

“pre trump”....as in a timeline/era. That being said, studies and reports do show that wait times have double since trumps election, hence my “pre trump” statement. Feel however you want about him, it doesn’t change the fact that waiting time has increased drastically. 

So yes I do wish I had done something pre trump (2017 for those sensitive to the word trump). 

I was pre Trump and my timeline was a lot longer.


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1 hour ago, JesseTovar said:

 

Sorry guys, but you’re not gonna get a political left-right side response out of me. I’m neither republican nor democrat......couldn’t care less about any of that. 

‘But to answer y’alls  assumptions of what y’all think I said, I never said trump physically did anything nor signed anything against immigration. I said

“pre trump”....as in a timeline/era. That being said, studies and reports do show that wait times have double since trumps election, hence my “pre trump” statement. Feel however you want about him, it doesn’t change the fact that waiting time has increased drastically. 

So yes I do wish I had done something pre trump (2017 for those sensitive to the word trump). 

Probably because there have been more GC approvals and more immigrant petitions/AOS filings since he took office. Immigration is constantly increasing. As more people arrive and as the population grows, more people are being petitioned. 

 

It used to to be worse. It used to be 3 years or so for a spouse of a USC and the sole reason that the K-3 was invented was because of that long wait for a spousal visa. The K-3 allowed people to come on a non-immigrant visa and adjust status once they got here. The reason the K-3 is now defunct is because we no longer have those long waits. 


 

 

 

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2 hours ago, JesseTovar said:

 

Sorry guys, but you’re not gonna get a political left-right side response out of me. I’m neither republican nor democrat......couldn’t care less about any of that. 

‘But to answer y’alls  assumptions of what y’all think I said, I never said trump physically did anything nor signed anything against immigration. I said

“pre trump”....as in a timeline/era. That being said, studies and reports do show that wait times have double since trumps election, hence my “pre trump” statement. Feel however you want about him, it doesn’t change the fact that waiting time has increased drastically. 

So yes I do wish I had done something pre trump (2017 for those sensitive to the word trump). 

We would just love to see that! 

 

Immigration timelines goes up and down all the time it has nothing to do with who is in office.


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, JesseTovar said:

 

Sorry guys, but you’re not gonna get a political left-right side response out of me. I’m neither republican nor democrat......couldn’t care less about any of that. 

‘But to answer y’alls  assumptions of what y’all think I said, I never said trump physically did anything nor signed anything against immigration. I said

“pre trump”....as in a timeline/era. That being said, studies and reports do show that wait times have double since trumps election, hence my “pre trump” statement. Feel however you want about him, it doesn’t change the fact that waiting time has increased drastically. 

So yes I do wish I had done something pre trump (2017 for those sensitive to the word trump). 

At least you doing something within Trump era and not waiting post-Trump. Because it's likely to get longer post-Trump or maybe not; nobody can tell. That's the dance with US immigration; it's always good to do it sooner regardless of who is president. 

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7 hours ago, Gallgood said:

Hello I am a US citizen and in 2014 I moved to Europe and married my foreign wife in 2015. I have been in Europe since 2014 and now me and my wife has 2 kids. Last week i got news that my father is sick in the US and I am planning on moving back to the US. i know the steps it take to ge my children in the US but I hear the process to get my wife here is hard. Anyone know where to start and how long would it take for my wife to be physically in the US.

Start by reading the guides for filing form I-130 on here or visiting uscis.gov. You'll be looking at 12+ months roughly to get to the finish line. All the best.

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3 hours ago, Georgia16 said:

We would just love to see that! 

 

Immigration timelines goes up and down all the time it has nothing to do with who is in office.

https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/historic-pt

It's about a 50% longer wait than in 2015. 

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