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Visiting my Spouse in the US while the application is being processed.

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After living together in the UK for almost two years, my husband received a job offer with a very high salary in San Diego. Therefore we are hoping to submit the application using a lawyer out there.

 

My question is, after this is submitted, will I be able to visit him during the processing time?

ATM I cannot work due to mental health issues, but would still be paying a mortgage, council tax, bills, run a car etc due to his salary being so high. What kind of things should I bring with me to present at the border. A friend of mine recommended an employer letter, but I obviously wont have one. Is there anything else, other than a booked, return flight, that I could present?

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Have you been to the US before, what did you take then?

 

Has he moved back or is this a future move.


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8 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Have you been to the US before, what did you take then?

 

Has he moved back or is this a future move.

Yes before he immigrated here! I just took proof of a return flight an answered questions, told them I was a teacher etc, but was never asked for proof.

He's going to move back after he works his notice period. 

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You should look at doing a Direct consulate Filing before he leaves.   That would speed up the entire process.


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Agree best to file before he moves.


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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

You should look at doing a Direct consulate Filing before he leaves.   That would speed up the entire process.

I know and I looked at that, but apparently they only allow that now in exception circumstances such as sudden army redeployment or medical emergencies. 😕

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London allows it for any reason.


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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

London allows it for any reason.

Currently anyway. Not for much longer.


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in which case, we'll defo do that - I've just e-mailed two law firms in London who deal with this. 

Back to my original question, though, does anyone have any experience with that or ideas for convincing the border that whilst i do intend to immigrate in the future, i dont intend to adjust my status while travelling on an ESTA to visit my husband? 

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How did you convince them on your last visit?


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18 minutes ago, Laura_T said:

Yes before he immigrated here! I just took proof of a return flight an answered questions, told them I was a teacher etc, but was never asked for proof.

He's going to move back after he works his notice period. 

 

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Head on over to the DCF forum and get the forms started yourself. By the time you get done dealing with the lawyers they have time to stop accepting DCF. This can easily be done without a lawyer and started this week. 

 

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23 hours ago, Laura_T said:

in which case, we'll defo do that - I've just e-mailed two law firms in London who deal with this. 

Back to my original question, though, does anyone have any experience with that or ideas for convincing the border that whilst i do intend to immigrate in the future, i dont intend to adjust my status while travelling on an ESTA to visit my husband? 

Usually you can visit

 

Why do you need a law firm to file a petition.  It takes about a day to gather everything, fill it out, and send it in.

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