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Hello!

My husband & I made the journey to move him from the UK to the US years ago. After almost 10 years, we decided to move to the UK to be with his aging parents. We are now thinking about moving back to the US. My husband turned his immigration card in after the move since we planned to be in the UK indefinitely. My question is, do we start over from the beginning or is there a different path since he was approved before? Thank you in advance, KYLady

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8/06 introduced by friends

8/10/07 married in US

9/5/07 I-130 sent to Texas (my states required filing location even thou they do not process I-130's)

9/10/07 NOA1 I-130 received at VSC(file was moved to VCS instead of CSC during crazy backlog)

12/24/07 received actual paper copy of NOA1 from VSC

2/14/08 touched (request for marriage cert. from my previous marriage)

3/4/08 touched (rec'd requested info.)

6/25/08 received approval email from VSC

6/30/08 received NOA2 hard copy from VSC

7/25/08 received packet 1 from NVC (invoice)

8/18/08 received packet 2 from NVC (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

8/19/08 mailed packet 2 back to NVC (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

8/26/08 NVC received packet 2 (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

9/05/08 Case Complete at NVC

9/13/08 Case to leave NVC

9/15/08 Case received at US Embassy - London

9/20/08 Received Interview letter in US from NVC

9/29/08 Received Interview letter "pkt 4" in UK from NVC...

(no "Pkt.3" really, Interview letter just directed us to web for medical details)

10/10/08 Medical Exam

10/22/08 Interview: US Embassy - London / APPROVED

10/23/08 Visa in hand

10/30/08 POE: Chicago O'Hare

REMOVING CONDITIONS

10/12/10 packet sent UPS

10/13/10 packet received at VSC

10/20/10 check cashed for I-751 fee

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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9 minutes ago, KYlady said:

Hello!

My husband & I made the journey to move him from the UK to the US years ago. After almost 10 years, we decided to move to the UK to be with his aging parents. We are now thinking about moving back to the US. My husband turned his immigration card in after the move since we planned to be in the UK indefinitely. My question is, do we start over from the beginning or is there a different path since he was approved before? Thank you in advance, KYLady

There is no path for him except for an IR-1 spousal visa.  Are you still in the UK?  I believe that direct consular filing (DCF) is still an option in London, but probably not for much longer.  

 

If you can do DCF, it is faster than stateside processing at least.

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Filed: Other Country: United Kingdom
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Thank you for the information! 

We are still in the UK and will check out the option of DCF.


8/06 introduced by friends

8/10/07 married in US

9/5/07 I-130 sent to Texas (my states required filing location even thou they do not process I-130's)

9/10/07 NOA1 I-130 received at VSC(file was moved to VCS instead of CSC during crazy backlog)

12/24/07 received actual paper copy of NOA1 from VSC

2/14/08 touched (request for marriage cert. from my previous marriage)

3/4/08 touched (rec'd requested info.)

6/25/08 received approval email from VSC

6/30/08 received NOA2 hard copy from VSC

7/25/08 received packet 1 from NVC (invoice)

8/18/08 received packet 2 from NVC (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

8/19/08 mailed packet 2 back to NVC (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

8/26/08 NVC received packet 2 (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

9/05/08 Case Complete at NVC

9/13/08 Case to leave NVC

9/15/08 Case received at US Embassy - London

9/20/08 Received Interview letter in US from NVC

9/29/08 Received Interview letter "pkt 4" in UK from NVC...

(no "Pkt.3" really, Interview letter just directed us to web for medical details)

10/10/08 Medical Exam

10/22/08 Interview: US Embassy - London / APPROVED

10/23/08 Visa in hand

10/30/08 POE: Chicago O'Hare

REMOVING CONDITIONS

10/12/10 packet sent UPS

10/13/10 packet received at VSC

10/20/10 check cashed for I-751 fee

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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5 minutes ago, KYlady said:

Thank you for the information! 

We are still in the UK and will check out the option of DCF.

Good luck!  Btw the DCF and UK forums here on VJ may be of help also.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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3 hours ago, KYlady said:

Hello!

My husband & I made the journey to move him from the UK to the US years ago. After almost 10 years, we decided to move to the UK to be with his aging parents. We are now thinking about moving back to the US. My husband turned his immigration card in after the move since we planned to be in the UK indefinitely. My question is, do we start over from the beginning or is there a different path since he was approved before? Thank you in advance, KYLady

 

You will start over, but can file the I-130 petition directly with the USCIS office in London (located in the embassy) instead of at the lockbox serving the whole of the US. Then your approved petition will go directly to the Immigrant Visa Unit in London, skipping the National Visa Center (NVC) step that most have to deal with. You get a shortcut timewise. 

 

This page on the London Embassy website is where you start for instruction, forms, checklists of what to send, and the address in London where your petition will be mailed.

https://uk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/government-agencies/dhs/uscis/i130filing-html/

 

 

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Nicaragua
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He was in the US for 10 years. That qualified him to be a US citizen. He could have just moved back to the US with you now. Why didn't he apply for it? What a wasted opportunity. 

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3 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

He was in the US for 10 years. That qualified him to be a US citizen. He could have just moved back to the US with you now. Why didn't he apply for it? What a wasted opportunity. 

Little can be done about that now. All they can do is follow the process again.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

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Filed: Other Country: United Kingdom
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Thank you to everyone for your feedback. All is appreciated. 


8/06 introduced by friends

8/10/07 married in US

9/5/07 I-130 sent to Texas (my states required filing location even thou they do not process I-130's)

9/10/07 NOA1 I-130 received at VSC(file was moved to VCS instead of CSC during crazy backlog)

12/24/07 received actual paper copy of NOA1 from VSC

2/14/08 touched (request for marriage cert. from my previous marriage)

3/4/08 touched (rec'd requested info.)

6/25/08 received approval email from VSC

6/30/08 received NOA2 hard copy from VSC

7/25/08 received packet 1 from NVC (invoice)

8/18/08 received packet 2 from NVC (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

8/19/08 mailed packet 2 back to NVC (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

8/26/08 NVC received packet 2 (request for DS230 BIO & I-864 AOS)

9/05/08 Case Complete at NVC

9/13/08 Case to leave NVC

9/15/08 Case received at US Embassy - London

9/20/08 Received Interview letter in US from NVC

9/29/08 Received Interview letter "pkt 4" in UK from NVC...

(no "Pkt.3" really, Interview letter just directed us to web for medical details)

10/10/08 Medical Exam

10/22/08 Interview: US Embassy - London / APPROVED

10/23/08 Visa in hand

10/30/08 POE: Chicago O'Hare

REMOVING CONDITIONS

10/12/10 packet sent UPS

10/13/10 packet received at VSC

10/20/10 check cashed for I-751 fee

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On 11/10/2019 at 9:37 AM, little immigrant said:

He was in the US for 10 years. That qualified him to be a US citizen. He could have just moved back to the US with you now. Why didn't he apply for it? What a wasted opportunity. 

Not everyone wants to be a US citizen. Some people may prefer to keep their citizenship and stay in the US as lawful permanent resident. That is perfectly legal. 

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