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Already filed I-130 but looking to move to beneficiary's country while waiting on process

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Country: Jamaica
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Hi everyone, 

 

I'm hoping someone will be able to offer us some advice. We filed the I-130 at the end of last year and our case is currently at the Nebraska center. Knowing the current timeline, my husband(the petitioner) is looking to move to my country while we wait for the next step. He has a potential job opportunity and is thinking of applying. 

 

Will his leaving the US affect our application? Is it advisable to leave at this point? We are looking at about a year before we hear anything from Nebraska based on current processing times. Is there anything that we would need to submit differently, to let them know he is leaving the US until we are able to get the visa? 

 

Thanks for any advice anyone may have to offer. 

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15 minutes ago, Jodie876 said:

Hi everyone, 

 

I'm hoping someone will be able to offer us some advice. We filed the I-130 at the end of last year and our case is currently at the Nebraska center. Knowing the current timeline, my husband(the petitioner) is looking to move to my country while we wait for the next step. He has a potential job opportunity and is thinking of applying. 

 

Will his leaving the US affect our application? Is it advisable to leave at this point? We are looking at about a year before we hear anything from Nebraska based on current processing times. Is there anything that we would need to submit differently, to let them know he is leaving the US until we are able to get the visa? 

 

Thanks for any advice anyone may have to offer. 

If he relocates to your country, he will have to show evidence that he intends to go back to the US by the time of the interview.  In some cases, the US citizen spouse has to relocate back to the US first to establish domicile.


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It won’t harm your application in terms of timing but he will need to go through the additional step of re-establishing domicile (check the relevant embassy’s requirements on that as they vary from place to place) before your visa can be issued. 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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Also, if he moves abroad then he will need a plan to satisfy I-864 requirements later. He can return and find employment, use assets, use a joint sponsor, etc.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Nicaragua
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My (ex) husband came to my country and waited for my visa in mine. He didn't have employment and it was easy for him to do. We flew back together when my visa was issued. He stayed a total of 10 months in Germany. 



 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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