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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Iraq
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Hi everyone

I filed for VISA beginning of 2018

was DQ'd on September 2020

file currently at NVC waiting for ANKARA US embassy to reopen which it will takes forever 

denied expedite request twice 

The stress was unreal to the point I left my studies ( Radiology student at RIT)

I went insane and couldn't handle the stress and depression anymore so I booked a flight two weeks ago to go back to Iraq and live with my wife until they schedule her an Interview appointment 

I just can't leave her alone anymore, not in this country ruined by Iranian militia. 

We're mentally and emotionally better now since we're together but too afraid of the situation ( too dangers living here) 

my question is, will that effect the process of her VISA?

since I, the petitioner living outside of U.S ?

I'll stay here with her until they grand her VISA to go back together, will that be a problem?

Thank you all.

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Yes, it can affect the process. Petitioner has to be domiciled in US or show evidence of taking up domicile again. What home have you maintained in the US? Second, income has to come from US source, do you have a joint sponsor in the US? 

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4 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Yes, it can affect the process. Petitioner has to be domiciled in US or show evidence of taking up domicile again. What home have you maintained in the US? Second, income has to come from US source, do you have a joint sponsor in the US? 

we have a joint sponsor yes since i didn't make enough money to file taxes ( full time student)

all documents approved and qualified, just waiting for an Interview  

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10 minutes ago, yusef94 said:

we have a joint sponsor yes since i didn't make enough money to file taxes ( full time student)

all documents approved and qualified, just waiting for an Interview  

That is irrelevant to the domicile question.  You MUST show evidence to the consulate that you have taken concrete steps to LIVE in the US after the visa is issued.   Sponsorship and income  is an entirely different matter.

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7 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

That is irrelevant to the domicile question.  You MUST show evidence to the consulate that you have taken concrete steps to LIVE in the US after the visa is issued.   Sponsorship and income  is an entirely different matter.

my parents are in US, my school is in US, my banks accounts my car, I have no reason to live in Iraq and have all the reasons to live in US. The only reason why now I'm living outside is to support her and be with her I can NOT let her alone. It's a temporary thing until she gets her VISA not forever. I don't know what to show, like what? please help.

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6 minutes ago, yusef94 said:

my parents are in US, my school is in US, my banks accounts my car, I have no reason to live in Iraq and have all the reasons to live in US. The only reason why now I'm living outside is to support her and be with her I can NOT let her alone. It's a temporary thing until she gets her VISA not forever. I don't know what to show, like what? please help.

A US address, bank accounts, voting records, driver's license, tax records,  all together, should be sufficient to show domicile (which is a requirement) since you are just vising your spouse..  

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"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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1 minute ago, Lucky Cat said:

A US address, bank accounts, voting records, driver's license, tax records,  all together, should be sufficient to show domicile since you are just vising your spouse..  

yes, I have an address, driver license, car in my name, bank account with money, school still didn't finish, parents, 2020 tax record, did vote few times

Thank you for your answer 

 

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13 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Did you take a formal leave of absence from your school? Otherwise it just looks like you dropped out.

 

13 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Did you take a formal leave of absence from your school? Otherwise it just looks like you dropped out.

tbh no, they don't give excused leave for more than one or two months plus, they don't approve my situation.

I completed this semester last month and did not sign up for next semester. I said to myself, when I come back I'll continue.

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8 minutes ago, yusef94 said:

 

tbh no, they don't give excused leave for more than one or two months plus, they don't approve my situation.

I completed this semester last month and did not sign up for next semester. I said to myself, when I come back I'll continue.

Well, this comment interested me enough to check on it because i know my daughter’s college gives up to two semesters leave of absence for either medical or personal reasons. And RIT (you mentioned the name above) has a policy that a student is actually allowed up to 3 consecutive terms, including summer, to be on a LOA. So, I mean, whatever works for you works, but I don’t think the argument that you could not get more than a couple of months and that you can just go back to the same school is going to work. Obviously a non-flagship public instate will usually be a good option for picking up on an interrupted degree without too much trouble.

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25 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Well, this comment interested me enough to check on it because i know my daughter’s college gives up to two semesters leave of absence for either medical or personal reasons. And RIT (you mentioned the name above) has a policy that a student is actually allowed up to 3 consecutive terms, including summer, to be on a LOA. So, I mean, whatever works for you works, but I don’t think the argument that you could not get more than a couple of months and that you can just go back to the same school is going to work. Obviously a non-flagship public instate will usually be a good option for picking up on an interrupted degree without too much trouble.

As for DMS undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of technology I asked and said I'll be fine as long as I come back and continue my studies, they won't excuse you while semester is running, told them about my situation and give me a huge CAN NOT

wanted to leave early and couldn't ,so waited to complete my semester as I mentioned before ( barely did good job because of depression and overthinking) and booked out , I know I can finish my other two semesters when I go back hopefully within 7 months maximum. 

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