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How long does it take for an alien husband to come work in the US (married to US citizen)

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Hi all. Here is the situation.

I am French. My wife is American (born American) and we married 7 years ago (in the US). My son was born in the US (he's American and also French), and my daughter was born in France (she is also American and French). We have been living in France for the last 6 years.

We are now thinking of relocating to the US to be closer to my wife's family.

I already found a company there wiling to hire me. We anticipate my wife would not be working. So I (ie me, the alien) would be the one earning the income for the household.

I am just at the beginning of understanding the process. Can you give me any advices on what needs to be done in order to get us there as soon as possible? Are we looking at a long process or is there some options to get us there quickly. Thanks! ;)

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Hi all. Here is the situation.

I am French. My wife is American (born American) and we married 7 years ago (in the US). My son was born in the US (he's American and also French), and my daughter was born in France (she is also American and French). We have been living in France for the last 6 years.

We are now thinking of relocating to the US to be closer to my wife's family.

I already found a company there wiling to hire me. We anticipate my wife would not be working. So I (ie me, the alien) would be the one earning the income for the household.

I am just at the beginning of understanding the process. Can you give me any advices on what needs to be done in order to get us there as soon as possible? Are we looking at a long process or is there some options to get us there quickly. Thanks! ;)

It sounds like you can file for DCF-direct consular filing. As long as your wife can prove domicile in the US, this is the way to go. Not sure about France, but I think on average DCF takes approximately 6 months. Since you would be filing for an IR-1, you would be able to work upon entering the US. HTH


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Hi all. Here is the situation.

I am French. My wife is American (born American) and we married 7 years ago (in the US). My son was born in the US (he's American and also French), and my daughter was born in France (she is also American and French). We have been living in France for the last 6 years.

We are now thinking of relocating to the US to be closer to my wife's family.

I already found a company there wiling to hire me. We anticipate my wife would not be working. So I (ie me, the alien) would be the one earning the income for the household.

I am just at the beginning of understanding the process. Can you give me any advices on what needs to be done in order to get us there as soon as possible? Are we looking at a long process or is there some options to get us there quickly. Thanks! ;)

As far as the I-864 is concerned, has your US wife been working/earning while in France, and if so has she reported that income on US tax returns and could she meet the poverty guideline benchmark with her income?


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Hi all. Here is the situation.

I am French. My wife is American (born American) and we married 7 years ago (in the US). My son was born in the US (he's American and also French), and my daughter was born in France (she is also American and French). We have been living in France for the last 6 years.

We are now thinking of relocating to the US to be closer to my wife's family.

I already found a company there wiling to hire me. We anticipate my wife would not be working. So I (ie me, the alien) would be the one earning the income for the household.

I am just at the beginning of understanding the process. Can you give me any advices on what needs to be done in order to get us there as soon as possible? Are we looking at a long process or is there some options to get us there quickly. Thanks! ;)

As far as the I-864 is concerned, has your US wife been working/earning while in France, and if so has she reported that income on US tax returns and could she meet the poverty guideline benchmark with her income?

OP said she would not be working in the US, so unlikely to be a job transfer avaliable, but best to post in the DCF forum.


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