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  1. Shoot, I didn't realize that. Thanks for the heads up! In section 62.a (see attached) when asked which U.S. Embassy/Consulate she will apply for the immigrant visa, I listed Bogota because I was pretty sure she'd be back living in Bogota by the time the interview came around. But indeed, her physical address right now is listed where she lived until last month (Shanghai, China). So since section 62.A already has Bogota listed, I guess I will only need to request the change of physical address to Bogota at the NVC stage and that should automatically tip them off that it should take place there. Is that correct? Or is there an additional step? I guess the "note" at the bottom (under section 62.c) of the attachment relates to what you are talking about- since her physical address is currently list as in China, Bogota (as is) would likely reject it and it would need to be transferred to China.
  2. Thanks for the feedback. We won't need a change of consulate as we requested Bogota right when I filed the I-130 paperwork. So we're good there.
  3. Hi All, I ran a search for change of address for a spouse beneficiary after filing I-130 paperwork (I filed recently on 9/28/23) but most of it pertains to the petitioner change of address. My wife (beneficiary) lived and worked in China before recently moving back to her native Colombia. My address as her U.S. citizen petitioner remains the same (no need to change). Do I need to update her I-130 paperwork online to reflect her new address in Colombia? Or can it wait until the NCV stage? TIA!
  4. My apologies in advance if these follow-up questions are daft. Should I risk filing the I-130 online right now even with the wife planning to visit the U.S. with me on her B-2 visa in a 2-3 months? As I mentioned, she will not overstay, however, I'm wondering if this will have an adverse impact on her I-130 getting approved and/or her using her B-2 visa in the future?
  5. Hi Everyone, I haven't been able to uncover any threads that covers our exact situation so I am hoping for some guidance for others through this new thread. I am a native-born American who has lived outside the U.S. for the last 23 years in several countries because of my job. I met my wife, who is Colombian, in Colombia 11 years ago and we have been married for 4 years. We also have a 1 year old son who already has an American passport. My wife does have an American tourist visa (B-2), which she has used a few times (and never overstayed) and she has around 6 years left on it. We have lived and worked in several countries around the world (and my wife has worked in 2 of those countries). However, we will be returning to the USA to live in 2-3 months and thus, I would like to start the process of getting her Permanent Residency and perhaps citizenship in the USA. I've been reading online that the first step should be to file the paperwork for the IR1 Spousal Visa. My first question is will her B-2 tourist visa be automatically rescinded when we start filing the paperwork for the IR1 visa (due to flagging her for intending to immigrate)? Again, she has never overstayed on her B-2 visa and doesn't intend to- she'll simple leave the country every few months. My second question- my sister-in-law (who is now a U.S. citizen but immigrated from Venezuela 15 years ago) mentioned that nowadays there might be a streamlined way to permanent residency for those who can already enter the U.S. legally, made possible by some recent immigration reform for Venezuelan/Colombian citizens? Does anyone know anything about this? That's my main line of inquiry I'd like to explore; the most efficient and less time-consuming pathway for my wife to start pursuing a green card, given her situation. Thank you for your time and I look forward to any feedback from those in the know.
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