We are looking for information about the DCF at the french embassy.
My wife is american and we live together in france since our wedding almost two years ago.
She wants to go back to the states because she is needed in her family business.
We read a lot of information, and just before sending the I-130 to the lockbox in chicago, we discovered there was a shorter way for the US citizen living abroad : the Direct Consular Filing. We saw some cases that took only few months to get their visa. So, we did what they did : sending an email explaining the situation to the embassy. But they responded saying they are not doing it anymore since 2011.
here is their answer :
Dear M. Minix,
Effective August 15, 2011, all I-130 petitions for an immediate relative must be filed directly with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Chicago lockbox and the information you need most will be found at www.uscis.gov. Only once you have successfully filed your petition with USCIS and completed the necessary processing will your file be transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC).
This procedure from USCIS to NVC to Paris will take few months. You may follow up your case on line via the following website https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do by entering your case number provided by NVC. You can also find additional information on the process at www.travel.state.gov.
Posts receive hardcopy files within three weeks prior the interview of eligibility scheduled by NVC. Educating yourself on the process by visiting the links above and preparing all the necessary information/documents is the best way to expedite the procedure.
Thank you for your inquiry.
U.S. Embassy, Paris France
It's hard to find information about that. we found only few DCF made in france.
That' why we add a new post here, specificaly for the french embassy.
does anybody have information, or experience, with this DCF at the french embassy?
Thanks a lot!
Clément and kalah