I'm a U.S. Citizen residing in Australia.
Wife and her 2 children from a prior marriage are Australian citizens. Children aged 12-14
Married less than 2 years. Children not adopted.
Will be applying ASAP
From what I gather and have been told I need to file 3 I-130 forms, and 1 I-130A, correct?
I understand my wife will be interviewed and will need a medical check. Will the children also need medical checks and need to be interviewed?
Was told by an immigration attorney it costs roughly, $1700 total for each person. Looking at the fee for the I-130, and understanding there's a cost with medical checks, what other fees are there, and where on the timeline do they occur?
We will be using my parents as a joint sponsor. When in the process do we need to have both mine and my parent's I-864 ready and turned in? Reading the guide it seems as though it's not a concern till the interview. If I had my parents do this now, with their last 3 years income tax paperwork would that then be outdated?
With this Visa I'm having trouble connection dots as to when my wife would be able to work. When *fingers crossed* we get to the states, we both want to hit the ground running.
Guide states we need original birth, divorce, marriage certificates for the interview. Do we get them back or is it best to have certified copies made?
When filling out the I-130 I ran into a problem with 12a-15b as shown in the attached image. I have lived a total of 3 places besides where we reside in the last 5 years. When I check the box where it asks is the mailing address the same as my physical address which I take to mean as my current address, 13.b shows up as "Current" and I'm not allowed to change it. I'll list a timeline of where I lived in the last 5 years with just the street name and country. Frankly I'm not sure what to put, and where, in addition to the only 2 address spots allowed on the form.
2012-2015 Philip St, Australia
2015-2016 Edward St, Australia
2016-2017 Dodge St, U.S
2017-Current, Australia living with my then fiancee now wife.
Thanks for any and all help that we can get. I'm sure these questions have been asked before, but after several days of searching on here and google we haven't had much luck.
Tommy & Rhonda