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  1. Hi all! So sorry if I missed the answer to this elsewhere! I am the USC and have done a DCF/I-130/CR-1 visa application for my Peruvian husband. I've researched this website and found several helpful threads talking about how the USC petitioner is still required to fill out an I-864 AOS even if they are currently living overseas. But I haven't been able to find anywhere how you're supposed to fill out the I-864 fields if you're attaching a letter explaining how you maintained your US domicile or future plans of US domicile. Basically, what I want to know is—do I as the main sponsor filling out the I-864 need to put my current Peruvian addresses in the form fields—or do I put my future US domicile (if my husband's visa is approved)? I plan on attaching a cover letter with evidence of me maintaining my US domicile (like the one in this thread Hope this makes sense! Thanks in advance
  2. Hi everyone, Just looking for some advice please. My wife and I have recently filed our I-130 application via the London Office who have also confirmed they have received and started to process 1 week ago. My question is, is there anything I could be doing in the interim? I.e. pulling additional documents together ahead of the next step (whatever that is!?). Thanks very much,
  3. Is the online I-130 filing available for those of us going through DCF?
  4. My (Peruvian) husband and I went to Lima and successfully filed our I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on June 27, 2019 . When we consulted at the embassy earlier in the week they gave us this list of requirements to file for the I-130 specifically at the Lima embassy. I am attaching an image of it below. On August 2nd, 2019 I received an email from UCSIS saying: "We are pleased to inform you that the USCIS Lima Field Office approved the I-130 Petition that you filed on June 27, 2019. Attached you will find the Notice of Approval. The U.S. Consulate General in Lima, Peru has been notified of this decision and they will be sending further instructions to your home address." On September 4th, 2019 we received a mailed letter from the embassy to our address in Pucallpa (the one you put as your current address on the I-130 form) with the physical letter form of the email from UCSIS and the letter from the consulate saying we have our code to make our visa appointment! That's the second photo I attached below. Feel free to ask me any questions. We currently live in Pucallpa, Peru—so I can provide information on getting certain documents in Pucallpa ;). Hope this helps someone!
  5. What Is DCF? Direct Consular Filing (DCF) is the unofficial term for filing an I-130 petition via a Consulate overseas, rather than through the US Service Center. While not everyone will qualify to do so, this process can expedite the speed in which a beneficiary can enter the United States and become a Green Card Holder (US Permanent Resident). Current DCF procedures state that if a US Citizen lives overseas they may file the I-130 for a foreign spouse, child or parent at the US Consulate / USCIS Field Office governing their place of residence. In most cases permanent residence abroad must be legally established for a period of six months prior to submitting an I-130 petition (reference). In addition, emergency cases, such as life and death of health and safety, and cases determined to be in the national interest can be processed without the residency requirement being met. Examples of family emergencies include minor children who would be unexpectedly left without a caretaker. Examples of national interest include facilitating the travel of United States military and other USG direct hire employees assigned overseas who are pending transfer on orders and need to petition for immigrant classification of their spouse and minor children at posts overseas. Note: There may be a few rare cases where a non-resident US Citizen overseas may be able use the DCF procedure. For more information please visit the DCF Forums Section. Finding Information on DCF at your Consulate Visit the US Department of State website to find your consulate. Once at their homepage you should visit the Immigrant Visa (IV) section to look for information on direct filing of an I-130 (DCF). Contact the Consulate via phone and confirm what you are wanting to do with them. Many consulates have different procedures for DCF so you will want to be sure that you confirm any details with them. Keep your questions very clear and fully describe your case. If you are engaged and not yet married contact the Consulate prior to getting married to see if they can send you instructions in the mail (or refer you to them on their website). Often you can begin to collect information or complete certain required actions (such as a medical) in advance of being married. Only the consulate can confirm this so make sure to ask if this is possible. Regardless of your case, if you qualify, ask the consulate what documents are required and can be collected in advance. This will save you a lot of time when you are ready to file. Examples of things you might collect in advance are: birth certificates, previous divorce documents, medical records, etc.. Important Note: A US Citizen living overseas that wishes to complete the I-864, Affidavit of Support, for their spouse (as part of the DCF process to get an Immigrant Visa) will be required to have U.S. domicile/intent to reestablish domicile to qualify as a Sponsor for the I-864. In addition to having a US domicile/reestablishing domicile the US Citizen must either have employment that will continue (from the same source) when they move/return to the US, or, per the instructions on the I-864, the US Citizen and their spouse may use assets to qualify if the income requirement is not met. In many cases however a couple may need to get a joint sponsor to successfully fulfill the requirements on the I-864. How long does the DCF Process Take Every consulate is different however in many cases the processing time frame can be measured in weeks. For consulates with a higher case load or instance of fraud the processing time could be months. Regardless, DCF will almost always be faster than filing with the USCIS in the US. Additionally when you enter the US your spouse will immediately become a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) and their Green Card will be mailed to them shortly after arriving. Finding other DCF VisaJourney Members Sometimes it is nice to find other couples going through the same Journey. You can find a list of other DCF VJ members here. You can also visit the Direct Consular Filing Forums to discuss DCF and other related topics. Typical DCF Procedure 1. You (and your spouse) will visit the US consulate to file your I-130 and required documents. Some consulates will accept the petition and supporting evidence via mail. Please confirm this via the consulate's website (or on the phone if possible). The following thread on the forums contains example cover letters for I-130 and visa applications: DCF Cover Letter Thread. 2- The I-130 will be adjudicated and either approved or denied. If it is approved the foreign spouse may apply for an IR-1 or CR-1 Visa (Immigrant Visa). 3- The foreign spouse will be required to submit a DS-230 Part 1 (visa application) as well as several required items on a checklist that the consulate will provide. The checklist will include items such as a Police Certificate, Birth Certificate, Previous Divorce Records, an Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), and others. Note: As suggested above, if you had spoken with the consulate early on you may have already collected certain required documents. If you have them with you when filing for the Immigrant Visa you may be able to submit them with the visa application and thus expedite the processing of your case. As a general note, submit photocopies of all original documents unless otherwise directed by the Consular staff. Be sure to bring originals when visiting the consulate in case they need to see them. Remember that you must sign all documents in ink. Pay attention to certain documents that ask you NOT to sign until witnessed by a consulate officer! 4- The US Citizen's spouse will have their Immigrant Visa Interview. The US Citizen Spouse does NOT have to be present at the final interview. Once all paperwork and background checks are complete and assuming the interview goes well, the Immigrant Visa will be issued and attached inside the beneficiaries passport. The time delay from the interview to the visa being issued is typically a few days. Immigrant Visas are typically valid for six months and can in some cases be extended (you must request this in advance of the visa expiration and receive approval by the embassy -- do not assume this is possible unless confirmed by the consulate). The first entry into the US must be made before the expiration date on the Visa. This is very important. 5- The foreign spouse can now legally enter the US. At the Port of Entry they will have their Visa/Passport stamped indicating their legal status in the US. Their status is now that of a US Legal Permanent Resident. Within a few weeks an official Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) will arrive in the mail. Additionally, if on the visa application DS-230 II you applied for the Social Security number your Social Security Card will be mailed to you within a month of entering the US. If you did not apply for the SSN on your visa application you can visit your local Social Security Agency to apply for one. Make sure to being your passport/Visa and Green Card if you have received it. Note: Make sure to read the Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants document by the USCIS. This document explains your rights as a Legal Permanent Resident. It explains your right to work legally within the US as well as travel in and out of the country with your Green Card.
  6. Interview Experience at Mumbai Embassy Check our journey till the interview here. We originally had our interview date for 8th April. But after checking on the ustraveldocs religiously, we were able to get an interview date for 25th March at Consulate General Mumbai. We completed our medical at Max Delhi on 9th March and biometrics at OFC center of VFS Global at Shivaji Stadium Metro Station in Delhi. Before leaving for Mumbai we got the DD made for the visa fees which was $325 converted into INR 24050 (according to ustraveldocs valid exchange rate) payable at Mumbai and drawn in favor of "US Consulate General, Mumbai". This is applicable if you are filing DCF and have skipped the NVC stage and have not paid the fee online. We arrived in Mumbai on the 24th. There are a couple of good hotel options for people coming from other cities that are very nearby to the consulate. We chose the Trident Hotel, as it is the closest one and you can walk 2 minutes and reach the consulate. The consulate does not allow any kind of phones or electronics inside. Even a smart or digital watch. So leave everything at your hotel room or with someone. They don't even allow the Xray CD you will get after your medical, so no need to bring that. Our appointment was at 7:15 AM. We reached outside the consulate at 6:45 am and there were already a lot of people there on the opposite side of the road from the consulate. Once the clock hit 7, the guards from the other side of the road ushered people to form a line along the consulate wall on the sidewalk according to the interview time slot (I believe 7:15 was the first slot). There were around 50-75 people in that slot and we all slowly walked in the consulate after showing our appointment letter, DS260 confirmation page and the passport. My wife, who is a US citizen and petitioner, was also allowed inside with me. She showed her US passport for verification. Once inside, we went through a security check like you do at an airport. Then we were told to go inside the actual consulate building where the counters are and where all the interviews take place. There were around 20 counters and sufficient seating for people to wait. We were given a token (no. 24) and told to wait until our token number flashes up on the screen and tells us which counter to go to. The people working inside were very helpful and helped in arranging the documents one needs to submit. They told us to put our initial documents in order (Passport, Visa fee DD, DS 260 confirmation, Birth Certificate original & copy, Marriage certificate original & copy, PCC original, Medical report & all of the i-864 forms and transcripts). Our number was called at window 4 and an Indian officer greeted us (my wife and I both went to the window) and asked for our documents. He asked me if my wife is the petitioner and I said yes. He then got our file from the inside (which had our whole I-130 bundle that we submitted at USCIS Delhi) and added the documents we gave him to that file. He only asked us how long has my wife been living in India and nothing else. He then directed me to counter number 21 with my DD and told me to go pay the fees and bring the receipt back to him. Once that was done, he handed me the domestic violence pamphlet and directed us to sit down and wait until the CO calls us for an interview. After waiting for around 15-20 minutes, our token number flashed again on the screen and we went to the counter. An American CO greeted us and told us that he is our officer today and will be conducting the visa interview. He then asked my wife if she is the petitioner. She said yes, and he directed her to go sit down and wait and said that he would call for her if needed. Then he asked me to raise my right hand and take the oath that everything I say today is true and all the information I have presented is the truth. Then my interview begun and these were the questions: 1 ) Who is calling you? 2 ) What is her name? 3 ) What does she do? 4 ) What are her future plans in the US? 5 ) How did you two meet? 6 ) When did you start dating? 7 ) Who proposed and when was that? 8 ) When was your wedding? 9 ) Did her parents attend the wedding? 10 ) Did your parents attend the wedding? 11 ) Who are your joint sponsors? 12 ) Where do they live in the US? 13 ) What do they do? 14 ) Do you intend to live at their address once you get to the US? 15 ) Have you been to the US before and for how long? 16 ) Have you ever stayed in the US for more than 6 months? 17 ) What was your purpose of visiting the US when you went there previously? 18 ) What is your date of birth? Then he said that everything looks good but he still wanted to know more about what my wife's plans are once we move to the US. I asked him if he wanted to see the proof of her domicile, but he said no I just want to know the plans. As she was working for 4 years in India and had quit her job to move back to the states, I believe he was trying to see if she has applied for jobs there or had plans to work once back in the US. So I asked the CO if he wanted me to call her and he said yes. So I called my wife to the window and she explained what our future plans were. Once he was satisfied with the answers, he told us that he is approving our visa and gave us the documents explaining how long it will take to get our passport back with the visa, what a conditional resident status means and how to pay the immigrant/green card fee before entering the US. We thanked him and asked him if it was possible for us to get our passport with the visa the same day, but he said that it would not be possible. We thanked him again and wished him a good day and we walked out of the consulate. Overall it was a pleasant experience and if you have all your documents in order and your relationship is genuine, you don't have to worry about anything In total, it took us 74 DAYS from filing our I-130 to getting our visa. A big thanks to visajourney and all the good people here who replied to our questions and helped us along the way. We intend to continue being active here and help others as much as we can with our experience!
  7. Got our I-130 approved by USCIS New Delhi and received case number in an email from the US embassy in Mumbai on the 23rd of September 2019. Petitioner has gone back to the United States to get the necessary documents for affidavit of support and to establish proof of US Domicile. How long is our approved I-130 valid for? Filled out my DS-260 at https://ceac.state.gov/ceac I also created an account at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in but did not choose bio-metric/interview appointment dates.
  8. Hi Everyone, I'm having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around the process. My husband is a USC and I'm Australian. We met and married in New York and now are living in Australia while I complete my Masters. We have already dealt with time apart and I'm trying to figure out if there's a way for us to avoid being separated while the visa is processed. Can we petition from Australia to the Chicago lockbox with a joint sponsor and prove intent to domicile? Or can you only do that with consulates that accept DCF? I also can't find any clear information on whether or not the Sydney consulate accepts DCF. I emailed them and their response is extremely vague and mostly just links back to the confusing website. I've been drowning in all this confusing information and really just want clarity on whether or not we will have prepare ourselves to be separated, or if there's a way around it. I don't trust lawyers and message boards are such a great resource I'm really hoping someone who's been in a similar situation can help! Thanks in advance.
  9. Good afternoon all, Very quick question. We have finalised the completion of our I-130 application and curious if there is a stipulation of how the pack is posted to the London Consulate? Will Royal Mail be fine, or will it need to be an approved supplier like a UPS for example? Thanks very much, Booders
  10. Hi all, I want to be as brief as possible. My situation: I currently work in a U.S. company in Japan and have lived in Japan for the past 6 years. I have been married to my Japanese spouse for 3 years and we have three children together. We have decided to move forward with getting my wife a U.S. visa. I have been at my current company for a year and, thus, became eligible for overseas transfer. If offered a position stateside, I would probably have 3-6 months to relocate myself and my family. That brings me to my dilemma: Should I go ahead and file for the I-130, and possibly wait 12-14+ months for approval, or apply for a better position stateside and then go for DCF after I have received an offer? I want to minimize the time we will be separated as it will be quite difficult for anyone to care for three little ones all by themselves. Thanks for taking the time to read & respond.
  11. American Citizen(dual citizen) and family living overseas out of wedlock due to marriage in the Philippines is not yet annulled. Can we get married in Hong Kong and apply for Spouse Visa or do I need to file divorce in the US for my marriage in the Philippines? If so, do I need to file it in the Philippines Court to recognized my divorce for me to be able to remarry in the Philippines. Thank you.
  12. Hi I'm a American citizen by birth my husband is a Dominican citizen and we are currently pregnant due in December. I would like to know people's experiences with filing dcf at the embassy in DR how fast their spouse received the visa that kind of thing. We planned on having our baby in America not here (hospital are a lot better in America) I've never known anyone that went threw the process personally I just don't want to leave my husband yet I hoped we'd leave together and emotional I need him. I know many people spend years apart (his best friend is a LPR in America and his wife is still here the process is a lot longer for LPR) He's never been arrested in his life or has applied for a visa just a very good hard working man that wants to provide for his wife and child he even has a job lined up in America!!! Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond
  13. I have a similar question... I will file my I-130 via direct consular filing in 2 weeks, and I also made the mistake of thinking that getting a US marriage license would be convenient even though I was already legally married in Mexico. I understand that the first marriage is the valid one and therefore our marriage date is the first (Mexican) date, but should I declare the other marriage on my form as a clarifying note?
  14. I filed our I-130 packet today in Mexico City and it was a breeze. We showed up early, found the right line and obtained those important little 'tickets' to enter the building. We were the first in the USCIS office there and the person who received us was very nice and polite. The first thing he said when he saw my permanent residents card was, how else can you prove you've been living in Mexico more than three months. I had a brand new passport with one entry stamp in it which caused him to say "it looks like you've been here about a week". Thankfully having lease details solved that. A word of advice to anyone else going in to DCF, have more than your Temp or Perm residents card handy to prove you've been living in the country. He reviewed the full packet of affidavits, leasing details, 3 years of joint travel documents, a similar amount of photos and the reviewed our original certificates, etc. He asked for a copy of my beneficiaries visa (b1/b2 border crossing card) --which we had not expected and did not copy but we did have the card. He made a quick copy for us, wrapping up the doc review. At the end, he read out what their process was (noa1, noa2 then Juarez) and that it takes 'about 8-9 months' for the entire process but their part should be fast. I'm thinking the DCF approach will not take that long, but it was nice of him to just explain everything as clearly as possible so we understood it. We followed the Mexico City DCF guide shared here by another user and it was very helpful. Now we're just looking for our NOA1 and NOA2 to come hopefully quickly so we can start preparing for Juarez. Some notes about the Embassy: 1) they will store your bag and electronics for you so don't resort to using anyone in the street for that. 2) have your appointment letter. 3) When 'getting in line' find and clear yourself with the 'embassy worker' who is there so you get those necessary tickets (ours were purple squares) to enter the building.
  15. Hello I am an American citizen CURRENTLY living in Germany with my German wife (we were married earlier this year in Germany) and we have undergone the Green Card process (DCF) for her so we can move to the US. I have begun filing form I-864 (Affidavit of Support) and have seen that one of the main requirements is that I must be Domiciled in the USA. As I had mentioned I am currently living in Germany and have been here for 8 months. Additionally, from January 2016 until August 2018 I was abroad in Australia and New Zealand on a temporary work visa. How can I show proof that I am Domiciled in the US? All I have at the moment is my US passport and social security number, my US bank account that I've had since 2015 (I receive monthly bank statements that show my address in the US, I do not own the home, but the home of my parents where I lived before leaving), and an address (my parents home). Would this be enough or would I need additional evidence to prove that I am Domiciled in the US? Would getting letters from my employer and landlord saying that we are only staying in Germany until my wife's green card is granted be of any help? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Hello, My boyfriend and I are currently considering marriage visa options. I am a US citizen and he is a UK citizen. We eventually would like to live permanently in the US, but we're considering spending some time in UK first. Our options are: 1) Fiance visa (K1) - He will come to the US to get married then apply for adjustment of status. 2) CR1/IR1 - We will get married in the UK through their fiance visa process, live there for a few years, then apply for his US green card through CR1/IR1. I am wondering if anyone else has weighed these two options? What are the pros and cons of each you found? Is there a reason one of these options is a better idea? Thanks for your help!
  17. Since people here have been so helpful, I'm posting this in case others find it helpful: My husband is applying for an IR-1 via DCF in Mumbai. We did not expect Rele Clinic in Mumbai to refer him for further TB testing after identifying what they said was a dark spot on his lung X-ray, but after eight weeks, which ended Feb. 16, the TB sputum test was negative, as we had expected. Rele said it sent the medical report to the consulate on Monday, which happened to be a U.S. government holiday. I inquired on Tuesday if the consulate had received it, but it had not, and whoever responded to my email said the consulate would automatically get in touch after it received the medical report. We weren't sure how to proceed with the rescheduling of the interview, and the appointment calendar online showed nothing open in the next three months. But early this morning the consulate emailed my husband to see if he could come in for an interview TOMORROW at 7:30 a.m. -- probably a last-minute cancellation. Someone later called to confirm whether my husband could make that appointment, saying that Monday was also a possibility but that he had to confirm a cancellation first. We went ahead and went with the Friday appointment. Fingers crossed!
  18. Hi guys , I’m looking to apply for an IR-1 for my spouse through the DCF process and would really appreciate it if you could guide me in the right direction and let me know if I am eligible for the DCF process. I am an American citizen of Indian origin (holding American passport and OCI card). I shifted from the US to India in the year 1999 and I have done the majority of my schooling and college in India. I also worked in India from 2014-2017. I got married to an Indian citizen in 2017 and was temporarily living in Australia (June 2017- Nov 2018) and came back to India in Nov 2018. It has been 9 months since I returned and I have been working in India for the past 3 months. So basically I have lived in India for more than 18 years and now I am looking to move back to the US with my husband. My brother (also a US citizen) has been living in the US for the past 5-6 years and he will be my joint sponsor. Questions: 1. Am I eligible to file a IR-1 for my husband through the DCF process in India? 2. What should I do to establish U.S domicile ? Is having a bank account alone sufficient or I should have more evidences ? I would really appreciate any help. Thank you.
  19. If we file the I-130 before my husband leaves the UK (in 4/5 weeks), we were hoping to file the paper work through DCF. He would then fly out and start work. My question is are we allowed to do that? And also how many payslips etc would we need as evidence because he could only get as many as he had earned before the interview where we would need to present the affidavit of support etc. Help!
  20. Hi everyone, new on here and have some questions... I recently submitted my I130 for my wife (I'm a US Citizen and resident of mexico, she's Mexican) and we were approved in Mexico City on June 29, including a request for expedition due to job transfer. We received the I130 submission notice through email but have yet to receive it via snail mail... after reading all these forums, it seems like the best thing to do is call the Visa processing center in Ciudad Juarez until we receive a case number. HOWEVER, no one picks up any phones! I must have tried ten different numbers, trying all the dial pad options, but it's always automated or an operator transfers me to a dead line. Anyone in the same position?? This process is so stressful...
  21. Hi everyone, I-130 was approved by Rome. My husband filed the petition directly to the Italian consulate since he is stationed here in Italy (I am an Italian national). I need to fill out form DS 260 online, which, I am assuming, is a generic one for several types of visas. I am applying for a CR1 filed directly to the consulate. The form asks to specify a permanent address in the United States where I will be staying at and my green card is going to be sent to. My husband, who's in the USAF, will PCS in January 2020, but we do not know our next station yet. We will be notified of our next destination in August; however, we will not have a permanent specific address until we physically move there. What kind of address should I put? Since we do not know where we are going, we are not able to determine if we have any friends in the area they could receive the green card for me. Also, it appears that the information is compulsory. I cannot switch to other sections of the form without the address. I managed to skip that by putting a random city and zip code and typing 'unknown' on the first address line. I am scared that is going to create issues if my green card is granted. Thank you in advance for any possible help.
  22. Hello, I am new here and have done some research to find out if Kyiv will process the I-130/CR-1 via DCF. I have emailed the embassy, and this is the response. So forgive me if this is somewhere within the site. This was received yesterday June 19, 2019 Take note of they have listed on the link for exceptions. I have contacted a person within the embassy to ask if already living in Ukraine with my wife is an exception and was told yes. Dear Robert, Thank you for your inquiry. You are welcome to start the immigration process on behalf of your spouse. Under exceptional circumstances you may ask for permission to file the I-130 at the U.S. Embassy, Kyiv providing your justification. If approved, the U.S. citizen petitioner needs to be present at the time of petition filing. Each request for an exception will be evaluated individually. A petitioner seeking to file a Form I-130 at an Embassy or Consulate where USCIS does not have a presence should contact the Consular Section to request consideration of the request for exception and explain the circumstances in detail by sending an email to kyiviv@state.gov. The Consular Section will then relay the request for an exception to the USCIS field office with jurisdiction over the Embassy or Consulate. The determination of whether the case presents exceptional circumstances that warrant an exception to the general filing process will be made by USCIS. USCIS has guidance on the circumstances that may qualify as exceptional on their website at: http://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-3481/0-0-0-6254.html Even if approved for filing, this process is going to take up to two months. Below are major steps in the process and approximate timing for their reference. The U.S. citizen petitioner sends the request to file an I-130 petition with his justification to kyiviv@state.gov (The U.S. Embassy Kyiv) The U.S. Embassy Kyiv forwards such request to USCIS Athens for review and decision. USCIS Athens normally replies within 3 business days. The U.S. Embassy Kyiv communicates the decision to the petitioner by email. The following steps apply only if the USCIS approved local I-130 filing. The U.S. Embassy Kyiv sends I-130 filing instructions to the petitioner (the same day we get response from USCIS Athens). The petitioner needs to email kyiviv@state.gov with the request to schedule I-130 filing appointment when they have all the documents ready to file an I-130. The petitioner needs to be present in person. We normally grant requested appointment for the same date the petitioner is asking unless we are closed or have no appointments on that date. On the date of I-130 appointment the officer reviews the case and, if intends to approve I-130 petition, sends Adam Walsh Check (AWA) for the Petitioner. At the moment these checks are returned within 7 business days. The officer will only be able to approve the petition when AWA check comes back negative. When the officer approves the petition, we send the instructions on how to apply for the immigrant visa (Information Packet). The instructions contain the list of documents required for the immigrant visa and guidance on how to schedule the immigrant visa interview through the Call Center. When you have collected all required documents, you may schedule the visa interview. Please note, that they will need to undergo medical examination prior to the interview. This examination cannot be waived or completed at a clinic different from the one we instruct you to use. If, in the course of medical examination pre-screening it is required to complete additional testing for TB (this is based on the doctor’s review of the X-ray results), such tests take 2 months to complete. We are normally able to print the visa within 5 business days of the interview. Please let us know if you need more information. Sincerely, Public Liaison Unit Consular Section U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine
  23. Good morning! Does anyone have recent experience with DCF in Santo Domingo? I know there are some older posts but I am seeking current information on processing times and expectations. Thank you! 😊
  24. Helllo! I am married to an Azerbaijani citizen. I have permanent residence in the Republic of Georgia (where we met) and now we are living in Turkey where we both have temporary residence (for more than 6 months). Seems like it will be impossible for me to submit a request for his immigrant spouse visa via DCF since I didnt see either Turkey or Georgia on the site of immigration offices abroad. My question is: Is it okay for me to reside abroad and file the petition through the Chicago box? My family has a house in the Texas where I visit often- my documents all state this address on them. Can I mail the petition direct from Turkey to Chicago? Thank you very much! Rachel
  25. Hi!! Any april 2019 filers who got approved/got feedback already? We're feeling really anxious due to the news of USCIS manila closing out soon. Let us know if you've heard from USCIS re: your petition. Thanks!
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