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  1. This is the continuation thread for Part II, which has been closed because of its size.
  2. My boyfriend came here on a student visa when he was 17, his visa was to expire before his 18th birthday. So his sister's husband adopted him around that time,(his mom had no way of taking care of him) his sister told him his renewal for the visa was denied, come to found out she never reapplied for him. Fast forward its been 10 years since that happened. We tried filing before but its hard to know what we can or can't do. We want to get married. I just need advise badly. Thanks for all your time.
  3. Hi everybody, First of all, I would like to say I am really happy to have found this Forum I would like to have your advice about the best way to go to the USA to live in there. I am French and I live with a French-American Woman in Paris, France. We both work in Paris and plan to go and live in the United States, Florida to be more precise. We are not married for the moment but we will be in 3 months (November 2018). More information about our situation: - My wife-to-be doesn't have a residence, as she lives in Paris, France - My wife lived in the USA from 1 year old to approx. 10 years old but never worked there - Even if she never worked there and never had to pay taxes, she submitted her tax returns - My wife's current employer is an American company. She will have a position in the US before leaving France - She has family in the US: - American cousins who live and work in the US - her brother, who he's American and French and has been working in Florida since 1 year - her mother, who he's French & married to an American since +10 years and has a Green Card. She has incomes (buying & reselling real estate after renovating it + French pension) In your opinion, what's our best option for me to live and work in the USA in order to follow my wife-to-be? I am considering 3 VISA but I'm not sure: - K1 => If I well understood, this VISA is only suitable for a foreign fiancé. As we plan to be married in 3 months, I think we can't apply for this VISA. Do you agree? Do you think we can try it before getting married? - K3 => As I understood, this VISA is kind of obsolete or, at least, I should chose the IR1/CR1 instead. - IR1 or CR1 => I think it's the most suitable VISA for my situation but my wife-to-be must have a residence in the US and submit the Affidavit of Support. As she never worked in the US for the moment, she can't complete this document. What do you think? Thank you all very much for any kind of advice! Angie & Jeremy
  4. Hi everyone! 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. Sincerely, Immigrant Visas Visa Unit 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
  5. So in France, all you have to do is save a child's life and you can become a citizen. Who knew? All jokes aside it was a very brave act by Mamoudou. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44275776 Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' to be made French citizen 28 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Media captionMalian 'spiderman' rescues Paris child - then meets French President. A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is to be made a French citizen. Mamoudou Gassama won widespread praise after climbing the outside of the building to save the four-year-old. Video showed him being cheered on by spectators as he pulled himself from balcony to balcony to the fourth floor. After meeting him at the Elysee Palace, President Emmanuel Macron said he would be made a naturalised citizen. He personally thanked Mr Gassama, gave him a medal for courage and said he would also be offered a role in the fire service. Travelling a rite of passage for many Malians Mr Gassama is said to have arrived in France last year, taking the long and dangerous journey to Europe via a boat over the Mediterranean to Italy. The drama that thrust him to fame unfolded on Saturday evening on a street in the north of the city. Mr Gassama said he had been walking past when he saw a crowd gathered in front of the building. He told Mr Macron: "I just didn't have time to think, I ran across the road to go and save him. "I just climbed up and thank God, God helped me. The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher, that's it," he added. He said that the boy was crying when he hauled him to safety and had also suffered an injured foot. Firefighters arrived to find the child had already been rescued. "Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child," a spokesperson said. Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionMr Gassama met French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday Image copyrightAFP Image captionOutside the presidential palace he showed off a certificate he was given Local authorities quoted by French media said the boy's parents were not at home at the time. The father has been questioned by police on suspicion of leaving his child unattended, judicial sources say. The mother was not in Paris at the time, it is believed. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was among those to praise the 22-year-old's heroism and said she had called him to thank him. She referred to him as the "Spiderman of the 18th", referring to the Paris district where the rescue took place, calling him an "example for all citizens".
  6. Hello, My wife (USC) and I (French Citizen) both work and live in Dubai. We want to start the CR1 process. In our application, will we be able to ask a different consulate to process the interview? We've heard that the Abu Dhabi consulate is very very busy and takes a long time to schedule interviews. Can I mention that I am a french national and would like the Paris consulate to handle my case? Thanks. Henry
  7. Hi everybody! My name is Jenni, I am French and I am in the process of a Fiancé visa K1, I have my interview at the US embassy of Paris in January. My fiancé, who is the American citizen, recently moved and he informed the USCIS about that, but I filled and submitted my DS-160 form before that with his old address. So his address and the place I will stay (which are the same one) are now incorrect on the form. I tried to call the embassy but I can't reach them. I would like to know if someone who is familiar with the situation could help me. Thank you !