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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Where Form 8815 Spouse

Instructions and Help about Where Form 8815 Spouse

Hi, this is Jacob, a supporting immigration attorney based in San Diego. In this video, we're using Show Me, an application that allows us to present information in written format and recorded. I'm excited to use it, as a lot of our clients and visitors to our website are always interested in knowing the process to immigrate a foreign spouse to the United States when they are currently out of the US. So, what are the steps? The first step is for the US citizen spouse to file a marriage petition application called the I-130. This application consists of forms and supporting documents to establish to the government that there is a marriage and that the US citizen is requesting to immigrate their foreign spouse. The I-130 is filed with the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) and it takes approximately four to five months for the application to be approved. Once the application is approved, the petition is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC), which is a middle agency of the State Department. The NVC requires additional documents and fees from the US citizen and the foreign national as they prepare the case for an interview at the US Embassy. This process may take another three to four months. After the NVC is done with the process, they will send the case to the US Embassy in the foreign country. It takes another two to three months for the embassy to process the case and set up an interview. The interview is the final step, where the foreign national will be questioned and their documents will be verified. If everything goes well, the embassy will issue an approval and the foreign national will receive an immigrant visa. The visa is valid for six months, and upon entry into the US, the foreign...