DCF or AOS?

Old Nov 25th 2002, 7:39 pm
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I am starting to consider Direct Consular Filing (as opposed to
Adjustment of Status).

Does DCF include filing I-130 through the Embassy or is the process
different than AOS?

Peter and Maria
 
Old Nov 25th 2002, 7:57 pm
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DCF means filing the I-130 at the Embassy (Actually the consular section
of the embassy, which would be like a Consulate if there wasn't an
Embassy attached.. I know its pedantic, but the boss of the consular
staff is the Consulate General, not the Ambassador. )

You need to check with the appropriate consulate to see if you can file
DCF based on the residency of you and your spouse.

Peter wrote:
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    > I am starting to consider Direct Consular Filing (as opposed to
    > Adjustment of Status).
    >
    > Does DCF include filing I-130 through the Embassy or is the process
    > different than AOS?
    >
    > Peter and Maria
 
Old Nov 25th 2002, 10:10 pm
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Where are you from?? We DCF'd in South Africa earlier this year and it took 33 days. Not all countries will do it for a non-resident USC tho....
Check here for a bit more info, and of course, always verify with the consulate:
http://k1.exit.com/dcf.html
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Old Nov 26th 2002, 1:43 am
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Peter wrote:
    >
    > I am starting to consider Direct Consular Filing (as opposed to
    > Adjustment of Status).
    >
    > Does DCF include filing I-130 through the Embassy or is the process
    > different than AOS?

Yes for the I-130 and it is similar to AOS in that after it is over the
beneficiary is a permanent resident (on entry to the US). At least one
form is not used if DCF is done (I-485 I believe). Fingerprinting is not
done until entry to the US. At some consulates an "IBIS check" may be
done as part of the DCF process (but I am just guessing here, perhaps
this is done at every consulate now for any type of visa).

As you probably know, many (but not all) consulates require the US
citizen to be a resident of the country abroad in order to do DCF.
 
Old Nov 26th 2002, 2:59 am
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Default Re: DCF or AOS?

Originally posted by Peter
I am starting to consider Direct Consular Filing (as opposed to
Adjustment of Status).

Does DCF include filing I-130 through the Embassy or is the process
different than AOS?

Peter and Maria
Hi:

DCF and AOS are quite different. DCF is when the alien beneficiary is abroad and AOS is for when the alien beneficiary is in the United States.
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Old Nov 26th 2002, 10:47 am
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jcsutton wrote in message news:...
    > Where are you from?? We DCF'd in South Africa earlier this year and
    > it took 33 days. Not all countries will do it for a non-resident
    > USC tho....
    > Check here for a bit more info, and of course, always verify with the
    > consulate:
    > http://k1.exit.com/dcf.html

Wow, that is fast! I am a Slovak citizen and therefore the US Embassy
in Prague has jurisdiction over my DCF. After exchanging a few emails
and making a phone call it turns out that it could be in fact faster
than going through the INS. How faster I don't know but my guess is
it is under 6 months.
 

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