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Ready to apply for spouse visa

Old Jul 31st 2017, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by kbales View Post
My new question is: (and this is purely hypothetical - there is no way to know if this is a possibility yet) If we start his application now, and everything goes well and he is given a visa, what are the time frame rules on entering, leaving, and living in the US?
The visa will be valid for 6 months from the date of the medical (not from the date of the interview) and your husband must enter the US before the visa expires. He doesn't have to move then, but he must enter the US in order to get the visa endorsed. The endorsement serves as a green card for 1 year (during which time the plastic card will be mailed to him - at a US address)... but once the visa is endorsed he immediately has all the rights and privileges of a US permanent resident. So, he can immediately leave the airport and fly home. He shouldn't remain outside the US on any single trip for more than 6 months.

Keep in mind that once he becomes a US permanent resident, the US will tax him on his worldwide earnings.

Ian

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Old Jul 31st 2017, 12:32 am
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Default Re: Ready to apply for spouse visa

Originally Posted by ian-mstm View Post
The visa will be valid for 6 months from the date of the medical (not from the date of the interview) and your husband must enter the US before the visa expires. He doesn't have to move then, but he must enter the US in order to get the visa endorsed. The endorsement serves as a green card for 1 year (during which time the plastic card will be mailed to him - at a US address)... but once the visa is endorsed he immediately has all the rights and privileges of a US permanent resident. So, he can immediately leave the airport and fly home. He shouldn't remain outside the US on any single trip for more than 6 months.

Keep in mind that once he becomes a US permanent resident, the US will tax him on his worldwide earnings.

Ian
Thank you so much! That helps clarify a lot of questions. I can't wait for the days when we actually have a good idea of what is going on in our lives! If that ever happens for anyone
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