Q: Once an I-130 has been accepted, how long do I have to get in the I-864, affidavit of support?
I'm an American citizen trying to sponsor my Chinese wife. We both live in China now, and the only place I can call a "residence" within the US is my Mom's apartment.
A: If you are sponsoring your wife and you both are in China, she will have to process at the consulate in China. Retain counsel anywhere in the USA to help you. Some of us charge a very affordable flat Fee.
A: After the I-130 has been approved (8-10 months), then the case will be transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC). That can take 30-90 days. Your wife can file the visa application, and at the same time you will file that Affidavit of Support. You will need to show that you are intending to return to the US to establish a domicile there.
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