I am a US born citizen. My wife is an Australian born citizen.
Am I able to file the paper work from Australia, or do I have to return to the USA to do it?
And can she come here to visit me, or can I go to Australia to visit her, during the process, or do we HAVE to be separated the entire time?
It is possible to immigrate a spouse from abroad (although this takes more time) or in the U.S.
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You may file the paperwork from Australia.
You may visit Australia during the processing (unless Australia's laws prevent it, but I cannot imagine why they would).
Your wife would have a lot of trouble getting a visitor B-2 visa to visit you in the U.S. during the process. You could consider a K-3 visa (for spouse of U.S. citizen waiting for her immigrant visa to get processed), but that often takes the same amount of time.
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