I am filing a I 130 petition for my wife. We both live in Belgium at the moment. Where do i send the I 130 form? The US of Belgium? and how do i notify the US consulate in Belgium of our pending petition?
The US. you used to be allowed to file in the foreign country if the US citizen petitioner was legally residing there, but that rule changed not long ago. You don't notify the consulate. The government does so. I think it would help you to have an attorney who knows all the different steps and what happens when.
While it used to be possible to file I 130 in Belgium this is no longer the case, as there is no USCIS office in Belgium. You need to file at the Chicago lock box http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/immigra...
On question 22. On the I-130 you will indicate Belgium as the designated consulate.
Please consult with a family immigration attorney
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