Hello. I am an american citizen born in USA and met and married my husband in the UK. We were married in England (May 2009) and lived in his home there for a year, with all intentions to stay there. I even had a job there, had a perm. residency, and got a National Insurance Number. We are legitimately happily married!
Circumstances have changed, and now we have decided to move to the USA to be closer to my family. We know this wont be easy. My grandmother has had serious illness (she is leaving her home to me as inheritance) and I recently left England (and my husband) to come here and assist my grandmother. My husband is still in England waiting for me to sort out what his options are in order to travel.
Can I apply for him to come to the USA with an I-130 only? He has never lived in the USA, so what is his status? Will I need the I-485 form at all?
Is he looking at a long wait (I-130 spouse) before he can come here permanently? I have heard that if it is approved, maybe he can file the K-3 in the country we were married in? (Non-immigrant visa for a spouse).
I have read if our application is approved, then I need to file the I-864 (Affidavit of Support). Are these the only two forms I will need (I-130 and I-485)? I am not working so I will have a co-sponsor.
How is the process different when you are a US citizen that marries in another country, trying to be reunited with the spouse!!
All suggestions welcome. Thanks.