I overstayed by 14 months (17 months total) whilst on Visa Waiver visiting from UK, and was picked up by a sheriff when I couldn't supply adequate ID, and then handed to border patrol, in Orange County, CA
I was deported in FEB 2004
I married a US citizen (my girlfriend previously) in November 2004
We have lived in UK since then - she now has 'indefinite leave to remain' - in other words residency in the UK.
I am banned from US for 10 years
We want to return to live in US.
We have been given conflicting advice - US Embassy in London says we should file I-212, then I-130
USCIS say we need to file I-601.
Could you advise, and also give opinion on the chances of a successful petition?
Thank you very much