20 Dec 2021 Domicile: Children’s Visas Issued When Father Moves Back to U.S.
Cathlene (left) and Corinne (2nd from left) were petitioned by their U.S. citizen father while he was living in the Philippines in 2017.
By law, a petitioner must be “domiciled” or living in the U.S. in order for family members to be issued immigrant visas. Since the father was still residing in the Philippines, the Embassy refused to issue the daughters’ visas.
Their mother, Malou, (2nd from right) consulted with the office of leading U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel (right) to help establish the petitioner’s domicile in the U.S. and have the children’s visas issued.