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Wondering about past

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I am really not sure at which forum to post this topic, but just posting it with South Asia.

Anyways, reading all the good/bad experiences at the consulate level and the whole of visa journey made me wonder about something, how was it say 20 years ago? In the 80’s or 90’s, do realize it used to take around 2 or 3 years for the CR-1/IR-1 visa and K-3 has been introduced after 2002 or sometime around that.

I wonder if the beneficiary spouse was allowed to come to US while CR-1 is still in progress.

I don’t want to jump on to conclusions but if the SO wasn’t allowed then do feel the present Visa journey followers are much luckier than them.

Just wondering what the situation was like around that time. Did they have any loopholes to bring their spounses sooner than what we are going through, say around 10 to 12 months approx. or was it harder, may be the screening wasn't but the whole process was much more time consuming than what it is now.

I know it doesn't hold any relevance in today's time but just wondering about it.

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Humm...good question. The wait has certainly grown longer, even with the introduction of the K3.

It was early 90s when my cousin petitioned for his wife (New Delhi embassy) and she had her interview 6 months later and was in the US a month after that. Back then I don't think there was any such thing as a CR1 visa so she received her permanent green card in a total span of 6 months. If you were take the same case today, I think it would easily take 12-15 months to process. And then you'd still have to deal with removing of conditions 2 years later.

I think the "loophole" that a lot of people started taking was using the K1 even though they were already married because it was quicker than waiting for the CR1 greencard.

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