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Please help deciding between K1 or K3 visa

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Filed: Country: Algeria
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This is my first message and I am trying to start the process for either K1 or K3 visa (I don’t know which one I should file). Any advice will be appreciated very much. So here is my story:

I think it is easier to file for K1 visa. However, I can’t wait for 9 months (or maybe more) to get married. I would like to marry my fiancée in the next few months (maybe in 3 or 4 months) in Algeria, stay there for 6 weeks (honeymoon) then come back to the US until her visa is issued. So here is my question:

If I file for K1 visa and few months later get married legally abroad, am I going to hurt the K1 process? I would assume NOT.

Again, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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If I file for K1 visa and few months later get married legally abroad, am I going to hurt the K1 process? I would assume NOT.

Again, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

If you fie the K-1 for your Fiance, then get married in her country, you would not be eligible for the K-1, since you are married now. (not a fiance anymore)

You would need to do the K-3 in that case.


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Filed: Other Country: China
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This is my first message and I am trying to start the process for either K1 or K3 visa (I don’t know which one I should file). Any advice will be appreciated very much. So here is my story:

I think it is easier to file for K1 visa. However, I can’t wait for 9 months (or maybe more) to get married. I would like to marry my fiancée in the next few months (maybe in 3 or 4 months) in Algeria, stay there for 6 weeks (honeymoon) then come back to the US until her visa is issued. So here is my question:

If I file for K1 visa and few months later get married legally abroad, am I going to hurt the K1 process? I would assume NOT.

Again, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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This is my first message and I am trying to start the process for either K1 or K3 visa (I don't know which one I should file). Any advice will be appreciated very much. So here is my story:

I think it is easier to file for K1 visa. However, I can't wait for 9 months (or maybe more) to get married. I would like to marry my fiancée in the next few months (maybe in 3 or 4 months) in Algeria, stay there for 6 weeks (honeymoon) then come back to the US until her visa is issued. So here is my question:

If I file for K1 visa and few months later get married legally abroad, am I going to hurt the K1 process? I would assume NOT.

Again, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

You assumed incorrectly. If you venture this course of action in terms of a K-1 and then get married abroad, you will immediately become ineligible for the K-1.

As an aside, why are you/beneficiary in such a hurry for US entry?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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If you get married while going through the K-1 process, it will be terminated. You will then have to start over as a K-3. Make a choice, get married and then file a K-3 or start a K-1 now and wait to get married.

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We went with the K-1 because it was quicker at that time. I haven't looked at the timelines lately but it is probably still quicker.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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i would definitely say do the K1 route instead of the get married and spend a 6 weke honeymoon together plan. It looks like the k3 currently takes long which is something to consider, as well I'm pretty sure it will emotionally be much more difficult to have to come back to the US without your spouse after having spent over 6 weeks with them.

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