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Hi! I'm new here and trying to soak up as much information as possible.

I am currently trying to decide which Visa I should apply for. I live in Montreal, Canada and my fiance lives in California.

I would like to go with the option that will allow me entry into the US the quickest, but I'm somewhat lost.

My fiance is a Mexican citizen but has been in the US as a legal permanent resident since he was 6 months old. He is currently processing his application for naturalization. Once he receives citizenship, which can take up to 7 or so months, we can either a) file for fiance visa - with an extra 6 + month wait before I can enter the US. Or B) marry in Canada and go the K3 route.

I'm hoping to receive feeback and guidance. Can anyone give me some insight into which route they think will be the fastest?

I'd appreciate any help!!

Thanks.

Jessica


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Hi! I'm new here and trying to soak up as much information as possible.

I am currently trying to decide which Visa I should apply for. I live in Montreal, Canada and my fiance lives in California.

I would like to go with the option that will allow me entry into the US the quickest, but I'm somewhat lost.

My fiance is a Mexican citizen but has been in the US as a legal permanent resident since he was 6 months old. He is currently processing his application for naturalization. Once he receives citizenship, which can take up to 7 or so months, we can either a) file for fiance visa - with an extra 6 + month wait before I can enter the US. Or B) marry in Canada and go the K3 route.

I'm hoping to receive feeback and guidance. Can anyone give me some insight into which route they think will be the fastest?

I'd appreciate any help!!

Thanks.

Jessica

Check around more. The K3 is obsolete at this time. Go with the CR-1 if you marry.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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K1 would be if you are not married and K3 if you are.

K3 is definately more concrete however CR1/IR1 is most prefered.

Depends on what you wish to do once you reach US. If working is a prority you wanna take a more steady route.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hi! I'm new here and trying to soak up as much information as possible.

I am currently trying to decide which Visa I should apply for. I live in Montreal, Canada and my fiance lives in California.

I would like to go with the option that will allow me entry into the US the quickest, but I'm somewhat lost.

My fiance is a Mexican citizen but has been in the US as a legal permanent resident since he was 6 months old. He is currently processing his application for naturalization. Once he receives citizenship, which can take up to 7 or so months, we can either a) file for fiance visa - with an extra 6 + month wait before I can enter the US. Or B) marry in Canada and go the K3 route.

I'm hoping to receive feeback and guidance. Can anyone give me some insight into which route they think will be the fastest?

I'd appreciate any help!!

Thanks.

Jessica

Check around more. The K3 is obsolete at this time. Go with the CR-1 if you marry.

:yes:

K-3 is a waste of money. CR-1 takes a slight bit longer. Maybe a month, but you can work right away, and save $1010 dollars. Plus CR-1 you'll get a green in around a month.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Cr-1 seems like the visa for you if you want to work right away, plus it is cheaper and is not that much longer than the k-1

You can file after you marry if your fiance/husband is an LPR and then upgrade when he becomes a citizen.

Good luck.


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