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Hello everyone,

Newbie here looking for a step in the right direction. My wife and I recently got married overseas. She is a U.S. citizen and I am Canadian. We have proof of our wedding through a notarized wedding certificate of the host country.

My wife and I are contemplating on a home in the near future. We are still in school and have two years remaining under our belt. We want to settle in the U.S. for many reasons in contrast to Canada. I have looked through some material on this website and I remain a little puzzled at so may different possible venues I can possibly take.

I was hoping someone can point out specifically what my first step would be. I am currently in the states with my wife for a week and I want to get some paperwork taken care of so we are officially recognized as a married couple here in America.

I will be returning to Canada next week to continue with my school and we will maintain a long-distance marital life until we both finish school. It is a pretty unique case and I would really appreciate if someone could step up and help us out.

Thank you very kindly. :thumbs:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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If you're not planning to live in the US for 2 years you will have plenty of time to evaluate the options. You will submit a copy of your marriage certificate with the visa petition, nothing else needed to establish the validity.

Your wife is living in the US or elsewhere? Your spouse would file for a CR1/IR1 visa for you (same thing, difference is how long you've been married) when you folks are ready.

Read the guides, and the example forms. The regional forum will give you good info about entering the US for visits. Now that you have a spouse in the US, you may find it isn't as worry free to enter for long periods of time. Follow the guidance of those who have travelled / are now traveling that road.

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