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I know there have probably been a lot of these but I've done so much research on both that I'm so confused and stressed out. Every time I keep going back to re-reading it seems to leave me saying "Wait, what?"All I'm asking is for someone to dumb down the law talk for me and help me make a list of what I need to do. It would help and make things so much easier.

Right now I'm in New Zealand on a 1 year WorkVisa, living with my Fiance. It's been 6 months since I came here now(and we've been together for 4 years). We're thinking of getting married toward the end of this year before I head back home. He's finishing up his BMA this year and wants to live and work in the States with me. We just want a permanent solustion to be together because $1,000+ plane ticket once a year is just too much for us to keep affording.

I think I know more about the K-3 than I do the K-1. I read also that K-3 is cheaper and faster than a K1 since 2001 when it use to be the other way around.(It's on the US gov website and I keep reading on this forum that it's not) I would be very very greatful if someone could help us out.

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I know there have probably been a lot of these but I've done so much research on both that I'm so confused and stressed out. Every time I keep going back to re-reading it seems to leave me saying "Wait, what?"All I'm asking is for someone to dumb down the law talk for me and help me make a list of what I need to do. It would help and make things so much easier.

Right now I'm in New Zealand on a 1 year WorkVisa, living with my Fiance. It's been 6 months since I came here now(and we've been together for 4 years). We're thinking of getting married toward the end of this year before I head back home. He's finishing up his BMA this year and wants to live and work in the States with me. We just want a permanent solustion to be together because $1,000+ plane ticket once a year is just too much for us to keep affording.

I think I know more about the K-3 than I do the K-1. I read also that K-3 is cheaper and faster than a K1 since 2001 when it use to be the other way around.(It's on the US gov website and I keep reading on this forum that it's not) I would be very very greatful if someone could help us out.

look at the processing times comparison on VJ. Last time I checked, I believe K1 was still faster. Processing times on Gov website are just estimates. VJ collects other member stats. So now who are you going to believe?

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Anyway...

I also have a question about Dual citizenship and working.

Will we both have dual citizenship or would we have to apply for that too? If so how and when? After all the paper work and stress is done and approved(lets hope)? When we're able to be together will he be able to get a job without worry? (besides the obvious job worry there all ready is in America)

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I know there have probably been a lot of these but I've done so much research on both that I'm so confused and stressed out. Every time I keep going back to re-reading it seems to leave me saying "Wait, what?"All I'm asking is for someone to dumb down the law talk for me and help me make a list of what I need to do. It would help and make things so much easier.

Right now I'm in New Zealand on a 1 year WorkVisa, living with my Fiance. It's been 6 months since I came here now(and we've been together for 4 years). We're thinking of getting married toward the end of this year before I head back home. He's finishing up his BMA this year and wants to live and work in the States with me. We just want a permanent solustion to be together because $1,000+ plane ticket once a year is just too much for us to keep affording.

I think I know more about the K-3 than I do the K-1. I read also that K-3 is cheaper and faster than a K1 since 2001 when it use to be the other way around.(It's on the US gov website and I keep reading on this forum that it's not) I would be very very greatful if someone could help us out.

DCF (Direct Consulate Filing) is probably best for you if you have been legally in that country for 6 months or more. Simply get married and file at the consulate. MUCH faster and cheaper. Read the guides here about DCF

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Gary And Alla

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Gary is spot on if you qualify as a resident in NZ. He would get a GC after arrival.

I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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If you decide to get married before you leave NZ, then you would apply for a Cr-1 visa for your spouse. Like Gary said, if you have been legally residing in NZ for the last 6 months or more you can do a DCF from within the country and save yourself some time. The Cr-1 is a better spousal visa than the K-3, as it allows the foreign spouse the right to work in the US almost immediately and they receive permanent residency. It is also cheaper.

If you decide not to marry you can file the K-1 fiance visa. There is no DCF option when doing a K-1. After his entry into the US and the legal marriage takes place, your fiance would have to apply to adjust status and at the same time apply for Advance Parole to travel and an EAD to be able to work. This normally takes 3 months to process. It is a faster visa but more expensive and has the burden of applying for AOS. He also wouldn't be able to work for about 3 months after the marriage.

As far as citizenship goes, your fiance can apply for citizenship after residing in the US for 3 years, through his marriage to you.

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