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Which is the quickest CR-1/IR-1 compared to K-3

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Shipping her via FedEx would be the quickest way --

If you mean via lawful immigration, if you were able to hold off on the marriage a K-1 would give you the quickest path to her relocation to the States.

But if you are intent on marrying, the CR-1 is your only choice. Yes, the K-3 is no longer being used. Well, technically you could file a DCF, but I'm assuming you live in the States.

The K-1 should put her in the States sooner than the CR-1, but depending on your case even it can take a while. Mine took 3 months, others are waiting 6+ months.

If you provide the specifics of your situation, everyone will chime in and give their two cents. Otherwise we're just talking about broad generalizations that may or may not apply.


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Shipping her via FedEx would be the quickest way --

If you mean via lawful immigration, if you were able to hold off on the marriage a K-1 would give you the quickest path to her relocation to the States.

But if you are intent on marrying, the CR-1 is your only choice. Yes, the K-3 is no longer being used. Well, technically you could file a DCF, but I'm assuming you live in the States.

The K-1 should put her in the States sooner than the CR-1, but depending on your case even it can take a while. Mine took 3 months, others are waiting 6+ months.

If you provide the specifics of your situation, everyone will chime in and give their two cents. Otherwise we're just talking about broad generalizations that may or may not apply.

I dont want to do a K-1 because she wants her family to attend and plus a wedding in the U.S. is double what is in the Philippines. I will be getting married in October of this year so I am confused with K-3 and CR-1 in which to chose after I am married.

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After you're married you'll file an I-130 petition for your wife. It's not a choice anymore of whether to file for a K-3 visa or CR-1 visa. All the petitons for spouses are handled as a CR-1 now - no more K-3's. If everything goes perfectly you're looking at over 6 months, yeh it's happened quicker for a very few but not for the majority. You can look at my signature here to see how my timeline has gone. Your only other option is a fiance visa. It's quicker but I didn't want to do that for the same reasons you don't plus it is quite a bit more costly. For what you'll save by not adjusting status you can throw a hellova reception party there in the Phils! :thumbs:


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I-751 Sent March 23rd, 2012

NOA1 March 26th, 2012

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After you're married you'll file an I-130 petition for your wife. It's not a choice anymore of whether to file for a K-3 visa or CR-1 visa. All the petitons for spouses are handled as a CR-1 now - no more K-3's. If everything goes perfectly you're looking at over 6 months, yeh it's happened quicker for a very few but not for the majority. You can look at my signature here to see how my timeline has gone. Your only other option is a fiance visa. It's quicker but I didn't want to do that for the same reasons you don't plus it is quite a bit more costly. For what you'll save by not adjusting status you can throw a hellova reception party there in the Phils! :thumbs:

Thanks that helps a lot since I am going to have someone do it for me so I dont mess up the paper work.

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You can send in the I-129F after the I-130, but in most cases it slows it down and they get approved on the same day. The K-3 is no longer faster than the CR-1 in most cases. It is better to go for the CR-1 anyway. No adjustment of status ($1010 as of right now) and your wife will get a green card and social security number right away with the CR-1. It is about 5-6 months to get the CR-1 depending on situations. We could have had ours probably a month or 2 faster, but I was deployed and it slowed things down actually since it took so long to send stuff to the US. Most of the november filers are either immigrating right now or just getting their visas. Our journey took 5 months almost to the day. November 19, 2009 - April 19, 2010 visa in hand. (NOA1 to visa in hand)

Just read the guides and shortcuts here and you will do just fine. be proactive through the whole process and of course we are here to answer questions. Good luck!

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16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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Which is the quickest CR-1/IR-1 compared to K-3

CR-1 is quicker than a K-3, for now.


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