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Hi I am new and this is my first post. I have read the guides and wiki and forum posts but can not find the answer to this question. I am a US citizen with a UK fiance. We can not afford for him to stay in the US without being able to work. He arrives here next month to visit me and we are considering getting married in the US while he is here and he would return to the UK after his visit. Then he can go back to his home and job in the UK. At that point could I file for a CR1? Can we get married in the US for a CR1 to be valid?

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Hi I am new and this is my first post. I have read the guides and wiki and forum posts but can not find the answer to this question. I am a US citizen with a UK fiance. We can not afford for him to stay in the US without being able to work. He arrives here next month to visit me and we are considering getting married in the US while he is here and he would return to the UK after his visit. Then he can go back to his home and job in the UK. At that point could I file for a CR1? Can we get married in the US for a CR1 to be valid?

No problem. File the petition as soon as you have the marriage certificate in hand and are otherwise ready to do so.


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Sure you can! :thumbs:


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i would say the day u guys get married ,before marriage prepared with ur package,the day u get marriage certificate submite it coz some time it takes around 6-10months or sometimes like 5months,,,,in my case took me around 7 months,,,,,best of luck

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:thumbs: Agree with all of the above posts.

Depending on where you are married the wait for your marriage certificate may vary. We were able to get ours the day of our wedding and mailed in our petition within the week. Good luck!


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:thumbs: Agree with all of the above posts.

Depending on where you are married the wait for your marriage certificate may vary. We were able to get ours the day of our wedding and mailed in our petition within the week. Good luck!

Thanks everyone for your replies. I just couldn't find anywhere that said if a marriage in the US would be valid for a CR1. I appreciate the help.

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Hi again, new day and a new question.

I keep reading conflicting information about the K3 visa. I simply want to be able to apply for the CR1. Would we have to co-file for a K3 as well, by sending in a I-129F AND the I-130?

If you want only tho apply for the CR-1 then DO NOT send in the I-129F. FWIW, the K-3 is nearly procedurally obsolete...


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If you want only tho apply for the CR-1 then DO NOT send in the I-129F. FWIW, the K-3 is nearly procedurally obsolete...

I had read the K3 wasn't really needed anymore, but wasn't sure if it was a requirement when filing for the CR1. Thank you for your response.

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I seem to have a new question each day. :lol:

If we get married in the US and my husband returns to the UK as we plan, does this mean when it comes time for his visa interview, will he be able to do that in London?

I just read on another site "If choosing to marry your sweetheart outside his/her country, you must remember that this will be the country your spouse will have to go to for the visa interview!"

If that's the case, how would he get back into the US to do the interview in the first place?

Thanks again for any responses.

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I seem to have a new question each day. :lol:

If we get married in the US and my husband returns to the UK as we plan, does this mean when it comes time for his visa interview, will he be able to do that in London?

I just read on another site "If choosing to marry your sweetheart outside his/her country, you must remember that this will be the country your spouse will have to go to for the visa interview!"

If that's the case, how would he get back into the US to do the interview in the first place?

Thanks again for any responses.

The above applies for a K-3 visa not CR1/IR1... however, when the marriage occurs in the USA, the visa interview is at the consulate in the country of residence.

No visa interviews occur inside the USA...


YMMV

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