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Hi there

I'm new at this forum but been lurking around for a bit and learned tons of Info

I need help on my situation

I have a girlfriend in Cuba and would love to bring her over to the USA

I'm an American citizen

Never applied for this type of visa ever

My question is

Which option should I use to bring her over as I see there are multiple ones

Keep in mind please she has an underage child which I would love to bring too

Thanks in advance for all the help

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It's up to you. Check the guides to see which one is right for you, either K1 (fiancee) or CR1 (spousal).

k1 is more expensive, but if you have no way of flying in to cuba to marry her then I would go for this.

if you can get married first, then do cr1, it saves you money and time in the long run (you don't need to adjust status afterwards)

i think you should look into your region specific forum as well so you can ask people who have gone through this consulate before :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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