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First let me begin by apologizing for probably reposting a thread that has already been posted and also but asking a repetitive question but I am really desperate, so thank you for taking your time to read what I have to say.

Ok, I met my wife in late 2008. We formally met in May 2009 in Dallas,Tx. Well in order to make things way easier (I read how difficult and what penalties could happen if one would bring their soon-to-be spouse into America with the intent of marrying) we got married in her country - Barcelona, Spain. Economically here it is a real disaster. I'm not too sure how much longer people here will be unemployed and how much more declining of the job market will go but we have always wanted to go back home to the U.S. The thing is that I want to do it the legal way even if she is my wife. Since there are no jobs I don't have anyway to have income for the USCIS to accept me being my wife's sponsor. Is there anyway I could allow a relative or friend to sponsor her and how would that go? Also what type of visa would I file for? I've been reading that the K-3 is now obsolete. If that's the case which one do I use? I really really want to get back to America asap with her. We had applied for the DV Lottery last year, but that's when the electronic thing with the computer happened and it was a mess. Could any lend a helping hand please? Just to inform me, thanks. Does having family that works for the Department of State works? I know that this is handled by the Department of Homeland Security but would that make it any easier for us? Thanks to all.

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You are going to want to follow the guide in the link above for the Cr/Ir1 visa. You may use a family member for a sponsor, download the I864 instructions to find out about the requirements

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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