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Hi everyone,

So here's the deal, it's a bit complicated, and I'll lay it all out.

I'm a US citizen who has been living for the last 10 years in Europe, and have been engaged to a Russian for two years. We had planned on getting married in Cyprus next month. This summer we decided to visit the US, and her tourist visa was denied. I ended up with a great job offer, and am now moving to the US, and would obviously like my wife to join me.

So how does this work? Apply for a CR1 visa after getting married and wait it out? Can she visit on a tourist visa in the meantime?

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If she was denied tourist visa, she is likely to be denied again. So the best route is CR1 or K1.


USCIS:

08/18/2012 - Married in Las Vegas

09/14/2012 - I-130 Sent

09/20/2012 - NOA1 Date

09/22/2012 - NOA1 hardcopy received

09/25/2012 - case transferred

11/14/2012 - NOA2

11/19/2012 - NOA2 paper copy

NVC:

11/29/2012 - NVC received file from USCIS

12/3/2012 - AOS bill shown as "paid"

12/10/2012 - IV bill paid

12/13/2012 - electronic optin approved

12/17/2012 - submitted I-864 and DS-230

1/17/2013 - NVC completed

3/14/2013 - interview at Guangzhou, approved

3/23/2013 - paid the new $165 IV fee

4/6/2013 - POE, Chicago O'Hare

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Hi everyone,

So here's the deal, it's a bit complicated, and I'll lay it all out.

I'm a US citizen who has been living for the last 10 years in Europe, and have been engaged to a Russian for two years. We had planned on getting married in Cyprus next month. This summer we decided to visit the US, and her tourist visa was denied. I ended up with a great job offer, and am now moving to the US, and would obviously like my wife to join me.

So how does this work? Apply for a CR1 visa after getting married and wait it out? Can she visit on a tourist visa in the meantime?

Once you get to the US you have two choices. You can try to get a fiancee visa and once it is processed you have 90 days once she enters the US to get married. You can go over there and get married and file for a spousal visa when you get back to the US. For both she can not go with you till the visa is approved. You will need to show detailed information of a relationship. At least that is how I see it. There may be others more knowledgable than me that can respond. As far as a tourist visa I would not think it would be that easy for someone from Russia but again others may have more information on that.

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After a bit of research, I just found out that I can do DCF with the US consulate in Germany. I'm a dual US/German citizen and am currently (and will remain) registered in Germany.

3-4 months, we can do that :)

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