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What is the success rate for Spouse visa or K1 (merged threads)

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I am US citizen and met an Indian girl in Canada and planning to get engaged to her in India in November. I am concered about the proof that might be required that we have met and the intent to get married. What is the success rate for K-1 Fiance(e) visa.

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Filed: Timeline

I am US citizen and met an Indian girl in Canada. I am planning to get married to the girl in a civil ceremony in India in November and getting a marriage certificate to apply for the visa and then have formal wedding next year. I have the following options:

1) Apply for her visa purely based on marriage certificate and then to formal wedding next year in May 2015

2) Apply for her visa based on court marriage and formal wedding in November

Any help in terms of sucess rate will be appreciated and best option.

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I'm not sure about the success rate because they base their decision on the legitimacy of your relationship, the intent to get married within 90 days, and that you meet all other requirements for a visa, i.e. pass medical, financial support, proper civil docs, etc.

For a K1, the basic requirements are that you are a USC, you are both legally free to marry, i.e. widowed, divorced, single, that you have met in person at least once within the last 2 years, and that you intend to get married within 90 days of entry in the US with the K1 visa.

Therefore, you need to prove the requirements with things like passport stamps, hotel and airline tickets/receipts, photos of each other, chats/emails/call records,etc.

Here is a link with help on preparing the K1 petition:


Edited by Ian H.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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~~Similar threads merged. No need to make multiple threads for similar questions.~~

~~Thread moved to What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration, from IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures - As nothing has been started and the OP looks to be still considering his options.~~


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If you are planning on a ceremony outside the USA then your only choice will be a CR1 visa route after marriage.


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Vinishb, your wedding date for ALL official purposes is the date on the certificate. I am sure you can apply for CR1 visa for wife. Keep records of your emails with her, phone communications, etc. you will need it at the time of removal of condition.

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