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My wife and I are planning on moving down to the states in the next couple of months together from Canada. We currently live in Montreal. I am a US citizen and Canadian permanent resident, and she is a Canadian citizen. As we have spent many hours reading through immigration material, we still feel the need to have some guidance. Our questions are:

- What visa path do we need to take exactly for our situation?

- Is there a specific visa that will allow her to move down immediately with me?

- And, how long generally are the recommended visa waiting times?

Whatever guidance anyone here can give us would be greatly appreciated .. we are absolutely stumped!

Thanks kindly

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~~Moved to What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration, from Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America - As the OP has not filed for any visa yet and would be going down the spousal visa path once he does as they are both outside the US.~~


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Thanks for the feedback! But what about the CR-1 for immediate family members .. seems to take 7 months? Likewise, is there a Visa that one can obtain quickly that lets one's spouse come to the states and then there can be an adjustment of status? Thanks again

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You will need a co sponsor or move first to meet the financial requirements. And a US Domicile.


Thanks for the feedback! But what about the CR-1 for immediate family members .. seems to take 7 months? Likewise, is there a Visa that one can obtain quickly that lets one's spouse come to the states and then there can be an adjustment of status? Thanks again

Part of the process takes 7 months.

To move and adjust is the K3 but that takes as long so is usually administratively closed.


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Thanks for the feedback! But what about the CR-1 for immediate family members .. seems to take 7 months? Likewise, is there a Visa that one can obtain quickly that lets one's spouse come to the states and then there can be an adjustment of status? Thanks again

CR1 takes about a year.

K3 are obsolete and rarely granted. I've seen one come out of Canada in the last 2 years and it was through Vancouver. Most are closed by the National Visa Center which is the second stage of CR1 processing.

Moving in the next couple months for both of you will not be happening unless you're getting deployed with the US military.

here:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/EZGuideSpouse

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hello dear,

you need to contact US embassy in Canada first

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp/visitors.asp

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One consulate in Canada deal with US immigration visas. Montréal. The US consulate in Vancouver also will deal with K1 and K3. The US Embassy in Ottawa Canada does not do anything immigration, or K1 or K3 visas.

Also that page you listed is the timeline it takes for someone from that country to come to Canada.


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