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I'm sorry if these questions have been asked. I've read through many posts and haven't come across the answers.

My fiancé is Australian living in London on a youth mobility scheme visa and I am a dual US/UK citizen. I grew up in the states but the two of us moved to London August 2014 so we could live and work in the same place. We plan to apply for an immigrant. USA through DCF. From what I know so far we should have no major issues.

My questions are:

1. Once we have gone through the process and are fully granted the visa how long do we have to enter the US before the visa is invalid?

2. We will get legally married in the UK to be able to apply for the visa but plan to hold a wedding when we move back to the states. Then immediately after the wedding plan to have a honeymoon and visit Australia to have a small reception with his family there. Based on people's posts it looks like it can take up to 6 weeks for the green card to arrive once you have entered the country. Will my fiancé be allowed to travel outside the U.S. Before he has received the green card?

Thank you in advanced.

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1. IR1/CR1 visa is good for six months.

2. The IR1/CR1 visa is a temporary green card for up to one year. The actual green card can take up to three months.

Edited by Moustafa/Crystal

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Exactly the info I needed. Thanks!

Your visa will be good for six months from the medical date, not the interview or issue date. For London DCF, count on about 5 months or slightly less from your interview because they won't assign you an interview until your medical results are at the embassy. You can look at this list and see how many weeks the assigned interview followed the medical date in the UK. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/549078-medical-to-interview-date-how-long-2015-data/?p=7737365

It's a K1 list, but your DCF time will be the same. You can see it varies.

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted


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