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What is the best way to bring my fiance to America, in the least amount of time, using any possible route? She is a citizen of India with a B1 & B2 Visa. She has a bachelors degree in education.

I read that a K1 marriage visa may be the shortest route. We would rather not wait the 6 months for the paperwork to clear, before she permanently enters. (We can wait 3 months before she gets a job) Are there any possible alternatives, such as applying for another type of visa, then getting married, then being allowed to stay in America after marriage? She has family members that are American citizens.

Is it possible that an immigration lawyer could expedite the process?

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lawyer cant do anything for you but just take your money and pretend like there special , cr1 or k1 are the options , cr1 takes longer but is cheaper , k1 is shorter but more pricey


 

 

 

 

 

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Haha.

'Tis the most common question, "What is the fastest way?"

There is only one right way for a fiance and that is the K1. No lawyer or agency will allow you to skip in line. Time is unfortunately part of the process.


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As every other person has stated, K-1 is the fastest route to bring her here. There is no other alternative.

Also, unless you are paying for a really good lawyer, they could arguably make things slower for you (I lost three months hiring a "good" lawyer, whom I have long since fired). Just be very selective if you do choose to get a lawyer.

She can visit you during the process with her valid visitor's visa, so there's that. However, she is not guaranteed entry upon arrival to the US, so make sure she has evidence supporting strong ties to her home country to increase her chances of being allowed in.

Everyone hates to wait, but it is what it is. I would file your paperwork ASAP!



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No one wants to wait, but waiting is a part of life. Did you know you likely spend about 11 years of your life just waiting in lines? Comparatively, 6-10 months for a visa for the love of your life shouldn't be too hard. ;)


a lawyer will not expedite your process to answer your question. They often make things take longer.


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