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Why are Germans getting their visas so much faster than the rest of us?

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Hi all,

 

not sure what else to add here. If you look anywhere where Americans are sponsoring Germans, they’re getting the visas back sooooo fast. What gives? I’m Canadian and my husband is American. Are Canada and Germany so very different?

 

 

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15 minutes ago, jessicashmessica said:

Hi all,

 

not sure what else to add here. If you look anywhere where Americans are sponsoring Germans, they’re getting the visas back sooooo fast. What gives? I’m Canadian and my husband is American. Are Canada and Germany so very different?

 

 

The only difference between Canada and Germany is that in Germany you can file CR-1/IR-1 with Direct Consular Filing providing both husband and wife live in there. It takes somewhere between 2-to-3 month and maximum 6 months to process.

 

Perhaps the cases that you saw were DCF.

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our cr-1 took a little over a year..


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Yes, probably lots of Direct Consular Filing from Germany.  The difference is many Military meet their mates in Germany.  Not a lot of US Military in Canada and no Direct Consular Filing.  DCF is only available in a few countries and only if the US Citizen is actually residing in that country for more than six months.  

 

I suspect you are comparing apples and oranges.  


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6 hours ago, little immigrant said:

It's not really faster. Processing times are the same as everyone else's. 

Not for DCF, they aren't.  There's data and then there's how it is interpreted.  If all you are doing is looking at country, visa time and total time from petition to visa, any country with DCF will appear to be faster than countries without DCF.  Germany may well be chief among them due to the number of US Military living there.


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Perhaps the OP could explain what they are looking at?


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I concur with the others...you're likely seeing a lot of DCF cases due to the military presence there. If applying state-side, the timelines are pretty similar to other countries.


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First of all you were probably looking at DCF

and if you weren‘t...I think it just varies from case to case

 

My friend from Germany got her visa in pretty much exactly one year 

I am from Austria, and just got my visa approved today after only 10 months...I know I got lucky...but I also know that every case is different!! Another Austrian waited for more than 13 month...it‘s just...how it is

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1 hour ago, EmilyW said:

The Germans are known for being efficient so maybe that's the reason?

 

 

I'm kidding.  Sorry.  I had to.  Also not sorry.

East Germans or West Germans?

 

I'm kidding too. Old cold war joke.


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