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I'm American living in Texas, my finace' is Canadian living in manitoba. We want to get a married in Canada BUT live in the US.

 

 

Is this possible? If so, how so...

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2 minutes ago, ED11 said:

I'm American living in Texas, my finace' is Canadian living in manitoba. We want to get a married in Canada BUT live in the US.

 

 

Is this possible? If so, how so...

Of course.  You can get married anywhere you want to, and the visa will be the same:  CR-1.  Guides and forums for this abound here on VJ.

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Yes, it is possible.

 

How?

 

Well, you go to Canada and marry your fiance. You (not her) return to the US and file for spousal visa. After about 18 months, your wife will have her interview and a decision would be made on whether or not she is issued a visa for her to live in the US. If approved, she then uses said visa to move to the US to live with you.

 

Here are the guides on what you have to do in detail...

https://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1


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Absolutely it can happen.  Check out the Canadian portal on here and you will see lots of examples.  You can marry in either the US or Canada, your choice.  However if you do get married in the US,  your new spouse must go back to Canada and wait for your Visa to be approved.  

 

Besides the time it will take to go through the process, since your fiancee is from Manitoba, be prepared to spend money on travel to complete your Visa.  The consulate in Montreal is the  only place in Canada that does CR1/IR1/K1 interviews (once you get to that stage) Prior to your fiancees interview, they will need to complete a medical. Only Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have approved doctors, so travel will be needed for that as well.

 

In the meantime start gathering your documents, visit each other, and keep checking Visajourney.....its a great community with lots of helpful info and people!

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Just in case you do not know the K1 is almost the same length of time before she can move to the US.


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6 hours ago, ED11 said:

It seems like it be easier to just complete a K1 visa and just get married here in the US?

If you do the K1 she can't work or travel, even to Canada, until getting the Green Card and Advanced Parole approved.  It is usually less stressful just to get the CR-1.   She should be able to visit while it the CR-1 pending based on ddiscussions here.


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24 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

If you do the K1 she can't work or travel, even to Canada, until getting the Green Card and Advanced Parole approved.  It is usually less stressful just to get the CR-1.   She should be able to visit while it the CR-1 pending based on ddiscussions here.

Oh wow, I had no idea. Thank you for the info.

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