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2 minutes ago, Arewa said:

Myself and my newly husband (U.S citizen ) just did our traditional and court marriage here in Nigeria.  But we want a quick process (K 1 visa) . My question is : he can file a K1 visa right, doesn't necessarily mean it's just for finances?  Thanks 

K1 is for fiancé.  You are married. You need the spouse visa. 

Nothing about immigration is quick. The spouse visa process will take 12 to 15 months ... longer if there are further requests for information or long security check processes 

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1 minute ago, EandH0904 said:

Wrong. 1 K1 is ONLY for unmarried couples. 

 

It's only marginally faster. A CR1 is what you need to do now.

 

And dont think how will the US find out? They will. And it would very likely result in a permanent ban from ever entering the US. 

 

(A CR1 is a much better Visa anyway)

Thank you very much. 

 

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15 minutes ago, Arewa said:

Myself and my newly husband (U.S citizen ) just did our traditional and court marriage here in Nigeria.  But we want a quick process (K 1 visa) . My question is : he can file a K1 visa right, doesn't necessarily mean it's just for finances?  Thanks 

No.  A K-1 visa for you is no longer possible.  You will have to go the CR-1 route........good luck.......


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Just now, Arewa said:

Thank you for your response... knowledge is truly power.

Yes, and this process requires a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money......


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17 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

:no:  That is why it is called the "K-1 Fiance Visa"...

Lol.... i know right... just wanted to be sure, heard/read about people who were married and successful went through the process.  Don't want to be mislead that's why. Thank you for the light

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You only qualify for CR1 at this point. You are not eligible to file K-1; that will be considered fraud. Plus, there's no quick process either ways. Let me put it this way, this process is going to test your patience, your mind, and the value of your time.

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Just now, nastra30 said:

You only qualify for CR1 at this point. You are not eligible to file K-1; that will be considered fraud. Plus, there's no quick process either ways. Let me put it this way, this process so going to test your patience, your mind, and the value of your time.

Yeah, i know 😊, about the time everyone in love wants to be with their fiance/ spouse, but we can never beat the system, we just do whatever is right at the right time.  Thank you 😘

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You can only pursue a CR-1 at this point. The spousal visa takes longer but in many ways it is the better visa. No hassle with adjusting status, can work/travel as soon as you enter the US (this also saves money on further filing fees), so it's not all doom and gloom. You will have to wait longer but it'll be worth it...so try to focus on the positives.


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