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Marrying US fiance in 2020, not sure where to start with immigration process?

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Hello All,

 

Please could someone guide me on which forum area I am meant to go to for information?

 

I am a UK resident and marrying my US fiance next Summer.

 

Which forum should I be on to seek advice?

 

Thank you.

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4 minutes ago, Lolitainkwell said:

Hello All,

 

Please could someone guide me on which forum area I am meant to go to for information?

 

I am a UK resident and marrying my US fiance next Summer.

 

Which forum should I be on to seek advice?

 

Thank you.

getting married in USA, on a fiance visa here are the guide

 

https://www.visajourney.com/k1-fiance-visa/

 

Spouse visa while you are overseas

 

https://www.visajourney.com/cr1-ir1-spousal-visa/

 

which is best for your given situation 

 

K1 is more expensive it is quicker but more expensive, you have to wait for EAD/AP to leave the country, you can't work while you wait for employment card, and that can take 6-8 months after you file for AOS.

 

CR1 once you arrive in USA, you are able to work right away get a DL right away, and can travel back out if you need to right away

 

Edited by Khallaf

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Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, Lolitainkwell said:

Hello All,

 

Please could someone guide me on which forum area I am meant to go to for information?

 

I am a UK resident and marrying my US fiance next Summer.

 

Which forum should I be on to seek advice?

 

Thank you.

Are you planning to marry and then apply for immigration to the US while you stay in the UK... . or are you planning to apply for a fiancé visa to marry in the US and apply then  to stay as a permanent resident ? 

Edited by Lil bear

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29 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

getting married in USA, on a fiance visa here are the guide

 

https://www.visajourney.com/k1-fiance-visa/

 

Spouse visa while you are overseas

 

https://www.visajourney.com/cr1-ir1-spousal-visa/

 

which is best for your given situation 

 

K1 is more expensive it is quicker but more expensive, you have to wait for EAD/AP to leave the country, you can't work while you wait for employment card, and that can take 6-8 months after you file for AOS.

 

CR1 once you arrive in USA, you are able to work right away get a DL right away, and can travel back out if you need to right away

 

Thank you : )

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29 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

Are you planning to marry and then apply for immigration to the US while you stay in the UK... . or are you planning to apply for a fiancé visa to marry in the US and apply then  to stay as a permanent resident ? 

I'm planning to marry and then apply for immigration to the US whilst I stay in the UK.

Thank you.

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Just now, Lolitainkwell said:

I'm planning to marry and then apply for immigration to the US whilst I stay in the UK.

Thank you.

You will need  the spouse visa. It will take

12 to 16 months processing after you apply ... based on current processing times .. 

The above link to the CR/IR 1 visa will help you understand the process 

Also get very well acquainted with the USCIS guide for Spouse visa. 

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/bringing-spouses-live-united-states-permanent-residents

 

Come  back to this forum with questions !!! Glad you are researching well ahead of the need ! 

 

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1 minute ago, Lil bear said:

You will need  the spouse visa. It will take

12 to 16 months processing after you apply ... based on current processing times .. 

The above link to the CR/IR 1 visa will help you understand the process 

Also get very well acquainted with the USCIS guide for Spouse visa. 

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/bringing-spouses-live-united-states-permanent-residents

 

Come  back to this forum with questions !!! Glad you are researching well ahead of the need ! 

 

Thank you for your help Lil bear.

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18 minutes ago, Lolitainkwell said:

I'm planning to marry and then apply for immigration to the US whilst I stay in the UK.

Thank you.

just in case you have this question later, you can come into the USA and get married here, and then leave and continue the process outside of the USA, you can also continue to visit while it process as long as CBP allows entry and you show strong intent to leave back to your country again.

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11 minutes ago, Khallaf said:

just in case you have this question later, you can come into the USA and get married here, and then leave and continue the process outside of the USA, you can also continue to visit while it process as long as CBP allows entry and you show strong intent to leave back to your country again.

Thank you for this.

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Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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