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Hi all, I have met my beautiful half online. I’m gonna see her in person soon for the first time. We both don’t doubt that everything is gonna go well. So, we are little confused about what visa we should apply for. We wanna get married and apply for CR1, but my concern is that we would not be able to provide enough Evidence of a Bonifide Marriage since we don’t have any joint ownership or property yet. I’m planning to visit her every now and then till she gets her visa whenever I’m able to get vacation maybe every 3 to 4 months. I’m just wondering if that will be enough to have our case approved or should we go for K1 visa since it makes more sense in this situation?

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3 minutes ago, Princeani said:

Hi all, I have met my beautiful half online. I’m gonna see her in person soon for the first time. We both don’t doubt that everything is gonna go well. So, we are little confused about what visa we should apply for. We wanna get married and apply for CR1, but my concern is that we would not be able to provide enough Evidence of a Bonifide Marriage since we don’t have any joint ownership or property yet. I’m planning to visit her every now and then till she gets her visa whenever I’m able to get vacation maybe every 3 to 4 months. I’m just wondering if that will be enough to have our case approved or should we go for K1 visa since it makes more sense in this situation?

You have a year or so after the filing of the petition to gather that together before the interview 


YMMV

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15 minutes ago, Princeani said:

I’m just wondering if that will be enough to have our case approved or should we go for K1 visa since it makes more sense in this situation?

Why does a K-1 make more sense?  


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5 minutes ago, Roel said:

Meet first and then wonder what kind of visa is going to suit you.

I totally agree, but just wanted to get a heads up.  Time factor is very important to me, so I don't want to end up with rejection. I believe I won't be able to have joint ownership with her until she is here, will I?! 

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1 minute ago, Princeani said:

I totally agree, but just wanted to get a heads up.  Time factor is very important to me, so I don't want to end up with rejection. I believe I won't be able to have joint ownership with her until she is here, will I?! 

Not really.

And if time is an important factor for you, then I'm not sure why you're even bothering with immigration 😛 Immigration takes a LOT OF TIME.


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29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

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We went for the spousal visa because for me it is very important that I am able to work and be a LPR as soon as I am  in The States or I will lose my mind.. :)  I think it depends on the situation and priorities of the couple.

 

But.... We got married 1,5 years and 10 trips after we met. As stated before, start your relationship first and see how you get along in real life  and then start thinking about the next steps.. Let the relationship evolve naturally. Would you propose to somebody in your own country as quickly as that? I know that it is so difficult to not be able to be with the person you are in love with all the time, my (now) husband and I have been apart for 3 years, but marriage and the financial commitment that the USC has to give are things to take very seriously...

 

 


   
   
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Just now, Roel said:

en I'm not sure why you'r

 

Just now, Roel said:

Not really.

And if time is an important factor for you, then I'm not sure why you're even bothering with immigration 😛 Immigration takes a LOT OF TIME.

So helpful, thanks .

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1 minute ago, Princeani said:

LOL, I'm asking. You tell me if it does. :)

In my opinion, the CR-1 is far superior....especially if you can visit during the process....


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  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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3 minutes ago, Daphne K said:

We went for the spousal visa because for me it is very important that I am able to work and be a LPR as soon as I am  in The States or I will lose my mind.. :)  I think it depends on the situation and priorities of the couple.

 

But.... We got married 1,5 years and 10 trips after we met. As stated before, start your relationship first and see how you get along in real life  and then start thinking about the next steps.. Let the relationship evolve naturally. Would you propose to somebody in your own country as quickly as that? I know that it is so difficult to not be able to be with the person you are in love with all the time, my (now) husband and I have been apart for 3 years, but marriage and the financial commitment that the USC has to give are things to take very seriously...

 

 

Thank you so much! 

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In hindsight, we would have fared easier with the CR1. We are still trying to get Andy's GC and it doesn't seem like his interview is coming any time soon.

 

Heed our warning: MEET FIRST. Plan later!!!!


 

 

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