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Difference between 'petition' and K-1/CR-1?

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Hi all, 

 

Still a relative newbie to this process and had a quick question - I came across this webpage: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/petition.html

 

Is this a different process than the K-1/CR-1? Some of the listed forms are different. 

 

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A petition is part of the K1 or CR1/IR1 or IR5 or F2A etc visa process.

 

Depending on the type of visa sought, the USC (US citizen) or LPR (legal permanent resident aka green card holder)  submits a petition requesting that their relative or fiancé(e) be permitted to apply for a visa. 

 

A K1 is very different than an IR1/CR1.  https://www.visajourney.com/content/compare/  (ignore the K3 option, it's obsolete.) 

Edited by NikLR

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The website talks about CR-1/IR-1 and employment visa. NOT K-1 Fiance Visa.

When you click on Submit Petition, it breaks down the process to employment visa or spousal/immediate family visa.

Edited by Ash.

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55 minutes ago, quitethejourney2 said:

Hi all, 

 

Still a relative newbie to this process and had a quick question - I came across this webpage: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/petition.html

 

Is this a different process than the K-1/CR-1? Some of the listed forms are different. 

 

CR-1 is an immigrant visa......K-1 is not classified as an immigrant visa, but allows immigrant intent (simply put).  So, the processes are quite different.


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Hi all - sorry for the delayed response, got caught up at work. 

Did not mean to cause/stir a fire! Thanks for all the clarification posts - I was simply confused by the titling of the webpage, did not realize it was part of the CR-1 process. Will be careful to not mix the CR-1/K-1 process when posting in the future. 

 

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