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Is it possible to marry in USA with an ESTA and go back after in my country?

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Yes, it is perfectly legal to do so.........

 

EDIT: and it also perfectly legal to visit during the process after filing.

Edited by missileman

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Yes, absolutely. Many couples do this. Coming over on an ESTA or B2, getting married, and then returning to your home country is no problem at all. There is only a problem if you come and get married with intent to stay. But with getting married and going back to start the visa process, there is no issue


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
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  • August 3: Rescheduled letter received
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7 minutes ago, LilyJ said:

Yes, absolutely. Many couples do this. Coming over on an ESTA or B2, getting married, and then returning to your home country is no problem at all. There is only a problem if you come and get married with intent to stay. But with getting married and going back to start the visa process, there is no issue

Is it more easy to get a CR1 than a K1 visa?

 

Thank you

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Just now, Hyuga said:

Is it more easy to get a CR1 than a K1 visa?

 

Thank you

Every couple has their own priorities, and each couple must decide which visa is better for their situation.

K-1
       More expensive than CR-1    
    Requires Adjustment of Status after marriage (expensive and requires a lot of paperwork)    
    Spouse can not leave the US until she/he receives approved Advance Parole (approx 5-6 months)    
    Spouse can not work until she/he receives EAD (approx 5-6 months)    
    Some people have had problems with driver licenses, Social Security cards, leases, bank account during this period    
    Spouse will not receive Green Card for many months after Adjustment of Status is filed.

  

CR-1
    

    Less expensive than K-1    
    No Adjustment of Status(I-485, I-131, I-765) required.    
    Spouse can immediately travel outside the US    
    Spouse is authorized to work immediately upon arrival.    
    Spouse receives Social Security Card and Green Card within 2 or 3 weeks after entering the US    
    Opening a bank account, getting a driver's license, etc. are very easily accomplished with GC, SS card, and passport.

    Spouse has legal permanent Resident status IMMEDIATELY upon entry to US.
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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2 minutes ago, missileman said:

Every couple has their own priorities, and each couple must decide which visa is better for their situation.

K-1
       More expensive than CR-1    
    Requires Adjustment of Status after marriage (expensive and requires a lot of paperwork)    
    Spouse can not leave the US until she/he receives approved Advance Parole (approx 5-6 months)    
    Spouse can not work until she/he receives EAD (approx 5-6 months)    
    Some people have had problems with driver licenses, Social Security cards, leases, bank account during this period    
    Spouse will not receive Green Card for many months after Adjustment of Status is filed.

  

CR-1
    

    Less expensive than K-1    
    No Adjustment of Status(I-485, I-131, I-765) required.    
    Spouse can immediately travel outside the US    
    Spouse is authorized to work immediately upon arrival.    
    Spouse receives Social Security Card and Green Card within 2 or 3 weeks after entering the US    
    Opening a bank account, getting a driver's license, etc. are very easily accomplished with GC, SS card, and passport.

    Spouse has legal permanent Resident status IMMEDIATELY upon entry to US.
  �


 

Thank you, what is price of CR1 please, thank you

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8 minutes ago, Hyuga said:

Thank you, what is price of CR1 please, thank you

If you do the CR1 through the beneficiary's country it is in increments I-130 $535.00, the NVC is about another $400-500, then the embassy part $200.00 ish for the medical exam maybe more depending on the vacinations the person already has, then when the person arrives on US soil its $220.00 for the plastic green card.  

 

Through the Adjustment of Status way it is around $1,600.00 dollars all up front. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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7 minutes ago, Hyuga said:

It's better we marry in second visit than first?

That is up to you and your partner whether you want to marry on the first or second visit, but it can make your case harder to marry on the first visit, especially if you live in a high fraud country. Keep in mind if you choose to go the K1 route instead of the CR1 route, you will need to have visited each other within the last 2 years


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 3: Rescheduled letter received
  • August 25: New interview date

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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2 minutes ago, LilyJ said:

That is up to you and your partner whether you want to marry on the first or second visit, but it can make your case harder to marry on the first visit, especially if you live in a high fraud country. Keep in mind if you choose to go the K1 route instead of the CR1 route, you will need to have visited each other within the last 2 years

High fraud country have not the right to Esta i think, thank you very much

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Just now, Hyuga said:

High fraud country have not the right to Esta i think, thank you very much

Which country is the beneficiary (foreign partner) from?


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 3: Rescheduled letter received
  • August 25: New interview date

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20 minutes ago, Hyuga said:

Thank you, what is price of CR1 please, thank you

First the I-130 and I-130A are filed with the fee of $535. After I-130 approval comes the NVC stage. Current NVC fees are $445. Medical Exam costs vary per country. Travel costs vary. The USCIS Immigrant fee is $220.

10 minutes ago, Ben & Katy said:

Through the Adjustment of Status way it is around $1,600.00 dollars all up front. 

Unknown if OP is currently inside or outside the US. If outside, then it's illegal for OP to have preconceived intent to AOS on VWP.

Edited by HRQX

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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1 minute ago, Hyuga said:

a western Europêan country close to Germany 

Then it won't hurt the case much to marry on the first visit. Regardless, you will still want a lot of evidence of time spent together in real life, since you won't have much else (if anything else at all) for evidence of a bona fide marriage


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 3: Rescheduled letter received
  • August 25: New interview date

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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4 minutes ago, HRQX said:

First the I-130 and I-130A are filed with the fee of $535. After I-130 approval comes the NVC stage. Current NVC fees are $445. Medical Exam costs vary per country. Travel costs vary. The USCIS Immigrant fee is $220.

Unknown if OP is currently inside or outside the US. If outside, then it's illegal for OP to have preconceived intent to AOS.

I don't understand what is not legal? 

 

to marry there and go back in Europe?

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