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length of marriage prior to CR1 visa application

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Hello all,

How long did you all wait to file for CR1 visa post marriage? My fiance and I will marry in Dominican Republic and plan to apply for CR1 visa immediately when I come back to USA. I am concerned for what evidence to include for bona fide marriage when we would have just gotten married and wouldn't have much evidence beside our marriage license. Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
Timeline

You can file ASAP after being married. For newly married couples it's usual to not have things like joint finances or assets. Pictures and proofs from your previous visits and time spent together in person are the best evidence of bona fide marriage along with, of course, your marriage certificate


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
  • Waiting for: Interview reschedule

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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A year or so has been the normal time for a CR1, quite how current circumstances will impact that is difficult to say.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
Timeline
Just now, Boiler said:

A year or so has been the normal time for a CR1, quite how current circumstances will impact that is difficult to say.

I think they mean how long they should wait after they get married before petitioning, not how long the process will take


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
  • Waiting for: Interview reschedule

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