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Getting married in japan not on tourist visa

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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I don’t fully understand the question?  If you are not legally residing in Japan, I don’t believe you can try to file directly at a consulate for a spouse.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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I have asked the thread be moved to the correct forum.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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6 hours ago, Dettiger_123 said:

So what’s the process like if soon to be spouse files a spouse/dependent of Japanese national visa in japan in order for me to go to japan to get married and then I get married there and start the process for her to come to America? 

Process will look like most everyone's,  starts by filling a stateside petition for your wife.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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For your spouse to migrate to America, you'll have to file a I-130 petition and wait several months for a decision. Typically, you'll have to wait for 6+ months. It's not going to be a fast process.

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16 hours ago, Dettiger_123 said:

So what’s the process like if soon to be spouse files a spouse/dependent of Japanese national visa in japan in order for me to go to japan to get married and then I get married there and start the process for her to come to America? 

Looks like you are just starting your homework for the US immigration side.  Start here.  

 


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At this point with COVID and visa’s taking awhile. Is it better to just get go the CR1 route rather than the k-1 route if I can get an exemption to enter japan on a spouse visa seeing as though they are restricting all foreigners from entering. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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4 minutes ago, Dettiger_123 said:

At this point with COVID and visa’s taking awhile. Is it better to just get go the CR1 route rather than the k-1 route if I can get an exemption to enter japan on a spouse visa seeing as though they are restricting all foreigners from entering. 

Yes, that is going to be the big challenge, getting into Japan with the current Covid19 restrictions.  You may want to research a Zoom marriage, it may qualify you as a spouse of a Japanese national, but you will not be able to file for a US spouse visa until after you actually meet in person.

 

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Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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7 hours ago, Dettiger_123 said:

if I can get an exemption to enter japan on a spouse visa seeing as though they are restricting all foreigners from entering. 

You can't get a spouse visa for Japan if you aren't already married, and won't be allowed entry on a tourist visa to get married. http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001347332.pdf

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Me and my partner don't know which route to go in considering everything that's going on with restrictions and covid. I can go the K1 route and hope to get it all done with in over a year or wait out it out for Japan to open and get married there and apply for cr1. hoping for Japan to open before a year and apply for a spouse visa. Really don't know what to do at this point. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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There will be a lot of red tape and mandatory quarantine but Japanese citizens can travel outside of Japan and return.  Your partner could come visit you in the US, get married, then fly back to Japan while you start the CR-1 process. That will take longer than a year though: K-1 is probably still the quickest route.

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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By the way, even if you could get into Japan I'm not sure if you could get married on just a passport. It's simple to get married here but usually requires a kosekitohon which you wouldn't get until *after* you have a visa and register at a city/ward office. Just checked the local ward office home page and all they say is to consult with the marriage desk. Ultimately doing it that way might end up being a lot more problematic than going with CR-1 or K-1

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