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Spouse visa? K1? Cruiseship crewmember with tons of questions!


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12 minutes ago, arturobermudez said:

Yes, my contract will finish in March 2024, so I can travel back to my country and wait for the approval. Remember this is just a hypothetical situation to analyze the options we have


I understand that, but you're likely to have a long time to wait still. Figure a year or so for approval whichever route you go down, and then more time before you actually have a visa (I don't know what the interview wait is like at Bogota).


Having a plan is great, but I think you need to realise that immigration is unlikely to work to that plan, and you're going to have to juggle things. It may be that your process gets delayed if you are in the middle of a contract (i.e. if you get approval and then have to wait to do the NVC process as you can't risk an interview being given when you're at sea), or that you have to wait around not working in anticipation of the next step. I'd again point you to CC's list above, and one of the things for K-1 mentioned is 'Once an I-129F has been approved, delaying the case is difficult to impossible if the need arises'. If you are at sea and want to be able to slow things down with the interview etc for when you return, that would be another reason to go for the CR-1.


It's going to make it trickier, most people have a 'normal' job that they can just take a day off to go to a medical or interview with, but that won't be the case with you. It will work out, but may just take longer than it would do for most people if you are at sea for large chunks of time during the process.


Best of luck to you. 



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3 minutes ago, arturobermudez said:

Plus, We don't want to be far away from each other for a long period of time.


CR-1 takes less time than K-1

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