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  • Location Calgary, AB, Canada

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  1. Thank you so much for this. It was both encouraging and helpful!
  2. I too was wondering this! How many photos is too much, and how many is too little? I read the guides state 2-5 photos but I feel like this is too little?
  3. Fair enough, thank you. Do you or anyone else know if being in the military changes anything? He is currently in the US and will continue to be stationed in the US for the next few years.
  4. I agree but I appreciate that people have good intentions and mean to be helpful. The information in this thread has helped me become more educated in the matter. It is unfortunately complex, no matter which route you choose, and it appears no singular option is better than the other - it is based on your personal circumstance. I was going to start a new thread and/or modify this one, as we are getting clearer in our goal (as previously suggested to know). It is very obvious we have to choose what our priorities are because we cannot have it all. We are prepared for me not to work if necessary, though obviously not ideal. Our main goal is to be able to be together, physically, sooner. This process is difficult and we haven't even started yet. I was thinking we could file the K1 in April or May, or the CR-1 this summer or fall. Maybe by then the COVID-19 backlog will have caught up a bit? I have been travelling back and forth, staying in the US with him for 6-10 weeks at a time. If this process is going to be lengthy, then I would prefer to be able to maintain these visits the best I can to maintain my mental health and I currently do not know which one, if either, will allow me to do so. I recognize I would face lots of scrutiny at the border given the duration of stay but I was prepared either way to attempt to visit and provide documentation of work, paystubs, and bank account information to use as proof of ties in Canada. At this point we are thinking of reaching out to a lawyer to discuss our situation. I am personally losing hope because there is no quick way and that's just the reality of it.
  5. Thank you for your replies and overall help, we really appreciate it. I looked at your timeline and noticed you guys went with the K1. Do you have any opinions or advice on that process?
  6. Haha no I am definitely not because that's illegal but I do appreciate you double checking. I am fortunate to have a job that allows me the flexibility to have time off but I am very much employed here in Canada. I stayed last summer and in the winter because I wanted to spend as much time together as possible, and also, winter here is the worst.
  7. I have been staying in one to two month chunks so I suspect that will not fly going forward... I was thinking of bringing the previous two pay stubs and a letter from my employer when I travel to show intent of return. Thoughts?
  8. Do you know if you are able to travel back and forth while either a K1 or CR-1 process?
  9. Do you by chance know how to determine where your application will go? I notice there is varying processing times depending on the center. He would be applying using a Florida address. Looking at your timeline, it appears you received it all and was able to come in approximately a year? (I am looking at best and worst case scenario) Thank you for all of your help. We appreciate you so much!
  10. Thank you for moving the post to the proper area and for your help. Do you know if it is possible to get married in the US, but come back to Canada while the CR-1 processes (and visit in between)?
  11. I don't know how to reply to people so please ignore the quote. Thank you so much for your post, it is really helpful laid out like that. I worry about the processing time for the CR-1, that it will delay us being able to live and be together. Do you know how to tell the processing time? It appears it depends on which office processes your paperwork, but I don't know how to tell which would receive ours. I worry with a K1 that I would have difficulty visiting, versus with a CR-1 (if I have it correct) I can freely visit?
  12. I do not unfortunately, I have looked into this route. Thank you so much!
  13. Our single goal would be to be together the quickest way. Based on your statement, it sounds like we cannot have all three goals. I am starting to see that people recommend the CR1 vs K1 due to the fact that they can work when they arrive, vs. K1 has a 6-9 month wait time while adjustment of status processes? From what I read, we wouldn't be eligible for the IR until after we have been married for 2 years.
  14. My fiance (US citizen, resides in the US) and I (Canadian citizen, resides in Canada) are trying to figure out the best route to take for immigration. We plan to reside in the US. I have been researching the best I can without a lawyer but it is quite confusing. Thankfully a kind Redditor pointed us in the direction of this website. Our goal is to be able to be together in person the quickest way possible, the cheapest way possible, and give me the quickest way to be eligible to work in the US. I thought the K1 was the quickest, cheapest, most straight forward (we could file without a lawyer, I could enter and move all my things upon entry), and would give me the ability to work but I believe I have something wrong there. Do you have any advice or knowledge about the two processes, the pros and cons? Thank you for your time.
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