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    inbriars got a reaction from zipline3022 in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    I do not unfortunately, I have looked into this route. Thank you so much!
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    inbriars got a reaction from KStr2022 in How many photos should I include in the I-129f packet?   
    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?
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    inbriars reacted to Chancy in How many photos should I include in the I-129f packet?   
    If you were interviewing in Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, or any other country known to have a tough consulate, then yes, 2-5 photos might be too little.  But Canada?  Just a few photos would be fine, as long as you have the other documentary evidence required for the I-129F.  Remember also that passport stamps, boarding passes, and documentation of shared residence are stronger evidence than photos.
     
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    inbriars got a reaction from ROK2USA in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    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.
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    inbriars reacted to ROK2USA in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    I would keep an eye on processing times for K1s out of Canada. 
    https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=All&op66=All&op7=Canada&op1=5&op2=&op3=1&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C108%2C110%2C111%2C208%2C210%2C211&cfl=0
    Here are NOA1-NOA2 timelines (to see how many people are waiting to interview)
     
    Here are timelines based on interviews for K1
    https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=All&op66=All&op7=Canada&op1=3&op2=&op3=1&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C108%2C110%2C111%2C208%2C210%2C211&cfl=0
    filing to interview on first page ranges from 402 - 631 days.
     
    Timelines for CR1/IR1 from filing to interview 
    https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?op6=All&op66=All&op7=Canada&op1=3&op2=&dfile=No&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5%2C6%2C8%2C10%2C11%2C13%2C14%2C15%2C16%2C17%2C18%2C20%2C21%2C22%2C25%2C26%2C27%2C28%2C108%2C110%2C111%2C208%2C210%2C211&cfl=0
     filing to interview on the first page ranges from 284 - 645 days.
     
    Good luck on making this decision. 
    Keep an eye out on the numbers. Worst case scenario this  can take 600+ days before you receive either visa. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    inbriars reacted to Boiler in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    A lawyer can only provide information, as can be found on here, it is up to you to make the call as to what is best for your situation.
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    inbriars got a reaction from Chancy in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    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.
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    inbriars got a reaction from AMAXX in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    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.
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    inbriars reacted to ROK2USA in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    LOL! A poster in the tourist visa forum just received a B1/B2 visa and has a I-130 on file (or at least it looks like he will get it). So, I wouldn't worry too much about visiting. Just don't spend more time in the US than time in Canada. 
     
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    inbriars got a reaction from ROK2USA in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    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.
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    inbriars got a reaction from powerpuff in K1 vs CR1 Visa   
    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)?
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