Archive for the ‘ CR-1 Spousal Visa’ Category

What Should Me & My Fiancé Do to Prepare Ahead of Time? (Fiancé/Spousal Visa Prep.)

Irish on Instagram asks, “My fiancé is from the UK. We plan on getting married in October. Is there something we should do beforehand?” Excellent question. A lot of customers call and ask what they can do to prepare for a particular Visa type. And if you’re getting married over in the UK, the primary […]

Can I Use Social Security Disability (SSDI) as Income to Sponsor an Alien?

“Do Social Security Disability payments count towards the income requirement when bringing my fiance or spouse to the USA?” Income is income. Regardless of the source of the income, you can still count it and still use it. You must provide proof and evidence of income. Having said that though, if you look at the […]

Direct Consular Filing in China – Faster or Better?

We have a question from Yan, and she asks: “Is it faster or better to file my IR1 spousal visa directly with the embassy in China, or by mailing it off to the USCIS?” Because direct consular filing bypasses the USCIS and National Visa Center, the process can be quicker than the normal inquiry process. […]

Should I Bring My Letter of Intent to the Interview?

Zen asks, “Do we still need to bring a letter of intent to the interview?” What we recommend is that you take an entire copy of your petition to the interview. It’s not always required. They may not ask for the documents. The reason to take it with you is the letter of intent is […]

Can I Apply for a CR1 Spousal Visa From Outside the U.S.?

Blanca Rodriguez asks: “Can you complete the entire CR1 process through RapidVisa as a US citizen from outside the US? If so, will my documents be sent overseas or to my US address?” In some cases, depending on the embassy, you can file for what is called a DCF, or Direct Consular Filing. There’s a […]

Does Not Living With My Spouse Hurt My Chances for a CR1 Spousal Visa?

Mary Jean asks, “My fiance lives in Egypt. If we get married in Egypt and then immediately return home, will that reduce the chances for a CR1 Visa approval? I heard that if we don’t live together as a couple before I apply, that will damage our chances.” To answer this, you don’t really have to […]

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What NVC Documents Do I Send to My Spouse?

My wife and I are RapidVisa customers. Our CR1 spouse petition was approved a few days ago. As a beneficiary and a RapidVisa customer, I want to know what are the documents I must send/mail to my wife for her to submit along with her civil documents on NVC. In other words, what are the missing required documents I must send […]

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Should I Wait to Get NVC Number to Send My Affidavit of Support?

Okay Rodney says: “I have a paid RapidVisa’s account. Customer service is great has answered all my questions, I was going to ask today regarding the AOS that’s adjustment status. Should I send it now or wait until I get the NVC number? ” Okay I’m gonna assume by AOS you mean affidavit of support […]

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How Do I Get My Colombian Fiancé to the USA?

Next question comes from John. I met a girl in Columbia last year on vacation. We’ve been building a relationship over the last year and decided we want to tie the knot. How do I get her to the United States to live with me? Well, since you said live with you, I’m not assuming […]

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What Benefits Does the Spousal Visa Have vs. Fiance Visa?

First question comes from Bob. “What benefits does the spousal visa have over the fiancé visa?” Well, actually a spousal visa has quite a few benefits over a fiancé visa. First and foremost, it comes with a lawful permanent resident card, which is the Green Card. What that means is, once the alien beneficiary enters […]