Page 4 of the ‘CR1 Spousal Visa’ Category

Here you will find frequently updated information about getting your CR1 Visa, and immigrating to the United States to join your husband or wife. Don’t forget to visit our Spousal Visa Overview page if you haven’t already.

27Jun2018

What’s the Longest Part of the Spousal Visa Process?

The CR1 visa process is quite a bit different from the K1 visa process, specially when it comes to the National Visa Center. As far as processing times, the longest processing time is with the USCIS. You’re looking at easily about five to six months at the USCIS for the removal of conditions.

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25Jun2018

Will USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Look at My Social Media?

“I’ve read they passed a bill on where they go into your social media after interview, which would prolong the process, and that’ll effect a lot of K-1 Visas and my fiance is from the Philippines.”

The government has always had that authority to investigate pretty much anything.

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21Jun2018

Does My Fiancé Need a Round-Trip Ticket? (K1 Visa)

“My girlfriend lives in Columbia, and she has a fiancee visa. Does she need to buy a ticket one-way or round trip?”

We actually receive that question quite often. If they do in fact have the fiancee visa, they’ll only need a one-way ticket because they are coming to migrate to the United States and then apply for a lawful permanent resident status (a green card).

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06Jun2018

What is “Extreme Vetting” & How Do I Prepare For It?

New standards are being rolled out that are designed to basically make it harder to immigrate to the US. The process to immigrate has always included a quite extensive vetting process, but these new measures are likely going to make it even harder.

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27Apr2018

Tourist Visa Denied! Will it Hurt My Spousal Visa Chances?

Abigail asks, “I got declined for a tourist visa. What are my chances of a spousal visa?” I would say that doesn’t affect your spousal visa at all because a lot of people get denied for tourist visas, especially if they have a spouse in the US.

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04Apr2018

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.

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02Apr2018

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. […]

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14Mar2018

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 list of approximately 30 embassies that have USCIS field offices.

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17Feb2018

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 to my wife at this time?

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24Jan2018

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?

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