Fiancee or Marriage Visa: Which is better Choice?
A decade ago, the normal immigrant visa process, to get a your Spouse to the USA (CR1 Visa) was horribly slow. The Fiance (K1 visa) process was much faster. The Marriage (K3 visa) was invented to be faster than the Marriage (CR1), and in practice was faster than the Spousal (CR1) but slower than the Fiance (K1).
Fast forward to 2010. Currently USCIS and Department of State have greatly improved their processing times. Today the time to enter the USA for all three visa types is roughly the same, 7 – 8 months. The main difference between the visa types, is that the ‘K’ visas require a second petition to ‘Adjust Status’ after the fiancee or spouse enters the USA, to get her ‘Green Card’. The CR1 visa includes a Green Card.
By avoiding the Adjustment of Status petition, $1,010 of USCIS fees may be saved. Thus the CR1 visa is about $1,000 cheaper than the alternatives.
I have put together a new video presentation discussing which is the better visa to apply for
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by Fred Wahl
Fiancee Visa Coach