Reuniting Couples Since 2003
CR1 Marriage Visa Includes IR1/K3
CR1 – IR1 – K3 – Marriage Visa
Spouse Visa Types
For those couples who have chosen to Marry in the Philippines, the process with USCIS and the State Department allows Marriages that are less than two years old to file an I-130 application to get the Conditional Resident Spouse Visa.
If your spouse has children under the age of 21, they can also get CR2 visas.
Couples who are married less than two years also have a choice to file I-129F application and I-130 to apply for K3 Spouse Visas?
If your spouse has children under the age of 21 years old they could also receive K4 Visas.
Couples who have been married two years or longer would be receiving the IR1 Visa, known as an Immediate Relative Visa. This is obtained by filing the I-130 application. If your spouse has children under the age of 21 years old, they also can receive IR2 Visas.
Filing Fees to USCIS:
Currently regardless of which type of visa the Coupes are trying to get the cost to file for each family member is $535.
The processing time has increased due to tougher vetting taking place at each government service center with waiting times ranging between 18 to 24 months before finally receiving a CR1/IR1/K3 Visa.
What’s Faster K1 or CR1:
If you’re thinking about a marriage visa or the K1 Fiance visa, the time frame is taking up to 15 months for the K1 Fiancee visa to be processed.
If you go the route of marrying in another country the process for a spouse visa can take up to 24 months?
Is this paperwork worth messing with?
There are many reasons why so many couples prefer not to do their own application and take a chance on going this alone?
But do you really need to hire a lawyer or Attorney? The answers may be yes for some of you?
Who needs to bring a Lawyer or Attorney into the picture?
If you have filed multiple times with USCIS or if you have certain IMBRA criminal convictions, or you think you’ll need litigation in any way to get approved?
Then you may have to hire a Layer or Attorney at the tune of several thousand dollars?
Can I do this process on my own with the help of the uscis . gov website?
Absolutely you can and this could be the best way for you to save some serious cash?
If you can tolerate US government, and can understand their instructions and have the time and patience to follow through on this every step of the way then yeah why not?
But if you lack time and patience and understanding of government paperwork?
Then you may eventually find out that somewhere along the way you screwed something up?
There are numerous pitfalls that can get a couple?
Mistakes could end up costing you more time and money than you ever anticipated paying for?
How about a specialized service?
If you don’t have time or patience?
Your a bust person and you don’t have criminal records and have never filed before and you have some money but not a lot?
Then maybe you should consider allowing someone with expertise assist you rather than risking it all?
There are many online services that can get the job done and offer more than a lawyer can:
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