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Hello all,

First post on the forum so thank you for having me!

I´m confused about the stages i need to go through for applying for my Visa to the USA.

So I will start from the top

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- I got engaged in June to my wonderful fiance in new york city. She is a US Citizen
- We are going to get married outside of the US, this year in Gibraltar
- I am a UK Citizen but i have lived and worked in Spain since January 2013

Questions - Where do i start the process?

I´ve had so many different versions of the story now, my heads a mess!

Regards

John
 

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you are goiving you seld extra cost and effort by not gettiing
married in either of you own countries
One you aew naeeied the US citizens return to the US and filse for a spousal visa

you do lttle ..the US doeas all the paperworkk and must earn enough for
the affidavit of support


you have to get police report ...get a medical and go to the interview
takes around a year

spousal visa CR1
Immigrant Visa for a Spouse of a U.S. Citizen (IR1 or CR1)

if she gets lost you hire an aila lawyer
 

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Thank you Davis.

Could you advise on what would be the best place to start?

We are thinking of marrying in Gibraltar, which is under UK Juristiction.

Many thanks

John
 

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Thank you Davis.

Could you advise on what would be the best place to start?

We are thinking of marrying in Gibraltar, which is under UK Juristiction.

Many thanks

John
if you marry in gibraltar then he returns to the UK
you return to thee US and file for a spousal visa
THAT WILL TAKE A YEAR ISH

better a fiancee visa

for a fiancee visa
K1 Visa Process Flowchart and Timeline

US Citizen can apply for a special visa to allow a non-citizen (their fiancée) to enter the country in order to get married to a US citizen inside the US.

Once issued, the K1 visa will allow the non-citizen to enter the United States legally, for 90 days in order for the marriage ceremony to take place. Once you marry, the non-citizen can remain in the US and may apply for permanent residence. While USCIS processes the application, the non-citizen can remain in the US legally
The US citizen income must meet the require minimum to fulfill the affidavit of support
currently$19400 ..
 

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Last I looked, there was no material difference in processing time in the paths to a K-1 and a CR-1. I think a lot of people are confused about the I-130 path, though. Yes, an I-130 filing takes a long time to process, but that's precisely why Congress introduced the follow-up I-129F path (to get a CR-1). As soon as USCIS acknowledges receipt of the I-130 you can immediately file an I-129F and keep the process moving along.
 
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