Top Reasons Why K1 Fiance Visa is Better than CR1 Spouse Visa

This is Fred Wahl the VisaCoach Today’s topic is: Why Fiance Visa is better
than Spouse Visa Visa Coach Fast, Easy and Personal I am Fred Wahl, the VisaCoach, I am known
for the personal one-on-one relationship that WE share,
(that’s you, me and your partner), as WE work together,
as a TEAM, to overcome the many challenges of immigration, Please don’t risk your happiness, Don’t go
this course alone. Alone, it’s far too easy to make mistakes
that cause tears, delays and expensive denials. Do Pick up the Phone and speak with me directly,
so that, you and I, can get to know each other. This is the
complimentary case evaluation I talk about later. If we are compatible, that’s the beginning
of our beautiful relationship to get you the immigration approvals
you need. This is what two of my clients Hamid and Marjan,
had to say: Marjan comes from Iran and I helped her get her Fiance visa., She said it took 45 minutes and they went
over almost 90% of the sample questions you had given us. She was amazed by how
spot on you were. She got a letter saying Congratulations
on the conditional approval of your visa…….. She said they asked a lot of questions about
age difference, my family and even tried to test her to see
if I had told her about my incarceration. These people even read the
chat messages that we printed as evidence of relationship
and asked why you guys were talking about this and that. At the end, one of the two interviewers left
and the other one whispered to Marjan “Be honest with me,
why are you marrying him, is it for the Green Card?” She handled it well Thanks again, Well, you are most welcome: Hamid + Marjan Now, lets talk about Why a Fiance Visa is
better than a Spouse Visa. I get calls every day. And the conversation usually starts with no
preamble but “I have a girl or boy friend overseas, please tell
me, what is the BEST visa to get him or her here, Fiance or Spouse”?” My answer always is “well, it depends upon
your situation and what your priorities are. It depends on what is important to you. Is it fastest speed? Lowest Cost? Relative simplicity? Are children involved? How old are they? Do you have enough income to self sponsor
or do you need a co-sponsor?” And so on. Only after I understand what the person’s
situation is, and what his or her priorities are, can I suggest what visa might fit. On reviewing annual US immigration statistics
comparing how many K1 fiance visas are issued, compared to CR1 spouse visas, there is no
clear cut winner in the “which is better” contest. Amazingly enough it’s a TIE ! In recent experience about 40,000 of EACH
are issued annually. Again the real answer is “it depends”. That is one of the main reasons I invite future
clients to first book a free case evaluation with me. Besides giving us the chance to get to know
each other, and feel if we can work together, it gives me the opportunity to learn what
is going on, and what the person wants. Then together we discuss the pros and cons
and figure out which of the two visas best fits. But today, I am going to list just the PROS,
the TOP positive reasons why most who choose the Fiance Visa path, actually choose it. Next month I will take the other side and
list the top reasons why a Spouse visa path is chosen instead. Reason #1. Fiance visa is twice as fast In 2018 this means while a spouse visa takes
14 to 18 months on average, a Fiance visa will get your fiancee to the US much sooner,
in half the time, only 8 to 9 months on average. The reason the spouse visa takes longer than
the fiance visa, is because the time to approve permanent residency is included in the spouse
visas processing time. A K1 Fiancée visa is considered a non-immigrant
visa. Non-immigrant means it is only for a short
and temporary stay, and that is only 90 days. This compares to a regular immigration visa
like a CR1 Spouse Visa which not only gives the person permission to enter the USA, but
also grants permission to remain permanently as a lawful permanent green card holding resident. A fiance visa does not need to include the
the time it takes to review for permanent residency and green card approval, only approval
for a short 90 day visit instead. And immigration knows that their fiance visa
review can be less vigorous and thus faster because they understand, that if the fiancee
marries and applies to remain in the USA, there will be a second chance to review the
applicant all over again, when the new bride or groom applies for permanent residency after
arrival, after the wedding. Reason #2. Wedding in USA The second reason a fiance visa is better
is when the couple wants to celebrate their wedding in the United States. Usually this means they want to share their
happiness with their American family and friends. Reason #3. Fiance’s Children ages 18 to 21 are still
eligible to immigrate with Parent The third reason that a fiancée visa is better
is when the foreign fiancé wants to bring his or her children to the USA, who are 18
years of age or older. When applying for a fiance or spouse visa
the American sponsor can also at the same time apply to bring to the USA the dependent
children of his or her fiance or spouse. If the wedding has taken place, the American
sponsor can apply for a spouse visa, and regular immigration for any child who was under 18
years old on the day of the wedding. The American
Spouse is limited to only apply for the under 18 year old’s. Any children aged 18 to 21 would be left behind. However, if the couple is not married, and
instead applying for a Fiance Visa, then the American can sponsor the older children too,
up to 21 years of age. Reason #4. Single trip Engagement appears more bona fide
vs single trip Wedding. Finally a fiance visa may be better than a
spouse visa, when a couple plans to only meet once, only make one trip, and only meet a
single time and then apply for the visa. This is because the timeline of their relationship
will seem to make more common sense. The couple who makes a marriage proposal,
after meeting face to face, that then applies for a visa have followed a more normal courtship
progression of getting to know each other first, before making life changing decisions. And if their acquaintance has been short,
they still have more time to get to know each other, while the fiance visa is pending before
having to make the final commitment at the altar. This compares to a couple who has never met,
and sight unseen, agree to marry, make arrangements in advance of the trip, and then almost without
catching breath to get over jet lag move directly from arrivals at the airport to the altar. Remember the consular officer making the approve
or deny decision, does not know you. Does not know how honest and sincere you are. However, he is aware of some dishonest people
who offer money and a free overseas trip, to an American willing to marry, then sponsor
a foreigner for immigration. If your genuine relationship follows the same
apparent course that some common sham applications follow, the consular officer might not be
able to identify yours from the other. And for a consular officer, “when in doubt,
the safest decision, is to deny” To summarize, Couples who only have ONE TRIP,
to meet in person, then propose, then apply for fiance visa, will appear to a skeptical
consular officer more Bona Fide, than a couple who only have ONE TRIP, where all marriage
plans, had been made and committed to in advance of the first in-person meeting, and who carried
out those prearranged plans immediately upon arrival. Next time I will describe the top good reasons
why a CR1 Spouse Visa is better. This was Fred Wahl, The VisaCoach Please “like” or add your comments to this
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23 thoughts on “Top Reasons Why K1 Fiance Visa is Better than CR1 Spouse Visa

  1. hi mister coach thank you so much for all this informations . my fiance tried to call you many times but no answer any way .we did k1 visa in 2016 /12 and i got the interview in 2017/8 . and i got denied. because my evidence was weak i met her just one time and our relationship was short and i had no ring in my finger he asked me about it i said we will put the ring till we get married and many other questions . ….. ..and also they told us in the notice we got from uscis that our case was expired( the file took long time to get to american embassy in morocco so it was expired ) and she flyed to me twice time again after that . we applaid again for k1 visa in 2018/05 we sent lake of evidences . so she visited me three times now and we have more evidence . and her incom enough to sponser me . my questions is:
    shareing a place with some one is that ok or she must be having her own house ? and if she got new job she must let uscis know about it or not ?

  2. Hey Coach, I don't understand when said: Fiance visa, time to review and approve for 90 days temporary visit. Does it mean that before the immigration approve the fiance visa, the fiance can come visit his/her Fiance in the US??

  3. hi visa coach, can i extend my k1 petition once it reached US embassy, because my passport validity is less then 6 months and renewal of passport will take 6 to 7 months, im k1 filer from india.

  4. I'm trying to understand what you meant at near the end of the video…. if we meet once and are together for a few weeks in the states… then we BOTH travel to her home country (Japan is where she resides) and spend several days there before I return home…. we plan to start the process, but would fiance VISA at this early point stand reason to get denied? We met online originally have been video texting and video calling each other for several months, I am deployed over seas and plan to meet in person at my home in March of next year and have actually made plans of living together and even marriage. I know it IS a long process no matter HOW you slice it… I wish to know what would be the best course of action since technically we would met in person only once despite the visit being a few weeks in the states and then immediately flying together to HER home for about a week… a month together for our first physical meet. Plans are already made for a few more visits over the course of next year, but we are both serious about this and it could save both money and a lot travel time as well as emotional pain from having to constantly part ways so many times before actually starting this process (marriage I mean). So we are now planning on getting her a VISA,but not sure which would be best for US in our case. I would call, but being over seas in Kuwait, makes this near impossible right now. Internet is my easiest option for communication

  5. I would like to ask some advice about what visa my boyfriend can apply for faster service
    Fiancee visa or spouse visa
    I am from Philippines and currently working here in Japan and my boyfriend is stationed here in Japan Navy base .. we're 1year and 5months now and we're planning to get marry but we're thinking about the paperworks… Which works faster fiancee or spouse..that's what we're taking for consideration…

  6. Hi coach. My fiancee and I met in USA 5 times. Im working in a cruise ship so everytime Im in Florida we see each other. My fiancee wanted to file K1 visa. But he never been to my country Philippines to visit me and my family. Is there a chance for us to get approved?

  7. Hi Visa Coach. I have a question. I plan to go meet my girlfriend face to face, then she will come to U.S. to see me. I plan to propose to her while she is here. How helpful would it be to us to do this?

  8. It is my obssession to see USA, too. My problem is how to a get a Visa. Please help me. Million tnx!!!

  9. its better if you make a lot of money. if you're self employed its harder to get income requirements for the phillipines because they dont allow sponsors other than the fiance

  10. hi! since I have children from my previous marriage do the USCIS requires the children custody certificate in applying fiance Visa ?.. hope to get the answer .. Thank you and God bless!!!

  11. I was planning on always doing the K-1 Visa but we've heard that it's less complicated to do a spousal Visa because she has two children that are going to come with her.. which one would be the less complicated? Maybe less inexpensive as well? Also when would be the best time to start filing because as of now we just got accepted from a lawyer to take her case to start her annulment process… we know a couple that went ahead and started the spousal visa when they started the annulment process.. it doesn't sound like a very smart thing to do but it worked out for this couple.

  12. this processes is real, I shared also my experience about K1 Visa in my Channel. I was approved last September 26, 2019, and October 18,2019 I got here in USA. I'm so thankful to Visa Coach, me and my Fiance learned from him.

  13. I guess my biggest question is how much income is required to be eligible for self sponser? For example i will use me, I have a fiance in Vietnam, ( i am aware that for k1 form, vietnam is one of the couple others that wont allow co-sponsers) how much does my income have to be on average to be eligible for self sponser?? So far listening to your coaching, my route will be better with cr1 form, but just out of curiosty, i am wondering 😁

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