CR-1 Spousal Visa Snapshot     snap_shot_us_visa_greencard

Quick easy Snapshot of the CR-1 Spousal visa process.


Visa Quick Notes

USVisa CR-1

How to acquire a USVisa

A When acquiring a USVisa you must decide which is the right petition for filing your case. In the case of squiring a USVisa for your spouse you will need a Spousal Visa such as CR1 Visa if you have been married less than two years from the date of application. If you are seeking one for a fiance you will choose a K1 fiance visa. See the links below to get the requirements for the type of visa your are seeking  Fiance Visa Requirements  -  Spousal Visa Requirements .


Visa Application

Filing a Visa Application ?

Filing a Visa Application can be a long and complex process, we will help you from the beginning to end see the enclosed snapshot on the chronological process and how you will need to proceed.  We can help you process all that you will need from collecting the proper information, filing out the forms properly and guiding you through the process overseas and what to expect.

Citizenship and Immigration

Is this a road to Citizenship?

Yes there is, the first steps are to acquire a visa and a green card the sooner you do the sooner the clock count down to citizenship begins. We are here to help you on your way not just filing out and filing your petitions. Sign up for Free Membership Guest Account pick which petition you are requesting.

Gov Fees

Are Gov Fees Refundable ?

You have to pay Government fees directly to the USCIS  these fees are not refundable so it is important to have all your petition and the paperwork correct.

Permanent Resident

What is permanent Residence ?

When you visa is complete you will acquire Permanent residence status once you enter the US. If your marriage was less than two years old you will have what is called a Conditional status on your GreenCard. This means that your permanent residence is conditional until you file a removal of conditions. this is to prove that your marriage is legitimate under the immigration laws. We can also handle the removal of conditions for you.

Get your Green Card:  Start - file a petition with USCIS

     Application filed by the U.S Citizen sponsor (Petitioner) I-130 petition for foreign Spouse mailed to USCIS.

First communique from USCIS

Notice of Action (Letter 1):This is the first email received, a NOTICE OF ACTION letter from USCIS that will inform the U.S Citizen petitioner that the application/documents are received. It also informs you which USCIS SERVICE CENTER will be reviewing your case.

Second communique from USCIS

Notice of Action (Letter 2):Takes about 1 - 6 months reviewing the case by the USCIS service Center after filling the petition. A NOTICE OF ACTION (LETTER 2) your case has been approved or Request for Evidence (RFE) is requested by the USCIS and you must comply, If your case is approved your case will be forwarded on to the Department of State, National Visa Center (NVC). From here you will receive a welcome letter mailed to both you the petitioner and your spouse from NVC with instructions. If your case is RFE you will be asked for additional documents or evidence that will prove that your relationship is legitimate.



 After approval in USCIS, Nothing to hurry up or you don’t have steps to move just be in patience takes 30 days or more to received a welcome letter from NVC.There are instruction in the letter step by step on how to process online payment for AOS AND IV fee (optional u can pay by mail ). Fill up ds261 (A Choice of Address of Agent ) and DS260 (Immigrant Visa Application) make sure that you submitt all documents listed or required such as form i1864 and legal documents etc. Takes 3 days or 2 weeks you will received a response from NVC to informed that they already received your papers and they will give you a scan date to review your case more or less 30 days. You may receive an email from the NVC, it will state in the check list any items you need to correct prior to interview or bring to the interview. Make sure your papers are completely intact before submitting the packet. For example having filled out ds260 and i1864 incorrect will be on the checklist Your Spouse will received a U.S EMBASSY LETTER with instruction on how to schedule an appointment for U.S embassy interview and Medical exam. 

Visa current status:

At NVC:        case are still sitting at their office.
In Transit:    case / paperwork is being delivered to U.S Embassy
READY:        case / paperwork are received by the U.S Embassy

Getting your Medical Exam

     The Spouse has to first get his or her medical exam before the interview at the U.S Embassy. You will pay a medical fee usually paid in local currency. The medical fee amount will vary depending on the location see medical fees. . Once you have the medical result DO NOT OPEN the package they give to you it must stay sealed when you present it to the Embassy Console.


     Before going to the Embassy interview you must prepare the documents you will need. Such as your passport, medical results, legal documents and any evidence that will prove that the relationship / marriage is real. We will provide you a check list of list of proof. For those who have k2 on all ages, even (1 month old) they must be present with you on the day interview. The U.S citizen petitioner does not need to be present for the interview. On the day of the interview the consular will let you know if your Visa is approved or denied. You can check your visa status here check visa status. If approved will state VISA ISSUED.


     Takes about 7-10 working days to deliver your Visa via courier, the visa place on the the passport and with the yellow envelope, DO NOT OPEN the packet should be stil sealed when u bring to (POE) Port of Entry. Note: Do not book any airline flight as long as the visa is not yet on hand. Visa has expiration 6 months used before enter the United States.

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