Is it easier to marry my fiance and apply for a spouse visa? 4 Answers as of June 23, 2011

My fiance will turn 18 in September this year. I am already over 18. Is it easier to marry her and apply for a spouse visa? Or, apply for a fiance visa? Which is the fastest way to bring her here?

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Verdin Law Firm, LLC
Verdin Law Firm, LLC | Isaul Verdin
It's faster to do a fiancee visa, but it may be less expensive overall to apply for her immigrant visa.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/23/2011
World Esquire Law Firm
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
Generally, you need to be 21 or older to be able to sponsor someone into the US. If you are then, go for it . . . either way would be just fine. A K-1 will take about 9 to 15 months. A K-3 takes about the same but without a real guaranty since she will technically be in the 1st preference category as a wife of a USC. Some consular posts move K-3's much faster than others. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/23/2011
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella | Caro Kinsella, Esq.
fiance visas are taking approx. the same time as spouse visas to process; give or take a couple of months.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/23/2011
Immigration Law Offices of Misiti Global, PLLC.
Immigration Law Offices of Misiti Global, PLLC. | Nicklaus Misiti
Usually the fiance visa is faster. I would recommend you speak with and retain an immigration attorney. For a free consultation you may contact my office.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/22/2011
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