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?
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
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
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