Marriage Visa - Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks, I received my CR1 visa! How long is my CR1 visa valid until? I cannot leave for the U.S. immediately.
Answer:The CR1 visa is usually valid for 6 months. This means you have 6 months to enter the U.S. after it is issued. Check your visa's "valid until" date to know the exact date of expiry.
If your passport expires before 6 months, the validity period for the CR1 visa will be shorter.
Submitted by: Emma C. of Stockholm, Sweden
More K3 Spouse Visa Questions
I am in the U.S. Navy stationed in Japan. My french fiance wants to get married as quickly as possible. We are not doing a wedding until after we receive the marriage certificate. What are my marriage visa options?
I am applying for a K3 spouse visa. I do not want to tell them that I applied for student visa in 2006 and was refused because I'll have to give them details which I've lost even I do not know the date when I applied for student visa.
I am a US citizen and my spouse is overseas, should we apply for the K3 spouse visa or the CR1 spouse visa? We hear so many conflicting information. Also what are the processing times - how long will it take?