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CR1 Spousal Visa Frequently Asked Questions



CR1 Spousal Visas

We are already married, I don't want to wait 12 months, Can we apply for a Fiancee Visa?

No. Once married, the option to apply for a fiancee visa is taken off of the table. She must be unmarried to apply for, as well as use the fiancee visa.


We plan to marry in six months, can we apply for the spousal visa now?

No. You must wait until after the wedding, and you have your marriage certificate BEFORE submit the Spousal Visa Petition package.


Do police certificates have to be in my Fiancee's maiden name or married name?

She will need reports from whereever she lived after age 16, in the name she used at the time. So she will need police certificates in her maiden name and in her married name as appropriate.

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By Fred Wahl