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CR-1 Spousal Visa Overview


A CR1 or IR1 spousal visa, is an immigrant visa issued to an alien who wishes to enter the U.S. to live and stay with their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse. The “CR” from CR1 stands for conditional resident and is applicable to couples who’ve been married fewer than 2 years. The CR1 and IR1 visa comes with a permanent residency card (green card), unlike K visas.




CR-1 Spousal Visa Eligibility Requirements


To petition your spouse for a CR1 or IR1 visa, you must: - Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident aged 18+ - Be legally married to your spouse - Meet the visa income requirements




After the CR-1 Spousal Visa Issuance


The CR1 visa is valid for 6 months after it’s granted. But unlike the K visa, the CR1 visa comes with a green card. This nullifies the need for adjustment of status. This option can be beneficial if the alien spouse intends to work legally in the U.S. shortly after arrival. It also helps if the spouse wants or needs to exit the U.S. unexpectedly, as there would be no need to acquire future visas to reenter the United States.




Government Fees


USCIS Filing Fee: $560 NVC Fee: $445 USCIS Immigrant Fee: $190 Total Government Fees: $1,195





How Long Does it Take?

1

Petition Review

4 Hours

2

USCIS NOA 1

1-3 Weeks

3

USCIS NOA 2

6-8 Months

4

NVC Phase

3-6 Weeks

5

Embassy Phase

1-3 Months

6

Receive Your Visa

2-10 Days

VISA PROCESS

There are several steps to apply for a CR-1 Spousal Visa.

  1. USCIS Filing – Petition is mailed to the USCIS.

  2. Notice of Action 1 (NOA1) – Petition is received by USCIS.

  3. Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) – Petition is approved or denied by USCIS.

  4. NVC Phase – USCIS forwards case to NVC and collects fees & documents

  5. NVC to Embassy – NVC forwards your case to the U.S. embassy in the nation of origin.

  6. Embassy Letter – Embassy contacts you with further instructions.

  7. Medical Exam – Alien schedules and completes required medical exam.

  8. Embassy Interview – Alien is interviewed by consular officer at the U.S. Embassy.

  9. Visa Issued – The visa is placed into the passport and passport returned to alien.

  10. Immigrant Fee – Immigrant fee is paid online

  11. Travel to U.S. – Alien has 6 months to enter the U.S.

  12. Green Card Issued – Green card is mailed to home address within 2 to 4 weeks after arriving in the U.S.

PREMIUM ASSISTANCE WITH CR-1 VISA
$1899.00* + Gov. Fees
*Payment Plan Available: 3 Interest Free Payments of $633.00/month
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