There are several different options but we felt the CR1 Spousal Visa was the best for our situation. The rules and laws are constantly changing (we’ve already been caught up in one law change!), but this is true as of 2015/2016.
We wanted to get married in the UK. my partner entered the UK on a UK Marriage Visitor Visa to give Notice and then again later in the year, for the wedding.
5/9/15 – Our Wedding Day!
The CR1 Visa Process
As I am a Brit, married to a USA citizen. We used the I 130 petition for a spousal visa.
I used this book: Guide Book for Completing the USA Marriage & Fiancé Visa I highly recommend it! It helped me out so much during the process
18/9/15 – I-130 Visa forms sent
Point of Entry USA
Settling in to the USA
ARRIVED IN AMERICA: 11th August 2016 (total CR1 visa processing time = 11 MONTHS)