Our CR1 Spouse Visa Journey

CR1 Spouse Visa Process Tips

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.

23/01/14 – The day we met in JamaicaThe day we met in Jamaica


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


Total Cost of the CR1 USA Visa Process

The CR1 USA Visa or the K1?


18/9/15 – I-130 Visa forms sent

What to Include in the I-130 USA Visa Package

I-130 Evidence of a Bonafide Marriage

NVC Stage

What to Include in the i864EZ Affidavit of Support (AOS) Package

What is Included in the DS-260 USA Visa Form?

London Stage

USA Immigrant Visa Medical – London

What Happens in the Visa Interview at the American Embassy, London

Point of Entry USA

11/8/16 – USA Point of Entry Procedure for CR1 Visa

Settling in to the USA

Expat Life: The American Love Affair With the Social Security Number

Expat Life: Passing an American Driving Test

It’s Official, my USA Green Card has Arrived!

Travelling on a USA Green Card

The Truth About Life in the States as an Immigrant


ARRIVED IN AMERICA: 11th August 2016 (total CR1 visa processing time = 11 MONTHS)

USA CR1 Visa Tips and Advice

6 thoughts on “Our CR1 Spouse Visa Journey

    1. Because we wanted to get married in England so certain family members could be there. We thought if I was the one moving, it was only fair they got to be there for the wedding, they would never have been able to fly to the States for it 🙂

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  1. Thank you for your answer. I really like your blog. It’s very helpful.

    (Could you remove my last name from the prior post. I didn’t realize it would show. Thanks!)


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