I understand that circumstances can differ depending on lots of different factors. This is our experience of the I 130 petition for the CR1 Spousal Visa, which we started in September 2015. I have included the whole CR1 Visa timeline of our process with links to helpful tips on the types of evidence we provided for the various forms etc.
The applicant (my husband) is: living in the USA, and is a USA citizen by birth.
I am obviously his Spouse (which ‘fast tracks’ me), born and living in the UK.