You Need To Know To Get Approved

For The Spouse Visa!

Which Stage Are You In?

USCIS Stage:

I-129F Petition and Evidence

Find out how to put together a strong I-129F petition and what evidence you must include.

NVC Stage:

DS-160 and Affidavit of Support

Understand the NVC process, completing applying for the K1 visa and income requirements. 

Consular Stage:

Medical and Visa Interview

Learn about vaccination requirements, interview procedure and questions.

CR1 Visa Statistics

CR1 Visa Approvals 2018


CR1 Visa Refusals 2018


CR1 Visa Refusal Reversals

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can petition for a spouse?

You must be a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident who is legally married to your spouse.  The petitioner must meet the income requirement or provide a joint sponsor and must show proof of a bona fide marriage.

How long does the CR1 visa process take?

The entire CR1 visa process can vary depending on the country. Most applicants will be waiting 7 months to 16 months from start to finish.

How long will it take for the I-130 approval?

USCIS adjudication times will vary depending on the service center that has your petition. You may be waiting between 4 months and 7 months for the second notice of action approval letter (NOA2).

How long will it take to schedule my interview?

After your I-130 petition is approved, you’ll submit all required documents to the National Visa Center. Then NVC will schedule your interview within a few weeks to a few months depending on the available dates at the consulate or embassy in your country.

How do I speed up administrative processing?

Unfortunately, the consulate or embassy determines how long administrative processing will last. In most cases, you should get a final determination on your case within 60 days. If you’re waiting longer than this, contact the consulate or embassy directly to get an update.