by: Robelyn Martinez Yambao
Happy Valentines to all! Today, I am going to explain here how to file for spousal visa often called IR1 or CR1. What is the difference between the two? The IR1 is for Immediate Relative where the marriage already lasted more than two years when entering US. Otherwise, it will be called CR1 means "Conditional" when you file for the petition and just been married for less than two years or when your foreign spouse enters US with immigrant visa while you've been married less than two years. The green card will be "Conditional" meaning your foreign spouse will receive two years green card that needs to be removed the "conditional" status within 90 days before the expiration or before the two year anniversary of your spouse's entry into the US.
Whatever, all you need to do is to file the petition first to be approved so you can apply for the visa processing. Here are the important steps you can make to get started!
Steps in Filing Form I-130 (Preparation)
First, you as a sponsor or petitioner, should download the Form I-130 at the USCIS website including the instructions on how to fill-out the form for your guide to avoid error and you should include the Form I-130A which is the Supplemental Information For The Spouse Beneficiary.
Second, prepare your forms together with the required evidences:
* Evidence of US Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residence or US National Status,
* Evidence of family relationship,
* Evidence of the bona fides of the marriage,
* Evidence of termination of any prior marriages.
Third, prepare also your proof of legal name change if you changed your name or used many aliases,
Fourth, prepare two passport style photographs,
Fifth, prepare $535 money or order or check.
Primary Documents For Petitioner
xerox of the following:
* Birth Certificate
* Passport Photographic page
* Marriage Certificate with English Translation (if not in English)
* Termination of prior marriage like divorce decree
Evidences for bona fides of the Marriage
* Communication through mails, cards, posts, or emails before and after marriage
* Joint ownership of property
* Lease showing common residence
* Combined documents of financial resources
* Birth certificates of children born to you and your spouse
* Photos together before and after marriage with friends and family
* Affidavits by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marriage
* Any papers like tickets, hotel bookings that shows your trips together
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That's all for today! I hope you guys informed a little bit about this petition and see you again next time. Thank you!
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