#VisaCoach Video on Fiance vs Spouse, K1 vs CR1 visas compared for 2017
When bringing your partner to live with you in the United States, you have two choices and they both include marriage, either apply for a K1 Fiance Visa with plans to marry after arrival in the USA, or marry first then apply for CR1 Spouse Visa. Which is better depends on your priorities for speed, cost, and employment. The Fiance visa makes sense, if you want to start your life together as
quickly as possible. It will allow you to start your lives together in the USA about 7 months sooner. The spouse visa makes sense, to save $1000, or if your fiance really wants to have the wedding of her dreams in her home country in front of her family and friends, or in case she wants to be able to start work immediately on arrival to the USA without interruption.