Met my wonderful Japanese girl while stationed in Okinawa and we're planning to tie the knot.
I'm now currently stationed in the U.S. but had some questions with regards to the K-1 fiance visa process AND/OR
the K-3 spouse visa.
For those that have gone through the process, my question(s) are:
- Is the K-3 process significantly faster?
- If I travel to Japan and marry her there, how long does the K-3 process take once I file? (obviously submitting & bringing back proper marriage certificates)
- K-1 gives us 90 days to marry upon arrival to U.S.; how long will she be allowed to stay in the U.S. while we file for the Green Card?
I understand that regardless of which process I take (K1/3)
...we'll still need to file & process a I-30 for permanent residency (Green Card)
Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thanks!