What is the name of your state? Washington
We are looking for help deciding which visa to apply for. I am a New Zealand citizen, and my fiancť is an American (and New Zealand) citizen. We have been living together for 4 years, and have recently become engaged.
We are both currently in the United Kingdom and plan to move to the United States in June this year. We have been resident in the UK for the last 18 months.
We have considered the K1 visa as my fiancť could settle in the USA now and file the petition from there. Will the short duration she will have been resident there affect the application? Her last 3 tax returns will have been filed either in the UK or NZ, not the USA. She hasn't lived in the USA since 1999. What are the chances of getting a K1 visa processed in under 4 months? Will it be hard getting it processed here in the UK when Iím a New Zealand citizen?
Option two is to fly home to New Zealand temporarily and have a small wedding there. We could then file for a K3 visa from there, using DCF. This may be fastest but would require at least two trips around the world! Would it be problematic if weíre not resident in New Zealand during the application?
The last option is to marry here in the UK and file for a K3 visa from here. Are the UK processing times unusually long? Will it also be hard getting it processed here when Iím a New Zealand citizen?
Will I have difficulty flying to the USA for business meetings on the Visa Waiver Program while the K1/K3 visa is being processed?
Thanks for any help you can give.