WHAT IS THE WAIT TIME OF A R1 OR K3 VISA?
State/Country relating to question: Argentina
MY WIFE LIVES IN ARGENTINA I LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES. SHE IS A SCIENTOLOGY STAFF MEMBER. WHICH VISA WOULD BE FASTER
Is the intent of her coming to the US to immigrate and live permanently in the US?
EVENTUALLY ,BUT SHE HAS A JOB LINED UP IN CINNCINATTI SCIENTOLOGY ORG. MY QUESTION IS WHAT IS OUR BEST OPTION A K3 VISA OR AN R1. I WILL DO A K3 IF I HAD TO BUT I HEARD THE WAIT IS VERY LONG. THE ORG WANTS TO GET HER HERE ON THE R1 TO BE AN EMPLOYEE
Right, I understand. IF she is entering for the purpose of being employed by the Church of Scientology, then the best visa to request is the R-1 visa. If she were coming specifically to immigrate, I would have said go for the K3 visa, since she cannot have this intent while applying for an R-1 visa. This should take anywhere from 3-5 months for processing and approval.I hope I have answered your questions. Please remember to click the "ACCEPT" button, as this is the only way we Experts get credit for working on your questions. Rest assured that your question will not close, and you can still ask related follow-up questions. Also consider leaving me a BONUS and some positive feedback - both are much appreciated. Thank you!
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