HELP: What's the difference between Spouse Visa and Fiancee Visa?

United States
October 1, 2008 8:02pm CST
I have been married and my husband file for a spouse visa. The people told me that we should marry in the US. I'm just wondering why. There's nothing wrong if we marry here. They said spouse visa is longer than fiancee visa. Is it true? How long will it take me to follow my husband in the US. What's the difference between fiancee and spouse? pls, help me guys, i really want to know how long would it take for me to be with my husband. thanks! Happy mylotting
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5 responses
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
You've received a lot of very well informed responses! I learned a lot especially from their personal experiences. I think that solely based on their names, Fiance visa is filed when you're not yet married but are planning to. While Spouse Visa is filed when you are already married. So I guess that means that you have no choice but to file for a Spouse Visa :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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• United States
29 Jan 09
Hehehe..yes, you're right..although it's quiet sad because I do miss him so much. Well, I have to wait again. I have waited for 2 years for him.
@rainmark (4307)
2 Oct 08
Im married to Englishman and we used British Spousal Visa and it takes only almost 2 months of proceesing and thank God they gave us a visa. But US visa is different from Uk visa, i read that the spousal visa takes 1-3 years to processing. That's why they always suggests to get fiancee visa and married him in US coz it only takes 6 months. Spousal visa is used by foriegner partner who married to US citizen while fiancee visa that's used by the US citizen partner to go to US to marry him. To make you feel confident, just inquire to the US embassy, search thier website and send them email regarding to your concern, and they will help you. Hope everything will be okay for your application. When i applied a visa, i directly apply to the embassy, i worked alone for my papers without the help of travel agency coz that cost alot. Just follow the instruction and provide all the relevant document that needed to your application. Good luck, happy posting.
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• United States
2 Oct 08
thanks you so much for your response. I think what I learn from you is a big help. God bless you!
@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
Spouse visa is different from fiancee visa because if you are married, your husband will file a spouse visa, and if you are engage to be married and plans to marry in the US, he will fiancee visa. These visas are almost the same but fiancee visa is faster than spouse visa. The range of time really depends in the state you are in. Some states would only take 6 months and others would take one year. I hope it helps you.
• United States
7 Oct 08
thanks for your response.. happy mylotting!
@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
you are welcome..
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
2 Oct 08
If you are INTENDING to get married then the spouse visa is the one that will apply for you. I am not sure of the exact terms for the US but a Fiance visa in Australia for example states that you have 9 months from issue to get married and then you must apply for a Spousal Visa. If you are already married then a Spouse Visa will apply. Again I am not sure of the US circumstances but in Australia the Spouse Visa is a two year visa and when the two years comes up you can then apply for residency. In both cases you will have to answer many questions and prove that the two of you are able to financially support each other etc and you will have to undergo interviews and things like that. I am sure that if you look up some of the USA immigration sites you will see detailed explanations of each visa and the associated requirements and terms.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Thanks James..Your information really helps a lot. happy mylotting!
19 Nov 10
Is it possible for you to file a fiance visa even if you havent met yet in person but you are everyday talking online?
• China
5 Sep 11
hi,it's been two years haven't see you first congratulations on your wedding party,you are so young but to have get married ,regarding for the questions i cna't give a solution.sorry