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How long does it take to get IR1 or CR1 visa?

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I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina and i will marry American citizen here in Bosnia, so i wanted to know how long does it takes to get IR1 or CR1 visa for me to join him in United States? And how long i have to wait until i can start working?

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From the time you file teh immediate family petition and consular process, you have to allow about one year. As soon as you enter the U.S. on immigrant visa, you receive the conditional green card. the card allows you to accept employment in the U.S.

Good luck

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About 1 year if case is processed outside the US.


Approximately one year, and if you are outside the United States, you will not be able to work until you arrive and get your residence card.

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