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Does it make sense to switch from K1 to CR1?

My fiancé ( US ) filled for a K1 visa and we got our NOA1 in September 2020. We are currently waiting to receive our NOA2. However, considering the travel ban preventing K1 from getting interviews and the backlog that has created, it looking like next year when we could get married. ( I'm in the UK)

We are exploring the following option right now. We would keep the K1 application open for now but at the same time submit application for a marriage visitor visa in the UK. This visa is required to be sent 3 months ahead of your arrival date. Our plan would be to get married in the UK July 1st and ditch the K1 one for a CR1. We would then jump between the UK and USA 3 months at a time while we wait for our CR1 to be approved.

If for some reason over the next month or two, the K1 processing time really speeds up, we can switch back to the K1 plan.

What we like about this plan is we get married sooner and we get to spend more time together then we would going the K1 route.

Does it make sense to switch to the CR1? Are there any potential legal issues?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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