Staying positive. 90 Day Fiancé star Jon Walters gave an update about his visa status while leaving a comment on his wife Rachel Walters‘ (née Bear) new Instagram post celebrating the anniversary of the day they met. The couple has been making their long-distance relationship work, but his hopes are to move from England to the United States to be with her.
“Where does his visa stand? [Were] you able to save up the $11,000?” one fan asked Rachel, and Jon took to the comment section to reveal the latest news. “Yes we did,” he began with a heart emoji.
“Our visa application is in — it’s a long wait now, but the hard part is over. Thanks for asking,” the TV personality replied.
Fans got to witness the pair fall head over heels in love, but unfortunately they faced a tough hardship along the way. Jon has a criminal record, which slowed down his plans to move outside of his native country.
The dynamic duo previously met with an immigration attorney and Jon explained why he believed the K-3 visa (a nonimmigrant spousal visa) was a better option than the K-1 visa for them. At the time, the attorney agreed that either a K-3 visa or the immigrant visa processing was their best bet.
“I usually recommend immigrant visa processing, [which is] basically going straight towards a green card. However, with your record, you’re really looking at upwards of three years processing time. You guys are really staring down the barrel of a long time of separation without being able to start your lives together,” the attorney said back in March.
Despite the circumstances, Rachel and Jon have proven their love goes the distance. In her new post, she gushed over how much he’s changed her life for the better.
“Two years ago, today, I walked into the arms of my future husband, for the first time,” the TLC alum wrote. “I will never forget that day (partially because it was on TV and I can watch it whenever I want to) … It’s a memory I will never forget and one I will cherish for the rest of my life. I will never take us for granted. I can’t wait until you’re here with me every day and night and I promise you, I will remind you every day how much I love you.”
“Two years ago today I met my future wife and daughter underneath the clock in Paddington station. @rachelwalters01 thank you for believing in me and seeing the man, husband and father could become,” he wrote. “When I said ‘I’ve always loved you’ I meant it and I always will, you’re the best part of my day — one day the ticket will be one way.”