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Thread: fiancee is overseas

  1. #1
    Guest
    I am a permanent resident and have been so for over one year now. I had a girlfreind back home but because of certain problems we could not get married and come here together. These problems have now been resolved and I would like her to come over so we can get married.

    Can I petition INS for this, would a lawyer help and what other options do I have ?

  2. #2
    Guest
    I am a permanent resident and have been so for over one year now. I had a girlfreind back home but because of certain problems we could not get married and come here together. These problems have now been resolved and I would like her to come over so we can get married.

    Can I petition INS for this, would a lawyer help and what other options do I have ?

  3. #3
    Guest
    Yes. You can file a K-1 Fiance visa for her. When she arrives, you must get married within 90 days.

    It never hurts to see a lawyer (except the pocket book), but if there are no problems with your case, you may not need one.

    See http://k1.exit.com

    Congratulations and good luck

  4. #4
    Guest
    Actually I don't think you can use the K visa. It's for US citizen's fiancees only. As a permanent resident, your spouse has to maintain her own legal status (e.g. H1, F1) while waiting for the green card petition.

  5. #5
    Guest
    From the INS website it appears like only citizens can petition. Which leaves me wondering if a lawyer would be of any use or do I go chance the F1 route.

  6. #6
    Guest
    Frank,
    Don't get married. Trust me. After they get married, women get fat and cut their hair. Just trying to help.

  7. #7
    Guest
    Your fiancee will likely face difficulty qualifying for a student visa because she will have to convince the embassy that she will return to her country after her studies - not realistic if she is married to an LPR.

  8. #8
    Guest
    Just out of curiosity. Why do you need to tell INS or US embassy that you have a fiance in the US? There's really no legal binding between two people that they will actually get married in the future. There's no guarantee.

  9. #9
    Guest
    The back of the visa application specifically asks the question: Do you have any of the following living in the US - spouse/parents/fiancee/brothers/sisters.

    Please do not consider answering this question with an "inaccurate" response. It will only lead to more difficulties.

  10. #10
    Guest
    It's on the form? Okay then, I guess you got to tell them.

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