My sister is in India and the prospective groom is a US citizen. They have concerns about how to proceed with marriage and relocation of the girl to US in a timely manner (prefer not to wait more than a year for marriage/ living together post-marriage for personal reasons) Current fiancé visa processing time seems to be 15 months. It was not this long pre-covid, realistically can this processing time reduce this year? If they do marriage in India first, what’s the quickest way for her to come to US and how long would it take She has a valid B1. Can she travel on that to US post-marriage for 5-6 months only without any risk to her green card application? She is trying to get an L1-B visa through her current company. Will that visa approval be affected if they get married in the meanwhile? In short, what is the quickest path for her marriage & relocation to the US right now?
How does it work with financial co-sponsorship? Can a family member or a close friend co-sponsor a fiancee?
Anyone who is a US Citizen or green card holder can co-sponsor affidavits of support .
Does the USCIS recognize same-sex marriages?
A statement issued by Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, appears to clear the way for immigration of same-sex spouses. She said: "After last week's decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly. To that end, effective immediately, I have directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse."
I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years we meet over the internet and I have been over to Haiti once. He is in Haiti and I am in America. How do I get him to America?
If you intend to get married within 90 days of his arrival, apply for K-1 visa for him.
K-1 visa holders are limited to a single entry. May a K-1 visa holder nevertheless take advantage of automatic visa revalidation?
Yes. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that there is no law or regulation that precludes K-1 visa holders from benefiting from the automatic revalidation provision, provided all entry requirements and criteria are met, and their K-1 status has not changed since their initial K-1 admission.
I am having a problem getting my visitor visa. My fiancé is a US citizen and my sister is on H-1B visa she is there since 3 years with her family... my parents got their (B1-B2) visitor visa. But when ever I apply for B1-B2 I get rejected. My question is, when they ask me why you want to go to the USA my answer was to visit my sister and her family. Now can I answer like this? My fiancé is a US citizen and I want to meet her and get married.
You must tell the truth. The better visa for you is K-1, if you want to get married in USA. Your chances of getting a B visa do not appear to be very good.
I was was born here in the USA. I am a widow. My boyfriend he is in India.
1.Does K1 Visa have any age differences, because I am 47 and my boyfriend is 25 he is single.. Does this make any problem.?
2.I have not met in person ?
3.I am not working, I am taking care of a person, and I have 3 kids, will marraige be a problem with kids?
4.Once I was caught for drinking and driving & paid the ticket, does this effect K-1 Visa ?
This will not be an easy K-1. First, the age difference is likely to viewed by the govt. as an indication of fraud. Second, you are required to meet - unless there are some extraordinary circumstances. Kids and drunk driving should not be an issue.
Can I petition my girlfriend once we get married in the philippines? What is the best way to petition her as soon as possible...
Yes you can. Normally, I prefer K-1 - marriage in USA route.
What is the fastest way to have my fiance and her children join me here in the US. They are Mexican citizens and I am a US ciitizen. We want to get married. The question is, which process is faster for them to be able to join me here?
The fiance visa is, generally speaking, faster.
My fiance came as k-1 and we got married within the 90 days but didn't file for AOS untile a few days before his I-94 expired? What will happen? will they still accept the application or what will we have to do next?
I think you will be fine. As I recall, the law only requires you to get married within 90 days. But confirm this information and do check with a lawyer as to whether you may travel or not while AOS is pending. This could be the only issue I can think of.
My boyfriend is a u.s citizen and we want to get married. The problem is that i came to mexico and i cant go back. I was wondering if there was any visa or anything that he can get for me to go back before i get my greencard. And how long and how much it takes to do the whole process.
You could look into a fiancee visa (K-1). It can take a few months.