Post # 1
I’m hoping to find some help on the Bee. We’re still quite a bit out from our wedding, but I thought I’d start researching now. And I honestly don’t know where to start.
I’m Canadian, my Fiance is American. At this point, I think we’re gonna stay in the US (Although I really want to move to Canada in the future), so I’m not even sure if immigrating is the right term to use. I just want to be able to stay and work in the US with him once we’re married! I’m currently in the US on a F-1 Student visa. I have a few more years of school left, and will be finishing my bachelors before we get married, and then doing my masters afterwards.
Anyways, anyone know a place I can start? I honestly haven’t done any googling, because it’s a little overwhelming for me!
Post # 3
@cirk: Someone can correct me if I’m wrong – but since you’re already legally in the country, you should be able to get married and then adjust your status without even having to apply for a seperate visa. I am not completely sure on this though.
I’d reccomend posting your question on visajourney.com – good luck!
Post # 4
@cirk: I think once you marry a U.S. resident then you can stay with no problem. I am not 100% sure though.
Post # 5
@Irish Terrier: That’s not something I knew!
and thanks for the website, I’m gonna be spending a lot of time on that lol!
Post # 6
@Irish Terrier: I believe this is true. Also recommend, OP, that you check out http://www.visajourney.com! They are awesome!
@Soladylike: This isn’t exactly true. IF you are there on a legal non-tourist visa, and marry, the process is easier (adjustment of status). It still requires paperwork, money and visa interviews. If you are coming from overseas to marry an American (as I am) the process involves something called a K1 visa. This takes an average of 8 months to obtein, and a lot of stress and money. There is a similar process if you are bringing someone you are already married to over – a long, expen sive visa. Both of those visas then require you to complete the adjustment of status.