(Closed) Bees who have/had foreign fiancé…visa???

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NYbeee1234:  Is he/she moving to the us or just getting married in the us?

We’re opposite. Hes Irish, Im American and got married in Ireland. We didn’t need anything special. Just had to go to the registra and bring in our birth certificates, pay for the license. ect. We had to do stuff for the church too, but that is a seperate matter. 


I think if you are planning to stay then you have to start filing for a temporary residence permit. There is a short fiance permit you can get ( I think its good for a month beforehand). 


Post # 4
1380 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Here’s the thing. He can’t marry you in the US and then file for residency. That’s illegal. You can either file for a financee (K1) visa, wait to get that approved, get married when he enters the US and then file for his residency. Or you can get married in the US, file for a spousal visa (CR-1), he goes back to the UK and comes back when it gets approved.

Of course, if you are planning to simply marry in the US and then go to live in the UK, you won’t need any visas. He’ll be able to enter on the VWP, you can get married and then go back to the UK to take care of whatever immigration things you need to live there. I think the only document he’ll need is his birth certificate.

Post # 5
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Visajourney.com will be your best friend. Go to the k1 visa section.

Post # 6
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

Whereas I can’t help you, I sm in the position of legally marrying my Japanese fiance early to get a visa. Luckily Japanese immigration is quite welcoming of spouses. America can be pretty strict so good luck and if in doubt contact the embassies/immigration directly so there’s no confusion.

Post # 7
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NYbeee1234:  If he is coming here to marry and live with you here then yes he will need a K1 visa. visajourney.com will definitely become your best friend, I would have been completed lost, or had to waste money on a lawyer, without it. Here is a checklist of the initial packet that you must fill out and send:


Just be careful when using the forms on visajourney’s site.. they have the correct forms listed, (at least all the forms I used, cannot vouch for all), but I learned the hard way that they do not always have the latest version. Pay attention to dates on the forms, even though the newer form will be identifical, verify with the latest form on uscis.gov. My fiance and I applied for this in December 2011, he had his interview and recieved his visa in October 2012 (at which point he could have come over at any point but we would have had to get married within 90 days), so he waited until March 2013 to give more time for wedding planning, got married in May 2013, and we are currently here in Janaury 2014 waiting for our interview so he can get his adjustment of status. It is a long process that requires patience but remember it’s worth it in the end.

If this is what you end up doing feel free to contact me with any questions, I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability.

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