(Closed) The Paperwork with marrying an Alien (non US citizen and not little green man)

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m glad everything worked out for you!

Post # 4
1 posts

my boyfriend is english and I’m american and we were just about to start the k-1 process.  We are really daunted by the piles of paperwork and months of waiting involved.  I would love a little more information about the alternative to the k-1.  My email is [email protected].  Any insight you can offer would be so helpful. Thanks!

Post # 5
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Your title cracks me up…no little green man! LOL Congrats on finding a lawyer, I’m glad you were able to find somebody that you liked and is cost friendly!

Post # 6
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Well just keep one thing in mind. To adjust from status while already in the US is allowed. However the US considers that you should not enter the country with the intent to marry and adjust status.

In your case, englishmuffin, I believe you came without that intent so you are fine. 

npearce124: in your case it depends what country you are both in right now. You have to keep in mind that when the foreign fiance enters the US border you are asked questions by the immigration officer. If that officer has any doubt that he plans to stay there and apply for the green card he could be sent back home. There is no shortcut to the K1 visa.

Also keep in mind that if you come with a K1 visa, I have found that those cases tend to be processed faster on average when it comes to the AOS application than when you do like I did and like englishmuffin is planning.

It’s only an alternative if bboth are already in the US when making the decision to marry and adjust status. Just a warnin so you don’t have any surprises. 

Check what the US embassy says and also go to uscis.gov and look at their official guide: http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/A2.pdf 

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