Can a UK citizen ( fiancee) come to the US and marry a US citizen, without the intent to immigrate to the US ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Florence, SC

The thought is to have me (US) to immigrate to the UK after we are wed. What visa will I (US) need to apply for?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Yes, you can enter the US as a visitor under the Visa Waiver Program.

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . The first question is yes, if the UK convinces the US consulate that there is no intent. AS to the second question - We, here on AVVO, do not practice UK law. FInally, no, UK should not do that on WVP simply because it is not proper. Yes, many UKs do that on WVP without disclosing the intent to marry, true, but it does not make it proper.

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  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . As a UK citizen you can enter the US as a maximum 90 day "visitor" (tourist) under the Visa Waiver program. You will need to obtain ESTA certification on the Internet a few days before boarding the US bound flight.

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