F-1 student planning on marrying her fiance coming to visit

Asked almost 2 years ago - Jersey City, NJ

Hi,
I am currently working on my OPT period and have just completed my masters. My fiance is planning on visiting me in January.

My question is whether the two of us can get legally married here in USA and then use that marriage certificate for her to apply for her F-2 visa once she goes back after her visit.

Thanks.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes, and yes. The town hall of the city you live in will be happy to grant you a marriage license and marry you.

    Your wife will then be able to go back and apply for an F-2 visa as your "spouse/dependent" and get admitted back in that status.. (Just make sure she doesn't get too bored while you attend classes..)

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Yolanda Navarrete

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Behar.

    Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . I, too, agree.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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