my fiance and i have just moved in together but he is strictly on a f1 visa. therefore he cannot work. no doubt about it we are going to get married we just want time to bring our families together to do it. but we need him to get at least a visa that allows him to work NOW. how do i go about applying for him to get a work visa
There is not fiance visa available to a person in the US. There is also no work authorization available to a fiance. The fastest way to get a work authorization is to get married and submit the paperwork. Many people (including me) have civil weddings to begin the paperwork then have a celebration or religious wedding months later. However, it is necessary to prove the validity of the relationship, which is the tricky part. You should work with an immigration lawyer to get through this as smoothly as possible.
Generally speaking, there is no fiance visa available for a person who is present in the US. If you wanted to apply for a fiance visa, he would have to return to his home country and wait while you apply for this visa. Depending on the country, it can take up to 8-9 months.
The type of work visa he'll qualify for depends on his education. There is really too much go review on this forum. Your best bet is to contact a local attorney who can advise you of all the requirements for each available work visa.
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