My boyfriend and i are planning to get married in vegas this december. He is currently holding a student visa (F1) while i'm holding a tourist visa (B2). He will graduate in may 2015 and is planning to get an intership or just a temporary job for one year after he graduates. My question is if we get married, does my boyfriend have to change his status as married? If he doesnt submit any marriage proof when he is back in san francisco, will he still be considered a married man? And if he doesnt change his status to married, is this considered as fraud? We would like to keep this marriage between us until we celebrate a bigger wedding a few years from now. Hope you can help
This is an immigration on. I am changing it.
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Any forms required by employers or USCIS must be marked married once you are married. Generally, the agencies are not contacting families about a marriage until you are filing for marriage. Neither of you is a citizen, so you won't have any marriage filings until one of you files as the dependent of another. Contact a US immigration attorney for review and assistance.
If you want to stay longer than your tourist visa allows you should advise the school of the marriage, obtain an I-20 and apply to change your status to F-1 (spouse of a student). Whether you tell your parents or others is up to you.
Your husband-to-be has to provide truthful information about his marital status when asked about it, to avoid allegations of fraud and misrepresentation.
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