Wait until you both live in the same state/city ... start the process then.
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I agree with my colleague. Your plans are way too risky and USCIS will have a hard time believing that your marriage is real. Wait til you're both living together before you apply for immigration benefits through marriage. Good luck.
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I disagree somewhat with my colleagues. I have filed such cases involving LRDs, and these cases can be successful, particularly when there is a long-standing relationship. 9 years is plenty long! The interview will take place in the beneficiary (your) jurisdiction.
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