I live outside US- Europe, but my fiancee- US Citizen lives in NY. I intend to get a visit visa so we can meet as much as we can. I live and work in Europe. Both of us will like the idea of getting married in the US so we can live together as husband and wife and with the intention of having my green card over years.
Is this possible?
Is it a crime to marry with a visit visa?
Is there any solution to this?
Should we marry in Europe and file the same marriage certificate as a proof in the US- will it be valid to get a residence (or green card) with that?
Thanks for your anticipated answers...
A visitors visa is just that, a visitors visa. If you have an intention of entering the USA to marry you are more than a visitor and are considered to have immigration intent. Until recently the government was not so hard on those who enter under these circumstances and then marry. However, recently the government is not taking lightly those who circumvent the immigration laws. My suggestion is that you or your fiancé consult with an experienced immigration attorney and discuss the alternatives.
Per se, it is not a crime to marry a USC in the US while on a visitor visa. Relative to the previous colleague's reply, if you intend to enter the US on a visa for purposes of getting married and to adjust status in the U,S., that can be deemed a red flag and intent for immigrant status contrary to the visitor visa intent. You can get married in Europe and then file for Permanent Residency through consular processing, or even consider a fiance visa if you desire to come to the U.S. to get married.
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