I'm u. s. citizen and I've been dating a Nigerian man for 4years. he fled to Italy now living in Italy and does not have any documents or an Italy citizenship. he is working on his documents but was denied and they said it could take up to two years before he gets approved. not unless he gets a lawyer to help him get his documents and citizenship of Italy.we was planning on getting married in Nigeria before he fled but now that he's in Italy I'm confused on what to do. I hope this can help
If the question involves Italian law he will need an Italian lawyer. To the extent that it involves US immigration law the question is very unclear. If you get legally married in Italy or Nigeria or anywhere in the world the US will recognize the marriage, but that is only a part of what is involved, if the question is about his coming to live in the US. There are many factors involved in that, and you don't say more than that 'he fled to Italy' - which certainly makes one wonder what happened here in the US that caused him to flee to Italy.
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Your questions cannot be meaningfully answered in a general blog such as Avvo. Your boyfriend and yourself need to direct all of the questions having to do with his "regularizing" his situation with the Italian authorities to an Italian lawyer and any US immigration/visa matters to a US immigration matters to a US immigration lawyer during a private consultation to that effect.
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Speak to a lawyer who is licensed in Italy and who can assist your significant other.
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Seek the professional advice and recommendations of an experienced immigration lawyer in your area after you have carefully explained your Nigerian boyfriend's situation and prior history to counsel. He or she will be able to outline your potential options under the circumstances and provide you with helpful guidance. Matters relating to his current residence and legal efforts in Italy will require that Italian legal counsel be consulted as well.
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