I am a Jamaican living in jamaica. I am engaged to a us citizen living in the USA. We would like to know the easiest process to file for permanent residency for me. I have a valid b1/b2 visa. 1. Should we get married in JA and then apply for permanent residency while i stay in JA? 2.Should i visit the USA on my b1/b2 visa, marry there and then apply for permanent residency in the USA? 3. OR can we marry in JA, after which can i travel to the USA immediately after on my b1/b2 and then apply for permanent residency and stay in the USA while it is being processed?
Best wishes with your upcoming wedding and marriage. Regarding immigration issues, you may NOT travel with your B1/B2 visa, because that is incompatible with your intention to live permanently in the U.S., and misuse of the visa may trigger very significant consequences for visa fraud. Instead, you may get married in Jamaica and then go through "consular processing"; alternatively you may apply for a fiance visa, enter the U.S. with that, get married within the requisite time and apply to adjust status.
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It will be best for your fiance to apply for a fiance visa on your behalf, and then you may enter the US and get married here. You may then apply for adjustment of status. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney to help you with the process. Congratulations on your marriage!
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Your only options are 1) get married in Jamaica, get petitioned, and wait for the approved petition to be forwarded to the US Embassy for an immigrant visa, or 2) get a K-1 visa, enter the US with the K-1 visa, get married within 90 day of entry, and then apply for adjustment of status.
You cannot enter the US on a B-1/B-2 for the purpose of getting married. You cannot enter the US on a B-1/B-2 after you marry.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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You should definitely consult with an attorney before making any decisions.
There are pros and cons to the various options. The one thing you cannot do
is get married in Jamaica then travel to USA because you may get stopped at
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