I'm an american born citizen currently residing in mexico. i have a job opportunity in the usa and want to relocate. I also want to bring my foreign fiance and our child. Ideal scenario would be to relocate asap and have them with me in the usa while we apply/wait for the visa. I don't want to be separated from them for months while i work in the states and they live in mexico.
-age 36, fiance 26, daughter 4
-together for 6+ years
-open to getting married in usa or mexico
-current salary 0, net worth $100,000+
-i have a criminal record for dui and misdemeanor marijuana charge in my early 20's
Thanks for your replies
The quickest way would be to start the fiance visa process while you are still in Mexico; then you move whenever you need to to start your job. You're probably looking at 8 to 12 months to get them to the U.S.; not quick, but the quickest legal route. Definitely have an immigration attorney assist you to minimize the chance of errors.
Criminal records will not have any relevancy to your ability to bring your family to US. USCIS has a local office in Mexico and you can petition for fiancé or get married and file a family petition. The quickest way will take at least 8 to 12 months. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney abd explore all your options and detailed approach to your inquiry.
Please note that this is not legal advice, but merely, an answer to guide you in the proper direction. Additionally, no attorney-client privilege has been established. “No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.”
You can file the FORM I-129F on behalf of your fiancé but a K-1 visa will not be issued for at least 6 months or more.
You can also marry in Mexico and file the FORM I-130 and ask the U.S. consulate to issue an immigrant visa.
Good luck to you.
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