My fiance lives in UK as a refugee. He has been there under refugee status since 2006. His current travel documents are expiring in August 2012. He is under the impression that he needs to file for a Visa in order to get an updated travel document or possibly a passport. He seems to think the best way to come to the US is by getting his UK citizenship then moving to the US. We have talked about him coming here on a K1 visa but he thinks that will be more difficult for him and will take longer. So the question which way is the best way for him to move to the US to be with me?
If you are a US citizen, then it does not matter if he is a citizen of the UK or anywhere else. Everyone is treated the same. However, if he is going to loose status in the UK by not doing something timely then yo may want to consider that in thinking about the processing.
Are you a citizen? How close is your fiance to citizenship? There are several options including youmgoing to uk to get married. We are located in ohio
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If you are a US citizen, the K-1 would be the way to go.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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Even if he was a U.K Citizen he would still have to go through the K-1 Process. True he could come on a tourist visa, but that wouldn't allow him to live here. K-1 Fiancee visa is probably the way to go if you're a U.S. Citizen.
Andre Olivie, Esq.
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Fiance visa is the best option. However, in order to qualify, you have to have seen each other in person within the past 2 years.
Either the fiance visa or go overseas to marry and file an immigrant petition for him. Both take about the same time, about 6-12 months, total.He could try to come to the USA to visit you on a visitor visa but he would not be granted the visa if he has the intent to remain in the USA permanently. If he could get an H-1B for employment in the USA, that would overcome the concern about the immigrant intent.
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