What specific documents does my foreign Fiancée need for him & I to get married in CT ?
My Fiancée is from Algeria , and I am a CT permanent resident . He is going to be here in July 2013 , and we are thinking about getting married in that time while he is here . & If we decide to make that decision I want to make sure he brings all the document he needs just in case . Please if anyone can help answer my question , I will very much appreciate it . We have been apart a very long time , and I just want to be with him permanently = [ Thank you .
Once you are married, he will be classified as the "spouse of a permanent resident." This is considered a Family-Sponsored Preference second category, specifically F2A. The government gives out about 88,000 of these visas every year. Unfortunately, more people apply every year than there are visas available. So there is a backup of people who want this visa. Right now, people who filed for this visa in November of 2010 are just getting their visa. This means you and your husband will likely have to wait a little over 2 years from the date you file to get his visa.
However, once you become a U.S. citizen, there is no line. You will only need to wait the time it takes for your visa to get approved. So it's very possible that your best bet is the become a citizen as soon as you can, then apply for your husband.
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You will need to be a US citizen if you want to immediately sponsor your foreign national fiancé after marrying him, for a marriage based green card.
The only thing he will really need to have is a certified copy of his Algerian birth certificate, translated into thenEnglish language, with a Certification by the translator stating that he/she is fluent in both the French (or Algerian, Magnrebian Arabic) language, and that the translation is an accurate and complete translation of the document entitled "Acte de Naissance" (or it's Arabic title).
Make sure not to get married and/or file for a marriage based green card application until after your fiancé has been in the US for at least 60 days or more. He will be accused of having had "preconceived intent" and having committed "visa fraud" otherwise.
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It is hard to tell from your question whether he is coming here to CT on a B-1/B-2 visitor visa and then looking to adjust status or on a K-1 fiance visa. I recommend consulting an attorney both as to what initial visa is most advisable and as to what documents he needs to bring for the adjustment of status. Also, in case you are also wondering what documents are needed to officiate a legal marriage here in CT, take a look at: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=390672
One needs a K-1 visa to enter the US for the purpose of getting married. The use of any other visa could be deemed visa fraud.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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