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My Fiance and I have been together for 6 years, but we only got engaged in February of this year. He's been here under an H-1B visa which is set to expire in December. We never really planned on staying here, so we didn't plan on having our wedding until June next year, but his current boss finally made him an offer he can't refuse, so we've decided to stay.

What are our options?

I'm not opposed to having a quickie marriage, but is that going to be suspicious, and if isn't, how quickly can an AOS be processed? Or, can he stay and work even after the H-1B expires while the AOS is being processed?

Or, can the H-1B be extended? He's already had the H-1B (and OPT) for a total of 6 years, but he was out of the country for 6 months. So, can the H-1B be extended on that basis?

We'll be consulting with an immigration attorney, but I wanted to see what this forum had to say too.

Thanks in advance.

-christine

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If somebody else is paying for the lawyer fine...if not skip it.

The people here are smarter and more aware of the issues than the lawyers are in most cases. I have little info to help in your specific case, but others will be along shortly to help you out.

As far as a quickie marriage being suspicious...no. If you have pictures and evidence of a relationship going on for 6 years its cool. in fact even if he had just arrived in teh country on a H1 with no intention of marrying you then it is fine too. If you had been dating for 6 years and then he came in on a tourist visa and married you they would be suspicious.

Good luck


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christine,

Suspicious about what? That you might have gotten pregnant out of wedlock? Don't worry, the INA is not that puritan.

Yodrak

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I'm not opposed to having a quickie marriage, but is that going to be suspicious .....

-christine

kingofbanff,

Interesting pair of statements. I guess you're a rare case. So am I.

Yodrak

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The people here are smarter and more aware of the issues than the lawyers are in most cases. I have little info to help in your specific case, but others will be along shortly to help you out.

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