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I married my Peruvian fiancee 3 weeks ago in Lima. Our plan was to have her come live here in Jacksonville, FL for 4 years, till I can retire and get full Soc. Security. Then, we would move back to Peru, where her home is paid off. 

Considering the time, hassle, and cost this will be, is there a different route we should consider?

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There is only one route if you want her to be able to live in the US for 4 years; she needs a spousal immigration visa.

 

Also, you should look up the Social Security rules for survivor's benefits if that's important to you.  A foreign spouse may not be able to collect.

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1 hour ago, Michael C said:

I married my Peruvian fiancee 3 weeks ago in Lima. Our plan was to have her come live here in Jacksonville, FL for 4 years, till I can retire and get full Soc. Security. Then, we would move back to Peru, where her home is paid off. 

Considering the time, hassle, and cost this will be, is there a different route we should consider?

I would find an expat group living in Peru and ask the questions there, I am sure there are a few facebooks or google groups of US Citizens who have moved to Peru to retire. 

 

It also depends on what you want, I know guys whom have married girls and never cared about them coming to USA, they just visit them on a regular basis in their home country.   Other want them to get a US passport so they can travel to USA and back and to other countries.

 

 

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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