Hi all, I'm just starting the overwhelming process of trying to join my boyfriend in the USA. Originally I was planning engagement and the K-1 visa, but now after pouring through these forums all afternoon I'm comparing to the IR1/CR1 visa.
If we go down the K-1 route, and after we marry and adjust my status, how long does it usually take for the EAD to be issued? I have heard 3-6 months. There is no way in hell that I could afford to stay in the USA for 3-6 months, and then another 2-3 months on top of that between me entering the country and legally marrying my partner. How do people do it?! Do the non-US partners really not work for like 6-8 months?! I would go insane with boredom! This alone makes me want to marry ASAP!
Also I can't find much info on how long it takes to adjust status after marriage to become an LPR. Does anyone have any hints?
Thanks in advance!!