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I am new to this board and I don’t even know where to beginn:

I am originally from Germany but live in the USA since 1990. I am a permanent resident allien since 1991. I had planned on getting my dual citizen ship but I was denied from the german consulate.

Now comes the tricky part: My boyfriend is mexican, lives in Mexico ( I am currently in the US) and we plan on getting married. He applied for a Tourist Visa so he can come and visit me…in the meantime I am traveling to Mexico – again – to visit him.

We are planning our future together and we decided that we want to live in the US if possible. Does anyone know if he can apply for a greencard once we are married since I am only a permanent resident? I also considered applying for my US Citizenship again to make things easier or should we maybe wait to get married until I have my Citizenship??

I am confused and I don’t really know where to go and ask… cant go to the INS and ask..hehe… I just know that I love this guy and that I want to be with him … so if anyone is in the same situation then me I appreciate suggestions

Thanks 


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August 2006: Approved for Dual Citizenship from the German Consulate

I am officially now a Dual Citizen :)))

07.06.09 sent I-129F to Vermont Service Center for Mr Brazil

07.09.09 NOA1

12.11.09 NOA2

02.23.10 Visa Interview - Rio de Janeiro-Visa denied

03.11.10 case cent back to VSC

Second Round:

04.19.10 Sent new petition to Vermont Service Center

04.21.10 NOA1

04.23.10 check cashed

07.16.10 touched

10.XX.10: Decide to split with my fiance and set in a withdraw letter to VSC

10.25.10: NOA2 - to my surprise but it does not matter anymore

11.18.10: Withdraw of my petition is final - The End of my Immigration Journey :)

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1. As a LPR you can file for a spouse but you have a 5 year or so wait.

2. As a USC you can file for a spouse with no wait.

3. There are certain requirements to be met to maintain German Citizenship as well, whether you can depends on your circumstances.


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I agree with Boiler - I am from India and for an LPR to bring his wife from there is 7 years or so (someone told me recently); so best to file for citizenship and then either do the K1 or K3. (This would only take 4 to 6 months after you are a citizen as compared to 5 + years as a LPR.) Interestingly India now allows dual citizenship without too much hassle (fee is $250 at present.) Maybe Germany will have something similar by now. Good Luck


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I agree with Boiler - I am from India and for an LPR to bring his wife from there is 7 years or so (someone told me recently); so best to file for citizenship and then either do the K1 or K3. (This would only take 4 to 6 months after you are a citizen as compared to 5 + years as a LPR.) Interestingly India now allows dual citizenship without too much hassle (fee is $250 at present.) Maybe Germany will have something similar by now. Good Luck

Thanks.. for the info. I did some research on this and acutally had gone to the german consulate but they denied me to keep my german citizenship. I was upset about it because I AM german. So anyway it would take like 10 months for the dual citizenship to go thru and another 6 for the US Citizenship to go thru and then maybe another few months for my bf's papers to go thru.

So I filled out the papers for the US citizenship and I guess I will have to loose the german one.

So I am a bit stuck because I want to be with my future husband... I guess we just have to get married when I go and see him in July. :yes:


Greencard Holder since 1991

August 2006: Approved for Dual Citizenship from the German Consulate

I am officially now a Dual Citizen :)))

07.06.09 sent I-129F to Vermont Service Center for Mr Brazil

07.09.09 NOA1

12.11.09 NOA2

02.23.10 Visa Interview - Rio de Janeiro-Visa denied

03.11.10 case cent back to VSC

Second Round:

04.19.10 Sent new petition to Vermont Service Center

04.21.10 NOA1

04.23.10 check cashed

07.16.10 touched

10.XX.10: Decide to split with my fiance and set in a withdraw letter to VSC

10.25.10: NOA2 - to my surprise but it does not matter anymore

11.18.10: Withdraw of my petition is final - The End of my Immigration Journey :)

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I agree with Boiler - I am from India and for an LPR to bring his wife from there is 7 years or so (someone told me recently); so best to file for citizenship and then either do the K1 or K3. (This would only take 4 to 6 months after you are a citizen as compared to 5 + years as a LPR.) Interestingly India now allows dual citizenship without too much hassle (fee is $250 at present.) Maybe Germany will have something similar by now. Good Luck

Thanks.. for the info. I did some research on this and acutally had gone to the german consulate but they denied me to keep my german citizenship. I was upset about it because I AM german. So anyway it would take like 10 months for the dual citizenship to go thru and another 6 for the US Citizenship to go thru and then maybe another few months for my bf's papers to go thru.

So I filled out the papers for the US citizenship and I guess I will have to loose the german one.

So I am a bit stuck because I want to be with my future husband... I guess we just have to get married when I go and see him in July. :yes:

Actually in your case it would be faster for you to wait until you get your citizenship and then apply for a K1 visa. K3 and CR-1 visas are currently longer than a year to get through the Consulate in Cd. Juarez. K1 visa applicants can walk-in to the consulate to get their visas. In your case, it's better to NOT be married and go for the K1.


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