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Hello all!

I am Mexican and my boyfriend is American. We'd like to know if we can get married in Mexico and then go back together to the US (I have a tourist visa). Can I move to the US with him and apply for the Spouse Visa? Thanks for your help, very appreciated!

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No, you cannot move to the US without a visa even after you are married to a US citizen. If you want to marry in Mexico then I think filing the I-130 for your Cr-1 visa is your best bet. After you marry in Mexico and file, you may visit using your tourist visa but you cannot live there in the US on your tourist visa.

Good luck


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No, you cannot move to the US without a visa even after you are married to a US citizen. If you want to marry in Mexico then I think filing the I-130 for your Cr-1 visa is your best bet. After you marry in Mexico and file, you may visit using your tourist visa but you cannot live there in the US on your tourist visa.

Good luck

:thumbs: Thanks for your answer! So my tourist visa is not considered a valid document-it does not count as a visa? Is the 1-130 the Fiancé visa?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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In my post I said you cannot MOVE to the United States. I also said you may visit using your tourist visa.

The I-130 is for a spousal visa. The I-129F is a fiance visa but using the fiance visa you must marry in the United States, since you stated you wish to marry in Mexico I figured this was not the visa for you.

Good luck.

PS It is considered visa fraud to use a tourist visa to enter the US with the intention of immigrating there. You may face deportation and a ban from the US.

Edited by canadian_wife

USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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No, you cannot move to the US without a visa even after you are married to a US citizen. If you want to marry in Mexico then I think filing the I-130 for your Cr-1 visa is your best bet. After you marry in Mexico and file, you may visit using your tourist visa but you cannot live there in the US on your tourist visa.

Good luck

:thumbs: Thanks for your answer! So my tourist visa is not considered a valid document-it does not count as a visa? Is the 1-130 the Fiancé visa?

Your tourist visit allows you to visit the US, not to "move to" the US.


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