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Quick story, my husband lives in the us, I live in Belgium, almost married 2 years now. We were going to file for a CR 1, almost got the i 130 started and he visited an immigration lawyer today. He just got out of the appointment and called me to say I could come over immediately if I wanted, I dont have all the details yet because he had to be somewhere but it came down to this: I would travel over there on a tourist visa (like we have done several times back and forth) then towards the end of my tourist visa we'd file an i 485 through our lawyer and I would be allowed to stay.

I have NEVER heard of this option, is this normal? Is this normal practice? I'm finding it pretty hard to believe this could be so easy (especially since the CR1 takes 7-12 months).

The lawyer said he's done this a lot and never got denied. Above all its also cheaper than the other options at $3k with lawyer included.

I want to find out the details asap but it just sounds weird.

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IMO, very risky.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

Why not just file an I-130 without the atty, then you handle all paperwork ?


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IMO, very risky.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

Why not just file an I-130 without the atty, then you handle all paperwork ?

Thats what we were going to do.

I thought it sounded risky, especially coming from a well respected immigration firm. I'm not sure what to do now, obviously moving straight away is awesome but I'm not sure if its worth the risk. He says he's done it before and it actually works, but I feel really bad considering it as I know this is not the way its supposed to go down.


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IMO, very risky.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

Why not just file an I-130 without the atty, then you handle all paperwork ?

That's interesting due to that is how i was told the process would go as well. That after we were married, and instead of filing for the K-3, that the attorney was going to file the I485

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Yes it would risky if you travel here on a B Visa already married to a USC and then file to Adjust Status from within the US. If USCIS questions your intent at Port of Entry and you answer honestly then you will be denied entry, if you lie and then file AOS you can be charged with misrepresentation and banned for life!

Even if the chance of that happening is slim there is still the chance. Ask yourself can you live with the worst possible outcome if it happens?

Why risk it when there is a 100% legal process that you can follow.

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emcc - any news?


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