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Hello.

I am confused as to what to do. My fiance will be coming to America next year and we were hoping to get married by my family in the summer of 2011. However, within three months we would be moving overseas to a place where neither of us is from. So he would essentially come over, we would get married, and probably leave one month later. He wanted to come on a tourist visa. My question is, could we do this if we are intending on leaving? Or do we have to pay all the fees of a K-1 fiance visa just to get married here. We aren't applying for permanent residence unless we come back at another time. If we do choose to do so in the future, we could just start the K-3 visa. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello.

I am confused as to what to do. My fiance will be coming to America next year and we were hoping to get married by my family in the summer of 2011. However, within three months we would be moving overseas to a place where neither of us is from. So he would essentially come over, we would get married, and probably leave one month later. He wanted to come on a tourist visa. My question is, could we do this if we are intending on leaving? Or do we have to pay all the fees of a K-1 fiance visa just to get married here. We aren't applying for permanent residence unless we come back at another time. If we do choose to do so in the future, we could just start the K-3 visa. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

I would say - if your leaving in 3 months of his coming here - get married on the visitors visa (no issues with that, depending on the state your in) - then leave.

Saves the trouble of the K-1 and you will be better off.


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Hello.

I am confused as to what to do. My fiance will be coming to America next year and we were hoping to get married by my family in the summer of 2011. However, within three months we would be moving overseas to a place where neither of us is from. So he would essentially come over, we would get married, and probably leave one month later. He wanted to come on a tourist visa. My question is, could we do this if we are intending on leaving? Or do we have to pay all the fees of a K-1 fiance visa just to get married here. We aren't applying for permanent residence unless we come back at another time. If we do choose to do so in the future, we could just start the K-3 visa. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

Tourist visa is all you need. K-1 is a path to permanent residence, not needed to just get married in the US (and leave).


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Filed: Other Country: China
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Tourist visa is all you need. K-1 is a path to permanent residence, not needed to just get married in the US (and leave).

Yes, but there's no guarantee of a visa. The OP hasn't indicated which country the foreigner would be coming from. Makes a big difference.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I have other option to present to you -

get married in USA - leave -

then 6 months into yer FOREIGN COUNTRY RESIDENCY - file an I-130 via Direct Consular Filing at the Embassy in that FOREIGN COUNTRY.

Forget the K-1, Forget the K-3.

Good Luck !

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Filed: Country: Brazil
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Darnell speaks the truth. :)


I-129F Petition Mailed: 26 Oct 2009 ♥ NOA1: 27 Oct 2009 ♥ NOA2: 15 Jan 2010

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ROC (I-751)Mailed: 6 Nov 2012 ♥ NOA: 7 Nov 2012 ♥ Biometrics: 5 Dec 2012 ♥ Approved: 15 May 2013

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Filed: Other Country: China
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I have other option to present to you -

get married in USA - leave -

then 6 months into yer FOREIGN COUNTRY RESIDENCY - file an I-130 via Direct Consular Filing at the Embassy in that FOREIGN COUNTRY.

Forget the K-1, Forget the K-3.

Good Luck !

Or anytime after six months. The key is to file about six months before any planned immigration to the US by the foreigner. Of course, this could be never as no intent to immigrate has been mentioned yet.


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Darnell speaks the truth. :)

Yes - BUT - if you consider this route make sure you check on the residency requirements for the specific country you will be residing in and read up on DCF. Its not always just as simple as it sounds. Even though DCF is DCF the requirements are not equivalent in every US consulate in every country :wacko:


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

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