Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Engaged and entering US

2 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Timeline

Hi there,

My girlfriend has been in the US for about 4.5 years on an F-1 studying. We have been together for most of that time and we plan to travel to her home country together soon. I plan to get engaged to her in her home country. She then goes back to continue her studies while I travel for another month or so and come back. We have not yet decided where/when we plan to marry (in the US or her home country, etc.) and it will be about 10 days after we get engaged that she returns to the US. We don't plan to marry for 6-8 months after she enters regardless of if it's in the US or abroad.

I am concerned that, if the fact that she's engaged comes to light somehow (either at this POE or at the AOS interview), will she be suspected of dual intent? Will the fact that we have not yet decided on where to marry be enough for her to get out of it?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Timeline

Your concerns are absolutely unfounded. Your girlfriend already resides in the USA with permission of the US Government, and the fact that she might get engaged doesn't jeopardize her status in the slightest way.

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...