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Can a tourist visa be cancelled by subsequent marriage?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ecuador

I am from the U.S. and my fiance is from Ecuador. We are planning to live in Ecuador or South America long term for now and are not planning on moving back to the States for a while, but we would like to go there and have a wedding reception, so he is going to apply for the tourist visa. He has all of his papers in order, owns property in Ecuador, has strong family ties there and has a decent job with an international company, so it would be surprising if he is not approved.

My question is, if he applies now in December for the tourist visa and it is approved (while he is still single), then we get married here in Ecuador in January and wait until March to go to the States, is there any way his visa can be cancelled because of the marriage? Or is he good to go?

We do not want to wait until after we get married to apply for the tourist visa because I have heard that it is nearly impossible.

If anyone has tried this please let me know if it works.


**USC Filing Abroad**

01/29/2011 Marriage in Ecuador

USCIS 9 days!

3/7/2012 I-130 sent

3/12/2012 NOA1 received via email

3/15/2012 USCIS check cashed

3/20/2012 NOA2

4/23/2012 case received at NVC

5/10/2012 case number received via phone

5/30/2012 DS-3032 submitted

-intentional break, not ready to move yet-

8/9/2012 IV Bill and AOS fee paid

8/16/2012 AOS I-864 submitted

9/12/2012 Case Complete at NVC

10/3/2012 Interview date assigned

11/20/2012 Interview Date

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales

He would be good to go.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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The visa will not be canceled, but there are 2 things to keep in mind:

First, during the tourist visa interview, the IO will undoubtedly ask him the purpose of his visit and who he is going to visit. If he says fiancee (or even girlfriend), that may kill it right there.

Second, at POE, the CBP officer will probably ask him the same questions. If he says that he's visiting his wife, that may get him on the next flight back to Ecuador.

And you don't want to lie to immigration officials because the consequences of getting caught in a lie are worse than him not being able to visit you.

Edited by Eric-Pris

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