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Hello there, I am from Egypt, my gf is from Nevada, she wants me to come to her, and I want to do it legally

so ...

can I apply for a visit visa and when I marry her I adjust my status ? I dont want to over stay or do anything illegal

and what are my chances in getting a tourist visa ?

I am soooo confused

advise please ???

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It is illegal to enter the US on a non-immigrant visa with the intent to immigrate.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Indeed - if you are currently in Egypt you cannot come here on a visitor visa intending to marry and then file.

You have to start the process in Egypt.


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mongolia
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Hi Egypt.

Don't get discouraged by these naysayers here who have already replied to you.

The best piece of advice anyone can give you here for your situation is to be honest and truthful about your reasons for visiting the moment you apply. Consider applying for a visitors visa and tell the truth "It is the start of a relationship and we just want to visit each other. It could develop into a serious relationship later (or We are very serious) If it does get to the point where we consider marriage, we will consider either a K1 or K3, but right now I just want to see her." If you get denied, what will you have lost? Nothing. But you will not have lied either, which is the worst thing you can do, and the Consular officers see hundreds of liars every day. I don't know why people don't say this.

Here is an example: My brother (U.S. Citizen) met a girl in Thailand. 3 months later he asked her to visit. She applied for the B1/B2 visa AND was able to show that she has a good job in Thailand and that she has a reason to come back. She also told the consular officer, " I met a guy while he visited for 3 months. He asked me to visit him in the U.S. I want to go there for vacation. Yes, we are interested in each other and the relationship could get more serious later. If it does, we will either get married here or there. We aren't there yet."

She got the visitor's visa without any problems, while many others in the room got denied.

The situation is different for everyone, but I think honesty is the best policy.

Good Luck.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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BoldKhan,

I have requested the mods remove your post as it suggests that the OP commit immigration fraud. Your advise is fine for someone who has not expressed intent to immigrate, however this OP has made clear they would like to come to the US and get married.

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July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mongolia
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BoldKhan,

I have requested the mods remove your post as it suggests that the OP commit immigration fraud. Your advise is fine for someone who has not expressed intent to immigrate, however this OP has made clear they would like to come to the US and get married.

Ok. Not my intent. Thank you though.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Hello there, I am from Egypt, my gf is from Nevada, she wants me to come to her, and I want to do it legally

so ...

can I apply for a visit visa and when I marry her I adjust my status ? I dont want to over stay or do anything illegal

and what are my chances in getting a tourist visa ?

I am soooo confused

advise please ???

Have you met her in person before?

(It may sound like a silly question, but I knew my husband 3 years before I was ever actually in the same room with him.)


AOS

5/16/2012 - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 1:33pm

5/21/2012 - Email/text notifications received at 4:50 p.m.

5/26/2012 - NOA hard copies received for I-130, I-485 and I-765

6/19/2012 - Biometrics completed.

7/02/2012 - Text/email/hard copy notification of interview.

7/30/2012 - EAD card production ordered.

8/02/2012 - Interview @ 2:00

8/02/2012 - Email notification of GC production at 5:30pm

8/07/2012 - Second GC production email

8/07/2012 - EAD received.

8/08/2012 - GC mailed.

8/09/2012 - Welcome letter and I-130 approval letter received.

8/10/2012 - Green card received. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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BoldKhan,

I have requested the mods remove your post as it suggests that the OP commit immigration fraud. Your advise is fine for someone who has not expressed intent to immigrate, however this OP has made clear they would like to come to the US and get married.

as the op has no idea about how to proceed, boldkhan's advice is correct and it's not advocating visa fraud.

the op can obtain a visitor's visa, visit, and go back home as boldkhan suggested.

what will sink the op's boat (or anyone else trying it) is using a visitor's visa to get into the country with the intent to immigrate - i.e. marry and try to adjust status.

eta: a visitor's visa from egypt will be very tough to obtain.

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Hmm, I think this is a matter of interpretation. I read this guy's post as that he wants to "legally" see his girl in the USA "now". Yes he mentions that he a marriage may happen here or in Egypt, but that is arbituary, if he is upfront about it. People can legally still visit the USA on a B1/B2 visa to somebody who they might (or might not) marry. I know from experience.

Your removeal of my post doesn't make sense, but whatever....do what you must to this more vague.

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as the op has no idea about how to proceed, boldkhan's advice is correct and it's not advocating visa fraud.

the op can obtain a visitor's visa, visit, and go back home as boldkhan suggested.

what will sink the op's boat (or anyone else trying it) is using a visitor's visa to get into the country with the intent to immigrate - i.e. marry and try to adjust status.

eta: a visitor's visa from egypt will be very tough to obtain.

Thank you.

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Hello there, I am from Egypt, my gf is from Nevada, she wants me to come to her, and I want to do it legally

so ...

can I apply for a visit visa and when I marry her I adjust my status ? I dont want to over stay or do anything illegal

and what are my chances in getting a tourist visa ?

I am soooo confused

advise please ???

Here are the choices:

1. Apply for a tourist b1/b2 visa so you can visit her

2. ask her to petition you for a fiance visa

3. when you come here using a tourist visa and you marry her here in the US then both of you can file I-130/I-485 concurrently ( petition for alien relative/ adjustment of status) so you can get a green card ( legal permanent residence ). I'm not advising you to commit fraud by applying for a tourist visa for the purpose of marriage. but this is a FACT and this is a LEGAL PROCEDURE that can be done when the intending immigrant/alien is already here in the US even if he/she is still in status or not as long as he/she entered the US legally with inspection like tourist, working, student visa.

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3. when you come here using a tourist visa and you marry her here in the US then both of you can file I-130/I-485 concurrently ( petition for alien relative/ adjustment of status) so you can get a green card ( legal permanent residence ). I'm not advising you to commit fraud by applying for a tourist visa for the purpose of marriage. but this is a FACT and this is a LEGAL PROCEDURE that can be done when the intending immigrant/alien is already here in the US even if he/she is still in status or not as long as he/she entered the US legally with inspection like tourist, working, student visa.

No, this is not a legal procedure. Please see my first post in this thread. The person will be doing something illegal in the course of this plan, by entering the US on a non-immigrant visa with the intent to immigrate.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Here are the choices:

1. Apply for a tourist b1/b2 visa so you can visit her

2. ask her to petition you for a fiance visa

3. when you come here using a tourist visa and you marry her here in the US then both of you can file I-130/I-485 concurrently ( petition for alien relative/ adjustment of status) so you can get a green card ( legal permanent residence ). I'm not advising you to commit fraud by applying for a tourist visa for the purpose of marriage. but this is a FACT and this is a LEGAL PROCEDURE that can be done when the intending immigrant/alien is already here in the US even if he/she is still in status or not as long as he/she entered the US legally with inspection like tourist, working, student visa.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can only get a fiancee visa if you have met in person before. That's why I asked earlier, but no answer yet.

Is it possible for her to come to you and marry in Egypt? I'm not very knowledgeable about these things, but I think if you did it that way, she could return to the U.S. and petition for you from here.


AOS

5/16/2012 - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox at 1:33pm

5/21/2012 - Email/text notifications received at 4:50 p.m.

5/26/2012 - NOA hard copies received for I-130, I-485 and I-765

6/19/2012 - Biometrics completed.

7/02/2012 - Text/email/hard copy notification of interview.

7/30/2012 - EAD card production ordered.

8/02/2012 - Interview @ 2:00

8/02/2012 - Email notification of GC production at 5:30pm

8/07/2012 - Second GC production email

8/07/2012 - EAD received.

8/08/2012 - GC mailed.

8/09/2012 - Welcome letter and I-130 approval letter received.

8/10/2012 - Green card received. :)

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