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So my girlfriend is currently here with me in Chicago, but in the next 2 or 3 weeks will be going back to Vancouver so we can begin the marriage process. We know which forms to file, but we are wondering a few things before it all starts to happen.

Does anyone know if there's a specific amount of income that they want to see from me? And the process will be much smoother if she is filing from Vancouver and I file from Chicago, correct? What we have currently been doing is living in Chicago for 6 months, going to Vancouver for 6 months, and back and forth as to avoid spending any time away from each other. Does this sound like a solid plan to everyone?

Really nervous, thank you!

- George and Lisa

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Hey fellow Chicagoan!

Are you filing for a fiancé visa or a spouse visa. Your post kinda confused me on that as you call her ur girlfriend but that she's going home to start the wedding process.

You or your co-sponsor will need to make 125% of the income level for all your dependents.

Once you start filing papers, her trips into the States might be stopped at the border. Some people make it in, some never do again.

What side of Chicago you on?


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Sorry I was a bit unclear! We are in fact going to be filing for the fiance visa. Can you clarify on the 125% of the income level for all your dependents part? Neither of us have any dependents. I'm on the north side! And thanks for all the help so far.

Also, it would be most wise for me to wait until she is back in Canada to file papers, correct? We want as little trouble as possible!

- George

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