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Marriage to a US Citizen (Hearing Impaired)

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I will be married to my fiancee in next 1 month.She would be flying down to India for our marriage. My fiancee is hearing impaired & she communicates in American Sign Language. I am learning ASL as a beginner. I would like to ascertain if there would be hurdles for visa application & immigration, also what is the best/quickest way to re-unite with her after marriage. I have been hearing stories of people under delaying circumstances for over a year & two which is nightmare for a couple who is married as physical separation for a long period is depressing.

It shall be great if you guys could suggest what to be done after marriage for visa application & what would be the turn around time in my case.

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After you get married - as far as I know - there is one way to get reunited - filling for I 130. Average time of waiting now as the uscis website states is 7,4 months plus nvc stage 2-3 months. so it might all take up to 10 -12 months. maybe something will change and it will go faster. maybe not.

maybe someone knows more options.


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Our Guides here will tell you about the process: http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

Yes, it takes about a year to get the visa. Her being hearing impaired will not be a problem as long as you two can communicate, and she has a job to financially sponsor you.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Just to calm some fears, although I can't speak for the embassy people, when I am confronted with someone who is hearing impared I find paper and pen work well. I have been in the customer service industry all my life and have never found anyone insulted or unwilling to use written communication with someone who cannot speak/hear well. Even in communicating with my father-in-law, who speaks not a word of English, we are able to convey general information by gestures.

The process is time consuming. The best advise is to read the guides and read them again. Gather everything and have it ready before it is asked for.

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