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Need your help. Soon to be married to a F1 Visa student

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Hello everyone!

I am a college student (born in USA) and my boyfriend is here (USA) on a F1 visa. I am totally in love but between researching this whole process and reading all of you guys posts, I must admit, I'm a little worried. We haven't been together for a long period of time and I don't want to sound corny (don't really believe in "love at first sight") but I have NEVER been with someone who has been a true friend and to love me this pure. And the first time we met oh my Lord! Ok not getting carried away! I'm here to ask you all, will not having a lawyer make things a bit more complicated? And when we get married what is the fist paper we should file? Also he has to stay in school due to his visa but after marriage he wants to get a better job to take care of me and take less school hours. He has been paying for his education, apartment, and all other expenses all by himself and I'm sick of seeing him struggle just to stay here and he is near his breaking point. I don't want him to go back to Africa actually I will not have him leave me and I know he doesn't want to, so I am here to help him and begin our life together. I know it is a hard process but I do believe it will be worth it. Please give me input and feel free to voice your opinion on how we should go about this process. Thank you

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Sounds like you are not considering a K1.

I would start by reading the guides.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Correct


“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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For a fiance visa he would have to get out of the country, attend an interview in his home country and enter the US with the visa, so...

oh ok no he can't do that while in school. He is already here legally, I makes no sense to leave just to get a K1

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Adjustment of status, please.

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Hello everyone!

I am a college student (born in USA) and my boyfriend is here (USA) on a F1 visa. I am totally in love but between researching this whole process and reading all of you guys posts, I must admit, I'm a little worried. We haven't been together for a long period of time and I don't want to sound corny (don't really believe in "love at first sight") but I have NEVER been with someone who has been a true friend and to love me this pure. And the first time we met oh my Lord! Ok not getting carried away! I'm here to ask you all, will not having a lawyer make things a bit more complicated? And when we get married what is the fist paper we should file? Also he has to stay in school due to his visa but after marriage he wants to get a better job to take care of me and take less school hours. He has been paying for his education, apartment, and all other expenses all by himself and I'm sick of seeing him struggle just to stay here and he is near his breaking point. I don't want him to go back to Africa actually I will not have him leave me and I know he doesn't want to, so I am here to help him and begin our life together. I know it is a hard process but I do believe it will be worth it. Please give me input and feel free to voice your opinion on how we should go about this process. Thank you

Read the guides on this website. You also gotta keep in mind that your boyfriend is from a high fraud country (somewhere from Africa, as you stated), so be careful what you choose.

Basically you have 3 options:

1. AOS from F-1: He stays in the USA, you get married, and adjust status. It's a grey area, but not impossible. He needs to have convincing proof that he didn't come to the USA with the intent of getting married since that would be a visa fraud and the USCIS doesn't take that lightly. http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

2. K-1 (fiance visa): You don't get married yet, he goes back to his home country and you file for the K-1. http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

3. CR-1 (spousal visa): You get married (either in the USA or his home country), he goes back to his home country and you file for the CR-1. http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

Good luck! :)

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Read the guides on this website. You also gotta keep in mind that your boyfriend is from a high fraud country (somewhere from Africa, as you stated), so be careful what you choose.

Basically you have 3 options:

1. AOS from F-1: He stays in the USA, you get married, and adjust status. It's a grey area, but not impossible. He needs to have convincing proof that he didn't come to the USA with the intent of getting married since that would be a visa fraud and the USCIS doesn't take that lightly. http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

2. K-1 (fiance visa): You don't get married yet, he goes back to his home country and you file for the K-1. http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

3. CR-1 (spousal visa): You get married (either in the USA or his home country), he goes back to his home country and you file for the CR-1. http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

Good luck! :)

Thank you so much!

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