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Question about adding fiance to lease (or not) while on K1 visa

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I'm the US citizen, and I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate. She is on the lease from now until the end of July 2020 (though she may move out as early as May). My fiance will be coming here and we'll be getting married sometime around Feb-March 2020.

My place is affordable for two people, but the lease says for an additional person to be added, it'll be an extra $150 per person per month. With the current timeline of our visa process, my fiance living here will only overlap with my roommate for 4-6 months. My landlord is very much hands off; he is never around and I haven't seen him in probably a year.. he just sends his employees to take care of the lawn and that's it. He doesn't even take care of maintenance issues, let alone pay attention to what we're doing. 

 

I'm wondering - to save money, do you think my fiance could just stay here not on the lease for a few months once we're married, then get added to the lease for the following year in place of my roommate? I really don't see a point of adding him to a lease for a few months.  I wasn't sure if at any point the government would ask for proof that we're living together, like a lease with his name on it... if that's the case, maybe I could provide a copy of the lease for 2020-2021, as this will have his name on it.  I just didn't want it to be an issue that he's not on the 2019-20 lease. 

(also if my landlord miraculously notices he's staying here I could just say he's visiting or staying with me for some reason)

 

I'm really not trying to be shady, we just really can't afford that much in rent, especially with all the plane tickets and filing fees and such. Let me know what you all think would be a good way to proceed.

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9 minutes ago, ak5285 said:

I'm wondering - to save money, do you think my fiance could just stay here not on the lease for a few months once we're married, then get added to the lease for the following year in place of my roommate?

That question is for your landlord..........Where I have lived in an apartment, visitors were not allowed to remain more than a few days.....without being added to the lease.......If you violate the terms of your lease, you both could be looking for a new place to live.


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11 minutes ago, ak5285 said:

I'm really not trying to be shady, we just really can't afford that much in rent, especially with all the plane tickets and filing fees and such. Let me know what you all think would be a good way to proceed.

Honestly, I think you should find an additional job.......I'm sure you planned for the extra expenses involved with immigration, right?


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I don't think anyone here can really answer that for you. If it were me, I wouldn't risk that and then have to deal with the possibility of all the extra costs involved with moving. I understand trying to save money, and we're all in relationships that are costly with visits, but this could potentially end up being more of a financial downfall for you, if the landlord were to find out.

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