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Me (norwegian citizen) and my fiancé (american citizen) want to get married in american and apply for the CR1 visa.

The issue we are facing right now is that it seems to be hard to get married in america without the K1 visa, that I might get denied entrance at border control. Im leaving for america in a few days and we are in contact with an attorney right now, but they also seem to be unsure whether we should get married on my visit or not. I have documents that state that Im going back to norway after my visit. (I have a work contract that states I will start working in august and I also have an apartment I will be renting in august). Do any of you have any experience with this kind of situation? Should we cancel the marriage in America and get married outside of America instead?

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I will just add that if the lawyer doesn't know, then they are the wrong lawyer for this question.  You are no more required to mention you will attend a wedding, even if it is your own, than you are to mention you will enter a public library or museum.  The purpose of your visit need not include that.  When asked, give a more generic answer that is true.  If you have already come and gone from the USA without issues, don't expect any now.

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Posts clouding the issue and cluttering the thread have been removed.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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My girlfriend lived in Canada and came to the USA to see me 2-3 weekends a month.  One of those weekends we got married.  IIRC we got married in mid-January, applied for the green card in late February, and got it in November.  (This was all in 2011 so keep that in mind.)  She continued to come see me between January and November just as before.

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47 minutes ago, tuckin14 said:

My girlfriend lived in Canada and came to the USA to see me 2-3 weekends a month.  One of those weekends we got married.  IIRC we got married in mid-January, applied for the green card in late February, and got it in November.  (This was all in 2011 so keep that in mind.)  She continued to come see me between January and November just as before.

Do you mean you filed an I-130 petition and went through a spouse visa process?  That's not the same as applying for a green card.  Your timeline matches a spouse visa process from 2011.  Details matter.  So does terminology.  Using correct terminology avoids confusing new members.

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