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  1. If we get married earlier than December this year, say August, I could still claim him as spouse on my 2021 taxes right? or is your point before the end of the year?
  2. Yes we have met in person. I've been to Ghana twice already. So no marriage on the first visit.
  3. I understand. Thank you so much. I was there in Jan this year, just got back a few weeks ago and I'm going back in Dec. I have pictures/video from when I went to his village to meet his family, friend etc. Do you think that's a good start?
  4. You had already been living in the U.S. for two years or Ghana? I just want to clarify
  5. Thank you so much for this information and the note about many K1's getting denied from Ghana I've already been there a couple of times. I'm going back in Dec but getting tourist visa for him to visit me here is proving difficult. I will head over to the portal for Ghana posts now.
  6. So he is not currently in the U.S. and the December wedding (court signing) would be in Ghana as well. After further research, I think I'm fine on the taxes and income requirement situation. We don't want to spend too much time apart, but we are also willing to do what we have to do. I will check on the B type visa. I hadn't seen anything the last time I was doing research. Thank you for your help
  7. Hello Anyone Willing to Help, I'm a U.S. citizen living in Chicago. My fiancé is from Ghana. We have plans of getting married (just a court signing) in December, but having an actual ceremony in August of next year. This is because we want to have a wedding and we want to involve his family in Ghana for traditional reasons. So we were thinking the K-1 visa route was not a good option because if he got here, he wouldn't be able to leave the county until he gets all the proper documents to get back into the county. The ceremony is august would also be a destination wedding, I have family and friends willing to travel to Accra for the wedding. So my questions: Does it make sense to move forward in that manner? Do I need a lawyer right now? If we're going with the marriage visa, how early can we get that process started? (Can I start it now even though we're getting married officially in December or do I have to wait? I saw some articles mentioning reviewing taxes of the sponsor, is that true? I'd like to know other peoples' experiences with that. If there's anything else we should know regarding starting points, please share. It would be greatly appreciated I hope what I said makes sense
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