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