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i'm sorry i thought i was talking with the same lawyer i talked the last time.
Here is my situation:
i'm an italian citizen who wants to get married with my fiancè which is an american citizen. I'm getting different opinions on this matter. Some people are telling me that i should apply for a k1 fiancè visa (so my girlfriend in the USA should go to the USCIS and start the process from there), other people are telling me that i simply have to fly to the USA and get married with my fiancè at the city hall. But then i don't know if i can change my visa status from turistic to a permanent one in the case of a green card...how can I find out what i need to do?
I heard that coming to usa with the intent of getting married without the proper visa is wrong and i've been told that as rule of thumb i should wait at least 60 days...but then, is it easy to change my visa status (esta waiver program)? does my girlfriend have to do anything before this? what kind of documents i need to take with me? can i just go to the city hall asking for getting married or do i have to file for anything?
Thank you so much for your help!
Ok thank you so much!
even though it will be a long process i guess my only option is to get the k1 visa...i don't want any kind of problem. I really need to be with her and don't want anything bad to happen!
Thank you again,
Yes. I think that is your best option to keep you in line with the law. It should take about 6 months to compelte.
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