Thank you Tom,
Unfortunately, there is no way she can come to the US and live here with you unless she has a fiance visa, a student visa or an employment visa.
Fiance visa: She is not eligible for the fiance visa until she is free to marry, which means when her divorce or annulment is finalized.
Employment visa: She needs an employer who will sponsor her for a visa first. Which one will depend on her educational or experiential credentials, and the position offered.
Student visa: She will have to get enrolled in school, and then have the Designated School Official issue an I-20 to be sued while applying for the student visa. It must be from a degree or certificate granting institution.
Visitor visa: She eligible for a Visitor visa, but it cannot be used as a way to come to the US and reside here. It is only for a visit. And the decision is completely discretionary, both to issue the visa at the consulate
and to grant entry to the US. Also note that the maximum time she will be allowed to enter the US is 6 months. But just as the officer decides if she will be let in, the officer also decides for how long she will be admitted. In other words, the officer is not required to grant her the maximum 6 months.
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