Yes, that is the fiancé visa that can take about 9 months or so. It may be possible to file a K-1 as soon as he enters the U.S., he stays with you 90 days, the K-1 process will be 90 days in when he leaves the U.S., then he only has to wait 6 months or so because he will not normally be allowed to enter the U.S. on such a visa when he has clear immigrant intent due to the pending K-1 process.
The quickest way if for him to enter the U.S. and you get married and file for Adjustment of Status immediately. There is an exception to the 30/60/90 day rule for immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens. Here is a link:
But be warned, while they may wave him on through like has happened before, they could stop his and ask him question, look though his luggage and phone, etc. If they find out he is coming to visit a U.S. Citizen fiancée, one of three things will most likely happen:
a) They will allow him to withdraw his request to enter the U.S. and he can go home, no penalty.
b) They will not allow him to withdraw his request to enter the U.S. and will order him excluded. This has a 5 year penalty that he cannot come back unless he gets a very hard to get waiver.
c) They will not allow him to withdraw his request to enter the U.S. and they catch him in a lie and they exclude him with a permanent bar due to fraud and/or misrepresentation and with that charge he cannot come back unless he gets a very hard to get waiver.
So he has to be careful. If he risks it, then after you marry, you will need to file an adjustment package. This includes the following forms: I-130 (Petition for family member), I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), I-131 (Application for Advance Parole), G-325a (Biographic data - one for each of you), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill out), and I-864 (Affidavit of support). You will need to file each form with supporting evidence and appropriate filing fees. You can find these forms at www.uscis.gov/forms.
The supporting evidence that you would file would be birth certificates, marriage certificate, divorce certificates if either of you have been married previously, proof of your spouse's U.S. Citizenship, proof of your legal entry into the U.S., and financial documents of your spouse to prove their income over the last year at least.
The supporting evidence that you would file would be birth certificates, marriage certificate, divorce certificates if either of you have been married previously, proof of your U.S. Citizenship, proof of your spouse's legal entry into the U.S., and financial documents to prove your income over the last year at least.
In about 3 to 5 months after filing, he should get a work permit and Advance Parole. About 5 to 7 months after filing you should get an interview (though now it is taking longer, so maybe closer to 7 to 9 months). If all goes well, a few weeks later he should get a Residency status (green card).
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