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Which of the following do you wish to do:
A) Marry her abroad, and then petition for her greencard status, or
B) Petition for her on a temporary fiance visa, marry her in USA, and then adjust her to a greencard status?
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Well, either process takes about 6 months, but marrying abroad (as you already seem to want to do) is less paperwork and cost, so let us go with this.
This involves filing for an I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative). You can see STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS and what documents to file HERE.
The I-130 application itself may be found HERE.
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Six months is an estimate, it begins when you file the I-130.
The I-130 cannot be filed before you are married.
If you go the fiance route, you would petition for her fiance visa (HERE), get her to come over (about 6 months wait), and then file for her greencard with the I-130 after marriage (HERE).
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