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Is it legal to have girlfriend visit on a tourist visa then

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Is it legal to have girlfriend visit on a tourist visa then get married?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Lorens35 replied 9 months ago.
Good evening. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward t answering your question.
Expert:  Lorens35 replied 9 months ago.
Legally, there is nothing wrong with getting married while she is in the U.S. as a visitor on a B-2 visa, if she returns home at the end of her permitted stay.
Expert:  Lorens35 replied 9 months ago.
the safest bet is to obtain a K-1 fiance visa for travel to the United States. It takes longer, but your entry will be easier -- and if you change your mind and decide to settle in the U.S. after the marriage, you will have the legal right to apply for adjustment of status.

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