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I was wondering. I want to get married with my boyfriend but

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hello, I was wondering. I...
hello, I was wondering. I want to get married with my boyfriend but he is in mexico. I would like to bring him to the u.s by april. is that possible?
JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?
Customer: no I haven't done anything yet
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: nothing that is why im not sure
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: well he wants to get a work visa. because he is in a band and want to come to los angeles end of april im wondering if its better for him to get the visa first
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Actually, yes. Assuming you are a US Citizen, if you marry him and file for a greencard based on marriage for him by filing an I-130 (see HERE), then the average time between filing and approval is about 6-8 months assuming nothing goes wrong. Ergo, it is quite possible if this is done soon to have him be approve by end of April or May 2017.

For step by step procedures, see HERE.

He really should either focus on a work visa, or, a marriage visa. A marriage visa is much easier and quicker to get and is permanent, a work visa is much harder, takes more time, and depending on which he receives, may not be permanent.

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Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!
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