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If I want to get a visa for my girlfriend to come see me for a week or so could I marry her while she is hear if I wanted to

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

I do but I havent sent it in

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Yes but didnt asked about this

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago
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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

It is not illegal to marry someone who is in the US as a visitor with a tourist visa. However, it is considered illegal for a person to come to the US with a tourist visa with intentions marry and then to stay and apply for a green card while in the US. If the foreign person has intentions to just come and visit and then leave but then while they're here, they suddenly decide to stay in the US and apply for a green card, then that is legal. The difference here is the intention upon entering the US. The person can't with the intention to stay but if they decide to stay later on, once they're in the US, that's different and possible.

I know immigration issues like these sometimes seem complicated and confusing. If at any time you would like to have a more detailed consultation by phone or if you need help with preparation or review of applications, I can send you an offer to exchange contact information so I may help you with these legal services for a reasonable fee. You don't have to decide if you would like that now, but just letting you know it's an affordable option for you to keep in mind for whenever you'd like.

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