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I am anAmerican and my boyfriend lives in Dubia. I need to…

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I am anAmerican and my boyfriend lives in Dubia. I need to know where to get the fiance paperwork for us to marry in the USA

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

No, I'm trying to figure out what I need to do and what all we need to fill out

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

No, I didn't think we would need one

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If I got married there what would we have to do, honestly I'm trying to see what is the easiest and fastest so we can be together

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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 7 months ago

Congratulations! You have 2 options for petitioning for him:

(1.) as your fiance, or

(2.) as your spouse.

I can explain a little about both of those options for you.

As your fiance, you'd submit USCIS Form I-129 for him.

The processing time is generally around 3-6 months.

Once approved, he has 90 days from the date he enters the US in which you two are to get married.

Once you're married, you can file USCIS Form I-485 to adjust his status to permanent resident.

Here is a link to USCIS with the forms and instructions:

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/fiancee-visas

As your husband, you'd get married first, and then submit USCIS Form I-130 for him.

The processing time for this petition ranges between 6-15 months, however you can also file a K3 visa petition to have him join you here in the US while awaiting approval of the I-130.

Here is a link to USCIS with the forms and instructions:
https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/spouse/bringing-spouses-live-united-states-permanent-residents

The fiance visa is definitely the faster of the 2 routes.

I hope that helps!

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 replied 7 months ago

Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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