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I have a friend thats help. His question is, I've been dating my girlfriend since 2016. We speak everyday and i've been coming to the states once a year since we've been together. We've also met a couple of times outside the country. We want to get married so we want to know what the best option is in terms of cost and time. Should I marry her on my next visit to the states later this year when I come then stay and wait for documents to come, or marry and the leave the country and wait for the paperwork to be ready?
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Immigration Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

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Should I marry her on my next visit to the states later this year when I come then stay and wait for documents to come,

Response 1: Not a good idea. This would be present an issue of fraudulent intent with your Application for Adjustment of Status. USCIS/Immigration may make a claim that you entered as a visitor with the intent to stay here permanently. Thus, you lied on your entry form and therefore your Application for Adjustment of Status should be denied and you deported.

or marry and the leave the country and wait for the paperwork to be ready?

Response 2: Yes, this is better and more importantly legal course of action.

Goodluck with your marriage,

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank You. I have another question. When we apply for Adjustment, Can the biometric be done in my home country or do i need to come back to the states for that?
Immigration Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the information.

I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was offline when your response came in.

Kindly give me a few minutes to review the information that you have provided and prepare my response.

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Immigration Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

Thank You. I have another question. When we apply for Adjustment, Can the biometric be done in my home country or do i need to come back to the states for that?

Response: The process is a little different when you are outside the U.S. Biometric is only needed when you are Adjusting Status in the U.S. USCIS/Department of Homeland Security. When you are outside the U.S. the process is done through Consular Process through the U.S. State Department. You would be told before your interview what documents you need to bring to the Embassy including Police Clearance Report from your country.

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