Q: Risks and Pitfalls of Marrying while on Tourist Visa?
I have been dating a foreign girl for the better part of a year. She is planning on coming to the States for a month to visit me, family, and some colleges and possibly come back on a Education Visa later.
From a legal standpoint, what is the legality of getting married while she is here? Some sites I am reading indicate that it is possible, but a grey area. Some say that if we got married within 30 days, it is pretty much an automatic denial, and she'd be guilty of visa fraud - regardless of whether she had an intention to stay or not. However, if they deny her the change of status, she may be barred from entering the US ever again.
What would I need to do to show that things are on the up and up? What are the odds that she'd get denied based on the above? Would time matter - I.E. if we got married within a month vs. 3 months?
Any help would be appreciated.
A: Under the Trump Administration, if you are going to get married to someone you is here on a B-2 tourist visa, it is best to wait until they have been in the US for 90 days before getting married.
1 user found this answer helpful
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.