Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Me and my boyfriend want to get married but don't know if it's more convenient to do it in Chicago or in Mexico?

Good afternoon, my boyfriend and I want to get married but I was born in the U.S and he was born in Mexico. We want to know where the process would be faster and easier to get married and have him be able to enter the U.S. Hes currently in school and were both 20 years old. He doesnt have any type of visa or any criminal record. We were considering the K-1 Visa but were not sure how long the process takes or if it would be easier & faster to get married in Mexico

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Omar Khan
Omar Khan
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: That is a loaded question. Where married is a matter of convenience and a personal preference, not necessarily one of immigration. If you were married, you could choose to go with the IR/CR (I-130) visa route and file a 601A waiver, under the assumption that he is not here legally. But without a considerable amount of further information, it is impossible to answer the question. I suggest consulting with a local immigration attorney to figure out the best course of action.

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