Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia

Q: I would like to bring my fiancé. I am a US citizen. What would be the fastest and cheapest way to do it?

I am divorced. I filed a I-130 for my ex wife and her son about 10 years ago. Would that make me ineligible to file a petition for my future wife? What's faster and cheaper: bring my fiancé or marry her first and file the I-130?

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Elizabeth Nicole Kozycki

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA

A: There are two main routes: you can marry her abroad and then petition for her. Or you can bring her to the United States on a Fiancee Visa, get married within 90 days and then apply for an Adjustment of Status. The cheapest of these depends on your circumstances but generally is the first. By getting married abroad, you can skip the fees associated with the fiancee visa (however, this does require you to travel abroad for the wedding).

Hector E. Quiroga

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You are not precluded from filing another petition for another fiancée or spouse.

If you file a fiancée visa petition, your fiancée will arrive in the US sooner than if you marry her and file the I-130, but the cost is greater.

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