Clarksville, TN asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee

Q: My boyfriend is coming on the 90 visa we have not planned to get married but if it did happen will we get in trouble?

My bf is coming on a 90-day visa to see how he likes it here in the US. We met in Ireland and he is taking a 90-day work break for the trip. though we have talked about getting married one day. the intention of the trip is for us to spend some real time together rather than just 1-2 weeks... I am a bit worried though that if we do decide to get married while he is here if we will get in trouble... the wording is a bit odd on the travel visa it says if we have an intention of getting married or the fiancee one says we have to have the intention...?

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Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: You can decide to get married while he is here. The issue that could arise would be if he tried to apply for permanent residency while here. Immigration officials would likely question his intent (was that the plan all along) when he entered. It's very difficult to prove what was in someone's mind on a a certain date. To avoid that issue if you get married while he's he, he should leave at the end of the 90 days. In the interim, you can start the spousal visa process. I strongly suggest having an immigration attorney handle the process for you.

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