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Q: Hi! Is it possible to come to USA with a K1 visa marry a US citizen and return back to your home country for a while?

How are you going to re-enter the USA?

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Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: The K1 visa is a single entry visa. If you leave before adjusting status, you will not be able to return without either Advanced Parole or starting over with a marriage based petition. As this is a complex issue, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney for advice.

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Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: There are a couple of ways to answer that question, depending on how long you plan to be in your home country. One is: wait to get a K-1 visa until you are ready to remain in the US. Another is: Come on the K-1, marry, get your green card, and then return to your home country. Be careful not to stay too long (less than six months).

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Your best and safest bet is to enter on the K1 visa, then get married, then adjust status to get your green card and then return to your country after the green card is obtained..Green cards do not allow the recipient to remain outside the US for too long or else you will forfeit the green card.

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