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Q: My wife already had a tourist visa before we decided to get married, can she come to the US on it?

We got married back home. Can she come to the US on the tourist visa and file for AOS when she gets here? She was granted the tourist visa prior to our decision of getting married. Could she be denied entry on this tourist visa because she is married to a US citizen?

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

A: She should not attempt to come here on a tourist visa because that would be in conflict with her real intention of wanting to reside permanently. If you are already are married she needs to apply for a spousal visa and process at the US consulate in her home country and enter the states when her card is issued. Consider working with an attorney to help you. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you.

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