Clarksville, TN asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee

Q: Dropping pending K1 visa and getting married in the US instead, then filing for AOS

I am a German citizen currently visiting my US citizen fiancé here in the US on a ESTA tourist visa. We have a pending K1 fiancé visa case that is sitting at the NVC and not being processed due to a closed embassy. We want to drop the pending K1 and get married here in the US while I’m staying here. We have proof that I did not intend to stay beforehand (return flight ticket, enrollment in current semester at a German university, work contract from my current workplace) and planned on leaving after two weeks but now decided to get married. We are unsure if we’ll run into problems because of the pending K1 that we would cancel and want to know if we are allowed to get married under these circumstances and then file for an adjustment of status and how long we should wait to get married.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: you should work with an attorney to navigate any red flags that come up in your case. Counsel in any state can represent you.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.