Q: Will it be faster/easier for my girlfriend (who lives in Ecuador) to apply for a work visa or fiancé/marriage visa?
So my girlfriend recently had her interview at the U.S. Embassy down in Ecuador to get her tourist visa and was denied. She really wants to come here as do I because it becomes expensive flying down to her 2 times a year. We think we’re ready for marriage so should she try to apply for a fiancé/marriage visa? I’m planning on flying down again next year and marrying her at the civil registration office. Or would it be faster and easier for her to try to apply for a non immigrant work visa since she’s stated that she really has wants to have a job and work.
A: If you have plans to marry then you should file FORM I-129F with USCIS to commence the process to eventually obtain the K-1 fiancée visa.
A: You should sponsor her for a fiancé visa. From start to finish the entire process takes about two years before she’s able to travel here on the K visa. Then within 90 days, she and you have to get married or else the visa will be revoked. You should retain counsel to handle the process from start to finish so that the case goes smoothly without delays or denials.
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