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American Marrying Polish woman - visa question


OP coppermouse 16 | 62
12 Jan 2011 #31
I think the fiance visa will only save a coupe months and add $1000 to the total cost if my research is correct. I know she will have to return and wait for CR-1, but I can go there during the wait.
klakak 4 | 32
12 Jan 2011 #32
OK, I thought you were trying to find a way for her to stay in the US after marrying on a tourist visa. I am not sure of the cost differences between a fiance visa and combined tourist/spouse visa, but the cost of the extra plane tickets for you to visit her, and for her to come back to the US would drive the cost of the tourist/spouse visa much higher than just the fiance visa.
grubas 12 | 1,390
12 Jan 2011 #33
Now as far as marrying on a tourist visa, you can legally do it, but she will have to return to Poland before her tourist visa expires, and then you will have to apply for a spouse visa.

Not true.All she has to do is to apply for "adjustment of status".I think it cost $1070 (including biometrics) but check on USCIS page.

She cannot stay in the US to receive a spouse visa while being on a tourists visa, even if you get married, because a tourist visa is just that, for visiting and then going back to their home country.

Utter BS.Once married (in the US) she DOES NOT need any fiance visa.
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
12 Jan 2011 #34
Yes but I like to travel to poland and a holiday is better than to give to the US govt.

She was awarded 10 year multi entry visa
klakak 4 | 32
22 Jan 2011 #35
Not true.All she has to do is to apply for "adjustment of status".I think it cost $1070 (including biometrics) but check on USCIS page.

Utter BS... Entering the US on a tourists visa with the intent to marry AND stay in the US is a violation of the terms of the visa, and can result in deportation and can greatly hurt the chances of that person to get a future visa to the US.

Yes but I like to travel to poland and a holiday is better than to give to the US govt.

True :P

She was awarded 10 year multi entry visa

And congrats :)
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
22 Jan 2011 #36
Thanks we are very happy we will marry of Feb 14 and she will return on Feb 28.
klakak 4 | 32
22 Jan 2011 #37
Good choice of date :)
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
23 Jan 2011 #38
Yes we both agree on it and it will be easy to remember. Thanks. After this 3 week holiday here we will have a long wait, but I plan to go to Poland in August for holiday with her. I think CR1 takes typically 9 months
RichnSonia
23 Jan 2012 #39
I am in the same situation, so im learning this as well, I am heading to the gov't page to look for more answers as well
jasondmzk
23 Jan 2012 #40
Coming here on a tourist visa and then getting hitched is going to make things a little stickier than you might think. Your best bet, if possible, is to get her employer to write a letter saying they need her here (America) for whatever reason. She's going to get a B-1 tourist/business visa then, which is super easy to get on short notice. She'll just take the letter to the embassy and they'll give her the visa within 3 weeks. It's good for 90 days, and will cause you less headaches in the long run. Good luck to you, and to your wife.
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
3 Feb 2012 #41
There was no problem doing it on a tourist visa and it is valid for 10 years multiple entry. She returned to Poland and it took 6 month to approve the CR-1 spouse visa and we had no problems. Let me know if you have any problems with the process. There is a website called visajourney.com that details everything.and has shortcuts. The most important thing for you to do starting now is to start keeping records of your ongoing relationship. Phone records,skype email and most important photos of you together with families on both sides and things in the background like city signs etc.. to show you were together at certain places and write on each photo where and when. You will need this as proof when the time comes. You have to prove it is a bona fide marriage. I returned to Poland mid October last year so we could come back to the US together and it turns out she got pregnant at that time so our baby is made in Poland!


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