Hopper 1 | 1 9 Sep 2010 #1Hey everyone. Somewhat new the forum and looking for some information, but I have no idea where to start. I'm looking to bring my girlfriend to the US so that she can work. We eventually want to get married, but not anything big yet. We've been dating for about 5 years, so we've decided that we need to make a decision ASAP. I was thinking that we can start with a civil wedding just so that we can get her a job, which I hear can take 6 mos from the time of the marriage. Is this true? Also, what would be some of the legal fees that we would face? What might be some other helpful information that I'd need to have prepared or warnings that I may need to know about.