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green card holder / future US Citizen looking for advice with fiance!!!

green card holder / future US Citizen looking for advice with fiance!!!

Old Jul 27th 2002, 4:20 am
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Tamon Yanagimot
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Default green card holder / future US Citizen looking for advice with fiance!!!

Hello all ...

THis is my first post to this group. I have been reading in this group for awhile
trying to soak in all of the information. I have found so much useful stuff and it is
comforting to know that there are LOTS of people just like my fiance and I looking
for this whole darn immigration process to be over so we can have a NORMAL life!!

Anyways .... here is my situation (I'll try to hit the main points!)

Backround of me ...

I am a green card holder but am a Canadian citizen. I have been a green card
holder since 1997 and have already applied for U.S. citizenship (paperwork was
sent in may 2002).

1. So ... I met my fiance in 1999 in japan while I was working there. I popped the
question in april 2001.
2. In August 2001 my contract in Japan ended and I had to return. I moved to seattle
where I am currenly living.
3. In January 2002 she came to visit me for one week (she was on a visa waiver)
4. In may 2002 she came to visit me for three months (she is here until august 29th)
(visa waiver)

So ... now we are trying to figure out what to do next.

We have discussed all of the options (I think I know them all) but we are not sure.
We are thinking about her coming back on an f1 visa to study english. That is
something she has been wanting to do for awhile.

Here is what I (we) are struggling with:

If my citizenship was approved while she was here on an F1 could we get married here
and then have her adjust her status? Based on what I have been reading, I am thinking
the answer would be "yes". However, the problem comes when we have to go the marriage
interview. The fact that we knew each other and were angaged before she came on an F1
presents some serious red flags in my mind.

PLEASE shed some insight on this situation for me!!!!

e-mail me offlist if you can ... I am not sure when I will have time to check this
list again.

Here is my address: [email protected]

Tamon

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Old Jul 28th 2002, 6:20 am
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Mrtravel@Sbcglo
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Well, if you get married and tell them she was your fiance when she applied for the
F1 that mighht be a problem if she didn't tell the consulatte this when she applied
for the F1. So, if she has a fiance and reports this when filing the f1, then she
might get denied the F1.

Finally, if you don't become a citizen, you will have to wait about 6 years to get
her here as a spouse of a permanent resident.
 
Old Aug 2nd 2002, 8:20 pm
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Tamon Yanagimot
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Default Re: green card holder / future US Citizen looking for advice with fiance!!!

so what should I do??

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<[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Well, if you get married and tell them she was your fiance when she applied for the
    > F1 that mighht be a problem if she didn't tell the consulatte this when she applied
    > for the F1. So, if she has a fiance and reports this when filing the f1, then she
    > might get denied the F1.
    >
    > Finally, if you don't become a citizen, you will have to wait about 6 years to get
    > her here as a spouse of a permanent resident.
 
Old Aug 3rd 2002, 12:55 pm
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Default Re: green card holder / future US Citizen looking for advice with fiance!!!

Go back to canada and find a wife there, or move to japan.
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Old Aug 3rd 2002, 5:20 pm
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Tamon Yanagimot
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that's not quite the answer I was looking for!!

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"arborlis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Go back to canada and find a wife there, or move to japan.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
 
Old Aug 3rd 2002, 10:20 pm
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Michael Voight
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I think the safest option is wait for citizenship, then bring her into the US

Tamon Yanagimoto wrote:
    >
    > so what should I do??
    >
    > --
    > Tamon Yanagimoto [email protected] www.yanagimotophoto.com
    >
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > Well, if you get married and tell them she was your fiance when she applied for
    > > the F1 that mighht be a problem if she didn't tell the consulatte this when she
    > > applied for the F1. So, if she has a fiance and reports this when filing the f1,
    > > then she might get denied the F1.
    > >
    > > Finally, if you don't become a citizen, you will have to wait about 6 years to
    > > get her here as a spouse of a permanent resident.
 
Old Aug 4th 2002, 4:20 am
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Tamon Yanagimot
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the wait game begins

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"Michael Voight" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > I think the safest option is wait for citizenship, then bring her into the US
    >
    > Tamon Yanagimoto wrote:
    > >
    > > so what should I do??
    > >
    > > --
    > > Tamon Yanagimoto [email protected] www.yanagimotophoto.com
    > >
    > > <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > > Well, if you get married and tell them she was your fiance when she applied for
    > > > the F1 that mighht be a problem if she didn't tell the consulatte this when she
    > > > applied for the F1. So, if she has a fiance
and
    > > > reports this when filing the f1, then she might get denied the F1.
    > > >
    > > > Finally, if you don't become a citizen, you will have to wait about 6 years to
    > > > get her here as a spouse of a permanent resident.
 

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