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B2 visa holder to marry L-1A visa holder: Question

B2 visa holder to marry L-1A visa holder: Question

Old Jul 12th 2005, 11:52 pm
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Question B2 visa holder to marry L-1A visa holder: Question

I'm currently in the US on a B-2 visa, which is attached to that of my long-term domestic partner who is working in New York on an inter-company transfer, on an L-1A work visa.
We plan to get married. In order to get married does anyone know if we have to return to the UK, where I'm from (he's originally Italian/Canadian but more previously resident of UK)? We want to stay and work in the US so once married can I apply for an L-2 visa? And would I have to return to the UK where our visas were originally issued, in order to apply for this?
I have heard that in order to apply for an L-2 we would have to get married in the UK and I would have to stay out of the US for 90 days after the marriage. Does anyone know if this true?
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by schnauzer
I'm currently in the US on a B-2 visa, which is attached to that of my long-term domestic partner who is working in New York on an inter-company transfer, on an L-1A work visa.
We plan to get married. In order to get married does anyone know if we have to return to the UK, where I'm from (he's originally Italian/Canadian but more previously resident of UK)? We want to stay and work in the US so once married can I apply for an L-2 visa? And would I have to return to the UK where our visas were originally issued, in order to apply for this?
I have heard that in order to apply for an L-2 we would have to get married in the UK and I would have to stay out of the US for 90 days after the marriage. Does anyone know if this true?
You're probably better off posting this in the US Visas or US Immigration forums on British Expats.



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Old Jul 13th 2005, 12:16 am
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Doing an AOS to L2 I think would depend on whether you had intent to do that when you entered, if that was the case, then yes you could from here, but if it weren't, then I think you'd have to return...though not 100% sure, but you really would get better response posting in the US visa section, or I could move the thread if you prefer.
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