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Marry Now or Fiance Visa

Old Sep 30th 2002, 5:51 am
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Question Marry Now or Fiance Visa

I'm an American male who has fallen love with a Thai woman here in America on a 6 month Tourist visa. Our love is legit and we had no contact before her visit here. What is the best way to get married? Do we get married here before her Visa is up or is it smarter to let her go back to Thailand and then start the Fiance Visa? Also, she is thinking of staying here after her Visa is up in January. She will then be illegal. I assume by doing that she destroys any chance of getting married. Any advice on the best way to handle this.
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Old Sep 30th 2002, 2:47 pm
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mbambi wrote:
    > I'm an American male who has fallen love with a Thai woman here in
    > America on a 6 month Tourist visa. Our love is legit and we had no
    > contact before her visit here. What is the best way to get married?
    > Do we get married here before her Visa is up or is it smarter to let her
    > go back to Thailand and then start the Fiance Visa? Also, she is
    > thinking of staying here after her Visa is up in January. She will then
    > be illegal. I assume by doing that she destroys any chance of getting
    > married. Any advice on the best way to handle this.

Overstaying a visa will not destroy your chances for getting married and
her
becoming a permanent resident. So, don't rush in to it for that reason.

Visa overstays are forgiven for people marrying US citizens.
If she overstays by more than 180 days, she should NOT leave the US
until status
has been adjusted. Additionally, any overstay may cause problems in her
getting a visa
if things don't work out between the two of you. (Yes, Mark, I am being
realistic here)
 
Old Sep 30th 2002, 8:38 pm
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Default Re: Marry Now or Fiance Visa

hi. i came in the US with a tourist visa, extend my visa for another 6
months then before my visa extension ends my citizen bf (which i know
for 4 yrs),got married (we didnt plan it to be that way but we love &
living together anyway) 3 months after our wedding i got my greencard
     im not sure if it will help you guys but just think about getting
married a million times......if you get her a fiance visa from
Thailand, it'll take time then you will get married anyway......well,
who knows whats the best!!!

"[email protected]" wrote in message news:...
    > mbambi wrote:
    > >
    > > I'm an American male who has fallen love with a Thai woman here in
    > > America on a 6 month Tourist visa. Our love is legit and we had no
    > > contact before her visit here. What is the best way to get married?
    > > Do we get married here before her Visa is up or is it smarter to let her
    > > go back to Thailand and then start the Fiance Visa? Also, she is
    > > thinking of staying here after her Visa is up in January. She will then
    > > be illegal. I assume by doing that she destroys any chance of getting
    > > married. Any advice on the best way to handle this.
    > Overstaying a visa will not destroy your chances for getting married and
    > her
    > becoming a permanent resident. So, don't rush in to it for that reason.
    > Visa overstays are forgiven for people marrying US citizens.
    > If she overstays by more than 180 days, she should NOT leave the US
    > until status
    > has been adjusted. Additionally, any overstay may cause problems in her
    > getting a visa
    > if things don't work out between the two of you. (Yes, Mark, I am being
    > realistic here)
 

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