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Old Feb 25th 2006, 11:30 pm
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Hi people am going to visit my GF/wife to be in April, and getting engaged, then applying for the KS1 visa.
Is there any other way i can LEGALLY move out there in April?... rather than come back to uk and wait for all those months for everything to go through?...
This is a Desperate plea people would appreciate any Serious help here.

I'm moving to Michigan.Thanks everyone in Advance.....
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Old Feb 25th 2006, 11:33 pm
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Old Feb 25th 2006, 11:35 pm
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Take it the girlfriend is a USC?

Well there are plenty of approaches, easiest and quickest would be to move to the UK....or you could go K1, K3 or DCF...but they all depend on your situation etc.

Best place to ask would be the US marriage based visa section
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Originally Posted by Derbys12
Hi people am going to visit my GF/wife to be in April, and getting engaged, then applying for the KS1 visa.
Is there any other way i can LEGALLY move out there in April?... rather than come back to uk and wait for all those months for everything to go through?...
This is a Desperate plea people would appreciate any Serious help here.

I'm moving to Michigan.Thanks everyone in Advance.....
hiya and welcome...sorry can't help with your question however i'm sure someone will get back to you
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Just one other bit of info folks i am going through Divorce which i nearly done.
My gf is going through one too, but not as far as me. I am still in uk at moment.
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Just one other bit of info folks i am going through Divorce which i nearly done.
My gf is going through one too, but not as far as me. I am still in uk at moment.
Life is never simple is it.
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Old Feb 26th 2006, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by Derbys12
Just one other bit of info folks i am going through Divorce which i nearly done.
My gf is going through one too, but not as far as me. I am still in uk at moment.
Welcome Pretty sure most of us like you have had to do it the hard way, if it's love "cheesy I know" it will be worth waiting for, good luck sweet.
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Originally Posted by Derbys12
Hi people am going to visit my GF/wife to be in April, and getting engaged, then applying for the KS1 visa.
Is there any other way i can LEGALLY move out there in April?... rather than come back to uk and wait for all those months for everything to go through?...
This is a Desperate plea people would appreciate any Serious help here.

I'm moving to Michigan.Thanks everyone in Advance.....
The quick answer ?

1. Fly here on a tourist visa with a return ticket.
2. Get married.
3. Get your new wife to apply for a change of status.
4. Never leave.

That, more or less, is what I did back in the late 90s, although we had been married for about 3 years before the change of status application.

It was about 2 years before I could freely go back to the UK.

I have no idea if you can still do what we did.
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Not a good idea anyway, but especially if she is not divorced (or you) yet. K1 or DCF are the easiest and the legal ways to go, this gig is nerve wrecking enough without doing something illegal and hoping it turns out OK.

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The quick answer ?

1. Fly here on a tourist visa with a return ticket.
2. Get married.
3. Get your new wife to apply for a change of status.
4. Never leave.

That, more or less, is what I did back in the late 90s, although we had been married for about 3 years before the change of status application.

It was about 2 years before I could freely go back to the UK.

I have no idea if you can still do what we did.
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without doing something illegal and hoping it turns out OK.

Tel's method of gaining US residency was and still is perfectly legal. They even tell you how to do it on the USCIS website. Not to say, of course, that it's the best method...
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Tel's method of gaining US residency was and still is perfectly legal. They even tell you how to do it on the USCIS website. Not to say, of course, that it's the best method...
Yes, I am sorry, entering the country on VW with intent to stay is perfectly legal. Your right, telling Homeland security you intend to return and then staying is not considered fraudulent entry at all?

I am not saying you cannot change status within the country but it is illegal to enter the country on a VW or B1/B2 with the intention of remaining in the USA.

It is also illegal to tell people to enter on a VW with the intent to remain.
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Old Feb 26th 2006, 1:48 am
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Yes, I am sorry, entering the country on VW with intent to stay is perfectly legal.
I'm sorry, but where in his post did Tel state he had the intent to remain when he entered? I certainly didn't see him mention this or I would, of course, have been the very first to point out that this was illegal. As would lying on the application form that you were not involved with Nazi atrocities if you were Dr. Mengele, for example.
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If your plan is to...

The quick answer ?

1. Fly here on a tourist visa with a return ticket.
2. Get married.

Then you are entering the country frauduletly,
If they suspect anything you may be asked to show ties back to UK, you still have a job, home etc. If you are coming in to stay these things may not be in place.

I lied on my N400 - I said I had never been a prostitute or involved in purveying prostitution.

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I'm sorry, but where in his post did Tel state he had the intent to remain when he entered? I certainly didn't see him mention this or I would, of course, have been the very first to point out that this was illegal. As would lying on the application form that you were not involved with Nazi atrocities if you were Dr. Mengele, for example.
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From what I've read on the US Marriage Based Visas forum here on BE (it's also as usenet group), DCF in London only works if the USC has Indefinite Leave to Remain (as opposed to Limited Leave to Remain). This means the US spouse (the two of you have to be married beforehand) must already have lived in the UK about two years (I believe).

Things were different for me and my spouse when we went the DCF route for my I-130 back in 2001.


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Originally Posted by Patrick
If your plan is to...

The quick answer ?

1. Fly here on a tourist visa with a return ticket.
2. Get married.

Then you are entering the country frauduletly,
If they suspect anything you may be asked to show ties back to UK, you still have a job, home etc. If you are coming in to stay these things may not be in place.
Agree! -- if there's intent to remain! If there isn't, you're okay.

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