Whats the Easiest way to marry a foreigner.
Okay, So I need some legal advice here. I have read different web sites and talked to different people and I always seem to get slightly different answers. So I am trying to marry a woman from over seas. I want to know what is the easiest way to do this and get her back to the United States with me. So some info, as I mentioned, I am a U.S. citizen, she is from Uzbekistan. I have done some research and found some different options. She can come here under a tourist visa, however if she doesn’t state her intention of getting married the government could claim fraudulent entry and cause a hassle (from what I have read) Another option is going there and getting married and bringing her back. Faster visa processing times and no hassle with the US government. However, It is not so simple for an American to travel to Uzbekistan without raising suspicion for the hosting family, not to mention other hassles their government may put me through. There is always a marriage by proxy option, which means we do not have to be in each others presence to get married, however I read that you need to prove that you have meet within the last 2 years, and it has just passed the 2 year mark since we saw each other. One final option is she gets a fiances visa and comes here, But I read that this takes much longer because the U.S. government is much more careful and prudent about giving these out, since the person will be becoming a citizen. And finally, one last factor to consider, Uzbekistan requires that their citizens acquire an exit visa to leave their country. From everything I have read, this is usually not a problem for people getting married, however I am not leaving anything to chance and would like to know if anyone else has any more insight on her governments exit visa policies.
Anyways, I have figured it is easiest to go there and bring her back, and I get the added benefit of meeting her family and traveling some where new and having a cool story to tell the kiddies when ever that comes about. But I would definitely like to hear from someone who has more insight to this, since all my info came from reading stuff online. thanks!
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