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Report Smaug 2014-2-14 17:20
JthZsdad2x: It sounds like your experience is similar to mine. You are just further down the path to marriage than I am. Was it "simple" to get the K-1  ...
Hi Sean. Re. getting her here on a visa, you should absolutely go the fiance visa path. (K-1) Anything else is viewed as dishonest by the governments. If you marry her first, then try to bring your wife in on a visa, they will make it hard on you; want lots of in-person interviews, etc. It will look to them like you married her just to bring her here, and you will have to make them comfortable that this WASN'T the case. You're not supposed to have her come as a tourist, then try to stay as a wife. She should come *visit*, (and vice versa) then apply as a fiance. You should be able to document how the whole thing went down with pictures, letters, chat records, airline ticket stubs, etc.

My first wife was Polish, and this is how we did it. It was a big long hassle. This time, we hired a lawyer, and it went much more smoothly.

If you're thinking of moving to China permanently, instead of having her come to the US, your situation might be different. I recommend hiring a lawyer. It really does smooth things out.
Report Smaug 2014-2-14 10:13
JthZsdad2x: It sounds like your experience is similar to mine. You are just further down the path to marriage than I am. Was it "simple" to get the K-1  ...
Get the form and apply for the K-1 visa for her.

If you marry her first, it will look to the governments that you married her just to try to get her a green card quicker. Just take it easy, and you'll be fine.
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