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Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Skydiving Fiancee - K-1


     If the visas available for studying remind me of kayaking the murky waters of the Everglades, the visa for fiancees reminds me of skydiving.  Once out of safety, you better land in the right spot; once the foreigner leaves her home country, she better marry her spouse within 90 days after entry.
     There is no extension of the stay.  So, no "I'll move the date back a bit and save money for a larger wedding."  There is no changing status.  So, no "I'm not sure we should marry immediately.  Maybe I'll become a student instead and we can just continue dating for a while."  And NO backing out of the marriage.  If the foreigner doesn't land in the right spot in front of the marrying official, she has to leave the U.S.
     Some persons have discovered this last fact the hard way.  They don't marry, don't leave, and then are prohibited from adjusting their status to residents.  Hey, come to think of it, the K-1 visa is not as safe as skydiving.  In skydiving, there is a second parachute in case the first one does not work out.

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