Should we have a greencard wedding in Vegas?
September 16, 2012 10:35 AM Subscribe
Someone I just met has suggested getting married for me to get UK citizenship and her to get US citizenship. Is this insane?
posted by slartibartfast to law & government (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'd made a lighthearted, uninformed comment about wanting to marry someone from the UK in order to get the benefits of citizenship: health benefits, job opportunities, and reasonably priced university. She wants the advantages of a US green card for her work. She proposed we get married.
We're both attracted, physically and intellectually to one another, but have only known each other for about a week.
This seems partially insane and partially kind of reasonable. Are the benefits to either of us imagined? Are there pitfalls we're missing? We're both reasonably financially stable i.e. no real debt beyond some property a house she owns in the UK. The discussion has lead us to possibly living at her place while everything gets sorted and then moving here, to the US should her work call for it.
The idea is business first, and see if the romance follows. We've discussed a prenup to protect both of us, meager though our assets are.