How do I go about marrying a foreigner?
August 13, 2005 10:52 AM Subscribe
On a recent trip to the Motherland I've met an old friend of mine, whom I've known when I was about 10, but lost contact since. We got pretty involved and are thinking about getting married. The thing is, I have absolutely no idea how to go about doing it. I'm a US citizen, she's not. Is there anyone here who might know good sites to go learn about this sort of thing, or share some of the personal experiences in this regard? The legalspeak on the government sites is beginning to hurt my head.
posted by c13 to Human Relations (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
More specifically, we're thinking about her coming over for a visit, just to see how things are around here. Should we do it, or should we go straight for the K1 visa? Also, how long do such processes usually take, how much money and paperwork is involved? How much money do I need to have in a bank account in order to prove that I can support her? (I'm a grad student, so this is a purely academic question) Should I involve a lawyer, or can I do the paperwork myself?