I came to Canada on a visa (NAFTA treaty visa, technical writer) and I met the love of my life and married her. I'm the breadwinner in Canada, and I have been since shortly after we moved in together. How on EARTH do I move her home with me???
I'm a US Citizen, on a visa in Canada, and I met the love of my life. We've lived together for now almost a year. I quit the visa gig and I'm coming back home to the US. It is really, really unclear as to the process, and it seems like the right route is to get a lawyer. WTF - does anyone who has to deal with the government anymore have to go to a lawyer?
I'm going to be the one working (I do just fine for us), and I am the one who will be providing for both of us. I will be the one paying rent and taking care of both of us. My wife has been living with me now for 8 months, we've been seeing each other for a month before that, and I have always been the breadwinner here in Canada for us.
What's the right answer here? Since I'm doing the money making, it doesn't seem like I need to file for Form I-130
, and it doesn't really seem that I need to file for a green card for her, I'm the one who's working.
What have any of you awesome MeFi'ers done successfully? Who do I call? What do I do?
I really appreciate the help. If I've overlooked something, please let me know.