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Immigration Marriage Fraud Sucks, Knowledgable Advice Please?

I am writing to humbly plead for your assistance as a victim of immigration fraud, advice and/or professional contacts anyone might have regarding my situation. My husband married me, got his greencard in mail and promptly fled, refusing to grant me an annulment. [more inside]
posted by Arachnophile on Jul 8, 2013 - 17 answers

INS vs True Love

Immigration Calibration: if the love-of-his-life returns to the Phillipines, will he ever see her again? Or rather, give me a general sense of how easy it would be for her to get another tourist visa to US; get visa to travel here for wedding, live here after marriage. [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Aug 24, 2012 - 15 answers

How to determine immigration status of ex-wife after immigration/marriage fraud?

I, a U.S. citizen, married a foreign national some time ago and helped her obtain conditional permanent resident status as a result of the marriage. I subsequently discovered that she had no intent of engaging in a legitimate marital relationship with me and, instead, had married me for the sole purpose of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Upon this discovery, I filed for an annulment but was instead granted a divorce (details inside). My immigrant ex-wife will soon need to apply (via the I-751 process) to convert her "conditional" permanent resident status to "true" permanent resident status if she wishes to remain in the United States legally (which she does). I do not know whether she will be granted this status, but I would like to find out whether or not she does attain it. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I might find this out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Need to get married fast.

Need to get married fast. Where is the best place in the world (outside of the US) to do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 9 answers

We really should have said something earlier

How do we tell his relatives that we got married...one year ago? [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Feb 7, 2011 - 24 answers

USA foreign gay partner immigration?

How can a gay couple, one British, one American, both live in the USA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 - 17 answers

married and not deported

We're getting married! How do I make sure my fiance doesn't get deported? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 - 19 answers

Where in the world can a US and UK citizen get married quickly?

Where in the world can a US and UK citizen get married quickly? [more inside]
posted by Roz McClure on Apr 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Can't find the wife.

How can I find out if I am still married? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Best way to immigrate?

What's the easiest/best way for us to be together with regard to immigration and all the associated considerations? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Aug 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Trying to import a boyfriend?

Importing a boyfriend to the U.S. without getting married? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Mar 1, 2009 - 15 answers

How quickie is too quickie when it comes to a green card marriage?

Green-card-via-quickie-marriage-filter.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 29 answers

Move this Aussie from down under to up yonder.

Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Oct 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Hiberno-Norwegian marriage?

What issues would arise (legally) from the marriage of a Norwegian/Irish couple? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2008 - 5 answers

What happens (legally) when an American and a Japanese person marry?

International Marriage filter: When a US Citizen marries a foreigner, what process is involved in bringing the new spouse to the US and getting permanent resident status? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Can we go ahead and get married?

I am a US citizen. My fiance is a UK citizen. We want to live in the US. In fact, we already own a home together, and he is making trips back and forth. We don't want to wait the 6+ months it will take for a K-1 visa to be approved before we get married. Can we legally marry while he is here on a tourist visa? If we do, does he have to return to the UK if we file for a change of status? What problems might this cause with immigration?
posted by sapphirebbw on Mar 18, 2008 - 21 answers

Marrying a 20-year visa overstayer

My girlfriend is a very illegal immigrant living in the United States. When we get married, what will the residency process be like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2006 - 28 answers

Our first fight :(

My boyfriend is really confused about American beer. He's banned from this site but he still reads it sometimes, so please give us some advice. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Sep 25, 2006 - 59 answers

Green-card marriage: risk vs. reward.

A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?
posted by Tubes on Jun 26, 2006 - 36 answers

Coming to America

I am an American citizen; my fiance is a British citizen. He is here in America right now as a tourist and will return to Britain in about 10 days. I'm sure I want to marry him and he's sure he wants to live here. Would it be better to marry him now and have him immigrate as a spouse (K3 or CR1?), or to bring him in on a K1 fiance visa? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Jun 20, 2006 - 22 answers

How can a US citizen get a year-long visa in Canada?

Canadian Visa Questions: How can a USA citizen who is engaged to a Canadian citizen live for around a year in Canada prior to the marriage? [more inside]
posted by Inkoate on Jun 2, 2006 - 20 answers

Marrying an immigrant

Seeking advice from US citizens who have married foreigners who happened to be illegal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2005 - 16 answers

Please help me marry my Filipina fiancée.

My fiancée is Filipina, I'm an American citizen. Currently we're working on entry visas and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Feb 20, 2005 - 18 answers

Marrying a European

How do I find a European to marry? I am a well educated 35 year old woman. I want to move to Europe and become an EU citizen. The country doesn't matter.
posted by Stylistique on Jan 19, 2005 - 29 answers

Could a gay person from the US seek asylum?

This got me to thinking: Could a gay person/couple from the US seek asylum in another country (Canada, Sweden, etc) due to persecution/lack of civil liberties/some other reason?
posted by j on Dec 9, 2004 - 13 answers

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