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Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials.We would ideally like to move to Los Angeles at the end of November. Is this realistic? Are there steps we can take prior to getting married that will mean less waiting after we are married?
If you insist in marriage in London, I am afraid not. The wait time for an I-130 petition for an alien spouse is about 4-6 months. One cannot simply come in on a visitor visa if they intent to stay here permanently. As such, one must file for a permanent residency visa based on the marriage using the I-130 form - see here
. For a step by step of the procedure, please see here
Now, once the I-130 is filed, a K3 is also available to allow the alien spouse to wait for adjustment from within the USA. See here
. The problem is that it takes about 2-3 months itself to process, so there is really no way to relocate to USA immediately in November. However, using the K3 visa may help to shave a few months off.
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