A fiancé visa will get you into the United States to get married. To be eligible for a fiancé visa, you do not have to intend to live permanently in the U.S. after your marriage. Whether you decide to stay in the U.S. and apply for a green card is up to you. In fact, if you know in advance that you
If you are engaged to be married to a U.S. citizen, and wish to hold your wedding in the United States, the most obvious visa option for you to pursue is the K-1 fiancé visa. This visa allows you to enter the United States, marry within 90 days, and apply for your green card if you wish. Your unmarried
If you are the fiancé of a U.S. lawful permanent resident (someone who is not a citizen, but holds a green card) and you currently live outside the U.S., your options for gaining U.S. entry and joining your fiancé are limited. That is true whether you want to stay in the U.S. for a short time or permanently.
In theory, fiancés have the right to work in the U.S. during the 90 days they are allowed to be in the U.S. to marry. In practice, taking advantage of this right is more difficult than it sounds—close to impossible, in fact. As a K-1 visa holder, you can work in the U.S. only if, after entering, you
If you entered the United States on a K-1 fiancé visa, and you are planning to make your home in the U.S., it is best not to plan on leaving again for the five months or more that it will likely take to get your U.S. residency (a green card). You Can Use Your K-1 Fiance Visa Only Once A fiancé visa