I need a little clarification and I really hope somebody can help. My Girlfriend is a US citizen and I am from Scotland. We have dated through college and are now fed up of being forced apart by laws. I have been researching as best I can all my different options...
1.Her filing an I 129f, once cleared I wait the 3-6 months for a Fiance visa to be processed by London
2.We get married in the UK.. she files an I 130F and I still wait forever for a K3 to be processed in London.
I just want so bad to be done with this and to be living with her. I have a job offer waiting for me in the US as well which I would desperately like to take - we are investigating this 3rd option and this is where I need help.
If I enter the US as a visitor under Nonnimigrant visa to "meet up with my friends from college" and we subsequently get married...I understand that then an I 130 and an I 475 (change of status) can be filed at the same time. This seems so much easier than the other two but I'm guessing there is a catch. How long can I stay in the country for when those are being processed? If the processing time takes more than the 90 days allowed by the visa waiver, do I just have to go home?
Thanks so much if you have any opinions on this or if you have any advice on Lawyers that can speed up the I 130 process. I really appreciate it and feel for all of you in a situation like mine.