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re: US citizen to wed Nigerian citizen
Tue, May 8 2007 9:26 AM
Joined on Tue, Oct 4 2005
There are no guarantees in immigration law :-) You should also no that just because you get married in Nigeria doesn't not mean that your new spouse can immediately join you in the U.S. Once you marry, you need to file an I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) (green card) seeking authorization to bring your spouse to the U.S. Alternatively, you can file a K-3 visa to bring your spouse to the U.S. while the green card is being processed. The I-130 petition can take up to a year for processing given recent backlogs. The K-3 visa should be faster, but will also take several months.