I am a green card holder since 2008, I want to get married my fiancé lives overseas, I need to know how much time it takes to bring my wife to the United States?
You must first be a U.S. Citizen to file a Fiance visa.
As a green card holder, it will take about 2 years before your spouse will be eligible for an immigrant visa if you petition for her.
You need to think in terms of years. The best thing to do is to go to the State Department website and look at their visa bulletin. That will give an idea as to how long it might take as of right now.
It will be faster if you become a US citizen.
You can apply for a fiance visa. It takes about 6 to 9 months if approved.
That depends. Once you are married, you can file for your spouse. The process begins with the filing of an I-130 immigrant visa petition in which you must establish the bona fides of the relationship. Once the I-130 is approved, however, there will be a wait of several years because there is a backlog in the category for spouses of a permanent resident. See: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5572.html. If you obtain citizenship, however, there is no limit to the number of visas available to spouses of U.S. citizens so your husband would not be subject to a backlog and could immigrate immediately. Once the case is current and a visa is available, the case is sent to the National Visa Center which is the hub for consular processing around the world. The National Visa Center will send you forms that you must complete on behalf of your spouse, including the affidavit of support. The affidavit of support is to demonstrate that you have sufficient income to prevent your spouse from obtaining welfare. After you complete the forms and send them to the National Visa Center, your spouse will be scheduled for an interview at the consulate. There, they will determine if there is anything in your spouse's past that would prevent him from immigrating such as crimes, immigration violations, etc. Because he has been deported, he will need a waiver of his prior deportation. It is also possible that he will need to secure a waiver of other grounds of inadmissibility as well. If everything goes well and the waiver(s) are approved, he will enter as a permanent resident.
Please note that unless you are a US citizen, you are unable to apply for a fiance visa. I suggest you start the process to get naturalized.
As a green card holder you can't bring your Fiance to the U.S. via Fiance Visa unless you are a U.S. Citizen. However, as a green card holder you can file for your spouse once you are married. I suggest you consult with an attorney regarding your matter.
If you get a K1 visa for her, marry her here, then start the green card process, it will be twice as fast.
You cannot petition for your fianc to receive a fianc visa as a green card holder. However, you could petition for your fianc to receive an immigrant visa after you marry. It will take approximately 2-3 years to petition for your spouse as a green card holder. The time varies upon what country she is immigrating from, prior history with U.S. immigration, visa availability
As you are a permanent resident, it will take your wife about 2 years if you start now. This does not include the processing time for the visa at her home consulate.
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