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What is the process for a Canadian to marry an American and what paperwork is needed and what is the process and cost involved?

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June 02, 2009 4:29PM

== == == == In order for the Canadian to marry the American in

the US, the Canadian must be legally present in the United States.

Not just visiting. If this is not the case, the American can file a

Fiancee visa which lasts for 9 months at which time the wedding

must have taken place.

From there the American will have to file a I-130 plus

supporting documentation which is available on the USCIS website.

There are many different situations and many different forms that

can be filed so I would recommend checking out

Once all documentation is sent it, it takes approx 3 months for

the paperwork to be processed and at that time you and your spouse

will have to go to an interview. At the time of the interview they

should stamp your passport and then you will just wait patiently

for your card to come in the mail.

I was told Just a visa for her and a state ID for you and must

be over 18 or 16 wqith parents consent

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