In the United States, fiancés residing outside the U.S. are only eligible for a fiancé visa if they are engaged to marry a U.S. citizen.
If you are the fiancé of a U.S. permanent resident who is not yet an American citizen, then you must be married before you are eligible for a visa. You may be placed on a waiting list in order to gain entry to the U.S.
If you are seeking to gain a green card by marriage to an American permanent resident who became a permanent resident by marriage to a U.S. citizen, you may not be approved if your spouse's previous marriage occurred less than five years ago. However, there are two exceptions to this rule:
If the USCIS finds that your marriage is a sham entered into for the purpose of obtaining a green card, you may be deported. An immigration lawyer can inform you of your options and can help with your application.
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