My UK girlfriend and I want to get married. We've not known each other that long -- less than a year -- but we really want to be together. It's difficult for me to make heads or tails of the process, but so far as I can figure out, it works a bit like this:
- Meet in person (done)
- Get fiancee visa
- Get married within 90 days
Where this breaks down for me is how she goes about getting permission to work in the United States after this. I make enough to support her, but she wants to work when she gets here. I know that she's eligible for a green card, but I also know that can take as long as a year and a half to go through. Basically what I want to know is this:
- Will immigration care that we've not known each other for that long?
- How does she go about securing gainful and LEGAL employment in the United States?