My situation is complicated and partly my fault. I met my fiance 4 years ago, she was just starting graduate school for speech therapy (on a student visa) and i was a undergrad. We got engaged a few years ago. Since the engagement she applied for and got a work authorization card. We were going to get married but we got cold feet. Since then her work authorization card has expired and she had to leave the country because of a death in her family. I know we can get married and she can come back if we apply for the fiance visa, but the attorney said its going to take at least a year and we dont want to wait. I guess my real question is if she enters the country legally as a tourist can we get married then. If we were able to do this what all does it involve as far as what we would need to file for. Also how soon could she work again. She owns a car in the states as well and makes payments over the internet (this is irrelevant i know). I would appreciate some advice plzz.