Costa Rica/Marriage in Costa Rica
Hello my question is based on the assumption in the fact that I and my Filipina fiance will have all our documents needed to marry in Costa Rica. Can she and I marry in Costa Rica,then can I bring her to the US in a relatively fast time frame? I we have been seeing each other for 2 years she is finishing up her annulment process in the Philippines for the last 2 years and we are rather impatient to have to wait at the very minimum another additional 5 to 7 months for a Fiance visa and or another 2 years for marriage spousal visa. Can you help us with this question? Can I bring her here to the U.S. faster if we marry in Costa Rica?
I think you asked me a question about a year ago. I hope things are going great for you.
I guess I will answer you with a few questions: Can your fiancée travel to Costa Rica? Does she have a passport and a tourist visa for Costa Rica? Can she get a tourist visa to travel to the United States?
In the assumption that she is able to travel to Costa Rica as a tourist, as well as yourself, then yes, you could get married in Costa Rica.
This is what you need to do next. I'll give you three useful links:
I'm sorry, but it appears that it would take 5 to 8 months for her to get a visa :(
She is going to have to present all her papers regarding her annulment, previous marriage, etc. and the papers regarding her new marriage to you. I believe the marriage certificate in Costa Rica takes about a month to be ready.
I wonder if she could enter the United States on a tourist visa and then request an adjustment of status, but that will be a separate question ;)
Let me know if I can be of further help.
All the best,