Immigration Issues/Visa for girlfriend (wife)
I am a UK company director and am moving to Houston very soon (from Scotland) in order to do some set up work for a new company in Houston in which I have shares.
I have applied for (and been granted) an L1A visa which I believe will also cover my children. The problem is that even though I have 2 daughters with my girlfriend, we have never seemed to find the time to get married.
As she is a Spanish citizen, she can enter the US for 90 days on the visa waiver program but I fear she may have problems staying beyond that.
We could easily get married out in Houston but I am scared that this may be seen as some kind of fraudulent act.
My girlfriend is well qualified academically with a phd in economics and it is likely that she could be granted a work visa if she wanted to work in the US, but our youngest daughter is only 8 months old so this is very unlikely.
..any advice appreciated
Besides getting married and applying for her L-2 visa along with your children, I do not know of any other quicker option. There are options like H visa but she would need an employer an wait until Oct, 2008.