Immigration Issues/fiance tourist

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I was told that if I marry my girlfriend while she is visiting in the US as a tourist from Sweden, then she will be required to return to sweden while I file for her immigrant status. I was also told that if I file for fiance status while she is here as a tourist, then she can remain in the US while the paperwork is being processed. Is this accurate information?

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The law is just the opposite of what you were told. She can not get fiancee status from Immigration while she is here and must go home for the interview. If you just marry her here she can remain here and file for her permanent residence.

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Robert

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