I am a green card holder since Jan 2005 and I am planning to get married to a widow who has a 6-year-old kid (both mom and kid are Indian citizens).
My fiancée has a B1/B2 visa for 10 years and had traveled to US on B1 sometime in Sep 2006.
1. What is the best legal option for them to join me in the US?
What is the waiting period? What are its limitations?
2. Can they come as tourists on B2 and get married in US and apply for
change of status? If yes,
a) What do they say at Immigration? (Tourist / coming to the US to
get married to Permanent Resident)?
b) Can the kid go to school?
c) Will there be any issue, in me retaining the Green Card and getting
citizenship in future?
d) Any other adverse effect?
3. Question on filing H1-B/L1 for my fiancée
I already applied H1B for her for 2008, but did not get selected in the
random selection process.
a) Can I re-apply H1 for her in future?
b) Will they approve her visa after we get married? (Since H1-B is a
non-immigrant visa and I am already a GC holder, by which she will
become a prospective immigrant).
c) Can she get to US in L1 after getting married?
Finally, Can I work from India on a temporary basis without any negative impact on me getting the citizenship?
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!