Hi folks! Just thought I'd introduce myself here. I'm Anna, and I'm currently living in (and am from) Scotland, and am very much in love with my American fiance. I am having such a tough time at the moment though - and would be so appreciative for any advice people can give me!!
I'll give you a quick wee background story first. I met my fiance for the first time back in July 2010. The funny thing about this is that we 'met' online 10 years ago, and were just like on line pen pals; falling in and out of contact over the years. After about 3 years of no contact with each other, he instant messaged me out of the blue, and our lives took us in the direction of finally meeting up. We've spent a lot of time (and money!!) together since then; travelling back and forth across the Atlantic to Florida, and to Scotland, and then he popped the question last August!
Here is my dilemma and what I need help with because I sometimes feel like my brain is about to explode with all the information out there, and what's relevant to me etc. He wants to move to the UK, but at the moment, has to be based in the US because of his work. What we were thinking is that we get married when I'm next over there in a month or so, (on a Visa Waiver/tourist visa) and then I should be legal to get work, etc while I'm there with him. I've looked into the K1 Fiance Visa - but this takes a horrific 5 months to process!!!! I just want to know if anyone can tell me if this will actually work or not? Could I get deported/banned from the States or even arrested if I approach things in this way?? I feel terrible, sleepless nights etc. I know it's probably not the right way to do it (I'm the kind of person who always does things 'properly') but we miss each other SO much, and just want to be together.
Thank you in advance.