First off, hello, I'm new here Awesome board
Here's my scenario, some background. My gf was born in HK, she came to the US to attend college w/ a student vias. When she finished college, she got her workin' permit signed for a three year period. But before the three year time frame was up, she decided to return to HK to work and visit her family/friends. She knew going back that she won't be able to return permanently w/o marriage. We've been staying together for some months overseas now and we have decided to get married. What we want is not to be apart anymore once we do, is there a way to do that? And here comes the load of questions. Btw, I'm US citizenship.
1) If she comes to the US w/ a visiting visa and we marry, will she still have to go back for any period of time, if so, how long?
2) If I visit HK to marry her, will there be a waitin' time? If so, how long?
My main question, what can we do so that we won't be apart when we marry? (Kinda ironic how marriage is suppose to bring two ppl together and the legal system does the opposite)
I hear my friend say that the waitin' period is 1.8 yrs, around 2. But I'm hoping he's wrong. I'm looking for some gaps in the system or something. Being separated from my wife for two years after marriage isn't ideal for me lol. And no, I can't go work in HK
Thanks for your help