Entering the United States on a temporary visa, such as a tourist visa, with either of the following intentions is a misrepresentation of one's intentions and therefore illegal:
- Marrying a U.S. citizen or green card holder and living permanently in the United States
- Applying for a marriage-based green card
Those who do so face deportation or visa revocation.
IMPORTANT: Please note that Boundless does not help those who express explicit intent to violate the terms of their tourist visa in order to apply for a marriage-based green card.
The situation is different, however, for those who arrived in the United States on a tourist visa — fully intending to return to their home country before their tourist visa expired — but who fell in love with a U.S. citizen or green card holder while visiting the United States. It's important for those in this situation to be aware of the "90-day rule."
Learn more here about the 90-day rule.