How can a Asian woman marry a White man from the USA legally ?

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I have a girlfriend in India that I would like to marry in the United States if it's possible. She is Asian and I am White. i and her have been talking online for almost 8 years on Yahoo. What would be the best interest and wont be illegal on both of us or am i barking up the wrong tree as they say ?
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Umm, what could be illegal, if both of you are above the age of consent?

I am sure you can marry her in India at least, and probably in the US too (can't be sure since I don't know the law there). The question will be, of course, where you both want to live thereafter- and how to do that legally.

If that is your question, somebody will be along to help. There are many other threads on the forum on inter-nationality marriages involving one Indian culprit.
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Yes we are both over 18.. Actually we're both within 2 years difference in age I am going to be 32 this July and she's already 32. Could we marry in the USA and live over here without me having to go over there just to marry her ?
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Arranging a (fake) marriage only with the purpose of getting a green card for the US might be illegal. And they could question the true purpose of your marriage and ask you questions about your relationship, to try you. And if there are doubts, they could deny her the permission to stay in the US. Otherwise, if there is a true realtionship how can it be illegal, and where comes the skin colour in? I am very sure that discrimination because of race, skin colour or national origin is illegal.
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Originally Posted by kc0ccb99 View Post She is Asian and I am White. i and her have been talking online for almost 8 years on Yahoo. What would be the best interest and wont be illegal on both of us or am i barking up the wrong tree as they say ?
South Dakota repealed its Anti-miscegenation law in 1957. So what's the problem?
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post South Dakota repealed its Anti-miscegenation law in 1957. So what's the problem?
Wow. I didn't realise that South Dakota was deep south.
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Scroll down the Wikipedia article to the states that didn't repeal the act but had it struck down by the Supreme Court judgement in 1967. They are all confederate or border states except Delaware, which lay north of the Mason-Dixon line. South Dakota actually repealed it.
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Originally Posted by kc0ccb99 View Post I have a girlfriend in India that I would like to marry in the United States if it's possible. She is Asian and I am White. i and her have been talking online for almost 8 years on Yahoo. What would be the best interest and wont be illegal on both of us or am i barking up the wrong tree as they say ?

Could we marry in the USA and live over here without me having to go over there just to marry her ?
Yes it is possible. She needs to come here on a tourist visa and then you both can get married and live happily. But the problem is, she getting a tourist is not easy.

Easiest thing is you petition her as your fiancée and apply for her, here in USA. Once the petition is approved, she will be given her fiancée visa to come to USA and you get married to her and live happily. But the problem is, for you to apply for a fiancée visa, you should have met her in India and taken photographs together. This is the requirement. Otherwise plane loads of mail-order-brides will be heading to USA from Thailand and Ukraine. Google for K1 visa.
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And they could question the true purpose of your marriage and ask you questions about your relationship
At the Chennai US consulate, I have seen many young Indian women showing wedding photograph albums to officials- presumably because they were going to join their Indian husbands (who were all Indian, judging from the pics) who were working abroad. I don't know if this is a requirement; the officials were looking at the photographs anyway and not pooh poohing them away, so maybe it is one- or a preferred 'document'.

The US will be particularly concerned about marriages of convenience. The OP should expect some hard questioning there because of these concerns/suspicions.
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The US will be particularly concerned about marriages of convenience. The OP should expect some hard questioning there because of these concerns/suspicions.
Big time ditto! Things that help or hinder if not, cohabitation, connection to relations, marriage in other country beforehand. Things that hurt, certain countries, certain occupations of spouse, lack of financial wherewithall..
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Could we marry in the USA and live over here without me having to go over there just to marry her ?


You don't have to come to India to marry her. You can apply for a K-1 visa:

"The K-1 visa permits the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival"

All the details you need can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigra...ypes_2994.html
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Thanks Guys for the info it's helped me allot. i think i'll just stick with trying to find me a fellow south dakotan i guess
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Originally Posted by kc0ccb99 View Post Thanks Guys for the info it's helped me allot. i think i'll just stick with trying to find me a fellow south dakotan i guess
Wow, you sure give up easily! Better for your "girlfriend in India" to find out now.
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