Something other then a Fiance Visa?

We aren't quite ready for marriage due to not living together and wanting to be more familiar but she wants to be able to stay over here and work if possible to see if it will work the way we want. She's from New Zealand and i just haven't been able to find anything besides people saying "No" or "Fiance Visa" i just wanted to know if there might be another option?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I don't know where "over here" is. But yes, international dating is difficult and in most cases you don't get that premarital cohabitation period. The only options in most places would be for one partner to obtain a work or student visa in the other's country. These aren't permanent of course but would grant a couple a year or more to figure out if they want to proceed to marriage. 

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Where is 'over here'?

    For someone to live/work in another country they have to read that countries visa website and see what (if any) visa they fit the criteria for and so what ( if any) options they have.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Generally; no. Unless you're ready to commit re marriage, or your fiance qualifies for her own work visa, there's no options. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    NO options, really. IF she wanted to go to university or grad school, and IF she & her parents could afford it (expect minimum costs of USD50,000/yr), and IF she were accepted by a university, she might qualify for student visa. Applications period for Fall 2021 admissions will be opening in September 2020. Working is strictly prohibited. IF she holds advanced degrees + experience in a STEM occupation, and IF she can find a job with a QUALIFIED employer, the employer will apply for her temporary employment visa. H1-b application submissions by employers open 1 April 2021 (assuming any new foreign worker visas will start being offered again next year, currently closed).

    There are no bf/gf visas, no shack up visas, etc. Nothing which allows her to come live with you. As for working, so much work in US now is done remotely and so many jobs lost due to covid, you must expect fewer & fewer occupations will qualify for employment visas, and fewer employers are going to be hiring any foreign workers - even after things open up again. E.g. Twitter & a number of companies have already announced that, other than some maintenance personnel, they are converting to all remote workers - which can be done from anywhere. Your gf would work from home in NZ.

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    There are none.

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