Meet Syahrir Idris '02. Growing up in a rural village in Bima, Indonesia, an island region in Southeast Asia, Idris never imagined he would have the opportunity to earn a degree in the U.S. For most in Bima, life is dedicated to taking care of the family farm.
You intend to marry within 90 days of entering the United States
Possible income from U.S. sources
May apply for permission to work and must apply for an EAD to do so
Maximum length of stay in U.S.
Must marry with 90 days of arrival and then apply to change visa status
Children of fiancé(e)must alter status after marriage
Supporting documentation needed
You and your fiancé(e) are both free to marry and any previous marriages must have been legally terminated by divorce, death, or annulment.
You met each other, in person, at least once within 2 years of filing your petition. There are two exceptions that require a waiver:
1. If the requirement to meet would violate strict and long-established customs of your or your fiancé(e)’s foreign culture or social practice.
2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.