Fiancee Visas and the Recession

May 30, 2013 in Attorney Blog

fiancee visa and the recession

In the last couple of years I have observed a very strange phenomenon in the fiance visa business: Many foreign fiances do not actually want to move to the U.S.

These fiances have read newspapers and magazines that describe the economic recession and high unemployment in the U.S. since 2008. They think that Americans are now poor and have a low standard of living. Many potential fiance visa petitioners tell me that their fiancees are very worried about coming to the U.S. due to the poor economy here. One client, who is a senior corporate executive, told me that his fiancee thought he might live in a cardboard box. He showed her photos of his house but she was not totally convinced that he was economically stable.

The United States is a very wealthy and stable industrialized country. The standard of living here is among the highest in the world. I advise my clients who have a reluctant fiancee to educate her about the United States. The U.S. is a wonderful country full of natural beauty and economic opportunity. Do not let your fiancee’s unfounded fears about the U.S. get in the way of your life together.