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Old 17.10.2009, 08:11
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Re: Please Help!! Anyone Marry a U.S. Citizen??? Your suggestiosn Please!

Hello, I am an American and recently married an EU citizen living in Switzerland. We got married in the States and then he applied for the 'Family reunion/Familien Nachzug' visa from within Switzerland while I stayed in the US. This is much faster than applying at the Consulate or Embassy in the US.. The Consulate in Chicago told me it would take 2-3 months for my visa to be approved and that I HAD to go through them, but we didn't. The Gemiende told my husband it would be 2-3 weeks. He applied in Switzerland at the Gemiende and it took 2 days.

I have heard it is easiest to come to Switzerland as a tourist, get married, then go to the Gemiende with your husband to register. They'll start the paper work right away and you won't have to leave Switzerland.

Good Luck!
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