I'm an American from California and I am new here and have so many questions and am hoping to learn from others who have been through the same situation or something similar. I have spent a lot of time doing research on what we need to do however I'm having a hard time putting all the bits and pieces together to come up with the best and hopefully fastest plan.
My British fiancé meets the criteria of being a British born citizen, he meets the financial requirements to support me, and we've been dating for 6 years, with me traveling back and forth for visits. I'm in the UK visiting him now. From what I've read, and correct me if I'm wrong, it's supposed to be easier for us to get married in the US because he doesn't need a Fiancé Visa to go there to get married, but I would need one to get married here. So we're thinking of flying there soon, getting married, applying for the Spousal Visa, waiting for approval, and then returning together. We are hoping to do this as quickly as possible and I'm wondering if there are things I should be doing now since we are planning on getting married there in 8 weeks. Should I be getting a marriage license paid for online? Should I be making an appointment for the Visa interview now? He'll be coming with me. Is it unrealistic to think we can accomplish this there in a few weeks and return together? I've heard that if I go back and apply for the Fiancé Visa instead that it can take longer? Any advice would be greatly appreciated..