Regardless of what the State Department told you, it is very important what exactly your fiance says to US immigration when he enters the US to get married. DO NOT under any condition mention that he plans to marry in the US. Particularly that he intends to marry a US Citizen while in the US. US immigration officials will interpret this as meaning that he is entering the US under the auspices of temporary tourist, all the while he is intending to remain in the US permanently - a misrepresentation of intent and subject to a ban on entry to the US. There is no way you can conclusively prove that he actually is only in the US temporarily. The situation of someone entering the US as a tourist, then marrying a US citizen, and applying for a green card is something that US immigration officials are constantly suspicious of and looking to deny entry for. BE VERY CAREFUL.NYKate said:He already has a tourist visa. The state dept. explained that it made no sense to apply for a K-1 because we will not be living in the U.S. We plan on living in BsAs. Which leads me to get all of my paperwork together - FBI background check etc- probably after I'm married as I will have to have it done with my married name.
You fiance should not approach the US immigrations officer with you. You fiance should say " I am here to visit my friend in XX city". Say nothing about the wedding. He should say nothing about having a fiance. He should say nothing about having a girlfriend.