I am a US citizen and my wife is not. She has yet to come to the United States. In the first years of our marriage, most of our time will be spent outside of the States. In a couple of years, we intend to have a second home in the States, and split our time how we wish between the countries.
With this background, I'm attempting to navigate the US immigration process. A
green card as an
immigrant visa would require that we spend a majority of our time in the US, so it looks like this is not the path. The only
non-immigrant visa for a spouse is the
K3-visa, which is only for being together while waiting for the result of the
immigrant-visa process. Since we're not waiting for anything, this doesn't seem like the option either. The final option is just a standard
tourist visa. I've read somewhere that doing a tourist visa, when you are married to a US citizen, might have problems about "withholding information". Is this true? Furthermore, tourist visas are processed without consideration for the fact that she is the spouse of a US citizen.
Where is the path that allows my wife to be with me in the States, without intention to immigrate at this time? Have I got something wrong? What have I missed?
She is currently my fiancé, not wife. I've not seen anything where the difference helps.