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Marry during Adjustment of Status

Old Jan 28th 2001, 4:56 pm
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I am applying my green card based on employment. I have just filed the adjustment of
status (I485) for myself only. It is in processing now. If I am getting married now, can
my husband get the Greed Card with me before I485 is completed? Do I need to withdraw my
application and add his application? What is the procedure? If anyone has the same
experience before or knows this situation, would you share your experience with me.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old Jan 31st 2001, 5:36 am
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>I am applying my green card based on employment. I have just filed the adjustment of
>status (I485) for myself only. It is in processing now. If I am getting married now, can
>my husband get the Greed Card with me before I485 is completed? Do I need to withdraw my
>application and add his application? What is the procedure?

Your I-485 will not be affected.

The procedure depends where your husband is. If is is outside the US, he can possibly come
to the US as an H-4 (if you are an H-1B) and then file his own I-485. If that is not an
option, he has to wait until your I-485 is approved, and then apply at a US consulate
abroad for a follow-to-join immigrant visa.

If your husband is lawfully in the US, he can simply file his own I-485 based on yours.
And if your priority date is before April 30, 2001 (which it obviously is for you), he can
even do that if he is illegally in the US - he will have to pay the $1000 fine, though.

>If anyone has the same experience before or knows this situation, would you share your
>experience with me.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).
 

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