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dpalmer2865 Jan 29th 2001 6:22 pm

Hi ,

I am right now on GC and going to become citizen sometimes in Dec I hda married with
my spouse who had come on tourist visa and then overstayed. So once I become citizen
can I file for her greenceard. Does she need to leave the country to get her GC. Any
help please.

Thx.

Ingo Jan 31st 2001 5:58 am

In addition to Sylvia's excellent response, DO NOT allow her to leave the US until her
Green Card is approved. She would most likely be banned for three or ten years (depends on
how long she overstayed).

Ingo

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 19:22:57 GMT, [email protected] wrote:

>Hi ,
>
>I am right now on GC and going to become citizen sometimes in Dec I hda married with
>my spouse who had come on tourist visa and then overstayed. So once I become citizen
>can I file for her greenceard. Does she need to leave the country to get her GC. Any
>help please.
>
>
>Thx.

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
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