H1b wife and Green card husband

Old Dec 27th 2005, 12:20 am
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Hi Everyone

I am in USA on H1B visa status.My question is - can I marry a
person who is in Green card status?........Will I face any problems in
future? In how many years I will get Green card?
Is there any seperate green card process for spouse of Green card
holder?
 
Old Dec 27th 2005, 12:51 am
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Originally Posted by pcn25
Hi Everyone

I am in USA on H1B visa status.My question is - can I marry a
person who is in Green card status?........Will I face any problems in
future? In how many years I will get Green card?
Is there any seperate green card process for spouse of Green card
holder?

I thought in order to get an H1b you have to know how to google.

Was I wrong?
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Old Dec 27th 2005, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Elvira
I thought in order to get an H1b you have to know how to google.

Was I wrong?

I never understand why people bother posting responses like this. This is a discussion forum (i.e questions and answers) yet in many cases when a new member posts a question, they a) get a smart-ass answer b) are referred elsewhere c) receive both of the above.

What's the point of a site like BritishExpats if asking a question gets a response like that??
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I never understand why people bother posting responses like this. This is a discussion forum (i.e questions and answers) yet in many cases when a new member posts a question, they a) get a smart-ass answer b) are referred elsewhere c) receive both of the above.

What's the point of a site like BritishExpats if asking a question gets a response like that??

There are intelligent questions along the lines of: "This is my situation (explained) and I have searched the USCIS site and have found (elaborate), but this (etc.) still isn't clear to me - can anyone help?"

And then there are lazy questions along the lines of "This is my situation (insufficient details) and I can't be bothered to do any of my own reserach - can you lot sort it out for me?"
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Originally Posted by Elvira
There are intelligent questions along the lines of: "This is my situation (explained) and I have searched the USCIS site and have found (elaborate), but this (etc.) still isn't clear to me - can anyone help?"

And then there are lazy questions along the lines of "This is my situation (insufficient details) and I can't be bothered to do any of my own reserach - can you lot sort it out for me?"
Here's the karma quote I tried to give you:
"oh damn, girl, you are getting *sooooo* good!"


I agree with both of you actually. Yes, 'we' want to give answers that are helpful. I just did so the other day and the OP replied 'yeah, I know all that, is there another way?'.
Days like that make me feel less helpful.
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Originally Posted by pcn25
Hi Everyone

I am in USA on H1B visa status.My question is - can I marry a
person who is in Green card status?........Will I face any problems in
future? In how many years I will get Green card?
Is there any seperate green card process for spouse of Green card
holder?
pcn:
You can marry anyone you like who is legally available to you.
Will you face problems? Well, most of us married people do. Is there a particular problem you have in mind?

How many years to a Green Card? Factually, you have to calculate first the date you apply from the day you get the card, and you will have your answer.
Realistically, the wait is 4 to 5 years (currently) and if you want to stay in the US during that time, you must maintain your own status, like the H1-B.

The process for the spouse of a PR/Permanent Resident is the same, and different, for the process of the spouse of a USC. When someone has an immigration history, as you do, it is a good idea to meet with a lawyer to find out what small hidden thing may or may not be a problem for you. The lawyer may have some good strategies that are particular to your nationalities, so look for someone with experience with your home country when possible.
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Originally Posted by meauxna
Here's the karma quote I tried to give you:
"oh damn, girl, you are getting *sooooo* good!"


I agree with both of you actually. Yes, 'we' want to give answers that are helpful. I just did so the other day and the OP replied 'yeah, I know all that, is there another way?'.
Days like that make me feel less helpful.

What's all these promises of Karma then? I mean, Mo, you're not one of those girls that promise and don't deliver, are you now...

Hope you had a nice Christmas/Holiday/Whatever!
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Old Jan 2nd 2006, 7:41 am
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[email protected] wrote:

    > Hi Everyone
    >
    > I am in USA on H1B visa status.My question is - can I marry a
    > person who is in Green card status?

Yes. You can marry anybody you like.

    > ........Will I face any problems in future?

If you give up your H-1B, you might find it difficult to get a tourist visa,
student visa or the like, to return to the USA. Other than that, I can't
think of a problem.

    > In how many years I will get Green card?

That depends. The current quota wait for spouses of Green Card holders is
around five years. My recommendation is for your spouse to become a US
citizen as soon as possible; at that point, you would immediately become
eligible for a Green Card (immediately means, as soon as the red tape is
processed. Can still take a year or so).

    > Is there any seperate green card process for spouse of Green card
    > holder?

I'm not sure what you mean by "process". There indeed is a separate quota,
the Family 2A quota. Other than that, the process is the same as for any
other family-based immigrant.

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