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rajcarol Feb 5th 2002 11:04 pm

here is the whole story in brief :

-came to US on H1B1 in 04/2000 i.e.valid till 10/2002.
-got layed off in feb 2001.
-met some one in US got married in oct 2001 .
-wana apply for the work permit and the visa status
change.

can somebody help telling
-what will be the procedure.
-what all we have to do and be prepared of.

thanx

Onigiri Feb 5th 2002 11:13 pm

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A three month Lunamiel ? Go to the docsteen site and follow the procedure that is
under visitor's visa adjustment You and your spouse have to file some forms with the
LOCAL INS office to get you a work permit and on tract to adjustment of your visa
status to that of an immigrant.
http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm

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rajcarol Feb 6th 2002 12:04 am


Originally posted by rajcarol
here is the whole story in brief :

-came to US on H1B1 in 04/2000 i.e.valid till 10/2002.
-got layed off in feb 2001.
-met some one in US got married in oct 2001 .
-wana apply for the work permit and the visa status
change.

can somebody help telling
-what will be the procedure.
-what all we have to do and be prepared of.

thanx

thanx for the quick res.
- How much will the "out of status" thing will affect the procedure...?

Michael Voight Feb 6th 2002 12:31 am

rajcarol wrote:
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As long as they don't leave the country before AOS is granted, then they should be
fine. Overstay is forgiven when marrying a USC. However, an overstay of over 180 days
means you will be denied reentry if you leave the US before AOS is granted.

Onigiri Feb 6th 2002 1:36 am

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Read the contents of the URL... your "out of status" is not relevant.

rajcarol Feb 6th 2002 3:56 pm


Originally posted by rajcarol
here is the whole story in brief :

-came to US on H1B1 in 04/2000 i.e.valid till 10/2002.
-got layed off in feb 2001.
-met some one in US got married in oct 2001 .
-wana apply for the work permit and the visa status
change.

can somebody help telling
-what will be the procedure.
-what all we have to do and be prepared of.

thanx

Thanx for all the info. u guys r great help.i have another ?
me and my wife have almost have 20 yrs of age difference...many ppl told us that INS might come screaming on us about that....!!

Okonami Yaki Feb 6th 2002 8:53 pm

rajcarol <[email protected]>
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You place the cart before the horse. Wait till you meet the INS. In the meantime
behave like you are a married couple. If you think you do not appear to be the norm (
whatever you think it is ) for a married couple, get the younger among you adapt a
lifestyle that ages you very fast: Stop shaving (valid for both, especially great for
the woman), eschew haircut and shampoo, daily lack of sleep, a diet of potato chips,
nachos, cheese and beer, lots of time in front of television on a soft sofa etc....
By the time INS gets to see the two of you, the younger one would start to look older
among the two. You'd be asked to provide new ADIT photos, but what the hell !

rajcarol Feb 7th 2002 5:20 am


Originally posted by Okonami Yaki
rajcarol <[email protected]>
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You place the cart before the horse. Wait till you meet the INS. In the meantime
behave like you are a married couple. If you think you do not appear to be the norm (
whatever you think it is ) for a married couple, get the younger among you adapt a
lifestyle that ages you very fast: Stop shaving (valid for both, especially great for
the woman), eschew haircut and shampoo, daily lack of sleep, a diet of potato chips,
nachos, cheese and beer, lots of time in front of television on a soft sofa etc....
By the time INS gets to see the two of you, the younger one would start to look older
among the two. You'd be asked to provide new ADIT photos, but what the hell !

My friend out here certainly have a great SENSE of humour...but thats not what we r looking for.we would appriciate if some one can give some advice.

lairdside Dec 13th 2002 7:01 am

My husband and I married earlier this year and I filed to adjust status and was approved after my marriage interview in October. We have a 25 yr age difference and though this may raise a few eyebrows with the INS - plus I had overstay prior to my filing and had entered the US under the VWP... and ... I had spent 6 1/2 months of the time whilst my petition was pending outside of the US back in the UK seperated from my husband ( fighting in court with my ex..lol).
Regardless our marriage is very real and the INS didn't grill us as they thought we might - they were pleasant and helpful. Basically if your relationship is real, you are organised and can give them reasonable explanations and the documents they require ( I took a lot of things they didn't ask for in the end but it helped me to know we had it we had needed it), there's no reason to worry.
Be prepared and be yourselves :)


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