Can I apply for an H1b visa or a J1 exchange vIsa while being on a conditional green card acquired after marrying a US citizen ?

Asked about 1 year ago - Detroit, MI

The reason is I might get out of marriage . Please advise on this matter

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  1. Lisa A. Tehlirian


    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . If you terminate your marriage while holding conditional resident status (before removing the conditions), you can apply for a waiver of the joint filing requirement. I would advise consulting with an immigration attorney to discuss options to pursue.

    Lisa Tehlirian, Attorney -- Ellis Porter, PLC 2701 Troy Center Dr., 410 Troy, MI 48084 Phone: 248-519-9900... more
  2. John Grayson Davidson


    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . You can self petition to lift the conditions on your GC after you get divorced. Try that.

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  3. Sergey Vladimirovich Makarov

    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Before you divorce try to secure the bona fides of you marriage, the I-751 waiver process is a very tough one.

  4. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Can you apply? Yes.

    Will you be approved? Probably not ... unless you leave the US and go home.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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