I have a family-based AOS application pending with immigration.
I am also dating a US citizen for the past year and we plan on getting married soon. Can I apply for a marriage based Green Card at the same time? If yes, I have the following questions -
- If one application is approved, how will the other application be affected?
- I have an EAD currently which I am using to work for my current employer. If family-based application is denied and I have filed for EAD on marriage-based application, can I still work on my family-based GC EAD until I get my marriage-based application?
Any help is appreciated.
I would advise consulting with an immigration attorney to determine the processing time for your current family-based AOS application. If your visa number is current, and your AOS is pending normal processing times, it may be advantageous to await a decision on your current case.
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Do not have two 'dueling' applications pending at the same time.
Meet with an attorney to see if it makes sense to withdraw the pending one and 'switching' to a marriage-based one.
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