Gc holder married to f1

Asked over 2 years ago - Reseda, CA

i m gc holder at 4 y and 11 mos i just applied for citizenship and my fiancee is student visa should i marry before i got citizen or after ,,we are planning to do register marriage in usa on first week of may so what should we do

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . When to marry is a personal decision. When to sponsor your spouse is an immigration question. Wait until you become a US citizen before you sponsor your spouse. Your spouse should not travel outside the US once you are married.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Neil Ian Fleischer

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    Answered . You can get married at any time. The only issue wil be international travel for your spouse. Consul an attorney for details. For more in info, she link below

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  3. Kevin Lawrence Dixler

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    Answered . I agree. Marry when you are ready to do so. You will need to be a U.S. Citizen before you can petition your husband for an immediately available visa. Therefore, it may complicate matters if you file before you have naturalized and become a U.S. Citizen.

    I strongly recommend hiring a competent and experienced immigration attorney to handle this matter. Some are disqualified from adjustment of status, even if they marry a U.S. Citizen and lawfully entered with a visa, even if they have not committed a crime.

    This is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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