How long does it take to process Form I-485, I-130, I-765, G-325A and form I-864.

Asked over 1 year ago - San Gabriel, CA

I am on F-1 status and I recently got married to my boyfriend who is a U.S citizen. We filled out the above forms. My dilemma is: Can I go ahead and apply for my OPT since I am due for OPT application?
Can I have two pending cases at the immigration without one application cancelling out the other?
Do I have to maintain my F-1 status until my application goes through?
How long will the whole process take?

Thanks

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  1. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Towards OPT you will pay the filing fee; whereas towards I-485/ I-765 the fee is a blanket fee. If you are filing an IR petition, I-765 towards I-485 filing may suffice. Best to discuss it with an experienced immigration attorney.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Around six months.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Ji Min Kim

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    Answered . Adjustment of status (that's what I-485 is) for spouse of USC (US citizen) tends to get adjudicated very quickly. Therefore, you may not need to apply for OPT. When you file I-485 application, you don't have to pay separate filing fee for I-765. Talk to an experienced immigration attorney near you.

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