How will green card application if I get married? Is it better for me to continue my application through my fiancé?

Asked over 1 year ago - Colorado Springs, CO

I'm currently under H1B and waiting for my priority date to become current (july 2010; country: Philippines) before I can apply for my green card?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . If your fiancée is a US citizen, that would be the fastest way to get a green card.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Is your fiancee a US citizen? If so, yes that will be faster.

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

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    Answered . If you get your green card by marrying a US citizen and it has not been 2 years on the date of determination of application, you will get a conditional green card valid for 2 years and you will apply to remove condition before it expires. Employment-based green cards are permanent green cards. One takes longer to get than the other. It is advisable therefore to consult with an experienced immigration attorney so you are aware of your options and seek benefits via process that suits you best.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  4. Igor Serbinin

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    Answered . Yes it will be faster.

  5. Joshua M Deere

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    Answered . If your fiance is a U.S. citizen, then that would be the fastest and probably easiest way to apply for your green card.

    Please be aware that this response does not constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship between... more
  6. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . If fiancé is a US citizen that would be faster

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  7. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

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