My school counselor told me applying my I-20 to OPT will give me one more month extension to apply for OPT after the 60 days period. The extension was to give me more time to pay the tuition I owed. My OPT was denied for being late.
My US citizen-college girlfriend and I decided to get married. We married several days before I was out of status, 9 months passed and we are almost there collecting the money for application. We both come from really poor families. She received scholarships and went for a semester study abroad program. She will be back in December.
Last night I felt lonely without her and got drunk, i got pulled over for driving too fast fast for conditions. I was arrested for DUI. My wife has no idea and I am worried so much. how will it affect me?
A DUI conviction will not render you ineligible for obtaining a green card based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen.
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As long as this is your only DUI offence and no one was hurt, it is should not affect your green card application.
I agree with my colleagues.
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No, but your subsequent submissions should be done properly to show completion of the DUI and its court certified resolution.
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