I wanna marry my american boyfriend and im an au pair??

Asked over 4 years ago - Saint Paul, MN

im an au pair here in the us for 1 year and 4 months...i have to leave in 2 monhts because my j1 visa expires....i fell in love with my boyfriend who is american and we want to get married so that we can stay together..how can we do it??

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  1. Eli Mayer Kantor

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . You can marry your boyfriend who is a US citizen and obtain a green card on that baisis. He will have to file form I-130 on your behalf and you will have to file form I-485. However, because you are currently on a J-1 visa, you will need to contact an attorney in order to make sure that you are not subject to the 2 year foreign residency requirement. If you are you will need to obain a waiver.

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