I have a valid tourist visa (exp. 2018). If my American born U.S. citizen wife and I apply for a green card AFTER two years of marriage (we have been married for 21 months) and if we leave US while waiting for the permanent green card, would this create a problem for me when coming back to US?
Also any ballpark how long this whole process would take until I have the green card in my hand?
Last question is if NY is faster than FL for green card processing? Thanks very much! Have a great day to all!
Wait a sec, are you in the U.S. now? Your wife is a citizen, right? Just have her file an I-130/I-485 concurrently as you are an immediate relative. An immigration attorney can complete the process for you.
You don't have to wait 2 years to apply for a green card after marriage, that's when you apply to remove the restrictions of a marriage based green card.
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