My husband is a u.s permanent resident can he fix my immigration status?

Asked about 1 year ago - Omaha, NE

can my husband fix my immigration status if hes a u.s permanent resident?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . He can sponsor you, but it will take between 2 and 3 years, and you will not be eligible for a provisional waiver in the U.S. It would be better for him to become a U.S. before he sponsors you for a green card.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . He can petition for you right now if he is a permanent resident. If you came legally and maintain your status, you can adjust in the US. If you fall out of status, he would need to become a citizen for you to adjust. If you came without inspection, your eligibility to adjust would depend on too many factors to discuss here. I suggest you consult with an attorney to learn exactly what steps you and your husband can take to help you become "legal."

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  3. Alexander Joseph Segal


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    Answered . It depends on your manner of last entry into US as well as your current nonimmigrant status. it also depends on whether you will be able to maintain your valid nonimmigrant status through another 3 to 4 years

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866)... more
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