Overstayed my F1 visa by more than a year, which would give me a 10-year ban. I know your "sins are washed away" if you marry a US citizen (bona-fide marriage, of course) on American soil but is it a different "game" if you marry outside of the USA? I imagine it would take a lot more time. Would there be a problem getting citizenship with that history of overstayed visa or that wouldn't be an issue as long as the marriage is truthful/bona-fide?
You better speak with Immigration lawyer regarding waiver .
I think you "know" way too much and way too wrong. You are confused. YOu need to consult an immigration attorney. We have plenty to choose from here in NYC.
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You don't acquire US citizenship simply by marrying a USC. You would become a legal permanent resident first, and only after a few years would you be able to apply for citizenship.
Once you overstay your visa and leave the US, you automatically receive a 10-year bar. The only way to enter the US legally again would be to either remain outside for 10 years or apply for a waiver. These types of cases are complicated, and I recommend you consult with an immigration attorney first and foremost. A lot needs to be considered. Good luck.
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