I'm a born US Citizen, shes Venezuelan on a F1 visa. When we graduated (about 1 year ago) we decided to study in the USA: right now she is doing a 1 year english course and I've been doing film courses on different institutions. About 2 months ago we started to think about getting married since we've been together for +6 years and we've been living together since we got here.
Last week we went to Las Vegas with a couple of friends and and we married! Now we have decided to stay here permanently, and wish to adjust her to Permanent Resident status. We have read so much on the internet about this "preconceived intent" deal and we wouldn't like to risk our future.
Is there anything we should consider before filing her Permanent Residency?
This is a concept that works after you have presented yourself as a non immigrant for admission. From the information you provided this period has run out and there is no fraud presumption in regards of your wife's intent when she entered the U.S. Best thing you can do is document your relationship. Good luck.
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