Hello, I recently got married to a US citizen about 1 year ago. I came to the US with a visa but it has expired. We have been together for over 7 years but only been married for 1, would I have to return to Mexico in order to process a I-130? Or can I stay in the US while we send in the application? Not sure how that works?? Please help
You need to talk to an attorney. If you entered legally, even though I-94 / visa expired, it is likely easier to process your case here.
Please see the link below
Also, to obtain a copy of your I-94 file an I-102
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Mr. Fleischer gave you good advice. Do not leave the US until you have a "green card", or at least until you have talked to an immigration attorney. If you leave the US before you obtain a "green card", you will likely be subject to a ten year bar to reentry to the US. See the link to the american Immigration Lawyers Association below for help in locating an immigration lawyer.
You would need to file form I-102.
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