My girls friend has recently moved to the U.S. after being filed for by her father I am a visitor and we cannot stand separation and it is stressing us out, she has to wait 6 months to receive her green card and we do not want to be apart for years, what can we do
If she marries you, your wife will be able petition you for a green card, but that process takes about 2 years and it will not give you the right to live and work in the US. Consult with an attorney in private for analyzing your options to remain in the US under the circumstances.
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I'm sorry for your predicament. Unfortunately, there don't appear to be any "short cuts" in your case based on the limited info we have. You can marry your girlfriend and once she receives her green card, she can file a petition for you to get a green card as well. From the time she files the petition, however, you are looking at a couple of years potentially before you'll get your green card. If you can't be apart, she can potentially move to your country and you can live together there, but she has to be careful about staying outside the US for too long once she gets her green card. If she stays out of the country for too long, she could lose her green card. I recommend working with a qualified immigration attorney in your case. Good luck.
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You should immediately seek advise privately from an attorney to see what your options are. You girlfriend can petition for you once she is an LPR, but you cannot adjust to an LPR yourself in the U.S. if you are out of status and it takes about 2 years. You will have to find an independent pathway to a nonimmigrant status and adjust now.
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