I am marry to a us citizen and want to get approve for a green card. Do I need to file for the i-130, i-485 and i-601?
Kenner, LA |
I entered illegal to the united states in 2001. I have no criminal history. We have been marry since 2008 and have two children. I want to know if I should file for all three forms at the same time or if you I just have to file for 2 of the forms.
Because you entered the United States without inspection, even if you get married to a US citizen you cannot adjust your status to a lawful permanent resident in the United States [unless you are eligible under section 245(i)]. After the I-130 is approved, you will need a waiver of unlawful presence before you could be given an immigrant visa at the US Consulate or US Embassy. Waiver applications are highly complex. Don't file Form I-601 on your own. I highly recommend hiring an immigration lawyer to assist you with this process.
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