right after graduation. My boyfriend has proposed marriage to me & I accepted. Does the fact that I have an expired visa mean I cannot get married & eventually live in the U.S.? What is the best way to go about getting married so we can live together & start our lives? My fiance' was born and raised in the U.S. I am planning on becoming a dentist & my fiance' is going to college to become a sign language teacher/translator, so we have plans for our future.
Your expired Visa need not prevent you from getting married and living in the U.S.; however, you must adjust your status asap. I suggest you contact an immigration attorney immediately. You can find attorneys in your area by searching among the profiles here on AVVO. Good luck!
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I agree with my colleague. You should not leave the US, the expired visa does not prevent you from adjusting your status, since you entered into the US legally (and I am guessing you still have the proof of your legal entry).
You should get married soon, a civil ceremony (at the courthouse) and then file your adjustment of status. Later on you can plan a bigger ceremony.
We handle such cases, please feel free to contact us. Or you should do a search on this site or www.aila.org for immigration attorneys.
Please do not leave the US without talking to a lawyer first. If you leave you might not be able to come back for a long time, now that you are over 18.
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