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I'm currently F-1 visa, expect to get OPT card this December, if I get married in Nov to my bf who is US citizen. What changes?

Warrensburg, MO |

Do I still need to apply for OPT if I get married before I graduate???

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You should apply for a green card so that oyu no longer need work authorization when you are a permanent resident. However, you will probably get OPT before your work authorization



Thank you! I guess my question wasn't clear, I meant to ask "Do I still need to apply for OPT if I get married before I graduate this Dec?" and How long would the process to get the green card take? until I can legally work? And can I travel during the wait for the GC? Thanks again :)



Travel abroad I meant


What changes is that you can file for a greencard.

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Nothing changes if you do nothing.

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Have an immigration attorney help you file for a green card. With the GC you no longer will need an OPT or F1.

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