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Sponsoring a Canadian Citizen

Alexandria, VA |

I am a U.S. permanent resident and my fiancé is a Canadian citizen. She is on F-1 visa (Doctor of Chiropractic with a Masters degree-EB2-category). Is it better for us to file for I-130 (wife-petition) OR find an Employer that will sponsor her H1B visa and proceed to permanent residency? Is TN1 preferred than H1B? Would she be able to adjust status under TN1? Our goal is to stay together in the U.S. and for her being able to work.

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You can get married and sponsor your fiancé. This may be the best option at this point. You should consult with an immigration lawyer individually to make the best decision. Many of us offer free consultation for marriage-based cases.

Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski, Esq.
Attorney & Counselor at Law
I.S. Law Firm, PLLC
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If you are planning on getting married it would be the best and fastest option. Hire an attorney to assist you in this process to make sure everything is done correctly to avoid any delays. Good luck!


You do what you want. I-130 in this category is current now so it will be much faster. You can file for AOS right the way.

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You are asking this at the ideal time and can benefit from the current visa bulletin situation. Talk to an attorney for help. Bets Wishes
Lalita Haran
(317) 660-6174

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