What happened to my J-1 visa if I get married before it expires?
Can I still be an Au Pair after my wedding or should I just wait the end of my Au Pair year?
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An Au Pair may marry a US citizen and be petitioned for a green card and file a green car application and continue working a an au pair after the wedding.
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There is no need to wait to marry. Once you are married, you can apply to adjust status. You may continue to lawfully work, as an au pair, with your valid J1 visa. Feel free to contact any of us for representation on your adjustment of status applications.