I'm an F1 visa holder going to school in one state and my girlfriend is an U.S. citizen living in another state. If we get married, is it possible for the marriage-based green card application to be processed?
Yes it is possible to do a marriage based adjustment of status even if you live apart.
You will need to provide extra evidence of your bona fide relationship.
I would seek the legal advice of an immigration attorney immediately so you can receive help.
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Yes, it is possible. You have to show that you have a real relationship. As long as you can explain the different addresses and future plans for living together, my experience has been that these cases can be approved.
These cases are approvable when lot's of documentary evidence, as well as the "oral testimonies" of the spouses are properly presented during the "green card interview", however, require much more work, creativity and smart presentation.
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