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Jessy Mohan

Change in status after marriage

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My son a green card holder has been working in the US for the last 4 years. His girlfriend is studying in the US in a reputed college. She will be graduating on 23rd May 2015. She has been suitably placed in a company . The company has applied for her H1 visa which she is likely to get in octobet 2015. In the meanwhile she is authorized to work as an OTP till then . They both plan to register their marriage in the US as soon as she graduates in the last week of May 2015. My question is will she be able to continue working with an OTP and thereafter as a H1 visa holder for a couple of years. My son intends to apply for her green card only when he gets his citizenship.

Secondly after marriage does her status automatically change. Does the marriage registration have to be informed to USCIS or does the original status continue till she receives a green card.

Thirdly when she applies for a green card card till the time she gets it will there be any change in status or she continues working as an H1 visa holder.

Do guide me in these matters.

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Her OPT will not be affected by her marriage, and her status will not change purely due to being married, but she does need to declare being married next time she goes for a visa- so if they get married now, she will need to file the H1 documents as married. She can remain on her work visa until she gets the greencard.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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I believe she'll have to update USCIS on changes of addresses but no need to inform them about the marriage. When your son petitions for her Green Card, that's when all the marriage information will be sent to USCIS.

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May 29th, 2015 - Sent AOS package

June 1, 2015 - Package received by USCIS

June 4, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 20, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment

August 6, 2015 - I-131 approved

August 6, 2015 - Your card was ordered

August 7, 2015 - I-765 approved

August 20, 2015 - EAD received

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