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Filing for green card with impending job relocation out of country

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Looking for some help navigating the green card process given my unique situation...

I will be getting married shortly to my fiancee who is in the US on an expired student Visa.

I am a US citizen. I will likely be relocated to Ireland for a work assignment for a period of two years starting in December 2015 or January of next year.

Of course I would like to take my new wife with me, but I'm concerned about what that will mean to her green card process.

I will maintain a residence in the US, and expect for us both to make regular trips back to the US over the two years.

Any suggestions you could share on what to do?

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She is here on an expired student visa? When was she supposed to leave th country?


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Then I would say that's the first issue to deal with.

She might not get a visa even if you marry her.


Noa 1 August 15th 2011
Noa 2 March 2nd


NVC case numbers March 22nd
My sons AOS and IV bill paid March 23rd (status in progress)
My sons AOS and IV bill shows as paid March 26
My IV bill paid March 26
Both packages sent on March 26
My IV bill shows as paid on March 27th
CC on both cases March 30


Current record holder of fastest through the NVC :D

Medical exam in Stockholm April 13th
Interview on May 16th !!!

POE Anchorage July 12th!! 2012

July 2015 n-400 in the mail

September 2015, interview

October 23rd 2015, Oath ceremony!!!!!​​

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She would not be able to adjust in time, have you thought of filing in Ireland before you are due to come back?

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She would not be able to adjust in time, have you thought of filing in Ireland before you are due to come back?

Considered that, however she wouldn't be able to come back to the US, due to the overstay.

Also concerned that her leaving the US would create more complications in the green card process if she was located outside the US.

Looking for a way to have her be able to come back and forth from Ireland to the US.

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Sounds like you need to wait until she has a GC.


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Sounds like you need to wait until she has a GC.

The US Citizen should not relocate before the spouse has green card in hand. Then, the spouse must "maintain permanent resident status in the USA". Google that phrase and study the USCIS page you'll find. Since this will be a new marriage, you'll have removal of conditions to deal with 21 months after the first green card is in hand. The spouse then needs a re-entry permit before leaving the USA. Just "visiting regularly" will not maintain her resident status, unless your re-location is a military or other direct government job deployment abroad.


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