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    Green card on OPT
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    I am an f1 student currently pursuing my masters, if i get in OPT will i be eligible to apply for a green card? I have an advantage as my country of birth is Saudi Arabia and the line for saudi arabia is very little. So is it possible to get GC during my OPT or i will have to wait till i get my H1B?

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    So my situation is just a little complicated, and I'm just wondering if I can get eyes on this to check if I've gotten the timeline right.

    My American husband got a 2-year contract job in Vietnam. I am to move over to be with him but we underestimated how troublesome my 2 year conditional green card would be.

    It expires March 10th 2025 but I plan to be in Vietnam with him already.

    So the earliest I can apply for Removal of Conditions is December 10th 2024.

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    3. I fly back to the US sometime in January 2025, under the 6 months red flag limit.

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    Help, please. B2 tourist visas for 2 relatives in Colombia.
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    I respectfully looked and researched before asking this.

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