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switching from employer-based to marriage based immigration?

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Filed: Country: Canada
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I'm currently on an employment-based green card application process. I have an H-1B visa expires April 2009 and i'm currently employed at a university in california (and i love my job). My boyfriend and I are discussing marriage :) but now I'm worried about my application. IF I switch over from employment-based green card to a marriage-based one, which one is faster and easier? I've already spent thousands of dollars for the employment-based green card application and it looks like its going fast. I just received my I-512L, Authorization of Parole of an Alien Into the US.

So, should we switch over to marriage-based application then?

thanks!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I'm currently on an employment-based green card application process. I have an H-1B visa expires April 2009 and i'm currently employed at a university in california (and i love my job). My boyfriend and I are discussing marriage :) but now I'm worried about my application. IF I switch over from employment-based green card to a marriage-based one, which one is faster and easier? I've already spent thousands of dollars for the employment-based green card application and it looks like its going fast. I just received my I-512L, Authorization of Parole of an Alien Into the US.

So, should we switch over to marriage-based application then?

thanks!

If your application is in process why switch? Having this in process certainly does not prevent you from getting married....


YMMV

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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If you have a green-card application being processed, let it continue. Getting married will not halt the current pending application.


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If you have a green-card application being processed, let it continue. Getting married will not halt the current pending application.

I guess my worry is that my H-1B visa will expire early next year. and my AOS won't be done yet. so I'd have to go home to Canada (if they can't renew my H-1B) or we get married right away. And we don't want to rush it.

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I thought if you have a pending AOS application, you can continue your work status on the H1-B for your petitioning employer? If this were not the case a majority of Indian people (who file and then wait for 6 years for their priority date) would have never been able to go through the process.

If you have a green-card application being processed, let it continue. Getting married will not halt the current pending application.

I guess my worry is that my H-1B visa will expire early next year. and my AOS won't be done yet. so I'd have to go home to Canada (if they can't renew my H-1B) or we get married right away. And we don't want to rush it.


June 29, 2007 : Erin and Muraari's Wedding in Seattle, WA (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

July 24, 2007: Mailed all paperwork to Chicago (Wish us luck)

Aug 31, 2007: Biometrics Appointment

Sep 1, 2007: Received NOA1 (Dated Aug 29)

Nov 25, 2007: Received notice for interview in Baltimore, MD (No touches, nothing online to date)

Jan 22, 2008: Interview in Baltimore, MD. Went well.

Jan 29, 2008: Can finally track I-130 online. Approved.

Jan 31, 2008: Email I-485 "Card production ordered"

Feb 5, 2008: Another email I-485 "Card production ordered"

Feb 7, 2008: Received I-130 approval and I-485 "Welcome to America Letter" in snail mail

Feb 7, 2008: Email I-485 "Approval notice mailed"

Feb 9, 2008: GC in hand....... (Done with USCIS for a few months) YAYY!!!!!!

Oct 22, 2009: Process starts again. Going to mail I-751 to VSC

Jan 26, 2010: Notice of Approval and Card Production for 10-year GC

Feb 3, 2010: 10-Year GC Received

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