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how J-1 holders change status by marriage ??

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Hi guys, (L)

May i ask some advice ??? I come to USA by J-1 visa since last June 05 and it will exp in June 06. I will married . Now I 'm preparing to change my status and I am not sure what kind of form that i need to fill in ?? I know some of them...

I am sure that i need to fill these ...

1. I-485 Application to register permanent resident or AOS )

2. I-765 Application for Employment Authorization ( optional )

3. I-131 Application for Travel documents ( optional )

4. I-864 Affidavil of Support

*** But i am not sure about these form .. so do i need to prepare this kind of form ?? ******

5. I-693 Medical Examination of Aliens

6. I-130 Petition for Alien relative

7. G-325A Biographic Information

If i misunderstood ..Please give me some advice :help:

Thank you in advance

Kitty :luv:

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hi kittythai,

before you can file for adjustment, you have to determine if you are subject to the 2 year home residence requirement as you are on a J1 visa. if you are, then you need to fulfill this requirement, or get a waiver of this requirement prior to filing for adjustment (I-485). if you are not subject to the requirement, then you can file for adjustment.

hope this helps

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As the previous poster mentioned first you have to check if your country is one of those that have a 2 year home residency requirement. If you are clear from that requirement you may file AOS. All the forms you listed are required:

1. I-485 Application to register permanent resident or AOS )

2. I-765 Application for Employment Authorization ( optional )

3. I-131 Application for Travel documents ( optional )

4. I-864 Affidavit of Support

5. I-693 Medical Examination of Aliens

6. I-130 Petition for Alien relative

7. G-325A Biographic Information

Good luck :)

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7. G-325A Biographic Information

I think this form needs to be filled out by USC and by foreign spouse.


09-02-2005 Applications for AOS, EAD, and AP received by MSC

10-21-2005 AOS fingerprint notice for 12-08-2005

11-07-2005 AP approved

12-05-2005 Infopass appt at San Jose office for interim EAD -- Refused, because it is already approved by MSC on 11-07-2005

12-07-2005 Attempt at interim EAD at San Francisco office -- no go. Back to San Jose, where CSO (chief station officer) tells they will contact MSC via email to request permission to issue interim EAD

12-08-2005 Biometrics for AOS and EAD. Having no EAD appt letter was no problem (used EAD NOA)

12-15-2005 EAD arrived in the mail

12-24-2005 Received interview letter; interview scheduled 03-01-2006

01-28-2006 Received replacement SSN card in married name (5 wks since application)

03-01-2006 AOS interview -- approved; received stamp in the passport

03-13-2006 Green card arrived in the mail

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Filing for removal of conditions

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*** But i am not sure about these form .. so do i need to prepare this kind of form ?? ******

5. I-693 Medical Examination of Aliens

6. I-130 Petition for Alien relative

7. G-325A Biographic Information

If i misunderstood ..Please give me some advice :help:

Thank you in advance

Kitty :luv:

Yes: I-485 needs the I-693.

I-485 can not be considered without I-130.

I-130 requires G-325a (multiple) & so does I-485?

Make sure you are reading carefully:

How Do I Become a Lawful Permanent Resident While in the United States?

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/howdoi/legpermres.htm


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Hi guys!

May I ask for some advice? I came to the USA with a J-1 Visa in June '05 and will exp. in June '06. I will get married.

Wow! You married just in time, a month before your Visa's exp.

Edited by dmartmar

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