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What do I do first? Girlfriend (future wife) is green card holder.

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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Hi,

I'm new to the forum and I need some help getting pointed in the right direction.

My girlfriend is a green card holder and has been living continuously in the US coming up on two years. She has up to three more years to go before she can get her full status. We have been together for about two years and have been forced to make our relationship long distance because of the immigration restrictions. We are looking for any options that will get me over there faster legally and also allow me to work as soon as possible.

What options do we have? Is there anything that I can be doing right now? Can she sponsor me with a green card?

I look forward to your responses.

PowerCouple

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Only USCs may apply for their fiances. LPRs can only file for spouse/child. However, the waiting time for spouses of LPRs are incredibly long (3-5 years) from what I understand.

Best would be if she waits until she gets her citizenship and then applies for you.

I honestly don't know if there are any other options for you at this point but I'm sure someone else will chip in shortly.

Edited by sachinky

03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum and I need some help getting pointed in the right direction.

My girlfriend is a green card holder and has been living continuously in the US coming up on two years. She has up to three more years to go before she can get her full status. We have been together for about two years and have been forced to make our relationship long distance because of the immigration restrictions. We are looking for any options that will get me over there faster legally and also allow me to work as soon as possible.

What options do we have? Is there anything that I can be doing right now? Can she sponsor me with a green card?

I look forward to your responses.

PowerCouple

Get married and file I-130. That way, at least you'll save some time once she becomes a USC and upgrades petition.

No other option for her to get you here faster - you have to wait for your turn to get the visa number and that won't happen until you have application in the process.

Look into a work visa. You just have to understand that you will have to wait another 3 years until she gets her citizenship before you can get a permanent resident status.


ROC 2009
Naturalization 2010

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