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F-1 Student on OPT getting married to an american girl!

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Hello,

So I have been in the States as a student (f-1) visa and recently on OPT started in Aug.

I am getting married on October 26th and wondering what I should do next. I have been so busy planning the wedding, working and finishing school.

Should I get an immigration lawyer?

I am guessing my next step would be to apply for a temp green card?

I want to thank you ahead of time.

Jiro :)

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Hello,

So I have been in the States as a student (f-1) visa and recently on OPT started in Aug.

I am getting married on October 26th and wondering what I should do next. I have been so busy planning the wedding, working and finishing school.

Should I get an immigration lawyer?

I am guessing my next step would be to apply for a temp green card?

I want to thank you ahead of time.

Jiro :)

Hi,

Congrats on the wedding!

I don't think you need a lawyer, but you could get one if you prefer (mostly for peace of mind).

I think a good starting point is this guide http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

The first step would be to collect all documents needed and start filling the forms mentioned in the guide.

After you read the guide, you'll get a better idea of whether you need a lawyer. I guess a lawyer helps if you rather not read all the instructions of all the forms, as it gets time-consuming.

- ntr


AOS journey

10/02/12 - (Day 0) AOS Package (I-130/I-485/I-765) mailed to Chicago Lockbox

10/04/12 - (Day 2) AOS Package delivered to USCIS Chicago

10/10/12 - (Day 8) Received 3 text messages & 3 emails to confirm receipt of our paperwork

10/11/12 - (Day 9) Checks cashed

10/16/12 - (Day 14) Received hard-copy of the three NOA1

10/18/12 - (Day 16) Received letter of biometric appointment for November

11/02/12 - (Day 31) Biometrics done

12/20/12 - (Day 79) Interview day .... Approved

12/26/12 - (Day 85) Green card mailed ...

Note that the EAD was never processed.... case number for EAD only showed "Initial Review" ...

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