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Immigration Guide for F1 Student (Marriage Based Green Card)

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Me and my boyfriend are getting married next year (January 2019) and I am trying to find as much information as possible since we are not hiring a lawyer. I was wondering if there were any helpful guides out there for F1 students besides the on VisaJourney?


Based on my understanding this is how the process works after getting married:


I. Mailing AOS package which consists of:


  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Check for USCIS
  • Form I-130 (Filled out by US spouse)
  • US Spouse's Birth certificate
  • F1 Student's Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • 2 Passport Photos (US Spouse)
  • 2 Passport Photos (F1 Student)
  • Evidence of real marriage



  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Check for USCIS
  • Form I-485 (Filled out by F1 Student)
  • Copy of F1 Student Passport
  • Copy of I-94
  • F1 Student Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • 2 Passport Photos (F1 Student)
  • I-693 (F1 Student)
  • I-864 
  • I-765 (F1 Student)







Please let me know if I'm missing any information.


Thank you.

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The status you are adjusting from is not the critical thing, so there’s no need to find anything specific for F1. Have you checked the visajourney guides linked at top of page - they are excellent for spouse related issues. I don’t know where you’d find anything better tbh.

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