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Hi everyone my girlfriend and i came to the us and decided to stay, she is an American citizen and I’m mexican, we have been here for 3 weeks i have a tourist visa, we want to get married so a could work, do we have to wait to get married and then ask for my green card? Can i do it now? Do i need 1-130 form? If some Can explain us which steps we have to follow, we’ll really appreciate it!

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You have to get married first. You can't apply for a green card until after you are married to a US citizen. Also, it will be some time before you are able to work. Currently it is taking 4 - 6 months to get work authorization. 

 

You mentioned your girlfriend and you moved here. Please explain that statement. As a US citizen, your gf will need to show she has maintained domicile in the US. 

 

Here is the guide to adjust your status to get you started.

https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/adjustment-of-status

https://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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4 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

You have to get married first. You can't apply for a green card until after you are married to a US citizen. Also, it will be some time before you are able to work. Currently it is taking 4 - 6 months to get work authorization. 

 

You mentioned your girlfriend and you moved here. Please explain that statement. As a US citizen, your gf will need to show she has maintained domicile in the US. 

 

Here is the guide to adjust your status to get you started.

https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/adjustment-of-status

https://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

Thanks!! Yes we just found an apartment and she already have a job

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*** Moved to "Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas" ***


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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