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If your girlfriend overstayed her visa by more than a year and you want to get married should you first get married then apply for a green card or vice versa?

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2009-05-22 01:28:07
2009-05-22 01:28:07

Coming from the Polish community, we just recently had a girl that was here 16 years illegal (from 2 to 18) A couple days after her 18th birthday she got married, and thus applied for a green card. Her green card would have been rejected if she wasnt married. She did pay a fine tho for overstaying her visa

You also have to file several forms. I-485 Adjust Status- Because she came legally but overstayed I-130 Petition for Relative - Filed by you to claim your wife I-864 Affidavit of support- You have to prove you can support your spouse 125% while her working papers are pending.

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