Q: Married to permanent resident! How long will it take generally for me to be granted with one as well?
I am currently on F1 status. I still have two more years till my visa expires. My fiance is a permanent resident and has been for over one year now. I am concerned how long will it take generally for me to get permanent residence status as well, if we are to get married legally now?
A Permanent Resident may marry someone who is in F1 student visa status and then petition for him/her in the Family-based Second Preference (F2A) visa category. Visas are now available in that category for people from most nations who have a Priority Date (application filing date) of September 1, 2013 or earlier. While that does not necessarily mean that a visa will become available in less than two years for a newly filed case, that at least provides some guidance about the approximate amount of time.
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David N. Soloway
Frazier, Soloway & Kennedy, PC
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