Minot, ND asked in Immigration Law for North Dakota

Q: For California residency,do 2 years that I was on F-1 visa in California prior to this semester count as year and 1 day?

I am an F-1 visa student and I'm getting married to my boyfriend who is US citizen and California resident. My question is about California residency determination after/if I get a green card. I have lived and went to college in California on F-1 visa for 2 years, but now I'm studying for a semester in another state. I plan to go back to California and be with my fiancée at the end of this year, and, starting from the new year, continue my studies in California. For California residency determination, do those 2 years that I've been on F-1 visa in California prior to this semester count as a "year and one day" requirement?

P.S. we're engaged, but not married yet

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Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Glendale, CA

A: This is not exactly a immigration question, the best people to ask this question would be the people at the DMV. Call the DMV customer care and clear your doubts with them because eventually you will be applying for your ID at the DMV. All the best.

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