Brooklyn, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Currently on an E1 visa, i am wondering if there is a way to apply for the green card?

I have been on an E1 for a year and used to on an F1 prior to this.

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Roger Carl Algase
Roger Carl Algase
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This kind of question depends on the specific circumstances and details of each case. It is not something that can be answered in a forum such as this one, which provides general information only. Anyone who seriously want to know about his or her options for obtaining a green card should be on the phone making an appointment to see an experienced employment-based immigration lawyer without delay. General information without knowing the specific circumstances would be worse than useless.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: The E1 is a nonimmigrant visa. It provides no direct pathway to a green card. Marriage to a U.S. citizen would allow you to do so, and the fact that you have been lawfully admitted to the US would allow you to adjust status rather than return to your country of origin to apply for an immigrant visa. An employer could also file an immigrant visa petition for you.

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