Q: Hi, I'm a 23 year old male who entered the US with a J-1 Visa and is overstaying. My girlfriend is a US Citizen.
We live in Illinois, and my question is how do we begin the process of obtaining a work permit and a green card.
Also I have an account in collection will that affect anything?
Thank you so much in advance!
A: A J1 visa holder can get married to a US citizen, but there are special rules attached to the J visa, as to whether you can adjust status to get your green card, after marrying your girlfriend. It is best to discuss your options with counsel in a phone consultation.
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