Louisville, KY asked in Immigration Law for Kentucky

Q: What to do if someone wants to get married while on a student or work visa.

If someone is here on a student visa or work visa can they get married or do they need to go back to their country of origin and apply for a fiance visa.

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Mario Musil
Mario Musil
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR

A: Hello,

Congratulations on your future marriage! Yes, it is possible in most circumstances, for you to stay in the USA and apply for a marriage based green card. The process is discussed in detail on my website: https://www.musillawfirm.com/immigration-services/marriage-based-adjustment-of-status/ If you have further questions, you can reach out for a free consultation at my office or any other qualified immigration lawyer.

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: If the person entered the country legally, which it appears to be the case, and they get married to a US citizen, then the US citizen can sponsor them for a green card, despite that they overstayed their visa, and they do not have to return home to process that green card.

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