Q: Hey I’m Moh, I was a student. I left the school for financial problems during Covid hit. My sevis has been canceled.
I have a girl friend and looking forward to get married soon, what’s the procedure? I haven’t take any steps further yet
A: Assuming you qualify, once you are married, you would need to file for an adjustment of status, which is a multi-step process. Please contact immigration counsel to discuss specific requirements and costs associated with filing. Best of luck!
A U.S. spouse will be able to file with USCIS the FORM I-130/I-130A on your behalf.
You can also add the FORM I-485 and request the adjustment of status in that you have a lawful entry into the U.S.
There are other important forms that need to be added to complete the process and you should contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist you.
Good luck to you.
A: If you intend to do it yourself, it is best to start with USCIS' website: www.uscis.gov. However, I would recommend hiring an immigration attorney or at least consulting with one prior to filing to make sure that there are no issues that you may be unaware of. You can look for an attorney on Justia.com, Avvo.com and AILA.org. Best wishes!
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