Q: Will applying for a marriage green card make me lose my place getting a green card through my employer?
Hello, My wife is currently in the process of getting her green card through her employer and waiting for government's approval on her case. Her employer said it may take around 2 years for her to get it. I heard a marriage green card will speed up this process but will this make her lose her place in line getting a green card through her employer? We thought it's more cost effective to get it through her employer but since we have elderly grandparents oversea. I think it's worth it if we apply for it through marriage but since I'm not good with paperwork. I was hoping to find out if she could still get it through her employer if we have trouble applying for it through marriage.
A: Yes a marriage based green card application can still be filed during the pendency of an employment based green card application. A work permit can be issued within 5 months from the time the case is filed which will allow your wife to work for any employer. You should retain an immigration to process the case from start to finish. One Issue that is relevant to your case is whether you’re a US citizen which you did not specify.
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