Q: Is it possible to marry unexpectedly on a B-visa (B1+B2) and file for "adjustment of status" while staying in the US?
Dear Sir or Madam,
my partner and I met unexpectedly 1,5 months after I entered the U.S. in February 2022 while I am in the U.S. on a B-visa (business&tourist purposes) for 180 days and want to get married before the stay of 180 days expires in August to file for "adjustment of status" while I would need to stay in the U.S. during the legal process to receive the permanent residence. Is this possible and legal and how long would this process take when I stay in the U.S.? Of course qe can provide genuine proof and evidence that we met after I was entering the U.S. and I hadn´t any marriage plans when entering the U.S.
After travelling within different states for business purposes and vacation, the main residence where we will stay and live together is Maricopa, Arizona, starting in May 2022.
Thank you for providing information and first legal consulting!
A: Yes, it is possible to file for Adjustment of Status after entering the US on a tourist visa but I would recommend doing a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to make sure you qualify in other respects. Best wishes!
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