After you marry, you will need to file an adjustment package. This includes the following forms: I-130 (Petition for family member), I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), G-325a (Biographic data - one for each of you), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill), and I-864 (Affidavit of support). You will need to file each form with supporting evidence and appropriate filing fees. You can find these forms at www.uscis.gov/forms.
The supporting evidence that you would file would be birth certificates, marriage certificate, divorce certificates if either of you have been married previously, proof of your U.S. Citizenship, proof of your spouse's legal entry into the U.S., and financial documents to prove your income over the last year at least.
In about 3 to 5 months after filing, she should get a work permit. About 5 to 7 months after filing you should get a marriage interview. If all goes well, a few weeks later she should get a Residency status (green card).
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We both were previously married, and we are currently divorced, my other question is, that if our previous partners, can question our marriage in the INS?. Secondly woul it be a problem that my ex-wife obtained her green card through marriage with me. ( we were married for 11 years, and I got divorced recently). thank you
Once I get married to this girl, I could send forms I-130 (Petition for family member), I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), all at the same time?, would I need to send affidavit of support with those forms?. Thank you for your prompt answer,
Oh I see I need to send the whole package at once, including I-693, I thought USCIS have to send her to one of their doctors after processing the other forms. Would she need to explain why she overstayed her visa?
I did forget to ask you, she has a child, will the child need to send a separate package for adjustment?, please advise me on how to do it. Thank you
There are exceptions in which the applicant is not required to pay the entire $1070:
By filling together you mean I should sent both I 485 together, mom and son? or sending the whole package together, thank you
When filling I-130 for my spouse's child, part A-1 of the form , I should file it as my child?. On the I-485 for the child, who would sign the forms, he is only 7 years old?, thank you
If a claim her child as my own, would I be responsible for child support in the future if my relationship with her does not work and we separate?
Hi, I have a few more questions regarding the above issues. Once I married this girl, I should file the adjustment package. Should the I-693 form be attached to the other forms, or it is done at the end?.
Second, I am permanently disable and I receive a monthly pension from opm. Would this affect the petition? I have a second person who can also be an sponsor.
And the third question is, I have a thrift Savings Account that I accumulated while working until last year, now I married this new girl, should she have any right on my benefits,? thanks
Regarding the I-693, she should have the medical exam, before we submit any paper. Could it be any Dr?. and second, does the dr needs a special letter from immigration with a case number? thank you
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