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Hi , im a Canadian male citizen who has a long time friend

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Hi , i'm a Canadian male citizen who has a long time friend who is a us female citizen , she has visited me in Canada and i have visited her in the us, recently i visited her in the us sept. 18 , i got a B2 stamped on my pass port good till March 18 2014, today,out of the blue she asked me to marry her so we got married , my question is what forms and in what order do i need to submit to be able to start application for green card and to be able to travel with her to the carribean in jan, 27 for about 30 days and return with her back to the us and live with her and eventualy work

Hello, my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.

You will get your permission to work and travel within approx. 90 days.

Here is what you will need: Find instructions for each here:


I-130 Immigrant Petition (signed by US citizen spouse)


I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status (signed by alien)


I-765 Employment Authorization Application (signed by alien)


I-131 Application for Travel Document (signed by alien- this
document permits alien to travel during the pendency of their "green card" case)


G-325A Biographic Sheet (one for alien and one for their spouse)




A medical examination in a sealed envelope performed by a civil
surgeon (find one here:


I-864 Affidavit of Support


Two passport sized photos of spouse


Six passport size photos of alien


Copy of alien's passport including all blank pages and I-94

Copy of US citizen birth certificate, natz cert or passport

Copy of spouse's birth certificate

Copy of any divorce decrees

Copy of marriage certificate


One check for the I-130 in the amount of $420

One check for the I-485/765/131 in the amount of $1,070


packet get filed at the PO box on Page 6 of the instructions



You can read about the process at this site

Conditional Resident status is granted for 2 years. You and your
spouse have to file a joint petition to remove this conditional status within
90 days of the 2nd anniversary date of the adjustment approval.


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Do i do all those forms at the same time?

Does the $1070 cover I-131 ,I-485 , and I-765 all in one

Yes, everything is filed at one time and the $1070 covers the I-485/765/131 if you file them all at the same time.


As for the I-94, you don't have one, nor do you have a visa number so you would put "N/A" and after you print the forms you would hand write in "visa exempt" anywhere on the forms that info is asked.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks sooo much I have one more , on the I-131 where I put my address (2 b) , do I put my address in Canada or my wifes address in NC where I am staying with her (and will continue living with her)

Judith ,will I be able to sign back in at a later date to view these answers you gave me?


You will put your US address where your wife lives.


Yes, you can come back a year from now and view this thread. Just add the link to your favorites or bookmark it.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Judith can I travel to the carribeans 2 or 3 time per year on one I-131 form and what about next year

The advance parole document is good for multiple entries.

You will have an interview in approx. 6 months on your permanent resident status.


Judith Ludwic and 2 other Immigration Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Judith on I-485 Part 2. (application type) do I check off a. ?

Yes "a"



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Judith which one of the forms will not be accepted if I refuse to get vaccines like flu shots etc. when I was a child my mother did not want me to have all those shots because I had asthma, anyway around this?

This is a new question issue regarding a waiver of the required vaccinations.

You would need to start a new question thread.

If you want to have me answer it you need to start the thread with "FOR JUDITH".

It is a very complex and difficult issue and you would need to value it accordingly.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Judith i'm not sure what happened , I tried to start a new session with you,there bwas a picture of a different male lawyer, paypal took $38 and nothing was answered?