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Is it possible with a Card presently in the USA year to
Hello Is it possible for someone with a Green Card presently in the USA for 4 year to marry a foreigner and petition them to stay?
Also so they can work?
Thank you for your question.
The answer is Yes, see
Only a citizen can file a fiancee petition, so you would have to get married outside the US prior to filing the
I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
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Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
So we would need to be married outside USA.
And then how long is the process after applying for them to be able to come legally into USA and work?
Alien is from Israel.
Thanks in advance.
states it will take several weeks or months just to get the I-130 approved, then more months to get a visa.
An immigration attorney in Israel will have a more accurate answer. You can find them listed at
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General information about Immigrant Visa processing can be found athttp://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/immigrant_visas.html. "