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One's nest step would be to file for an adjustment of status
to get a permanent lawful residence status (i.e. greencard) based on marriage.
This is done by filing a package consisting of primarily two forms - I-130 and I-485
. The full step by step instructions and the forms may be found here
The process itself takes about 6-8 months on average and typically includes a medical exam and an interview. After this, one would be granted a greencard based on marriage to a US Citizen.
While the petition is pending, an EAD (I-765) may also be filed with the package containing I-130/I-485 and all the other documents, and this would allow the individual to work while the applications are pending.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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