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I am here on a g5 visa and finishing my contract in dec.2. I will marry an american citizen on dec. 8. Can I stay in USA using my marriage license as a proof that i am doing something to change my status?
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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

The marriage license is not enough. But it's not like anyone will try to deport you any time soon since you would not be a priority for deportation unless you committed a serious enough crime. Whether you do it before or after you fall out of status, what keeps you or puts you back in a stay authorized by the Attorney General is filing the following after you marry: I-130 (Petition for family member), I-130A, I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), I-131 (Application for Advance Parole), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill out), 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. Since you are on G5, you will also probably need to file an I-566 and I-508.

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 spouse's U.S. Citizenship, proof of your legal entry into the U.S., and financial documents of your spouse to prove their income over the last year at least.

In about 3 to 5 months after filing, the work permit and Advance Parole (travel permit) should be issued. About 5 to 7 months after filing the interview should be scheduled (though now it is taking longer, so maybe closer to 7 to 9 months). If all goes well, a few weeks later the U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency card (green card) should come in the mail.

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