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If I am Brazilian, living...
If I am Brazilian, living in the US with a F1 visa.
Got married on December 27 2017, my wife is pregnant, having some issue money currently.
My school is pressuring me to pay them what I own or they will cancel my visa.
May I let them cancel my visa and apply to a permanent residency.
My school is currently 3000
The process to have the Green Card is cheaper.
May I let them cancel it and apply for my green card?
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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.

'Under what basis will you apply for the green card? Your spouse is a U.S. Citizen?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok, the school wants a payment from me today, I would like don't pay them now, and go back to school next semester, I either pay today or they will cancel my status
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
my sparse is a citizen from arizona
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
my spouse is a citizen from Arizona

Ok. Then you don't need to worry if they cancel your F-1 status. You can still get Lawful Permanent Residency through your spouse if you can prove the relationship is real. To do that, you will need to file an adjustment package. This includes the following forms: 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.

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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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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