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Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

So basically I have a lawful entry to the country through F1 visa, however I overstayed it for a year and a half,

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about the F-1 visa?

Not yet, I got married right in the beginning of my overstay, but never filled out applications

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We didn't have enough funds and appropriate paperwork to fill out forms, but now we decided to get divorced,

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So you are now out of status?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I would say, yes, I have only marriage certificate

Ok, but what would you like to know? If you are going to divorce, you cannot use that marriage to get a green card unless you can prove abuse. Can you?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm currently expecting a child from another man, he is a US citizen, however I'm afraid of complications in the divorce process with my current husband, he is willing to divorce as well,

Did you file any immigration paperwork with the current spouse? I hope you didn't because they are going to think you married the current spouse only for a green card.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no we didn't

Ok. Great. So get divorced, then as soon as you can, marry the father of our child and file the proper paperwork for Adjustment of Status and prove that the relationship is real and not just to get an immigration benefit.

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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