Immigration Issues/Filing forms I-130 and I-485 for Green Card
I am a us citizen. I recently got married to a alien who entered the US on a tourist visa and her visa expired several years ago. She is still here in the US. I filed the I-130 form a month ago. I got the receipt notice in the mail. My question is when do I file the I-485? Should have I filed it with the I-130? Or can I file it while waiting for the I-130 to approved? Or should I wait until the I-130 is approved?
Thank you for your help.
You should have filed it as one package. Now your choices are either to waot until the I-130 is approved and then file the I-485 or to file one package with a new I-130 and the I-485. You will spend another $355 but it will be much quicker than waiting for an approval.