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hi im an indian citizen currently applying for a h1b. my petition has been approved (before i was married) and i am now about to go for the visa interview, i am now married to an american citizen, will this affect my chances of getting the visa as it is a nonimmigrant visa?

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Hi Preeth,

H and L visas are dual-intent visas, meaning that although they are nonimmigrant visas, they allow for intention to immigrate to the U.S. Therefore, you should be issued the H-1B visa.

Application for visitor or student visa, however, would be rejected as those categories do not allow for intention to immigrate to the U.S.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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