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Hi,

I have a question.  I am a US citizen and have been dating someone in India, holding a H1B visa with a US company, expiring in 2012.  If he wants to live in the US with me now, what are the requirements and/or processes we have to take in order to achieve this?  What privileges does a H1B visa have?  How long does the process take before he can resides in the US with me?

Thank you for your time.
Linda

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Linda,
If he his in India at this time, you have two options, either bring him to the US as a fiancee and then get married in the US or you need to get married and file either an immigrant visa or K-3 visa. I am not sure about the time frame but it would take about a year or less.

If he his in the US then you need to get married and file forms I=130/I-485. The process would take around a year for him to get his permanent residence.

Sincerely,
Ramasamy Krishnan
www.ashleykrishnan.com

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Immigration particularly business immigration and National Interest Waivers.

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I have over 7 years of experience in all facets of immigration law. Specifically focusing on filing of National Interest Waivers (NIW), Alien of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers/Professors petitions for Ph.D's and other advanced degree professionals. I have also assisted clients in numerous PERM, H-1b, L and other nonimmigrant visa applications. I am a partner at the law firm Ashley & Krishnan, www.ashleykrishnan.com

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