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I am from the Ukraine, have tourist visa, expires in 12/10. if i marry my fiance who is a green card holder, will my status change? would i be able to stay here legally? work here legally? apply for my own green card?  

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Hi,

After marriage, your wife can file an immigrant petition for you. If the priority date becomes current in the F2A category before your I-94 expires, you can file for adjustment of status (along with employment authorization application) and continue to remain legally in the U.S. and work until you obtain resident status. Information about the family sponsorship categories is here: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

You can call our law firm at 212-268-3580 during business hours, or email info@h1b1.com for guidance.

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Ajay K. Arora

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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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