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Can a person that came to the United Stated legally on a visa, but stayed after it expired, (thus now an illegal)get a Green Card if she marries a U.S. Citizen?

If so can this be done without hiring an immigration attorney?

Answer
Yes, since you initially entered the U.S. legally (even though I-94 has expired), all sponsorship paperwork based on marriage to a U.S. citizen can be filed concurrently and you can adjust status in the U.S. Exceptions to adjusting status exist for entry made initially in C or D or K visa status.

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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.

Education/Credentials
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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