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i am an f1 student whose visa hasn't expired. I fell in love and got married to a permaent resident, how do i adjust my status to be eligible for employment?

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Hi,

Your spouse can sponsor you in the F2A category by filing the appropriate petition with the USCIS. Information about family sponsorship categories is here: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

As the priority date is usually not current in the F2A category, you will need to wait for the priority date to be current before you can file adjustment of status application along with associated applications such as employment authorization application.

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

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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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