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I am a J-1 student not subject to two-year rule. I have the intention of getting married to a US citizen. However, I don't know whether I can continue my internship after getting married to her and after applying for adjustment of status.

Thank you in advance.

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Hi,

Since you are not subject to the 2-year home country requirement, after marriage all sponsorship paperwork will be filed concurrently with the USCIS, including adjustment of status application, employment authorization and advance parole document applications to allow you to work and travel independently of J1 status. Thus, there will be no interruption in your internship.

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