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Can a person here in the U.S. on a visitation visa legally marry without returning to Russia.  This person had no intention of getting married when they entered the U.S.  Should they return to Russia and re-apply for the correct visa or can they legally do it from here without worrying they will be denied.  She is 22 and the man is 23.

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Hi,

I am assuming that one of the partners to the marriage is a U.S. citizen.

The marriage and sponsorship including adjustment of status can be completed within the U.S. It is generally recommended to wait at least 60 days after entry to the U.S. prior to marriage with a U.S. citizen. The following page from our website is helpful: www.h1b1.com/Uscitizen.htm

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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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