Immigration Issues/i-485 adding spouse

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I have applied for I-485 in EB2 category. If I get married before I-485 is approved can I add my spouse to my green card application.

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Hi,

Yes, if you marry prior to your I-485 approval your spouse will be included in your green card application, and your spouse will be able to file I-485 if in the U.S. and priority date is current, or if outside the U.S. your spouse can obtain immigrant visa at a U.S. Consulate in home country if priority date is current.

If you marry after your I-485 is approved, you will be required to sponsor your spouse in the F2A category but this will take at least a couple of years (and probably even longer) for the priority date to be current: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.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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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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