Immigration Issues/spouse visa

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hi, I just got married and my wife is in nepal. I am a green card holder and currently applying for citizenship. some people suggest me to apply from green card and after I  became us citizen it will be faster for the process. is it true or is there any other way to get my wife in usa faster. I think it will take about 5-6 months for me to become us citizen.

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Hi,

It is a bit faster if you file an immigrant petition for your wife now in the F2A category: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

Your wife will be able to enter the U.S. when either the priority date becomes current, or you become a U.S. citizen, whichever occurs first. Additional information about priority dates is here: www.h1b1.com/visawaiting.htm

The Consulate is unlikely to issue a visitor visa to your wife, as she is an intending immigrant to the U.S.

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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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