Immigration Issues/Asylum status to F-1 status
She is in the U.S. now with a visitor's visa, her country of residency is the People's Republic of China. Her fiance is a U.S. Green Card holder and live and work in the U.S. His nationality is also the People's Republic of China.
I have a friend who is applying for her Asylum status while she is in the U.S. now. Could you please tell me for the following questions:
(1) For Asylum-based Permenant Residency application, it normally takes how long for her to get the Green Card? What's the procedure?
(2) While her case is being processed, could she converts to F-1 so as to goto college, or she can keep the asylum status and goto school also? Which way is better?
(3) Her fiance is a Green Card holder. if she marries with him, how could she keep or better adjust her status to?
Thanks you very much for your help!
What is her country of residency and that of her fiance?
If your friend fears persecution she can apply for Asylum. The process takes time and obtaining a "green card" will take several years, IF she qualifies. While her Asylum claim is being processed, she will be allowed to work and attend school. Obtaining a non-immigrant F-1 visa cannot be done...it's one or the other. As far as marrying her fiance, he can petition for her.