Immigration Issues/Marriage question

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I came to USA 5 years ago with F-1 from Latvia and never went to college.On I-94 no exp.date.
I am getting married to US citizen.Will I be able to get a travel passport(how long does it takes in GA) and go to Latvia before interview for a Green Card?

Thank you.

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Hi Jelena,

You can be sponsored through marriage to a U.S. citizen, and adjust status in the U.S. without any penalty since you entered the U.S. legally.

However, you cannot travel until you receive resident status in the U.S., which you will not receive until the time of the marriage interview. If you travel while adjustment of status is pending, you will be unable to enter the U.S. even if you have been issued advance parole document.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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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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