Immigration Issues/Marriage

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I am a legal resident (green card). I have a friend that I want to marry him.He is a french citizen and lives in France.What is the procedure in order for him to get the papers? Does he have to wait outside the US 'til he becomes legal resident?If he comes before he gets his green card is he allowed to work in US?
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Dasha

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Hi Dasha,

Your friend can enter the U.S. without a visa, but this allows entry only for 3 months under the visa waiver program.

If you marry him, he will need to wait for several years for a visa to be available (there is a line) before he receives a green card. He cannot remain legally in the U.S. during this time based on marriage. If you were a U.S. citizen, he could remain legally and work in the U.S. before he receives the green card, but you are not a U.S. citizen.

The following webpage from our website is helpful: http://www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

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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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