Immigration Issues/Visa for my husband

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I am permanant resident of USA, i got married last month in india, is there any way i can bring my husband to live in USA he does not have to work, because i will be citizen next year and i don't know how long it will take him to come here.

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Hi Jaime,

You can file a petition for alien relative (Form I-130) for your husband, but he won't be able to join you for about 4 years because that it how long it will take for a visa to be available (if you remain a permanent resident). The following webpage from our website is helpful: http://www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

However, since you are planning on becoming a U.S. citizen, my recommendation is not to file anything at this time. When you become a U.S. citizen, you can file for K-3 visa for your husband, which will allow him to join you on K-3 visa, and when he joins you in the U.S. his adjustment of status application can be filed.

If your husband applies for a visitor visa at this time, the Consulate will deny the visitor visa.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.H1B1.com

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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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