In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by my law partner Anita Koumriqian as we talk about marriage, adjustment of status, and green cards in a holiday proposal theme.
Getting married to a United States citizen is the fastest and easiest way for somebody to get a green card. If you are in the U.S. on an H-1B visa or an O-1A visa, and you’re thinking of getting a green card based on your work accomplishments or patents, you can definitely do that. But getting a marriage-based green card if you’re in a relationship with a U.S. citizen will be so much less work for you – that’s if you don’t have that fear of putting additional pressure on your relationship.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Marriage-based Green Cards: process, interview prep, & fees
- Why people are doing two weddings in relation to a green card application
- Why the U.S. citizen’s family must be aware of the marriage
- Guidelines for international travel pending your application
- Getting a combo card and how long it takes to get one (pre and post-COVID)
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