If I’m currently a student in the US planning on marrying my 2 year girlfriend, should I wait until I finish college, start working before I get married or go ahead and marry?

I don’t know what the best legal move is.

Asked on December 6, 2013 under Immigration Law, Georgia

Answers:

Harun Kazmi / Kazmi and Sakata Attorneys at Law

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. The choice is yours. I would need more information about your financial status. Can you she financially support you on the immigration? If not, you may need a joint sponsor. You may also help support yourself if you have lawful employment (OPT). YOu can get a work permit based on your marriage after 3 months. Feel free to contact me with more details. [email protected] 

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you want your presumed non-American girlfriend to gain immediate resodency then you marry her and go through the application process. However, from a practical matter, it makies sense to complete your college education first before you go ahead and marry her.


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