If I am a J1 student graduating next month, how can I permanently stay in the US?

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If I am a J1 student graduating next month, how can I permanently stay in the US?

My boyfriend and I want to get married. Can I do that? Or can I change to an F1 visa? I also want to continue studying.

Asked on April 9, 2012 under Immigration Law, New York

Answers:

Gene Meltser, Esq. / BIRG & MELTSER

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your boyfriend is a US Citizen then you will not need a visa any more and I can get you a Green Card within anout 3-4 month. Please contact me at meltser@bmlaw.com

Harun Kazmi / Kazmi and Sakata Attorneys at Law

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you marry a US citizen, you will have the right to stay, work and study. You will need to prove the bona fide relationship and will receive a 2 year green card.


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