I am a green card holder and in May 2009 it would be already 4 years and 9 months, so I'll be able to file my application for becoming a resident!
I am planning to marry my girlfriend who has been in USA for already almost 2 years without leaving- first came with a J1 visa, then changed it to a tourourist visa, and did one extension of the tourist visa after that! But currently she's in an illegal status, her last extension expired October 2009! She stayed here because we've been planning a wedding sometime February 2009!
So my questions are:
1. If we marry now in a few weeks, can she apply for an adjustment of status, before I've actually became a resident?
Or she has to wait, so she can file an application when I file mine?
Or she can file it only after I become a resident?
2. I'm going to file my application May 2009, how long am I going to wait approximately till I become american?
3. Is there someting like a deadline for being here out of status before you marry somebody (like you can't have been here for more than 1 year illegal to marry someone and get green card)
Basicly - what would be the best thing to do now, so she could receive her pappers later and would be able to go back and visit her country?
Thank you in advance