My wife overstayed her visa prior to marriage. We already spoke with an attorney and all is ok were getting ready to file paperwork.
I need to file a Petition For an Alien Relative $525 and File for a change of status $1200ish.
My question is can I file the petition prior to the Status Change? Attorney was gonna do both the same time. But money is tight and I want to get the ball rolling with what I have.
Petition Alien Relative for $500 then save up for the status change and file that in a month or so. Can I do that? Or does it need to be filed together?