US Citizen applying for Green Card for spouse (on F1 visa/ OPT)

Recommended Posts

My wife is currently working in the US under OPT after completing her Masters degree (not STEM). Her 1-year OPT will end in October 2011 and her F-1 visa is valid until August 2012.

As a new US citizen, I plan to apply for her I-130 and I-485 concurrently this month. Since I expect that the processing time for her green card will exceed her OPT completion in October 2011, what are my options of having my wife stay and (if possible) continue to work with her currently employer legally in the US?

Thank you for your guidance.

Link to comment
Originally posted by sm302001161:

Thank you for your response.

When I file the I-130 and I-485 concurrently for my wife, is there a separate process/ document that I need to file for her EAD and is this dependent on the receipt of the AOS or some other document?

The I-765 (EAD) and the I-131 (AP) can be filed together with the I-485.

The EAD is for work authorization, the AP for being able to travel abroad while the I-485 is pending.

Link to comment


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.