J1 and green card


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I am a physician on j1. Completed my residency and working on a j1 waiver job which started July 2014. My wife is on h1b. Her I-140 was approved and her priority date is nov 2010.

If suppose my wife's priority date becomes current next year can she apply for I-485 for me?

Or does she need to wait until I complete my 3yrs of j1 waiver job.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Thanks for the answer. What is the best thing to do in this situation.

to let my spouse file her I-485 when her priority date becomes current and I pursue my own method for gc


Can my spouse wait for 3 yrs until my waiver job is completed

I would suggest you to talk to a good attorney to explore all possible options.

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 I recently got a J1 visa to work as research scholar. My husband who is  filing for his green card on EB1A category (I140/485 filing concurrently). From what I understand, a J1 visa holder who has the 2 year home residency requirement has to get a J-1 waiver before applying for green card. I am yet to initiate the  waiver process. I have two major concerns.

1)Could my husband include my name as spouse  in his immigration petition? 


2)If I were to be added later as spouse (family based petition) after he receives his Green card (and after I receive waiver), how long does the adjustment of status take?  Could I work while adjustment of status is pending? If my J1 expires when adjustment of status is pending, will I be out of status?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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