I am in H1B status with a pending I-485. My priority date is current, and I’m hoping the I-485 will be approved soon. I recently got engaged to a woman who is also on H1B, and we were planning on having the wedding in India in the spring. However, my friend told me we should get married quickly, or else she will not be able to get a green card as my dependent. Is that correct?


In order for your fiancée to qualify for a green card as your dependent, you would need to be legally married before your I-485 is approved. If you get married after your I-485 is approved, you likely will need to sponsor her under the family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category.  (22.Dec.2022)

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