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do greencard holders include in US citizen IMGs? in NRMP match report, they are talking of US and non US citizen IMGs...what that actually mean??
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The main segmentation in the NRMP reports is AMGs versus IMGs.
The IMGs are further subdivided into US and non-US IMGs.

US IMGs, mean US citizens (passport holders), Green card holders are not included, Green card holders are included under IMGs.

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I would assume if you have a GC, it is just as good as being a U.S. citizen as far as programs are concerned. Either way, they don't have to sponsor a visa.
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Although US IMGs doesn't include GC holders , HOWEVER both have equal chances under the title of "IMGs who don't need visa".
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thanx for my query.plz give me some more info too..i am a pakistani graduate..i intend to apply in next year match.i mean 2014 match...i am going to marry a US national girl.please tell me how i will be able to get my greencard till then?will it be good to take fiancee visa,go to usa and then marry there??or should i marry in pakistan and then wait for my immigration??
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thanx for my query.plz give me some more info too..i am a pakistani graduate..i intend to apply in next year match.i mean 2014 match...i am going to marry a US national girl.please tell me how i will be able to get my greencard till then?will it be good to take fiancee visa,go to usa and then marry there??or should i marry in pakistan and then wait for my immigration??
It is better to marry backhome and wait for the GC which will typically take 6 months or even less.
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but i have heard that it will take at least around 1 year to reach usa through spouse immigration and then further 6 months to get GC.isnt it??is fiance(K1 visa) route not shortest?.or what are its disadvantages? applicantguide sir please elaborate it.
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but i have heard that it will take at least around 1 year to reach usa through spouse immigration and then further 6 months to get GC.isnt it??is fiance(K1 visa) route not shortest?.or what are its disadvantages? applicantguide sir please elaborate it.
Yes it takes a lot of time to process for a spouse visa. Do not delay on it. It took me 9 months as a spouse of us citizen to get green card. And once you start the process you cannot apply for student visa or any other visas to enter us. You get stuck until u get ur spouse visa. I also recommend you not to delay any process and submit as much evidence as you can while filling the forms.
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Yes it takes a lot of time to process for a spouse visa. Do not delay on it. It took me 9 months as a spouse of us citizen to get green card. And once you start the process you cannot apply for student visa or any other visas to enter us. You get stuck until u get ur spouse visa. I also recommend you not to delay any process and submit as much evidence as you can while filling the forms.
You are lucky it was done in 9 months. Anyone from Pakistan should be prepared for anywhere between 10-12 months for an interview date to come, and then there is a high chance of being placed in administrative processing which can take anywhere from few weeks to 12 months. If you want to apply in September 2014, I would advise you against applying for spousal visa (k1 or ir1). It won't be approved in time and you won't be able to get a visitor visa to enter the US to attend interviews while your petition is pending. There is almost 0 chance your petition will be approved by USCIS & NVC and you get an interview & and approval (without AP) in the next 6-8 months. If you want to risk that, you may but that's a huge gamble. That applies for K1 also. If you were going to apply in Sept 2015, then I'd apply for the K1 ASAP but only if your wife is currently living in the US. Just make sure you collect enough proof that you have a legitimate relationship, with evidence to support why you want to go to the US and get married (they will ask where the girls family is and where your family is etc, & if you say they are all in your home country - your case is going to be very weak). K1 is not by any means quicker than IR1/CR1. They both roughly take the same amount of time. The interview process is a lot easier for Ir/Cr1 though. Good luck
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