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Old 02-02-2015
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I am IMG from Iran, I am going to participate in residency match for 2016. My husband is going to apply for green card by job offer two month later, but I don't want to mention it as green card pending because I think it will not be ready until start of residency and I will need visa.
My question is if I match but my green card Does not approve until residency beginning, Can I apply for J1 visa?
I read in some sites J1 visa is impossible for green card pending status, so how should I get visa for residency? Is it wise not to apply for green card until I become resident?
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Old 02-03-2015
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I have kind of the same problem. My fiance is a GC holder and ive been told it takes 2-3 years for the spouse to get a GC. So i think if ur applying for next year like me applying under GC category wont be an option. My concern is if ur married to a GC holder do you face problems getting J1 visa since the condition of J1 is to return back to your home country after the end of the residency for 2 years. They may see marriage to a GC holder as something that will prevent you from going back.
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