After you marry, you file the following: I-130 (Petition for family member), I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), G-325a (Biographic data - one for each of you), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill out for you), and I-864 (Affidavit of support). You will need to file each form with supporting evidence and appropriate filing fees. You can find these forms at www.uscis.gov/forms.
The supporting evidence that you would file would be birth certificates, marriage certificate, divorce certificates if either of you have been married previously, proof of your U.S. Citizenship, proof of your spouse's legal entry into the U.S., and financial documents to prove your income over the last year at least.
In about 3 to 5 months after filing, she should get a work permit. About 5 to 7 months after filing you should get a marriage interview. If all goes well, a few weeks later she should get a Residency status (green card).
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After filing all the necessary forms and paying the fees, are scheduled for an interview to obtain the work permitt and or a ss card? Could you explain that process please? My urgency if for him to find work, our rent is high plus our needs, and we are struggling.
Sorry about that. I mean "he". The work permit is going to come 3 to 4 or 5 months after filing everything. It is almost impossible to speed that up. Once he gets the work permit, then he can go get a SS#. If you still want to try to expedite anything you can look at this link:
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I know later he may have some more questions, will we have to pay more platica for your assistance Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq?
I-130 (Petition for family member), I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), G-325a (Biographic data - one for each of you), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill out for you), and I-864 (Affidavit of support).
All these forms need to be filed simultaniously even just to start us off with his work permitt? Also, I am still not clear about the work permitt and ss card, are they separete events, or did you mean he obtains his work permitt and then we take it and present ourselves at the ssa office to request his ss card? Oh and is there an interview process for this? Oh what about a driver's license at about when can he obtain that... we need that so he can get to work, after he obtains his permitt and ss card.