Can I apply for a change of status even though we have already been married for 2 years? 4 Answers as of February 10, 2011My husband is from Senegal. We have been married for 2 years and I have not filed for his papers. I am now ready to start the process but will there be a problem because I didn't file right away for the change of status? And is there a time frame to file for papers?
Marie Michaud Attorney At Law | Marie Michaud
If you are an American citizen, you can file for him provided he is admissible. I have represented clients who filed 10 years after getting married because the immigrant spouse thought "he was OK since married to an American citizen". He did not know he actually had to file some paper and attend an interview(!). I had another couple who just waited to have the money to do it right, and filed a few years after getting married. Some "late filers" were asked at the interview why they waited so long. Whatever my clients' answers, it was never a problem. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
No, there is no time frame to file.
Answer Applies to: Florida