Calderón Seguin PLC | Ofelia L. Calderon
You need to determine if your wife is eligible to apply for permanent residence at all. The first requirement is that she have a legal entry into the U.S. If she doesnt, you may be out of luck unless she has something called 245i. If that fails, she may be eligible for something called cancellation of removal but that is an application that is filed while in deportation proceedings. Either way, you will want to talk about it with an experienced immigration attorney before going forward.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
It depends on a lot of factors. Your immigration status, her immigration status. your relationship development process, etc. Bottom line is you apply for immigrant visa first and then consider adjust status. It is recommended that you hire an attorney to help you with this case.
Answer Applies to: Florida