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My fiancé is a green card holder and is anticipating to obtain citizenship within a year. I’m currently on H1-B: Would it make sense to wait for her citizenship before we start my process for marriage based green card? Or would it be better to start now while she is in her green card?

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I was in the same boat and was advised that I file asap instead of waiting.. my SO’s citizen application has been submitted over 1 yr ago and still radio silence. Don’t understand how it takes this long...

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My lawyers advice for this is to file it now while spouse is still under GC then just inform/update USCIS once spouse gets his citizenship to expedite the pending petition.

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Honestly you could start now but it does not make a difference. If anything, it’s easier to wait until spouse has the natz certificate. Due to processing time, you may end up waiting the same amount of time as though you wait to start until after naturalization. USCIS does not prioritize I-130 petitions in the F-2A category.

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Thank you all for the helpful advice

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