What happens my son's status after turning 21 if the green card process has not been finalized?
Question Details: I hold a J1 visa and I have a 15 year old child with J2. If I change my status to H1b how soon after that can I apply for green card? Also, how much longer after applying for the green card can I apply for my minor child as my dependent? What happens to his status after turning 21 if the green card process has not been finalized? Can the process be expedited?
The process cannot be expedited but if you change to H-1B and start the green card process right away, provided you are not from India, Mexico, China or the PHilippines and it would be for a professional position (at least bachelor's degree), you should be fine prior to your son's turning 21. As long as he is in the process, it will be fine. How quickly you start the green card process really depends on how quickly your employer is willing to start it since it has to be generated by the employer. If you have never had H-1B before, you would have to have the employer file for you next April for the following year's annual quota since the one for the next fiscal year has already been filled.