How are H1B and green card holder’s significant others working?
I’ve kept telling my fiance abroad to wait till I get settle down with visa stuffs. Now I’ve almost got green card (I’ve initiated the process before I met him) and now it will take him at least a few years to get the green card for ‘legally working’ in the US if we get married.
Many people said the fastest way to bring your significant others to the US “and” make him/her to legally work is to go to the school, be on F1 visa first, get OPT, and get H1B to avoid the waste of time doing nothing at home in queuing for green card. But there are lots of couple in the world who both needs to continue the career due to monetary reason. For those who, going to the school sounds too luxurious.
How are other couples from outside of the US handling this problem? Are many people actually breaking up due to visa and long distance relationships? Or sacrificing one’s career to be together and stay home for a few years till getting a legal immigrant status? I was once L1B and now regret that I should have just maintained that visa so that my significant other could work as soon as we get married. Now we are in our 30s and need to wait a few years or I give up everything here and go back to my fiance’s country.