My bf and I have been together for 5 almost 6 years, its been long distance for the last 5 years and we just started living together Sept 06. Right now Im in the US on a student visa so Im not sure how this switching of visa status will work if we do decide to get married. Sooooo...I graduate gradschool in AUgust 07, and I have 1 year from that date until I have to move back to Thailand if I do not get a US job that will sponsor me. My question is, should we start our marriage paperwork soon? How long does this process take?