Can you get a green card if you are married to an US citizen?

November 14, 2020 Off By idswater

Can you get a green card if you are married to an US citizen?

This is important. Lawful entry is typically needed for a green card application through marriage in the US. If you entered the US illegally, you CANNOT apply for a green card through marriage in the US but may be able to file a 601A waiver.

Can a person who entered the US illegally marry an US citizen?

A waiver of your unlawful stay in the U.S. might be necessary in order to obtain lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S. citizen. Please answer a few questions to help us match you with attorneys in your area.

Is it possible for an undocumented spouse to become a US citizen?

Traditionally, it has always been possible for the undocumented spouse and her or his own dependent children to gain permanent resident status through the marriage to that U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

What happens if you get married to a foreign citizen?

Add in a foreign spouse and U.S. immigration laws, and the task becomes even harder. If you decide to get married in the United States, you will be eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS). This is an internal process whereby you can stay with your spouse in the United States and possibly eventually work while your case is processed.

Add in a foreign spouse and U.S. immigration laws, and the task becomes even harder. If you decide to get married in the United States, you will be eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS). This is an internal process whereby you can stay with your spouse in the United States and possibly eventually work while your case is processed.

Traditionally, it has always been possible for the undocumented spouse and her or his own dependent children to gain permanent resident status through the marriage to that U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Can a spouse of an US citizen apply for a green card?

Unfortunately, unless you fall into a rare exception (discussed in When Adjustment of Status Is Possible for the Immigrant Spouse of a U.S. Citizen ), you will not be allowed to apply for your green card at a USCIS office in the United States.

A waiver of your unlawful stay in the U.S. might be necessary in order to obtain lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S. citizen. Please answer a few questions to help us match you with attorneys in your area.