Tag Archives: Marriage

Removing the conditions of your green card after divorce

When someone receives a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, it is called “conditional residency” for the first two years. In order to remove the “conditional” title, thereby making it “permanent,” both spouses must jointly petition to remove the condition three months before the second year anniversary of when the green card […]

Read more →

Tags: ,
| Posted in Green Card, U.S. Immigration, Waivers |

How can I get a green card by marrying a U.S. citizen?

  Congratulations! You just married, or are about to be married to an American citizen. This means you are one step closer to obtaining permanent residency in the United States – also known as a green card. Spouses of United States citizens are considered “immediate relatives,” which means they are immediately eligible for a green […]

Read more →

Tags:
| Posted in Green Card, U.S. Immigration |

Marriage-based green card FAQs

  There are several ways that a foreign national can obtain permanent residency (green card). One of the most common methods is by marrying a U.S. citizen. In these cases, a green card is immediately available to the foreign spouse. How soon can I get a green card if I marry a US citizen? You […]

Read more →

Tags: ,
| Posted in DOMA, Fiance Visa, Green Card, U.S. Immigration |

Obtaining a Green Card Through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

  A foreign national who has married a U.S. citizen is generally entitled to apply for permanent residency. This process is known as “adjustment of status,” and it requires the cooperation of both the U.S. citizen as well as the foreign national spouse. Procedure The U.S. citizen spouse will file a form known as “Petition […]

Read more →

Tags: ,
| Posted in Green Card, U.S. Immigration |

Married Same Sex Couples Now Eligible for U.S. Green Cards

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which previously limited certain federal benefits strictly to traditional opposite-sex married couples. In light of this, U.S. citizens in a same-sex marriage can now sponsor his or her foreign spouse for a green card. Same-sex marriage is […]

Read more →

Tags: , , ,
| Posted in Green Card |