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Green Card through Marriage

Handled By Our Pasadena Immigration Lawyers

Are you a United States citizen looking to get married to a foreign national or are already married to a foreign national? At Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law, our immigration lawyers in Pasadena have worked with numerous clients in figuring out the best route to get a green card for a wife, husband, or fiancé and bring them to the United States in the shortest time period possible. We can quickly and efficiently guide you throughout the legal process and help you get a green card for your significant other.

Obtaining a Green Card for Your Husband or Wife

If you are a United States citizen and you have married a foreign national who is currently in the United States, the route you take to obtain a green card for your spouse will depend on how your spouse entered the United States. If your spouse entered the United States with inspection, absent any significant criminal history, you will likely be able to obtain their green card in a process known as a one-step adjustment. This involves carefully submitting multiple applications and financial information to the government and preparing and attending a marriage interview with an immigration officer. Our immigration lawyers in Pasadena have represented numerous applicants successfully in this process, including preparing couples for marriage interviews and attending the interviews with clients.

If your spouse entered the United States without inspection, however, then he or she will likely need to apply for a waiver based on extreme hardship. In addition, if there are other issues, such as a criminal history, multiple waivers may be required.

If your spouse is currently outside the United States:

If your spouse is currently outside the United States, you can submit an application to bring them to the United States and this will involve consular processing, which involves your spouse attending an interview at the U.S. Consulate in your spouse’s country. This process requires an experienced attorney to make sure that the documents submitted to the National Visa Center are accurate and that the U.S. Consulate is provided accurate information in a timely manner.

Bringing Your Fiancé to the United States

If you are currently engaged to be married, you can bring your spouse to the United States through a fiancé visa. This process involves getting married within 90 days of your spouse entering the United States. An attorney can carefully guide your fiancé through the consular processing and also ensure that documents submitted to the government are done in a complete and timely manner.

What Options Are Best for Me

As you can tell, there are numerous ways to obtain a green card for a spouse or fiancé. Your lawyer will advise you of the best route to take depending on the facts of your situation. There are several factors that must be taken into consideration based on your background and your fiancé or spouse’s background.

To learn more about green cards and how our immigration lawyers in Pasadena can help you, please either call us today at (626) 325-0770 or contact us online. Call now and schedule a case evaluation.

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