Green Card Through Marriage
As a U.S citizen or U.S. permanent resident (green card holder), you can sponsor your spouse to live and work in the United States as a permanent resident. Thus, your spouse can get a green card through marriage to you. The process starts with a family petition (Form I-130). This Petition includes the Form I-130, the marriage certificate, evidence that the marriage is real, and payment of the government fees.
However, there are crucial differences between Spouse Petitions by U.S citizens and Spouse Petitions by U.S. permanent residents (green card holder). This is because, under immigration law, U.S. citizens enjoy more benefits when it comes to bringing their spouses to the United States. Depending on the particular situation, the foreign national may obtain the green card approval while in the U.S. or outside of the U.S.
How to Get A Green Card Through Marriage
How to get a green card through marriage depends on whether the Petitioner is a United States Citizen or a Green Card holder. The process of how to get a green card through marriage also depends on whether the foreign national is in the United States or abroad and is eligible for a green card through marriage. Our immigration lawyers assess every case individually to determine the best strategy for your individual case.