I am the spouse of a United States citizen, am I eligible for a green card?
Yes, you are eligible to begin the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident or green card holder. You United States citizen spouse must first file a visa petition on your behalf with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Once the petition is approved you may file an application for adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident.
I recently received my green card, how can I bring my parents to this country to live permanently?
If you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you are not eligible to petition to bring your parents to live permanently in the United States. Only United States citizens at least 21 years old are eligible to petition to bring their parents to live and work permanently in the United States.
As a lawful permanent resident, you my file a family-based petition for your spouse and unmarried son or daughter of any age. Once the petition is approved your family members may file an application for adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident.
What family members does the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services consider immediate relatives?
Immediate relatives of a United States citizen are the spouse, parent and unmarried child under age 21.
I entered the United States illegally, but have since married a United States citizen, am I eligible to get a green card?
No, A person entering the United States illegally may not adjust their status to a lawful permanent resident even if he/she marries a United States citizen or becomes an immediate relative.
My fiancée lives overseas, how do I bring her to the United States?
If your fiancée is not a citizen of the United States and you plan to get married in the United States, then you must file a petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of your fiancée.
After the petition is approved, your fiancée must obtain a visa issued at a U.S. Embassy or consulate abroad. The marriage must take place within 90 days of your fiancée entering the United States. If the marriage does not take place within 90 days or your fiancée marries someone other than you, your fiancée will be required to leave the United States.
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