How do I get a green card through marriage to a US Citizen

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How do I get a green card through marriage to a US Citizen

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The fast track to getting a green card or becoming a lawful permanent resident is to marry a U.S. citizen. Every year over 400,000 U.S. citizens marry foreign-born persons and petition for them to obtain permanent residence in the U.S. Since spouses of U.S. citizens are exempt from quota limitations, you won't have to wait as long as other green card applicants to gain permanent resident status.

When trying to obtain a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen, the petition must be accompanied by proof that the beneficiary spouse is the legal husband or wife of the sponsor. Usually this is shown by a marriage certificate and proof of termination of any previous marriages. What constitutes a valid marriage for immigration purposes? The general rule is that a marriage which is valid where it was made is valid everywhere, unless it violates a fundamental belief or law of the other place.

The procedure for marrying a U.S. citizen differs based on whether the foreign spouse is inside or outside of the U.S. If your spouse is already in the U.S., he or she may be able to adjust status while being allowed to remain in the U.S. until the application is approved.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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