Can a foreigner obtain legal residency in the United States by virtue of same-sex marriage to an American citizen?
Yes. Effective June 26, 2013, the US federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, including for the purposes of immigration. An American citizen may sponsor a foreign same-sex spouse for permanent residency ("green card"), leading eventually to citizenship.
3 people found this useful
Although same-sex marriage is legal in Belgium, since January 1, 1985, marriage does not give any direct claim to Belgian citizenship. You can apply for naturalization, but yo…ur marriage will not affect the requirements.
Can a foreigner obtain legal residency in the UK by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of the United Kingdom?
Yes. Foreign same-sex marriages are recognized as civil partnerships under UK law. Consequently, a British citizen can sponsor a same-sex partner for residency and, eventually…, citizenship.
Can a foreigner obtain British citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of the United Kingdom?
You can get UK residence permit if they determine you are dependent on each other and your love is genuine. As far as citizenship laws state, heterosexuals do not get citizens…hip by marriage either.
Yes. The legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland is imminent. Following a favorable vote in the May 22, 2015 public referendum, the Constitution of Ireland has been ame…nded to guarantee same-sex couples the right to marry. . While others must reside in Ireland for five years before becoming eligible for naturalization, the spouse of an Irish citizen is eligible after only three years. For spouses only, all or part of the residency requirement can be fulfilled by living in Northern Ireland..
Can a foreigner obtain Argentinean citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of Argentina?
Yes, sort of. A same-sex marriage is treated the same as any other marriage in Argentina. The spouse of an Argentine citizen is eligible for naturalization after two years of …residency in Argentina. Having said that, however, the two-year residency is required of all applicants for naturalization and there is no benefit derived from being married to a citizen.
Yes, as of January 1, 2009, Norwegian marriage law is gender neutral. A person married to a Norwegian citizen may become a naturalized Norwegian citizen after three years of r…esidence in Norway. This is true whether the marriage is between same-sex spouses or opposite-sex spouses.
Can a foreigner obtain Portuguese citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of Portugal?
Yes. Marriage is marriage in Portugal, whether between persons of the same or opposite gender. Normally, one may apply for naturalization after six years of residence in Portu…gal. However, a foreigner who has been married to a Portuguese citizen for three years may become a citizen of Portugal by mere declaration, without any residency requirement.
Can a foreigner obtain Icelandic citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of Iceland?
Yes. Marriage is marriage in Iceland, whether same-sex or opposite-sex. Both are treated the same. If you have been married for four years to an Icelandic citizen, you are eli…gible for naturalization after living in Iceland for three years, as opposed to the seven years that would be required if you were not married to a citizen of Iceland.
Can a foreigner obtain Dutch citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of the Netherlands?
Yes, they can. Same-Sex marriage is by all rights equal to Opposite-sex marriage. It is a legal process and you will acquire Dutch citizenship like you would were you to marry… a person of the opposite sex. That said, I'd like to wish you a happy life with your partner.
Yes. Same-sex marriage is treated the same as any other marriage in Sweden. Naturalization is not automatic, however, and an application must be made. The length of time of re…quired residency is reduced if the foreigner is married to a Swedish citizen.
Yes, same-sex marriage is legal in Mexico following an August 2010 decision by the Mexican Supreme Court. Although some Mexican states may balk at recognizing same-sex marriag…e, they are required to by federal law and immigration is regulated by a federal agency. Yes. The foreign same-sex spouse of a Mexican citizen is eligible for naturalization after two years of residency in Mexico.
Yes. Although same-sex marriage cannot be performed in Israel (because of religious rules, not civil law), foreign same-sex marriages are recognized by the Israeli government.… All Jews are entitled to immigrate to Israel and all spouses of Jews are entitled to naturalization as well. There is no special right granted to the spouse of an Israeli citizen, however. But, as long as one of the spouses is a Jew, then Israeli law will permit naturalization, at the discretion of the government.
Can a foreigner obtain Brazilian citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage with a citizen of Brazil?
Yes. In Brazil, unregistered same-sex cohabitation brings the same rights and responsibilities as legal marriage, explicitly including immigration rights. This means reducing …the length of required residency from fifteen years to merely one year before a foreigner is eligible for naturalization.
Foreign residents may apply for citizenship based on their same-sex marriage to a citizen in 19 countries worldwide. The United States is not one of those countries.
Yes, by marrying a Dane, you shorten the naturalization process from the usual 9 years of residence to a minimum of 6 years of residence.
Can a foreigner obtain Filipino citizenship by virtue of same-sex marriage to a citizen of the Philippines?
No, since same-sex marriage is not legal in the Philippines.
Same-sex marriage has just been legalized (2013) in France. It hasbeen said during the debate that a foreigner could obtain Frenchcitizenship by marrying a French national. Th…at hasn't happenedyet. There has been one application so far (early 2014) accordingto the press, but the process of getting French citizenship thatway is quite long. It is frequent to wait for four or five years,and have to give clear evidence that the community of marriage isreal, before being accepted.