How long it take to get a green card when non-citizen marries a us citizen?
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What would the punishment be for a US citizen who marries a non-citizen to enable them to qualify for a green card and US citizenship if found out?
Answer Jail time, probation, fines, or all three. 18 USC 1015states: Whoever knowingly makes any false statement under oath, inany case, proceeding, or matter relating to, or under, or by virtueof any law of the United States relating to naturalization,citizenship, or registry of aliens.... Shall be… fined under thistitle or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Subsection(f) does not apply to an alien if each natural parent of the alien(or, in the case of an adopted alien, each adoptive parent of thealien) is or was a citizen (whether by birth or naturalization),the alien permanently resided in the United States prior toattaining the age of 16, and the alien reasonably believed at thetime of making the false statement or claim that he or she was acitizen of the United States. However, it is not necessary to make a false claim to marry anon-citizen and help them qualify for a green card. If you arecareful and not too cooperative with those in government, you tendto fare better. Do not make a false statement intentionally and thenon-citizen you marry can legally qualify for a green card. Manypeople marry for different reasons and the reason you state, ifany, can be both honest and help your spouse to qualify for a greencard. There is no reason to lie to accomplish the goal you statebut you must consider how to field certain questions that may beasked, as any married couple in such a situation should. Inaddition, see the video on you tube Don't Talk to the Police withJames Duane, a law professor. (MORE)
6-7 months you'll get a permanent visa, and then after 2 years you'll go through interviews and stuff and if they believe your marriage is for real you'll get a green card.
If you are a non-us citizen and you are married to a US citizen but your I-94 has expired can you still apply for a green card?
Yes you can, your spouse would have to file all the necessary papers for you. The I-130, I-485, I-765 along with the I-864 affidavit of support. If your spouse is does not meet the required dollar amount in income, they can have a family member or friend sponsor you jointly. These documents would ha…ve to be accompanied with five (5) recent passport photos of you and one recent one of your spouse. Copies of all your documents passport, birth certificate, marriage license, expired I-94 form, your spouse's U.S birth certificate, copies of any divorce decrees for both of you if any, a physical specifically for immigration including testing results for syphillus and HIV, along with your immunization records. Once all the above is properly submitted with the necessary fees ($1,010) You should get a reply within six weeks or so to acknowlege receipt, and set up an appointment to be finger printed. Three to four months there after you should receive your working papers which will enable you to get a SS# to work. Eight months to a year after you should be called for an appointment to determine if you will be granted your Green Card, the length of your marriage prior to applying would determine if your Green card is Conditional or Permanent. I recently just went through the exact process, good luck to you!.. (MORE)
Just because you marry a legal citizen, it does not make you a leagal citizen. When I married my husband who was a legal alien he still had to go through the same channels to become a legal US citizen and he had to be sworn in.
You would first have to apply for a green card then three years later apply for citizenship based on marriage. This process will most likely take you about four years.
Answer . \nYes you can become a citizen but it is not automatic because you married a US citizen. You have one thing going for you - your green card.\n. \nYou have to file form N400 - Naturalization papers with the INS to become a citizen. It might take a while because since 9/11, the US has tig…htened the whole immigration process and that's good. \nSo, go to the INS home page, printoff the N400, read it carefully and thoroughly, and go from there. You might want to get some qualified help (Attorney, catholic charities, pro bono organizations for immigration, etc).\n. \nHope this helps. Answer . \nThank you for the help. i will have my girl try it out. her green cards expires in 2 years. (MORE)
How long does it take for a person who has a work permit to get a green card after getting married to a US citizen?
Answer . To get a provisional green card the time period would be about a year and a normal green card would be about three years.
A permanent resident can apply for citizenship after 3 years of marriage to a US citizen. You will need to fill out form N-400 ( Naturalization) which comes with a $330 (processing fee) and a $70 Biometric (finger print & background check). If you are applying based on 5 years as a Permanent Resi…dent or 3 years as a Permanent Resident married to a U.S. citizen, you may file for naturalization up to 90 days before you meet the continuous residence requirement. For example, if you are applying based on 3 years of continuous residence as a Permanent Resident married to a U.S. citizen, you can apply any time after you have been a Permanent Resident in continuous residence for 3 years minus 90 days. You may send your application before you have met the requirement for continuous residence only. Therefore, you must still have been married to and living with your U.S.citizen spouse for 3 years before you may file your application. You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements when you file your application with USCIS. Personal Experience I married my husband 13 years ago (I am a US Citizen). He has Permanent Resident status (born in Mexico). How long would it take for him to become a citizen? What forms does he need to fill out? (MORE)
How long does it take for a green card to come out when a non-citizen gets married to an American citizen?
Citizenship and Marriage Answer . \nIt varies anywhere from a few months to 2 years. The length of time for the entire process depends on the number of U.S. Citizenship applications the USCIS offices receive in each state. Additionally, making a mistake on your application can cost you even more… time. (MORE)
Answer . \nOnce you apply for and receive your permanent residency you have to wait 3 years before your able to apply for citizenship.
If an illegal alien gets married to a US citizen how long would it take for the illegal alien to get his social security card and a temporary or permanent green card?
dont . you can`t first apply to the green card (i- 130) then they will answer (2 years) arter the answer you have to pick up your green card at the country your husband is originally from the they will apply the 10 year law punishment for being here illegaly after that period you will be put at …the end of the line most like 11 or 14 years, so its about 26 years if you are lucky (MORE)
If a US Citizen marries an illegal immigrant how long will it take for them to get their green card?
It will take about three months for the work permit and social security number to come out, then another three months are needed for the actual green card. In other words, it will take total of 6months or even less as long as your application and the documents are correct and everything is perfectly… prepared and sent to the USCIS. It is very important that you send every document correct and flawless. Then, less than 6months is guaranteed. (MORE)
You start a relationship, and then the proposal of marriage is made. You get an approval for the marriage, and then have a wedding or civil ceremony.
Answer . You don't just get a green card. You still have to apply for a visa in order to stay in the United States. . If you get married overseas there are a few different visa options. If the American citizen has been living in the foreign country for over 6 months, they can apply for an I-130… visa for their spouse through direct consular filing, and the spouse can be brought to the U.S. permanently in as little as three months. It doesn't matter how long they have been married except that there is different paperwork and processes for those who have been married for more or less than two years. I brought my foreign husband to America, however, after having only been married for a month and a half since I qualified for Direct Consular Filing.. Typically, if you do not qualify for DCF, the processing for a visa can take as long as 6 to 8 months and necessitate time apart for the fiances/spouses. (MORE)
Answer . It does not take long. You just go into the court house and show them your passports and birth certificates and then they will call you and you go into the court house and the judge will marry you. The actual ceremony takes about 10 to 20 minutes tops.
No. You do not become a US citizen by marrying one. That is for you to earn by your own abilities!
No . No. Assuming that there are no other legal impediments to your entering Canada, you could get into Canada. You could apply for permanent resident status - something you should do BEFORE you arrive in Canada. Being married to a Canadian citizen would probably be a big advantage. Getting Canad…ian citizenship is a whole other process. Before you can apply, you have to have lived in Canada for three years without interruption or, in some cases, for three of the last four years. If you meet all of the requirements, THEN you can become a Canadian citizen. Being married to a Canadian will help with that. But marrying a Canadian will NOT automatically make you a Canadian citizen. (MORE)
If your application is already in process you can get waiver from joint filing with proof of marriage in good faith and divorce papers.
Well, first of all your phrasal structure is wrong. . You have to wait at least 1 to 3 years.
The biometric appointment is usually 1 to 2 months after sending in the adjustment of status forums after you are married in the USA. The work permit usually comes 2 to 3 months after the biometric. The whole process can take 3 to 6 months. It always just depends on so many unknown government varia…bles .. Added: . I got my biometrics appointment within a month. My Interview was schedule just 3 months after filing the adjustment of status paper work. -- Chicago 2009. (MORE)
How long would it take for the Green card to be processed if it is sponsored by a US Citizen to his brother who is also residing in US?
Answer: It depends on the person who is handling your case. It can take between 6 months to a year.
No. If you are a green card holder for a minimum period of 5 years and above the age of 18 you need to file the immigration Form N-400 to file for citizenship processing and the process is called naturalization.
If you entered the US lawfully, the process can take as little as 6months. If you entered the US unlawfully, you will need to obtain ahardship waiver and then return to your country for an interview.If you are abroad, the process takes about one year.
They can stay here. When a green card holder marries a US citizen, he/she gets to share the benefits enjoyed by the US citizen. The US citizen can also file in for the green card holder's citizenship application.
If a Mexican citizen marries a US Citizen the Mexican citizen has a green card and is married for twelve years with a child what happens if there is a divorce?
Nothing, you only have to be married for 3 years before they can revoke a green card for such a matter. And they don't even revoke a green card just for that, they have to prove that the marriage was entered unlawfully and not for the right reasons. The government is not going to force you to stay m…arried to someone just to keep their green card active (MORE)
The applicant should be 18 years and older with green card for a period of minimum 5 years continuous physical residence. Its 3 years for those who have married a US citizen and continue to do so.For persons in the US army minimum 1 year of service qualify them to apply for US citizenship.
NOPE. There is no need for a legal Green card holder to marry a USC for the sake of becoming a USC. If that person is a GC holder for 5 years and is above 18 yrs of age and maintained the required continuous residence criteria, then he/she can become a USC on his/her own.
my brother applied for my mom. since mom was in the US already (on a visitor's visa), he applied for both petition (for alien relative) and adjustment of status at the same time. if mom was not in US, he'd apply for the petition first, then adjustment of status once petition has been approved. 2 mon…ths later, he got a letter for her to go take her fingerprints (biometrics appointment). 5 months after that, he got a letter that she'd be interviewed in a couple months. so...in total, it took 9 months from the time uscis received the application, to the date of the greencard interview. but it may take 10-12 months total when mom finally receives the greencard itself in the mail.. btw, it probably helped that my brother's in the military, and that mom has lived in a US territory (effectively making her a US resident, sorta) for the past 40 years. so i really don't know if that helped speed up her application process. (MORE)
i am a us citizen i have been marry to Persian lady so how long it take for her to get citizenthrough marriage.
The US citizen spouse needs to petition using Form I-130 for green card for the alien. While its being processed the applicant needs to hold legal status or can return to home country and continue using consular processing to get green card.
It all depends on the process you choose to hold a Permanent Residency card. A good recommendation would be to have an Immigration Lawyer assist you with the application process. Although expensive, the legal assistance is well worth the time and money you will be spending. And depending on the US C…itizenship and Immigration Services' workload, a minimum of 8-10 months would be required for the entire process to be completed and for you to hold your Permanent Residency card. If you choose to go about it on your own, the process might become lengthy, overwhelming and frustrating. (MORE)
Yes you can keep the green card. For any name change you should use the Form I-90 and get a replacement with new name.
Once the US citizen spouse petitions using Form I-130 for the alien spouse's green card and the priority date becomes current visa will be available for the applicant to enter US will a conditional green card valid for 2 years which using the Form I-485 status should be adjusted to permanent residen…cy 90 days before the conditional status expires. (MORE)
It's so easy..I filed citizenship papers for all my family and i was a citizen in 7 months. You just got to make sure you got the right info and file all needed paperwork. No real need to do it thru a lawyer si nce they will definetly over charge you. i have since then filed several petitions and mo…st of them have been done efficiently . (MORE)
This depends on the marriage laws of the jurisdiction in which you are married. First, you must obtain a marriage license. In some U.S. states, you must then wait a prescribed number of days, in other U.S. states, the marriage can be performed the very same day. As soon as the completed marriage lic…ense is filed with the appropriate town/city/county clerk by the marriage officiant (i.e., clergy or judge), the marriage becomes official. Citizenship does not alter the length of time that this process takes. It takes the same amount of time whether your spouse is a U.S. citizen or not. (MORE)
Anyone can marry a US citizen, green card or not. The marriage does not automatically give any special privileges to the newly married person. The US citizen can petition for you to be permitted to apply for residency, etc. It is not necessary to be a green card holder to marry a US Citizen. It is… important to stay in the US legally with proper immigration papers in order to marry a US citizen. (MORE)
Maybe, you will need an approved I-601 before the USCIS officercould adjudicade your I-485 ( green card petition)
Yes, there is no probem if the Indian has no criminal probems and all the documents are OK. But it does take time. Good luck
Im not sure if every case works the same. But I do know that It will all depend on how did you enter the U.S If you came ilegally, the process will take a long time ( we are talking about years) but If not, it takes aproximately 3 or 4 months to get the papers that allow you to work and in another 2… or 3 months you should receive the documents that allow you to travel overseas (residency) I guess it will be call.. (MORE)
After 3 years of successful marriage you can apply for US citizenship provided you have continuous physical presence to meet residential requirement for naturalization.
Someone with a green card is a legal resident, it will be about the same requirements as for US citizen to get a marriage license, check with your county clerk if you have any doubt over this matter.
Individuals who obtain a Green Card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen are granted "Conditional" Green Card status when they enter US just after marriage, which is only valid for two years. Individuals who have been granted Conditional Green Card Status are required to apply to remove the Conditions… on their Green Card within 90 days of the date that their Conditional Permanent Resident status expires that is before second wedding anniversary and they are still married. After conditions are removed the applicant is issued a green card valid for 10 years. (MORE)
This may not be possible at all. There is a penalty if you enter the US illegally. If there was ILLEGAL entry, then it would take a trip to the U.S. embassy/consulate in that person's native country and have a successful I-601 waiver. These are hard to win, but if it is approved, then it would be ab…out 18+ months before the person can enter as a permanent residency. If the waiver is denied, then the person cannot enter the U.S. for 10 years- however, it is highly unlikely that such a person would be granted a visa in the future, making it a permanent ban. (MORE)
Yes.The home country is not an issue to get US green card provided the home country government has no issues. Individuals who obtain a Green Card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen are granted "Conditional" Green Card status, which is only valid for two years. Individuals who have been granted Co…nditional Green Card Status are required to apply to remove the Conditions on their Green Card within 90 days of the date that their Conditional Permanent Resident status expires.After conditions are removed the applicant is issued a green card valid for 10 years.If married to U.S. Citizen you may apply after 3 years with valid green card for US citizenship. (MORE)
An international who is married to a US citizen can get his/her green card in the following manner. The US citizen should file in Form I -130 to sponsor the spouse. The Spouse should then file in form I-485 to adjust the status to that of a lawful permanent resident.
The person who marries the US citizen should first become a permanent resident before moving on to file citizenship application. They must have maintained the status of a permanent resident for at least 3 yrs. So only after this time can they apply for their citizenship. It is not easy to get US cit…izenship. The only advantage of applying for citizenship after marrying a US citizen is that the continuous residence criteria gets reduced to 3yrs. (MORE)
Of course Yes!! Getting a Green card by marrying a US citizen is the most easiest ways of becoming a PR. After marrying a USC the dependent will be issued a conditional green card which is valid for 2 yrs. The conditional green card holder should apply to remove the conditions on the card and adjust… the status to that of a permanent resident before the expiry of the card. Application Process: . File in form I-751 jointly with the USC spouse, if you are still married to that spouse. . Submit the form along with all the needed proof before 90 days of the Second wedding anniversary . Pay the filing fee of $505 + $85 ( biometrics) (MORE)
Do you get a Green Card if your non-US citizen parent marry a US citizen. Suppose you are 18 years old?
Complicated and time consuming process though! Firstly the alien spouse needs to get the green card. Kids under the age of 21 and unmarried would be given the second preference after the spouse. Once you are petitioned for using the Form I-130, once the process is complete then kid can get green c…ard by providing all support documents to prove her/his case. (MORE)
11 months The Married children of U.S. citizens are third preference to get green card when sponsored by US citizen. First preference for spouses and children below 21 years of age and second preference for unmarried adult children age 21 years and above.Lastly siblings have the fourth preferen…ce.The wait time for first preference applicants is 7 years, its eight for second preference applicants, ten years for third preference applicants and eleven years for fourth preference applicants. (MORE)
Green card can be got through employer,marriage, relative and diversity visa lottery. To obtain a green card there are many ways: through employment, a family member or marriage. You must be sponsored by a family member in the U.S. in order to apply for a Family-Based Green Card by petitioning us…ing Form I-130. To apply for an Employment-Based Green Card, a foreign applicant must be sponsored by a qualifying U.S. employer who files Form I-140. Individuals who obtain a Green Card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen are granted "Conditional" Green Card status, which is only valid for two years. Individuals who have been granted Conditional Green Card Status are required to apply to remove the Conditions on their Green Card within 90 days of the date that their Conditional Permanent Resident status expires.After conditions are removed the applicant is issued a green card valid for 10 years.If married to U.S. Citizen you may apply after 3 years with valid green card for US citizenship. (MORE)