How long will it take for a immigrant to get a green card when they are married to a us citizen?
6 to 7 months.
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Would it be easier for an illegal immigrant to get a green card if he married a US citizen in his home country instead of in the United States?
You file for amnesty or asylum if your country is that bad. You must have some sort of proof.
Are there consequences for a US citizen that marries an immigrant for the purpose of getting a green card?
Yes, fines and imprisonment. Doing such a thing is considered immigration fraud. This is considered as Immigration Fraud and both gets imprisonment for doing it. Do not try it, consulars are smart enough to make out whether the marriage is real or you forged it for Green Card.
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 an illegal immigrant from Mexico and an US citizen have children together and want to get married would he or she be allowed a green card?
I am also wondering about this question. someone please help. answer is yes. If you go to www.immigrationdirect.com it'll explain everything. There is also currently something called a touchback. If an immigrant from Mexico comes here undocumented and has children and a wife here they have to gol ba…ck to Mexico but they'll be granted a greencard and eventually a residence. Hope this helps ! (MORE)
What happens to a US citizen if caught who is paid 10000 to marry an illegal immigrant in order for him to get a green card?
from what i have read with ins. if you get caught or the ins finds out it is a fake marriage the us citizen can be charged with up to $5000 or 25 yrs in prision so good luck
Is it possible for an illegal immigrant to marry a US citizen in the US and file for a green card or would it be easier if the US citzen was pregnant?
Answer . \nPregancey is not required, just marriage is enough. fill out the papers pay the money and wait. Moving is not a good idea it takes some time.
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.
What will happen if a US citizen is caught marrying an immigrant just so they will get a green card?
Answer . In 1986 Congress passed the Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendment. This act sets the penalties imposed on persons who enter into fraudlent marriages to obtain resident status for a foreign national. Both parties can be charged with a federal felony which carries a 2-5 year federal prison …sentence and a maximum of $250,000 fine. After serving the imposed sentence the foreign national will be permanently deported and the U.S. citizen will have a record of a federal felony conviction. (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)
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 illegal immigrant marries a US citizen how long will it take the immigrant to a acquire legal stay in the US?
It could take years INS Laws are always changing and it also depends on how they enteredthe country. and if they have ever been in trouble with the law for any thing.or if they are intiled to a waiver. but waivers are not all ways much help they can still be deported.keep copies of all paper work, m…oney orders,letters I mean everything.when you go to INS you may want a lawyer.remember INS are not working for you they work against you.they lose paper work all the time, trust me! I know and then you have to pay for refiling. INS has the right to post pone as long as they want, and there is nothing you can do about that.be prepared it a long and stressful system.If your not a member of a church then become a member. do valunteer work for your community,do whatever you can to make you a good asset to stay here.It's not over till it's over. (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.
Can an illegal immigrant who has a criminal background obtain a green card by marrying a US citizen?
Answer . \nNo.\n. \nIn most cases it is no longer possible for a foreign national who is unlawfully present within the US to be sponsored for permanent residency or citizenship by a citizen spouse regardless of having a criminal history or not.\n. \nAny foreign national either legally or illeg…ally within the US is subject to deportation if convicted of a federal or state felony. (MORE)
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.
If your application is already in process you can get waiver from joint filing with proof of marriage in good faith and divorce papers.
Answer . Answer If you were or are in the States illegally then I seriously doubt that even though you married an American citizen you would get a Green Card so that you could work legally.. I believe that the American Immigration policy would be to ask you to go back to the country you came …from, and apply for a landed status. From there, and after many documents have been filled out and filed with the proper people in Immigration, if you have no criminal record, you might be accepted. I can also tell you that it takes about two years to do this unless you get an Immigration Lawyer. This will cost a few dollars, but the money would be well spent. (MORE)
Well, first of all your phrasal structure is wrong. . You have to wait at least 1 to 3 years.
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.
It depends.. If the documents you submitted provide strong case that the officer does not have much doubts, the interview can be short as a few minutes, BUT in cases that paperwork are not well organized and lack of strong evidence especially proof of relationship, the interview can take up to 30 mi…nutes or longer. If your marriage is genuine, no need to worry. Simply tell the truth.. Good luck. (MORE)
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.
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.
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)
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.
If the person is a US citizen it doesn't matter when they naturalized. You can marry a USC anytime and they can petition for you whenever.
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.
If an immigrant has an expired green card and marries a US citizen does it help her to get citizenship faster?
Being married would not change the fact she is an illegal alien. She could still be sent back to her country of origin.
If an illegal immigrant in Mexico and an us citizen get married in Mexico can he or she apply for a green card?
yes, they can apply for a green card any time realy. the problem is that it helps to know someone here who can sponsor them with $$$ to get them to apply. that pretty much says that they will watch out for them, and that the government knows where to find the resident. this is how my cousins came to… america. (MORE)
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)
If the illegal immigrant entered the country illegally can he get green card if he married to US citizen?
I believe so, but Id hope whoever uses this technique gets blacklisted and hunted down right away No. An illegal immigrant is just that, regardless of whether they marry a US citizen or not. Marrying a US citizen grants a foreign national the right to a green card, as long as they are either not in …the country, or if they have entered the country legally and are currently in a legal visitor status., i.e. their I-94 departure record has not expired. Once the spouse of a citizen has legally applied for a green card, the CBP cannot remove the person from the country when their I-94 expires. In fact, they cannot even travel across the border as crossing the border during the initial application, voids that application and you have to start again (MORE)
If a US citizen is married to an illegal immigrant and leaves her does she still gets her green card?
My guess is no. You have to prove that you have a real marriage to stay.
If a us citizen marries a Mexican illegal immigrant in the us and has 20 years of deportation can he still get the green card and become a resident of the US?
to my knowledge, if you as an American citizen are LEGALLY married to an illegal, all that you have to do is go to your local immigration office and apply for his residency. it is better if you are married in the u.s. before applying. if you guys married in the u.s. so much the better. make sure tha…t he does not have a criminal record or that is it. if you married outside the u.s. what i would do is to marry again in the u.s. so that immigration will "recognize" said marriage, but yes, as a u.s. citizen, applying for your spouse is one of your privileges and rights for being a u.s. citizen...good luck (MORE)
What penalties does us citizen face if marry a illegal immigrant with out go for visa or green card?
The illegal partner will probably be repatriated to his/her home country or be imprisioned prior to deportation. The American citizen may be fined or criminally charged.
Does an illegal immigrant married to a citizens US have to go back to his country to get his green card?
does an illegal immigrant married to a citizens us have to go back to his country to get green card
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)
If an illegal immigrant Came to the us at age three illegally married a us citizen and now they have two kids is it easier to get a green card?
No it will not be easier to get a green card. And how did they illegally marry? If they were issued a marriage license, and they did not lie on the application, they are legally married..
No. Yes. And maybe. No: On the surface, no, you cannot just marry someone if you are an illegal. You should have married them either before coming, or while here legally, either as a tourist or with a Visa. Yes: You Entered Without Inspection, or overstayed your welcome. But, you did get marri…ed, and deporting you might be a hardship to the U.S. citizen you married. So you can get a waiver. Maybe: Such waivers have certain requirements, not the least of which is the potential for both you and your U.S. spouse to be interviewed by the Fraud Unit of ICE. They will ask each of you seperately a series of questions in little back rooms about what you know of the other. If you don't know which side of the bed your spouse sleeps on, or his/her favorite color, you may have troubles. And so may the spouse. Even if you really are married for love, if you can't prove it to them, you can't get a waiver. (ICE stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They used to be called Immigration and Naturalization Service or the INS, but ICE sounds scarier and less friendly, and thus better reflects the agency's mission and values. Oh, and as a bonus, instead of being a "service", now they're "enforcement". Sounds tougher.) As with all legal matters, you should consult with an attorney - one who specializes in immigration - so you can get specific answers for your circumstances. There are various Aid Groups for different nationalities that may be of assistance, too. (MORE)
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
Can an undocumented immigrant who married a us citizen and only used her for the green card then back together with the former wife be deported back for Fraud and user to acquire a green card?
Yes, he is an undocumented alien, therefore illegal. Once he is reported or apprehended in the commission of a crime (sometimes as simple as a traffic stop), he is likely to be deported.
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)
Not nesseciarly, If your talking about a 'fake marraige' then aside from this being illegal and punished by 5 years in jail, there is no way for an illegal immigrant to adjust status to lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) for one very simple reason: he has no status to adjust FROM! So e…ven if a 30-year-old marries an illegal immigrant, the immigrant will still be deported once caught. There is simply no other way than leaving the US, at which time a 10-year bar will be triggered. Ten years later, the US citizen spouse can file for an IR-1 visa, at which time also an I-601 waiver needs to be submitted for the overstay. Now, there's some good news, however! The US Government realizes that children have no say in where parents drag them. Therefore, illegal presence in the US is not recorded until the child becomes an adult and can do whatever they want. More to the point, you have exactly 180 days after your 18th birthday to "do the right thing" and leave the US on your own. Your fiance (who needs to be at least 18 and make $18K per year after taxes for the affidavit of support) can file an K-1 (fiance visa) for you. Once issued, you ENTER the US legally, get married within 90 days, and file for AOS ($1,010). Once approved, you'll get a 2-year Green Card. After 2 years, you both have to file for Removal of Conditions ($585) and once that's done, you'll get a 10-year Green Card. Sounds all very easy, but due to the requirements of the ROC, very few "fake" marriage survive the process. (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.
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)
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)
Marriage to a US citizen does not automatically provide citizenship. There are other aspects that still have to be met. It would be well worth the cost to make sure it is done correctly.