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How can an illegal immigrant married to a US citizen obtain legal status?

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Answer:Visit your local Immigration office and collect the forms for application to become a resident alien. Then following a full medical, photographs, fingerprints, life history etc. you'll receive notification for an interview (about 6-9 months in TX, 3 months in NV. The interviewing officers can tell at first glance the 'scam' couples and will split you up for individual questioning otherwise it's a fairly simple process if you have no criminal convictions and the alien is here legally

The US citizen spouse can no longer sponsor a non citizen spouse if he or she entered the country illegally.

The citizen spouse may petition for permanent residency for the non citizen spouse, but the he or she must leave the US and apply through his or her country of origin's consulate office.

An illegal immigrant spouse who has been unlawfully present within the US for less than 1 year must leave the US and then submit a 1-601 waiver application.

An illegal immigrant spouse who has been unlawfully present within the US for more than 1 year may not be eligible for permanent residency.

Exceptions are made if the immigrant spouse qualifies under refugee or asylee status.

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Yes, an illegal immigrant, in the US can get married to an American citizen and obtain their documents

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You need to obtain more information about how marriage to an illegal immigrant will affect you. There will probably be issues if the illegal immigrant did not enter the country legally which will cause delays. If you are already married, then you need to follow the steps necessary to make the marriage one that is true in the eyes of the law, and you may find that you put the cart before the horse. Investigate whether it would be much easier to go get married in his country and bring him back as your husband and what visa you would need.

Can an illegal immigrant obtain a green card if he or she enters the military?

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Can an illegal immigrant get married with an us citizen even thow he dont have papers to be in the u.s?

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