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Yes, however you would have to wait until your spouse becomes a citizen in order to file for alien resident status.

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Q: How can you get papers in the US if you get married in the US to a permanent resident?
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What if you already married an illegal alien in the us can you go to Mexico marry him again and then process his permanent resident papers from Mexico?

If you are married than he is now legal.

What is the process of renewing an expired alien resident card if you are a permanent resident married to a US citizen?

Answer: If you have been married for 3 yrs or more than you can choose to renew your permanent resident card or file for citizenship. If you choose to renew your card, its the same process as any other permanent resident would have to go through.

If someone is married to a US citizen can he remain in the US regardless of his own Visa status?

The person needs to have permanent resident status. Marrying a US citizen does not automatically give you citizenship or different visa status. The requirements are having been a legal permanent resident for five years. Or being a legal permanent resident and married to a US citizen for three years. The person can then apply for US citizenship.

Can an overstaying tourist here in the US apply for adjustment of status?

No. Unless you have gotten married to an American citizen or permanent resident. If married to a permanent resident you will probably have to return to your home country first and contact the US embassy there. The alternative is to wait on immigration reform.

Does an illegal alien become a legal resident by marrying a US resident not citizen but US resident?

There is a lot of paperwork involved! Even if you married a US resident or even citizen that does not make you a us citizen. In fact, you could get into a lot of trouble if they deem that you purposely entered the US to get married to become a US citizen. Although it is possible. Your spouse would have to be a permanent resident or US citizen for you to become a permanent resident. The US prefers you marry (in our out of the US) then the permanent resident or citizen applies for your entry OR the US citizen of Permanent Resident applies before for you to enter the US and then you get married in the US and apply for Permanent residency. Great site I found as my husband immigrated from the UK on a Fiance visa. but what if you don't have a date of birth I also, and may be wrong, but if it is deemed that you married to create a citizenship or legal residency, that might be unlawful and you could get into trouble. Though, a lot of military marry women in foreign lands which brings them here. Which is a lot different then someone unlawfully doing so. The US doesn't exactly make it a point to extradite spouses.

Can a Permanent resident stay in the US if divorced?

Yes, if your permanent resident status is unconditional.

Can an illegal resident become a legal resident if her mate is a us citizen and have two kids but is not married?

iam an American sitizen,but my spouse is illegal resident. how can i help her get lawful papers?

Do you need a visa to travel from US to Canada if you are a permanent resident?

yes , you need US visa to travel US if you are a permanent resident of Canada .

What is a naturalize citizen of the US?

A permanent resident that has lived here legally for 5 years. 3 years if married to a US. Citizen.

Is it legal for a permanent resident from Cuba to get married to a US citizen?

As far the the US is concerned, yes. I can't speak for Cuban laws.

Can a permanent resident help her illegal Brazilian husband become legal in the US?

no, only us citizen can help for permanent resident

Did you gain permanent resident status through marriage to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident?


Been in US married and am not a US Citizen am in Guatemala now waiting on your hearing will you be able to go back to the US?

ONLY if you have your papers and proof that you are married with a citizen or resident, if not, you are considered an illegal in the U.S.

Can a permanent resident become a citizen if they marry a us citizen?

No, it doesn't make them a citizen if they marry one. I am a German citizen with a permanent resident green card and married a solider. It didn't make me a US citizen like most people would think. A person in this situation still has to wait for 5 years in Permanent Resident status and then apply for citizenship.

When marrying a US citizen how long does it take to process your papers and become a resident?

If the marriage is found to be valid it takes a minimum of 6-18 months to obtain permanent residence status (green card). The parties must remain legally married and residing together for three years before the immigrant can apply for US citizenship. Persons who are in the US illegally are not eligible for permanent resident status and citizenship even if they marry a US citizen.

Can a Canadian citizen live in the us if she marries a permanent resident alien of us?

Yes, but it will require the person to return to/wait inCanada for a spousal visa to become available. That should take about 2 1/2 years when married to a permanent resident. When marrying a permanent resident, you CANNOT stay inside the US while waiting for a spouse visa/green card during that time.

Can a permanent resident buy a house?

A permanent residency is a step towards becoming a US citizen. A permanent resident can purchase a home and own property

Can permanent resident sister sponsor her brother permanent residency in US?

Yes, she can.

Is a permanent resident who want to study in the us considered as an international student?

No, if you are a permanent resident in the US, you are treated like an American citizen in terms of colleges and universities.

Can an illegal alien request in US to become permanent resident if he is married to a legal alien?

Yup i guess, try ask your mom

Do you have to be an American citizen to marry an American?

No. Non-US citizens can marry US citizens. This does not automatically make them US citizens as well, though it does generally grant them permanent resident status ("permanent" as long as they stay married, anyway).

Is it ok if a US permanent resident enter Guam after being outside US for 180 days?

If you are a permanent US resident, then you can enter Guam no problem. It is a part of the US and you do not need a passport or visa to enter.

It you got the us residency while married to a us citizen if divorced will you losse the residency?

It depends on the extent of time you have been a resident. If you are permanent resident, you will not lose your visa. However, if you are on a work permit issued due to marriage to a US Citizen or if you are on a temporary resident permit (this is given while awaiting the permanent card), these can be revoked and the person sent back to their country of origin

If your fiance is a permanent resident and you're a US citizen how would the permanent resident get citizenship and how long do they have to wait to apply for citizenship?

3 years of being permenent resident then you can apply

Permanent resident card is the same as your social security number?

Negative. The numbers are not the same. SSN is for people in the US. Permanent Resident card is for Permenant residents in the US only.