Yes, marriage by a foreign national to a US citizen does not automatically confer US citizenship upon that person.
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
No. Only the country's immigration department can grant a person residency. However, marriage to a permanent resident may assist the alien in their application to residency.
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.
A person can get married in the state of New Mexico if they are a resident of Texas. There are no laws in New Mexico that state a person must be a resident.
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.
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.
If the marriage was purely for the purpose of obtaining a Green card and if the USCIS comes to know of it, then the Green card will be revoked. The person will get to lose the legal permanent resident status.
A foreign national must apply for permanent residential status (Green card) before he or she can apply for citizenship rights. A single adult/person must have 5 years of eligibility as a permanent resident before he or she can apply for citizenship. A person married to a U.S. citizen that holds PR can apply after 3 years of marriage/resident status. Persons with PR rights who have served in the military are eligible for citizenship based upon military criteria and USCIS regulations.
Generally, a person who is a permanent resident would not be deported for a misdemeanor. If it is a higher lever misdemeanor like a DUI or theft, deportation could occur.
yes, you can.
You need to be a permanent resident card (green card) holder to be eligible to apply for citizenship. In normal circumstances, an immigrant should be a permanent resident for five years to be eligible for citizenship. If you are married to a US citizen, then it is three years of permanent residency.It is that you have to be in marriage to a U.S citizen and should be living with that U.S citizen for the past 3 three years of your permanent residency for the criteria to be applicable to you. Current regulations do allow a person to start the application process ninety days before they fulfill their residency requirement.
An alien is not illegal as long as she/he has documentation of status. An alien who is documented to be a permanent resident is not illegal. If the alien does not have and never has had documentation of an immigration status, then that person is an illegal alien.
The rules on what would entitle a person to permanent residency of a country are variable. Each country has their own immigration laws which will differ from others.
Live your life with the person you married.
If a foreign person marries a resident of the United Kingdom, the couple are required to remain married at least four years. After that period of time, if the foreign spouse is also able to pass the UK Citizenship Test, he or she will be given an indefinite leave to remain, and become a permanent citizen of the United Kingdom.
Once a person from another nation marries a Canadian citizen, he or she becomes a permanent resident. The process takes approximately 50 days for the paperwork.
No, both my marriages were like the one you described. They will get their residency regardless.
Divorce the person and move on with your life.
If the person was still married to the first wife when the second marriage was performed then this is a crime (not a crime committed by the Judge unless the judge KNEW the person was already married - but a crime committed by the person who is still married). The second marriage is not legal (no matter who performed it) and the person who was still married has committed the crime of polygamy.
Yes. There is generally no citizenship requirement for marriage in the United States. So, if you can marry at the age of 18 in your state, then it doesn't matter if the person you marry is a citizen, permanent resident or undocumented alien.
Absolutely. The penalty for a foreign national entering into a fraudulent marriage to obtain permanent resident status and/or citizenship is a federal felony that carries a mandatory prison sentence of 5 years and a $200,000 fine if convicted. The person would also be subject to prosecution for domestic violence. After the convicted person has served their sentence they will be deported and permanently barred from entry into the U.S.