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AnswerI'm assuming that your already in the USA. If you have overstayed your visa the only way would be to marry a Citizen or have parents or siblings over 21 years old that can apply for you.

If you have not overstayed your visa you can apply for residency while your OUTSIDE the USA but it will be VERY DIFFICULT. Check with your country's embassy or consulate. Good Luck!

AnswerInformation can be found at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website..

Note that if you are actually illegally here in the U.S., you CANNOT obtain residency (the first step to citizenship) while still inside the U.S., even by marriage. You must first leave the U.S., and then petition for residency from your country of origin (usually, a country where you have legal citizenship). This includes those attempting to acquire legal residency through marriage - while you can legally marry a U.S. citizen while in the U.S. (even if you are an illegal), that U.S. citizen cannot petition for you to be granted legal residency UNTIL you leave the country.

There is currently no way for a person illegally in the U.S. to convert their stay into a legal one while remaining inside the U.S.

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If an illegal alien is married to a US citizen for reason of obtaining citizenship do they lose citizenship if they get divorced?

A alien legally or illegally to the country can not gain citizenship if they get married to a American they have to apply for citizenship to obtain it. That is the answer to the question because the cirumstances of the question does not exist.

Can an illegal alien obtain citizenship through asylum?

yes, eventually with all the proper procedures in place.

Does a felon lose citizenship?

A felon will not lose citizenship unless s/he is an illegal alien. In that case homeland security and other officials have the right to deport the illegal alien.

Can a us family adopt an illegal alien?

No because the alien has to have a U.S. citizenship first!!!!!!!!

You are a us citizen and want to marry an illegal alien what do you do?

get the illegal to sign up for citizenship

Can an illegal alien get citizenship if they've gotten a DUI in the past?


Will a illegal alien who married a US Citizen be deported after marriage?

First, When the INS catches the illegal alien, they WILL be deported. After paying a $1,000 fine, and waiting 3 to 5 years, the alien may then apply for a marriage visa, a green card, and citizenship in the US at the Embassy in his native Country. If the US Embassy determines that the alien had made illegal entry into the US "for the sole purpose of marrying to obtain citizenship" the applications will be refused. Also note that in the US most states now require proof of citizenship when applying for a marriage license.

If you are a citizen and have a felony record does that prevent you from getting your illegal alien wife US citizenship?

No. Only if she was a felon would she have problems with citizenship; as it is, you will have enough issues given that she is an illegal alien and assumably already in the country.

Can an illegal alien obtain a driver's license in California?


Where can you report illegal alien in Canada?

The local police and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

If a minor illegal alien is adopted by a US citizen how does he get citizenship?

When the minor illegal alien is adopted, the minor child gains the citizenship of his adopted parents, so when he/she is adopted they become a US citizen if their parents are US citizens.

How can you stop illegal immigrants marry citizen to obtain their citizenship?

You can't.

Does an illegal alien need to return to their home country before they can apply for citizenship?

Illegal immigrants are not eligible to obtain citizenship. They have to meet certain requirements (including legal residency requirements in most countries) before they could even be considered. -- Help me in the battle to conquer cancer. Please support my fundraising efforts at What steps does an illegal alien over 21 years old need to take to be eligable to apply for citizenship; do they need to return to their homeland to start process?

Can an illegal alien get divorced and remarried for citizenship?

In he USA the answer is yes but you will have to apply for a green card.

How do you fill up on the applying citizenship form regarding status of your illegal wife?

Put alien or N/A

If you married a illegal alien and she lost her citizenship are you legally divorced?

no, you must file for divorce to be legally divorsed

If a space alien entered the country would they be an illegal alien?

Yes, because they would not be a natural-born citizen of the United States, or whatever country they landed in. If they apply for citizenship first, and enter the country legally, then no. They would not be considered an illegal alien.

Can a illegal alien obtain a drivers license in NC?

No. NC doesn't play that game.

Can a gay man marry an illegal alien?

Yes. There is no citizenship requirement or screening for marriage in the United States. If you are a gay man, you can marry a male illegal alien in any state where same-sex marriage is legal.

Can a legal permanent resident marry an illegal alien?

Generally, there is no citizenship requirement for marriage in the United States. The illegal alien must present identification that is satisfactory to the clerk issuing the marriage license, but that can be a foreign passport.

Is it illegal for a US citizen to marry an immigrant for money?

Yes, it is illegal to marry for money to allow someone to obtain citizenship status.

How do you sponsor an illegal for US citizenship?

Sponsoring an illegal alien as a friend or relative can be complicated. The key is to successfully fill out a petition form and an Affidavit of Support. On these forms, you must prove that you can successfully take care of the illegal alien as well as proving yourself as a true U.S. citizen. Fill out an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative through United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (see Resources).

Is it legal or illegal if already married Indian wants to arrange his second marriage with American citizen just to obtain the American citizenship?

It is illegal.

What does illegal alien stand for?

Illegal alien stands for illegal imagrant!

Can an illegal alien obtain a driver's license in Kentucky?

No. California may play that game - Kentucky does not.