How soon can a foreigner begin working if they entered the United States with a valid travel visa then married a United States citizen and filed for adjustment of status immediately?
As soon as they get a residents Social Security number. Here's a little more detailed answer than the above statement for you: The alien has to file a petition for an EAD or Employment Authorization Document by using USCIS form I-765. Once this document is approved you will get a mailed copy to you and you can take that and work. I believe once you get your green card at that point you can apply for an SS#. If you married a US citizen while here on a B-2 (visitor) visa then this process takes anywhere from three months to nine months. But of course, the US govt has been known to lag and maybe can take up to a year I've heard.
How can somebody who entered the country with a tourist visa when they were a minor but overstayed become a resident alien immediately?
It depends on the exact circumstances and the residency status of the various people involved. For example, if a US citizen marries a foreigner, they don't automatically lose their US citizenship. If that foreigner is later deported, the citizen is legally entitled to remain in the US. However, if the wife and kids are not US citizens but entered as dependents of a permanent resident who was later deported, the answer would be different (again…
Yes. Citizenship is not required for marriage, nor does the town/city clerk ask the applicants if they are citizens. A foreigner may show a foreign passport as identification when applying for a marriage license. Be aware, however, that marrying a citizen does not automatically make an illegal alien eligible for citizenship. Specifically, a foreigner who illegally entered the United States and later married a citizen may only become eligible for legal status after leaving the…
Can an illegal alien can become a legal resident of the United States if in a same-sex marriage with a citizen?
Yes. A same-sex spouse can sponsor a foreigner for legal residency. The problem is, however, that if you entered the country illegally, you must pay the penalty for illegal entry into the United States. This is usually a 10-year exile in your country of origin. If you entered legally but overstayed your visa, then the process is much easier.
Can a person who came into the US legally on a visitor's visa that is now expired petition for adjustment ot status through her US citizen husband?
A US citizen can marry a non citizen on tourist visa provided the marriage is genuine and the alien didn't enter US with the sole intent of marrying and settling in US thus committing a visa fraud. So its important : for the marriage to happen in good faith. tourist should not hastily marry within 60 days of arrival in US or more dangerously within 30 days in US(30/60 rule) tourist coming to US with…
If your a us citizen and marry a illegal alien does he have to leave the country even though he entered with a visa?
A U.S. citizen can file a petition to legalize the status of an illegal wife. The word, "illegal" is not clear. Normally, most use this term to mean that the foreigner entered the U.S. without inspection by sneaking across the border into the U.S. If this is your situation, then there is almost nothing that can be done to help legalize the wife's status in the U.S. based on marriage while remaining in the U.S…
The original answer: "Yes, you can. if you marry an illegal immigrant you then make them an U.S. citizen" is false. Be aware, however, that marrying a citizen does not automatically make an illegal alien eligible for citizenship. Specifically, a foreigner who illegally entered the United States and later married a citizen may only become eligible for legal status after leaving the U.S. for 5 or 10 years before returning. MAYBE. I say maybe because…
A naturalized citizen - has gone through 'due process'. They Entered the country legally with a passport and ticket, and sought asylum through the proper procedures. A non-citizen has likely entered the country illegally, avoiding immigration checks etc, and has no right to be in the country at all.
Can someone who entered the US illegally was incarcerated and deported for it get married to a US Citizen and reenter to become a Citizen?
If you entered the country illegally over 20 years ago how can you become a legal citizen without marrying?
You are illegal due to overstay then marry a green card holder are can you work and re-enter the country while waiting for your green card number?
First, if you have entered illegally, then marriage will not help your immigration status. For those who have stayed longer than their lawful permission, marriage to a US Citizen is a common avenue toward Adjustment of Status. When you apply for Adjustment of Status, you can also apply for work authorization and you can apply to leave the country and return while your application is pending. This is general information and you should consult professional…
If you are a citizen who just married your wife 2 days ago and she does not have an I-94 can you apply for her for a green card?
If she came in legally, you can file for her greencard. If she came in illegally, she will not be able to get her greencard without leaving the country. I am assuming that your wife entered the US illegally otherwise she should have I-94. A person who marries a legal foreigner can definitely apply for her/his greencard, but has to take the first steps which is AOS, EAD and advanced parole. If your wife is…
Generally, if the decree absolute has not yet been entered you can file a Motion to Dismiss and the Judgment will be undone. The law varies in different jurisdictions. You should contact the court immediately. Generally, if the decree absolute has not yet been entered you can file a Motion to Dismiss and the Judgment will be undone. The law varies in different jurisdictions. You should contact the court immediately. Generally, if the decree absolute…
What will happen if you entered the US with a K1 visa and got married but because of marital problems your spouse will not send the papers to the INS?
If you entered LEGAlly but became illegal, marriage to a citizen is the only way to become legal If you entered ILLEGALY to begin with, marriage to a citizen and a successful I-601 waiver granted by the US embassy at your home country would be the only way to become legal (this petition requires that you leave the US and return to your country of birth)
Can a Canadian and US citizen marry with the intention of living in US stay in the US during the paperwork procedures while both are in the US since you've entered the US simply as a Canadian tourist?
How can you be removed from the US if you entered legally but are still an immigrant and are married to a US citizen?
If a person entered the US illegally and then later married a US citizen what is the process in which the citizen would gain residency for the illegal spouse or could they for that matter?
Can a pregnant immigrant who has 1 child that is a us citizen and is married to a us national citizen be deported?
What will happen if an illegal immigrant marry a us citizen and divorce before filing for a permanent residence?
If a US citizen divorced a legal immigrant with a temporary visa will he still be able to obtain permanent residency?
It depends. 1. If you petitioned the foreign national as a K-1 fiance and you entered the marriage within 90 days of entry and in good faith, it shouldn't matter that you are divorced. 2. If you married the foreign national and then petitioned for him with an I-130, the adjustment will probably be denied at interview. 3. If you married the foreign national and divorced him before filing anything, he is likewise out of…
If you entered the US on someone else's passport but are now married to a citizen can you obtain a green card?
How long would it take for a Mexican citizen to become a US citizen as opposed to a Canadian citizen becoming a US citizen?
There are not different time limits established for legal immigrants from different countries, the procedures are the same for each person, with the exception of a foreign national who qualifies as an asylee or refugee. Immigrants of any country who have entered the US illegally and not eligible for permanent residency or US citizenship. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, http://www.uscis.gov
Is there any way to legalize yourself if you marry your permanent resident - green card holder fiance and you also have a US citizen baby together Will you be able to work and travel?
No, your fiancee would need to be a citizen to petition you. Moreover, if you entered the US illegally, then even if your fiancee was a citizen, you would NOT be able to legalize your situation. If fiancee was a citizen you would need to file a I-130 petition and file for a I-601 waiver at the US embassy of your home country, and you would have to go back to your country for the…