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No, that is what they say, but I've been married twice to illegal aliens and both received their residency while living here in the US! They can't leave without getting a re-entry visa FIRST though!

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Q: If a US citizen married an illegal alien when applying for a green card do they have to return to the country of their spouse's origin?
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How can an illegal alien become a citizen without getting married or returning to their country of birth?

Can an illegal alien marry a US citizen if he is already married in his country?

yea...its called cheating

You are an illegal alien and you are married to a US citizen and you have a child if you apply to be a resident how long do you have to leave the country?

your a weirdo

If an illegal marrys a us citizen does the illegal person hace to go to native country?

An illegal resident can not legally get married in the US. In order to obtain an Marriage License, you must be able to prove that you are either a US citizen or here legally.

Would it be invalid if marrying an illegal immigrant who is married in another country?

Firstly, if the person is married in an another country and has come to a particular country illegally it is surely invalid to marry the person. Another thing, if the person is a citizen of that particular country in which he has married it is his right to first take a citizen of that country in which he is going to marry and then he can marry a person another to his own country.

Is it legal to be deported from a country where you are married to a citizen of said country?

It is until you have registered as a married citizen in America.

If a us citizen marries a Mexican illegal immigrant in the us and has 20 years of deportation can he still get the green card and become a resident of the US?

to my knowledge, if you as an American citizen are LEGALLY married to an illegal, all that you have to do is go to your local immigration office and apply for his residency. it is better if you are married in the u.s. before applying. if you guys married in the u.s. so much the better. make sure that he does not have a criminal record or that is it. if you married outside the u.s. what i would do is to marry again in the u.s. so that immigration will "recognize" said marriage, but yes, as a u.s. citizen, applying for your spouse is one of your privileges and rights for being a u.s. citizen...good luck

If a US Citizen is married in another country with an illegal person is the marriage legal in the US?

I'm not sure how a person is 'illegal,' but if the marriage is recognized as legal in the country it was performed in, the US will recognize it as a legal marriage.

Can an illegal immigrant get documents after marriage with a us citizen?

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

Can you get married to a US citizen if you are an illegal alien?

Your best option would be to leave the country, apply for a marriage visa, re-enter legally on the marriage visa and then get married.

What to do if us citizen married illegal alien?

Have the U.S. Citizen consult an immigration attorney in the U.S

If a person enters the country illegally with the intention of receiving asylum but is denied then marries a US citizen what will happen when applying for the residency through marriage?

Once you are officially married to an American citizen, you can not be deported from the country, unless you engage in a criminal offense.

You married and illegal immigrant Can he get papers now that he is married to a US born citizen Will he have to go back to his country or can he do it here?

I married an illegal alien in May of 2006 and he was required to return to his birth country to attend and interview. You may do all the paper work here but from what i understand from my experience is they do have to return to their birth country and receive permission to return.

Can an illegal alien become a citizen without getting married with a united state citizen?

no but he can probablybecome a US citizen illegaly

Can an illegal immigrant married to an us citizen with children that is their child together become legal?

Yes, but the illegal immigrant must seek a lawyer to help them become a citizen. The illegal may even have to return to their native country and await citzenship rights to the U.S. but just because an illegal marries a citizen does not give them a free pass. It may however, speed up the process.

I am an illegal 19 yr old alien how can i become a legal citizen?

Getting married to an American citizen.

Illegal marriage of Indian lady to citizen for less than year married after citizen paid another citizen to marry Illegal firstwhat can be done?

Check with US Immigration office.

How can an illegal alien who is married to a citizen become a legal resident?

Yes They Can

If I married an illegal alien how can he become a citizen?

Contact an immigration lawyer.

If a Illegal alien is married to a U.S citizen and has U.S citizen children but was deported due to mistomener charges can they come back into the U.S and then apply for visa?

A visa has to be applied for before returning to the country.

Is it illegal for a citizen to marry someone from India for citizenship purposes only?

Yes. It is illegal to marry ANYONE for citizenship purposes only. That person could be deported and barred from life from this country and the citizen that married him/her could face hefty fines or prison time.

Can an illegal citizen married for 10yrs to a citizen get granted citizenship when getting divorced if they have 4 children that are citizens?


Can you marry an American citizen if you are still married to an Australian citizen?

No, that would be bigamy, and it's illegal (as in you can go to jail for it).

Can an illegal immigrant obtain a work permit if they are married to a US citizen?

No. Marriage to a US citizen does not alter the fact that the foreign national is unlawfully present within the US and can be subject to deportation to his or her country of origin.

Can an 18 year old US citizen living in Arizona marry a 26 year old illegal from another country?

Yes, they can get married. It does not make the illegal legal, or even allow them to get a green card. They can still be deported as an illegal.