If a US citizen marries an illegal can they become a citizen or a legal resident even though they have a criminal record?
No, marrying a U.S. citizen does not automatically convey permanent residency or citizenship. The proper procedures for obtaining resident status will need to be followed by the non-citizen, the issue of a criminal record may play a significant part in a decision by the USICS. (www.usics.gov)
What will happen if an alien with a waver visa marries a permanent resident in USA and then stays as an illegal?
If an illegal immigrant marries a woman who has legal status and they have a child will the father then have legal status?
If you are a Russian citizen marrying a Canadian citizen how long will it take to be a permanent resident?
The illegal foreign national will still be required to follow the prescribed USCIS procedures. This could mean the person will be required to leave the U.S. and then apply for a visa for reentrance. A foreign national whether illegal or not is not automatically granted permanent residency or citizenship status by marriage to a U.S. citizen. Marriage will sometimes (but not always) change the priority status given to an applicant's request. United States Citizenship and…
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…
If an illegal alien marries a US citizen can they gain permanent residence legally or obtain a green card?
If a US citizen marries a Philippine resident in Jan '08 and then returns to the US can the new wife join her husband in the US just by buying a ticket?
No, it does not. Marrying a US citizen never automatically makes you a citizen- however, it does speed up the process if you are trying to naturalize. Normally, a legal resident has to wait 5 years before they can apply for US citizenship; if a legal resident marries a US citizen, this is shortened to 3 years.
If a foreigner marries a US citizen of the same sex in Vermont can the foreigner obtain US permanent resident status?
Not immediately. The legal husband/wife will first have to file a petition for the illegal immigrant to start the process of becoming a citizen. Once the illegal immigrant goes through the process and becomes a citizen, they can apply for a license. There are a few state exceptions that allow illegal immigrants to apply for a license.
Does a permanent resident with a valid green card become a U.S. citizen if he marries another U.S. citizen?
No, you do not. Marrying a US citizen never automatically makes you a citizen- however, it does speed up the process if you are trying to naturalize. Normally, a legal resident has to wait 5 years before they can apply for US citizenship; if a legal resident marries a US citizen, this is shortened to 3 years.
Can an illegal immigrant married to an us citizen with children that is their child together become legal?
What if an illegal immigrant divorces and marries a us citizen to get perminit residence divorced an remarried in under 1 year?
If a US citizen marries an illegal alien and then divorced is the US citizen still legally financially responsible for the alien after the divorce?
No, marriage to US citizen does not automatically allow a non-citizen to become a permanent resident or citizen of the US. Marriage does entitle the non-citizen to apply for US permanent residency, provided they can show they will be living in the US. For example, if a US citizen married a German citizen, and they continue to live in Germany, the german citizen cannot apply for a US permanent resident visa. If, at some time…
No................. The only way they can become a US citizen would be to go back to their home country and then apply for a fiance visa, and then you have to go through all kinds of forms to make it happen. It is pretty well cut and dried here, once an illegal, always an illegal, unless you go through the proper channels. Go to USCIS.gov
No, not at all. If an illegal alien marries a U.S. citizen, the U.S. citizen is allowed in the U.S., there partner is not unless they do it the correct way and get a visa. If the illegal alien stays in the U.S., they risk getting deported, especially since the U.S. is cracking down on Illegal Aliens entering the U.S now. In order to apply for U.S. Citizenship you need to: 1) Be a lawful…
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?
Do make sure that it is a legitimate ceremony and marriage certificate. But yes they can, as long as that American citizen is not a felon, is able to adequately support that spouse financially (affidavit of support) and when they come back to the U.S. gets down to the business of filing their spouse's paperwork.
The person who marries the US citizen should first become a permanent resident before moving on to file citizenship application. They must have maintained the status of a permanent resident for at least 3 yrs. So only after this time can they apply for their citizenship. It is not easy to get US citizenship. The only advantage of applying for citizenship after marrying a US citizen is that the continuous residence criteria gets reduced to…