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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)

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Q: If a US citizen marries an illegal can they become a citizen or a legal resident even though they have a criminal record?
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If a British citizen marries an illegal can they become a citizen or a legal resident both are same sex the illegal has been in UK for 4 years now and has just recently aplied for residency?

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What will happen if an alien with a waver visa marries a permanent resident in USA and then stays as an illegal?

The resident would need to wait until becoming a US citizen until filing for residency for the illegal alien spouse.


If an illegal immigrant marries a woman who has legal status and they have a child will the father then have legal status?

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Can an illegal person from Colombia that marries a US citizen become a resident?

Not without becoming a legal alien. Which usually requires returning to their home country and applying for a marriage visa.


If you marry an illegal alien will they become a US citizen?

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If a illegal alien marries a us citizen is it a legal marriage in the US?

no


How long does it take for an illegal that marries a resident to get a social security card?

12 YEARS


If you are a Russian citizen marrying a Canadian citizen how long will it take to be a permanent resident?

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.


Can an illegal immigrant remain in the us legally?

only if the person marries a US citizen


If a US citizen marries a non US citizen for money to establish residency what kind of penalties are waiting for the US citizen if caught?

Jail for the citizen, deportation for the illegal alien.


If a citizen of Canada marries a US citizen will they automatically receive US citizenship?

No. Marrying a US citizen does not automatically confer permanent resident or citizenship status on any foreign national.


If a legal resident marries an illegal resident can the illegal resident get residency?

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What is the legal residency status of a foreigner who marries a US citizen during a visit?

You must immediately apply for a permanent resident status.


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. Any non-citizen who intends to reside permanently in the US, whether or not married to a citizen, must obtain permanent resident status.


What happens when an illegal immigrant marryies a u.s. citizen?

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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?

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Does a permanent resident with a valid green card become a U.S. citizen if he marries another U.S. citizen?

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If a foreigner marries a US citizen of the same sex in Vermont can the foreigner obtain US permanent resident status?

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If a minor was raised in the US illegally can they become a legal immigrant through marriage when they reach the age of majority?

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If an illegal alien marries a US citizen can they gain permanent residence legally or obtain a green card?

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Can an illegal alien be deported after he marries an American citizen?

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If a Greek national marries an American citizen is he automaticaly a U S citizen?

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If non-citizen living in USA marries USA citizen is he then USA citizen?

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If an illegal immigrant marries a US citizen can he or she get a driver license?

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