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You can be adopted by a US citizen. You can be sponsored by an immediate relative that is a US citizen or a permanent green card holder. Marrying a U.S. citizen does not automatically confer citizenship or permanent resident status on the new spouse. Adoption is only allowed if the child is 16-years or younger has been certified an orphan by his or her country of origin and has been granted an IR4 visa for entrance into the United States. Contact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for information pertaining to the individual's specific circumstances or visit

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Q: If you are 17 years old and an illegal alien in the US how do you become a legal citizen without marrying a legal US citizen?
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Is marrying a U.S Citizen in order to become a U.S citizen illegal?

Yes, marrying a U.S. Citizen in order to become a U.S. citizen is illegal.

Can an illegal alien become a legal resident by marrying a US citizen?


Does an illegal alien become a citizen upon marrying a us citizen?

No, an illegal alien does not become a citizen upon marrying a US citizen. You have to wait a period of time before you can start the process of becoming a citizen. Once you have completed your waiting period you must file petitions to become a citizen and go through citizenship classes. You then take written or oral exams.

How do you become legal without marrying a US citizen?

If you go to any country illegally, you are always illegal. Plus, marrying a US citizen not only does not make you legal, it will create problems for that US citizens too if the officials find out.

Does an illegal alien from the Philippines become a legal resident or citizen by marrying a US citizen?

No. The only way to become a citizen is to be born in the country or do the regular process of becoming a citizen.

Does illegal alien from Honduras residing in US for 7 years become a legal resident or citizen by marrying a US citizen?


How long does it take to an illegal alien become legal after marrying a US citizen?

About 2 yrs

How does an illegal alien become US citizen by marrying US citizen?

they get married nd the person thats a citizen, gives the person citizenship nd stuff.

Can you become an American Citizen by marrying a American Citizen?


What do illegal aliens have to do to become legal other than marrying a citizen?

Comtact your local DHS Immigration department.

Will a Canadian become an American citizen by marrying an American citizen?

Yes, You have to go through a tough process but yes a Canadian can become a Citizen by marrying an American.

Does an illegal alien become a legal resident or citizen by marrying a US citizen?

No. He or she is required to apply for permanent residence status according to US immigration laws.

Does marrying a Mexican citizen entitle me to become a Mexican citizen?


Can you become Dutch by marrying a Dutch citizen?

Yes you can become a Dutch citizen after marrying a Dutch only if you have lived for 5 years in Holland after that

Does an illegal alien from Venezula become a us citizen after marrying an American?

Nobody, not even a Venezuelan can become a US Citizen just by marrying a US Citizen. But it is by far the easiest ways of getting the citizenship. A person marrying a US citizen will be first granted with the conditional permanent resident status. After being so for 3 years, they can file in their citizenship application, if they satisfy all other eligibility conditions.

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

no but he can probablybecome a US citizen illegaly

How can an illegal that lives with an US citizen and has two kids become a legal resident?

by legally marrying that us citizen or print a form from the internet requesting to be a permanent resident

Can a legal alien become citizen by marrying someone who is a citizen?

of course it can

How does a US citizen become a citizen of montenegro?

By naturalization or by marrying a Montenegrin citizen, but there is no birthright citizenship!

Can a Canadian cross the border after marrying a us citizen?

Maybe it depends you could become a U.S but yes of course you can cross the border after marrying a U.S citizen but you will eventually if you live there have to become a U.S citizen

How long after marrying a US citizen will you become a citizen yourself?

Marrying a U.S. citizen will get you a two-year spouse visa. After two years of marriage you can apply for citizenship. Contrary to popular belief, you don't automatically become a citizen.

Can an illegal immigrant become legal by marrying with an international student?

Check with the laws in your state before getting married, but in most states, anyone who marries a United States citizen can become a US citizen, and thus be legal.

If you marry an illegal Mexican in Mexico how can he become a permanent US citizen?

If I Marry An Illegal From Mexico Can He Become A Citizen

Green card but married a us citizen do you become a us citizen?

No. You do not become a US citizen by marrying one. That is for you to earn by your own abilities!

What are the different ways in which a person can become a US citizens?

A person can become a U.S. citizen by marrying a person that already is a citizen. They can also become a citizen by joining the military.