If you entered the country illegally over 20 years ago how can you become a legal citizen without marrying?
In order to become a citizen you would need to take a citizen test. You would need to obtain some sort of work permit to stay in the country.
a us citizen can't come to the us illegally
Yes you can but you need to do it soon, you will need to answer lots of questions for how and why you entered the country illegally but they should let you in the country
If your a us citizen and marry a illegal alien does he have to leave the country even though he entered with a visa?
If you are a US citizen and marry an illegal alien who entered the country with a valid VISA, he would not have to leave the country. You would have to have his status adjusted so he would no longer be in the US illegally, however.
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.
They are people who have entered the country illegally.
What trouble can a US Citizen get into for living with then had a baby with and now married to illegal alien who entered this country illegally 7 yrs ago?
if you didnt know the illegal alien was there illegally, then none, and it is as simple as that. It would be the illegal alien that would be in trouble.
You can be deported from ANY country if you entered the country illegally.
They're still an illegal immigrant. Mariiage alone does not grant US citizenship to an illegal alien. The formal process of citizenship must still be completed.
You are an American citizen who is pregnant with an immigrants baby can he now stay in the us legally?
if he entered illegally, unfortunatly the awnser is no
If you entered illegally, then no, marriage would not make you legal. You would need to file and win a I-601 waiver at the US embassy of your home country.
If the illegal immigrant entered the country illegally can he get green card if he married to US citizen?
I believe so, but Id hope whoever uses this technique gets blacklisted and hunted down right away No. An illegal immigrant is just that, regardless of whether they marry a US citizen or not. Marrying a US citizen grants a foreign national the right to a green card, as long as they are either not in the country, or if they have entered the country legally and are currently in a legal visitor status., i.e… Read More
If the alien entered illegally and did not have an I-601 approved, then the alien will always be subject to deportation
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… Read More
Can a pregnant immigrant who has 1 child that is a us citizen and is married to a us national citizen be deported?
If the immigrant entered ILLEGALLY, then there is ABSOLUTELY a chance of deportation, even with marriage to citizen and anchor baby. The only exception would be if immigrant filed a I-130 before Arpil 2001 while living inside the country.
What will happen if an illegal immigrant marry a us citizen and divorce before filing for a permanent residence?
The US citizen may cancel the I-130 petition, and the illegal will not be given permanent residency. If the immigrant entered illegally into the country, then it doesnt matter because marriage to a US citizen CANNOT help make the immigrant legal.
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?
No, cause they'll get your records. But, if you come back with a different name or last name you could.
Although it would not effect their rights to marridge, they would risk deportation unless marrying citizens of the US, and so it is not advisable.
How can a U.S. citizen marry his common law wife who is an undocumented illegal immigrant without her being deported?
It is no longer possible for a citizen to apply for permanent residency/ citizenship for an immigrant spouse who entered the U.S. illegally. (INA Sect: 212(a)(9)(B) and 8 USC 1182(a)(9)(B). Marrying a U.S. citizen does not automatically confer permanent resident status or citizenship on a foreign national. Therefore, marrying the person would not solve the problem of her being unlawfully present. She would be required to voluntarily return to her country of origin or be… Read More
No, an alien or immigrant, legal or otherwise, does not become a citizen automatically upon marriage to a citizen. There is a process of applying, processing and (hopefully) eventual approval by the Federal government. First is Permanent Residency status ("Green card"). Then there's a wait of 3 years or more - depending on situation - for citizenship qualification. The website for the agency which handles this process is: USCIS.GOV An illegal alien does not automatically… Read More
Effective June 26, 2013, an American citizen can sponsor a same-sex, foreign spouse for permanent residency. The process is easier if the foreign spouse has not overstayed a visa and has not entered the country illegally. If the foreign spouse entered the country illegally, he or she may be subject to a bar for re-entry to the United States. Many other countries permit citizens to sponsor same-sex spouses.
Probably not. The minor cannot be adopted unless he or she is an orphan or the parent(s) have voluntarily relinquished their rights to the child. Other factors would be the child's country of origin, when and how he or she entered the US, how long he or she has been in the US, etc.
You cant. If he entered illegally, the only way to make them legal is to marry them and file a I-601 in their home country and hope it gets approved (but travelling outside the US creates a 3 or 10 year bar to reentry). Otherwise, he will always be subject to deportation. Becoming legal by simply marrying a citizen is among the top 3 misconceptions in immigration. It simply isn't true.
If your boyfriend is an illegal alien who entered the US illegally how can you marry and make his status legal?
from the best of my knowledge, the best thing to do is to be a u s citizen and then try filing for your boyfriend
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?
It is a long process. Please come to immigrate2us.net. There are a lot of nice people there who know a lot about it.
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.
MAYBE. I say maybe because to gain a 'green card' the illegal MUST leave the country after the marriage and attend an interview at a local US embassy in their home country. Because they were illegal in the first place you will need strict factual evidences besides a marriage certificate to prove there is an actual bona fide marital relationship. Otherwise they will deny it and ban them. If they are accepted, they WILL need… Read More
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
Can an illegal resident in the US marry a US citizen and apply for citizenship without being arrested?
If the immigrant is a true illegal (i.e. entered the country illegally/without inspection) even a marriage to a US citizen wont prevent him from facing possible deportation. Moreover, an immigrant CANNOT apply for citizenship, they must first apply for legal residency
Yes. They will not ask you how or when you entered the United States.
My husband entered the U.S. illegally and we want to know how long he will be kept outside the country once he leaves before he can come back in legally?
If you have come to the US illegally, you may be permanently barred from immigrating to the US.
What year do they change the law that an illegal inmigrant does not have to go back if they married an American citicen?
That law has NEVER changed. Not having to leave the country applies ONLY to those who although currently "illegal", entered the US LEGALLY. If a person entered the US ILLEGALLY, the ONLY way to become legal through marriage to a US citizen is to return to the original country and apply for, and get, a waiver. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get this type of waiver in the US for those with illegal entry.
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… Read More
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… Read More
You have dual citizenship and you want to marry a Mexican citizen he was never entered the country illegal and you want to get married in Mexico what do you do so he can come to the USA illegally?
You have to be a tax paying American in the first place. Then, after you have made your marriage official, you should contact the INS in order to do the paper works so that you can sponsor him to come to the US legally.
Depends, if you entered the country LEGALLY but overstayed your visa, then you can get legal residence without leaving the U.S. if you entered the country ILLEGALY, then you CANNOT get legal residence in this country, you would be required to travel to the U.S. embassy/consulate of your home country.
They were called wetbacks.
That is illegal and if you are caught you could be deported. Also, if you entered US illegally, you can not obtain US Green Card according to the current immigration law, even if you married a US Citizen.
No, a person who has entered the US illegally is free to leave, and will not be arrested, unless, of course, there are other crimes in addition to illegal entry to the country for which this person is sought by the police. For example, a person who enters illegally and commits murder while in the country is no longer free to leave at will.
You entered the US without a visa and you are going to marry an American citizen you are going to have the green card one day?
After marrying a united states citizen you are considered llegal and will not be deported. Not sure of exact process, but when getting a marriage certificate to make the wedding authentic you could probably be directed from their office.
The already married woman has entered the country illegally and her past may catch up with her.
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)
If an illegal alien had a baby with a US citizen and married the same citizen would it make it easier for him to have a change of status?
It is possible to get him a greencard, but not without him first leaving the country. Once he leaves he will trigger the 10 year bar, meaning he will be barred from coming back for 10 years. In order to get a waiver for that bar, the citizen wife has to prove that it would be an extreme hardship for her to live in his country. Having a baby would definitely help the case for… Read More
yes. if you are a legal resident or citizen than you would have to petition your husband. the process would be quicker because you have already been married for two years. good luck!
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… Read More
Yes, a "Visa" is issued for "Entry" into the country, without one you are not seen to have entered the country legally (through a port of entry) and are subject to deportation.
No rights gained, save for the ability to legalize your residency status if the immigrant entered the country LEGALLY.
Maybe. Effective June 26, 2013, an American citizen may sponsor a foreign same-sex spouse for permanent residency. Although this makes it easy for foreigners wishing to come to the US on a fiancee visa, or who already are in the country on a visa (expired or not), there is still much hardship facing foreigners who entered the country illegally, even if they marry an American citizen. As of that date, however, the distinction between same-sex… Read More
You need to get application from INS and follow their instructions such as getting finger prints, medical check-up (by INS approved doctor) and mail it in with payment. It is a 6 month to 1 year process. * Citizen spouses can no longer sponsor and apply for permanent residency of non-citizen spouse if said person entered the U.S. illegally. Regardless of the marriage he or she will probably be required to leave the country and… Read More
Not immediately. They will have to return to their own country and apply for a visa. It could take many years.
If a person entered 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?
the immigrant can apply for citizenship, but will have to have to go back to there country and apply for re-entry, this takes many, many years in which the immigrant will be away from their family that needs them, I am in this situation with my husband who is from mexico, I am leaving next week to be with him ( i dont even speek spanish) so we can raise our son together. there is… Read More