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You need to apply for a permanent residency status. Go to INS or call them to get the application. It is a process that will take about 6 months to a year. After living in the US for 3 years as Permanent Resident your spouse can apply for US citizenship.

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Q: If you marry your foreign spouse in their country what would the first step be in filing a petition to get your spouse into the US?
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Can you go to another country marry there and then bring your spouse back with you legally?

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What states can you get a divorce in if you are pregnant?

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My spouse is filing bankruptcy do i have to?

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What if your spouse refuses to sign divorce papers?

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Can the executor of the will be changed by surviving spouse?

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