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If the marriage was purely for the purpose of obtaining a Green card and if the USCIS comes to know of it, then the Green card will be revoked. The person will get to lose the legal permanent resident status.

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What if a Green card holder marries a US citizen?

They can stay here. When a green card holder marries a US citizen, he/she gets to share the benefits enjoyed by the US citizen. The US citizen can also file in for the green card holder's citizenship application.


If a UK citizen marries a green card holder can she go and live in the US straight after getting married?

Yes. Easily. Especially being a UK citizen, it does not require the UK citizen to go to the US if needed for the immigration process.


What is the process for a green card holder to marry a US Citizen?

You start a relationship, and then the proposal of marriage is made. You get an approval for the marriage, and then have a wedding or civil ceremony.


Can a UK marriage visa holder travel in USA?

If you are not a citizen of the US or Canada, you must have a US Visa to travel in the US.


Can a green card holder marry a boy from India and can she take him to US?

Can you marry him? Yes. Can you take him to the US? Not without getting him a card as well. To become a citizen by marriage means you have to marry a citizen.


Does a legal alien with a green card become a US citizen if he marries a US citizen?

NOPE. There is no need for a legal Green card holder to marry a USC for the sake of becoming a USC. If that person is a GC holder for 5 years and is above 18 yrs of age and maintained the required continuous residence criteria, then he/she can become a USC on his/her own.


Can us green card holder girl marry h1 visa boy?

You can marry, but your marriage does not change your immigration status since neither of you is a US citizen.


How do you apply for a US green card?

The US green card can be applied through family member, employment or marriage. A family member who is already a green card holder can petition for alien relative using the Form I-130 and once the priority date becomes current the alien can get the visa and enter US as green card holder. Next is through employer who has to petition and green card can be got either with or without labor certification. Lastly after an alien marries a US citizen or green card holder and is petitioned with Form I-130, the alien can adjust status to permanent resident after two years of successful marriage using Form I-485.


How long you have to stay in us to become a green card holder?

It depends on how you are applying for green card. The US green card can be applied through family member, employment or marriage. A family member who is already a green card holder can petition for alien relative using the Form I-130 and once the priority date becomes current the alien can get the visa and enter US as green card holder. Next is through employer who has to petition and green card can be got either with or without labor certification. Lastly after an alien marries a US citizen or green card holder and is petitioned with Form I-130, the alien can adjust status to permanent resident after two years of successful marriage using Form I-485.


What are the procedures for an alien who marries a green card holder to obtain one?

you just ask the green card holder if you can borrow his.


If a us citizen marries a mexican in the us can the mexican become a citizen if they have a passport?

By marrying a US citizen alien spouse earns a conditional status which is valid for 2 years. 90 days before it expires he/she needs to file Form I-751 to remove conditions on residence and become a green card holder. For this person has to be still married to the same US citizen. After 3 years as a green card holder in US the spouse can apply for US citizenship by filing Form N-400 provided they still continue to stay as married couple.


If one is a green card holder and marries an illegal alien does this make it harder for the green card holder to later apply for US citizenship?

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Does marriage to a US citizen confer citizenship on you?

Basic criteria to be eligible for US citizenship is to be a green card holder and above 18 years of age. Through the marriage to a US citizen the spouse can get green card after the third anniversary. Following which he or she qualifies to apply for US citizenship using the immigration Form N-400 called the naturalization process.


How long does it take to get the green card when in US?

The process to get green card can be through marriage,employment or through relative and should be petitioned for by the US citizen or green card holder spouse, employer or US citizen relative or green card holder in US respectively. Depending on the availability of the visas under the category you apply the time period to get a green card changes.


What happens if a green card holder marry a US citizen?

After 3 years of successful marriage you can apply for US citizenship provided you have continuous physical presence to meet residential requirement for naturalization.


If a green card holder commits a crime and sentenced to a prison term of nine years and deportation can he stay if he marries a US citizen while he is incarcerated?

No, assuming he was allowed to marry, it would have no bearing on his status and he would still be deported after he served his mandated sentence.


If you have a green card can you marry a US citizen?

Anyone can marry a US citizen, green card or not. The marriage does not automatically give any special privileges to the newly married person. The US citizen can petition for you to be permitted to apply for residency, etc. It is not necessary to be a green card holder to marry a US Citizen. It is important to stay in the US legally with proper immigration papers in order to marry a US citizen.


Do new green card holders have to pay back taxes?

The only time a green card holder is forgiven for working illegally or owing taxes is if they obtain the green card through marriage to a US citizen.


If an immigrant overstays his work visa but marries a green card holder how long does it take to process the paperwork?

If an immigrant overstays his work visa but marries a green card holder: can he get work authorization & how long does it takes to process the paperwork? can he get a green card & how long it takes to process the paperwork?


Can you be a US citizen if your child US citizen and your wife are an US citizens?

Yes provided you are a green card holder in the first place.Only if you have stayed continuously for minimum 5 years in US as a green card holder you are eligible to file Form N-400 to become a US citizen. If you are not a green card holder yet your wife can petition for you.


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

If you are marriage to an American citizen, as long as you have submit your application to change your stutas, you will bacome an green card holder within 18 months and you will become a citizen within 5 years. This is a longer process of the estimates, it usually takes 10 months for a green card and 36 months by law to get your citizenship. However, after the 911, the government takes a lot longer to process everyone paper work.


Do you need a green card if you are a US citizen?

no Being a US Citizen entitles a person to a great number of privileges than being a green card holder. A person can become a US Citizen only after becoming a green card holder. A person should have been a green card holder for 5 yrs or 3yrs ( if married to a US citizen).Green card and then citizenship is the valid, designated route.


What is foreign passport holder?

I live in the USA with a Green Card but am a citizen of the UK and a UK Passport holder. I am thus to the USA/US Immigration a foreign passport holder.


How does a non US resident get the citizenship of US?

In order to get US citizenship the basic eligibility criteria is to be a green card holder for minimum 5 years and above the age of 18 years. The green card can be obtained when petitioned by a relative, through marriage or employer. If green card was got through marriage to a green card holder or US citizen its only minimum of 3 years of continuous physical presence in US to be eligible for naturalization.


Can foreign nationals marry in the US and get citizenship?

Any alien who is marrying a US citizen can enter using the spouse visa K-3 if marriage is outside US or K-1 fiance(e) visa if marriage is in US. Once the wedding is over the alien spouse is given the conditional status valid for 2 years which can be upgraded to permanent resident status(green card holder) 90 days before its validity ends. As a green card holder if the alien spouse continues to be married and stays with the US citizen spouse he/she can apply for US citizenship after three years as a green card holder provided he/she meets all requirements and is eligible.