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You have been married for 9 years to a US citizen can i get residency without leaving the country?

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2010-10-14 00:51:22
2010-10-14 00:51:22

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.

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It is until you have registered as a married citizen in America.


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