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Marriage to a citizen is one way for an alien to obtain citizenship in some countries. Questions about the requirements and processes of marrying and obtaining citizenship are welcome here.
How old do you have to be to get married in the US or a US Territory?
The best time to get married is when you are mentally and financially capable of supporting a family. I know it sounds like old school. However, lots of marriages fall apart because of the lack of time available because people spend a lot of time working on their careers when they marry young and don't have time to spend on each other; there are exceptions to this. However the point is, get married when you have everything sorted out. It is...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, El Salvador
Does an illegal alien from El Salvador become a legal resident or citizen by marrying a US citizen?
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 become a citizen by marrying one. However, certain...
Does anyone have a list of questions asked during the greencard interview for marriage?
Some questions that may be asked are: Name and address. Name and Date of Birth of Spouse. When and where did you meet your spouse? Describe this 1st meeting. Did you make arrangements to meet again? Did you exchange phone numbers? When did you meet next? Where were you living at the time? Where was your spouse living? When did you decide to get married? Where were you at the time? Did you live together before marriage? When and where did you get married? How did you and...
Can a natural born us citizen have his citizenship revoked against his will?
The law prohibits the taking of your citizenship against your will, but there are certain actions a citizen can take which are classed to be a free-will decision that constitutes renunciation of their citizenship. Which means if you commit these such acts you are willfully aggreeing to the loss of your citizenship. The ways to lose your natural born US citizenship are detailed in 8 USC 1481: 1.Becoming naturalized in another country. 2.Swearing an oath of allegiance to another country. 3.Serving in the armed...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration, Canada
Is it difficult for US citizens to relocate and seek employment in Canada?
American Immigrants to Canada This info is from the citizenship and immigration Canada website. If you want to be a permanent resident, there's a point system where you have to score high enough. Having a college education is a lot of points; grad school is more. There are points for speaking English and French. There are also points for having job skills, and a chart tells you what skills are worth how many points. There's also a skilled worker program where you can...
Is it more important 'to be in love with' or 'to love' each other?
Love If it's that important there isn't much spontaneity to it.And that expression one always hears"I fell in love with him" or "I settled down". Listen to those words. It's as if admitting you fell flat on your face for this person before you even knew them well enough and then you "settled". Don't ever settle for someone who thinks they are in love with you or you with them. Find out what love really is. That takes 2 or 3...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage
If you marry a legal alien while her visa is current what will it take to make her a citizen?
If she entered the US with a visa and then overstayed that visa, she can adjust status to that of permanent resident without leaving the United States. Answer You will need to file for adjustment of status. You can download a packet of all forms you need at www.uscis.gov Answer Assuming that you are both in the USA legally, it will take you: * several days to weeks to fill and file all the forms and send them to the USCIS * 4-8 weeks to...
How long can a person stay in the US without needing a visa if you are from another country?
If you enter through the Visa Waiver Program, a person can stay in the U.S. for a non-extendable 90 days. ...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out, Citizenship and Marriage, Immigration
What are the legal requirements to marry a US citizen for a foreign person in the US on a visa permit?
Marriage requirements are the same for all people. Immigration status has no bearing on your right to marry. As long as you are not currently married and are over 18 years old, you should be able to obtain a marriage license. If you are not in the United States and you want to come to marry an American, than you will need to apply for a fiancee visa. Note however, that if you want to apply for a green card through marriage...
How long does a Chinese citizen with US green card have to be in the US per year?
If he wants to KEEP a green card, he must live in the U.S. 6 months out of every year, although extensions are possible (such extensions are granted at the discretion of USCIS, you do NOT have a right to an extension) Another answer On the USCIS website, under "International Travel as a Permanent Resident," it says essentially: The rule of thumb is that if you are out of the country for over than a year, they may question whether you intended to...
Does your marriage in Brazil valid in US?
If 2 Brazilians get married in Brazil, then yes. If two United States citizens want to get married in Brazil but want to continue to live in the United States, they will need to go to a U.S. government website that specifies what is needed to make the marriage valid in the United States as well as in Brazil. ...
Can a US citizen legally marry a person who is in the country with a tourist visa?
Yes, even two non-citizens with visas can get married. Just bring your visa and passport to the county courthouse and register for a lisense. ------ You can get married, but you cant have the status of the non-immigrant adjusted if you get married in the USA without going through the proper K1 Visa process. Here is information on how to obtain a K1 Fiancee Visa http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/ www.visajourney.com ...
How long can a person with a 'greencard' stay outside the US without risking their legal status?
You can stay out of the US for up to 6 months with no consequence, as long as the person has a vaild green card and passport. Over 6 months contact with the US consulate is needed and the green card holder can stay out of the country for up to a year. Over a year the green card holder will forfeit their green card and not be allowed to re-enter the country. * The US permanent resident CAN stay out...
You are a Canadian citizen visiting US Do you need to return to Canada to marry a US Citizen?
If you are talking about getting married in Canada, then no paperwork is needed. In the US a fiancee's visa, which takes four months to get, is required. Answer nope.. you can get married but you won't be able to work. I AM LEGALLY married to an American man and i am Canadian. I got married to him on a visit last fall... right now, however we are living apart dealing with some of our own issues as to where to live....
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Pakistan
How can you marry a Pakistani girl if you are an Indian guy and want to marry her?
It depends on the religion of each of you. Irrelevant to the nationality, the rule, per Islam religion, is that: A Muslim man can marry only a Muslim, Christian (Catholic, Orthodox, or other denominations), or Jewish woman. A Muslim woman (virgin, divorced, or widow) can marry only a Muslim (or convert to Muslim) man. You may say that love is over religion limitations. If you think so, then it is your choice. If you want to deny your religion obligations and requirements to legalize...
Where do you find marriage records in the Philippines?
The faster and easiest way of finding marriage records in the Philippines is from the local registrar where the marriage took place or alternatively at NSO, Manila. Please query if any authorisation is needed. Obviously, you need to provide the names, dates as the local registrar holds all the records. ...
Can you be married but not legally married?
United States No. Marriage is a legal arrangement under civil law. That means marriage in the United States is restricted and governed by state laws. Therefore, in order to be considered legally married the parties must meet all the requirements for a valid marriage in the state where they will be married. A legal marriage bestows a host of legal rights under state and federal law, benefits and obligations. The most important of those legal rights are related to inheritance, health insurance, government entitlements...