Green card for spouse

Green card for spouse


hey thanks for checking in today we’re
going to talk about the process of getting a green card for the spouse of a
permanent resident you may remember the previous blog we
talked about getting a green card when you really spouse of the citizen a lot of people get confused with what
it means to be married to a u.s. to a resident and he is the main issue
when you’re married to a u.s. citizen you can adjust status from being
unlawful you need to enter the country lawfully but if you came in here on a
student visa and you expired you marry US citizen you can still get your green
card with that issue that is not the case when you marry a permanent resident unfortunately you need to maintain
status the whole time and you’re going to come into problems with duel intent
so let’s use this as an example had a client come in spouse was from a foreign
country where they came in on a b-1 visa and they got married the gentleman was he was a permanent
resident and couldn’t become citizen because his country do not allow for
your citizenship so that just assumed that she would come in they would get
married they file the I130 and wait and honestly obviously the opponent
residency green card takes a little longer because there’s a different
backlog what they didn’t realize this is that
when she goes out of status on her b1 b2 visitor’s visa she’s actually not
able to adjust stats through her marriage to a resident so they would
have been in a big problem so what we had to do was established some form of a
non-immigrant visa for so for her she became a student before we file and we
were able to work it through the system that’s not an ideal situation because of
a dual intent issue ideally would be on a visa like an h-1b
or an L visa that allows for duel intent so these are things you need to keep in
mind and you probably need an attorney to to help you out this because the
timing of these are very is critical first of all one you need to make sure
that you are if you marry you a permanent resident that that you
maintain your status throughout the process of the processing of the i-130 until you
follow the adjustment of status and two you need to keep an eye on that on the
backlogs right now so today is june of 2016 it’s about two and a half years so you
just need to keep in mind that the amount of time you have to maintain
status and have a strategy and funds in place to be able to do that best of luck you need to really
understand the process of filing an adjustment through opponent residents so
spend extra time looking at it and honestly I would recommend calling an attorney to help you out thanks

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