Thinking about obtaining a Marriage Green Card in the United States? We are here to help you understand the process step by step.
Gather Documentation – Collect all the required documents to support your application, including proof of your marital relationship, financial documents, and personal identification records. Thorough documentation is crucial for a successful application.
File the Petition – Start by filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This form establishes the relationship between you and your spouse as the basis for your green card application.
File the Adjustment of Status – If your spouse is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to adjust your status to obtain a green card without leaving the United States. File Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, supporting documents, & other applicable applications.
Attend your biometric appointment-Biometrics refers to collecting your fingerprints, photograph, and signature, which are used for identity verification and background checks. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires biometric information to conduct background checks as part of the immigration process.
Attend the Interview – Once your application is processed, you and your spouse will be scheduled for an interview with USCIS. This interview is an opportunity for the officer to assess your marriage’s validity and eligibility for a green card. USCIS has the discretion to waive the interview and, in most cases, approve the case without an interview.
Receive the Green Card – Congratulations! If your application is approved, you will receive your Marriage Green Card, granting you conditional resident status or permanent resident status in the United States.
Remember, the Marriage Green Card process can be complex, and each case is unique. Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney can provide invaluable guidance and increase your chances of success.