Moving to the United States as a marriage green card permanent resident
can be complicated, as the pathway to citizenship is a stressful one.
While it is ultimately a positive and happy reason, there are many factors
along the way which will require the help of an experienced Irvine
immigration lawyer, such as ours at the Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C.
To obtain a green card through
marriage, you can go about it in one of two ways. First, if your spouse is a permanent
resident, your spouse will file a petition for you, with evidence relating
to your relationship--including but not limited to important documents
such as your marriage certificate. Next, you will apply for an adjustment
of status in the U.S., or for a green card if you are out of the country.
You can only do so if your visa is in-status.
The other option is to apply for adjustment of status even if you are out
of status. If you have previously been lawfully admitted to the country,
you will be eligible for adjustment of status. In order to become finalized
as a U.S. citizen, you must remain married and wait 3 years after you
obtain your green card. If you and your partner divorce, you must wait 5 years.
The most important thing to remember is your reasons for coming to the
United States, primarily your husband or wife. In the current political
climate, immigration is now harder than ever, and your green card interviews
will be conducted with great detail. These are to be taken seriously,
as they can severely impact your status as a citizen. It is essential
you remain honest no matter the circumstances, as you will be asked a
number of extremely personal questions regarding your marriage, in order
to verify that you and your spouse are not attempting to commit fraud.
Contact Our Irvine Immigration Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one are seeking to obtain a green card through marriage,
you will need to enlist in the help of a skilled and knowledgeable Irvine
immigration lawyer. Our team at the Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C.
is dedicated to helping keep families together because we have a unique
perspective on immigration. Attorney Yekrangi’s personal passion
behind helping immigrants is an asset to all clients he serves. Don’t
take on this vitally important situation on your own--let us help you
acquire the results you deserve.
To schedule an initial consultation with us today, don’t hesitate to
contact us at (949) 478-4963.