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Marriage-Based Visas

Navigating the Pathway to a United Future

There are millions of fish in the sea, but sometimes your special fish is swimming in a different ocean. International relationships inevitably lead to the question of where to establish a life together. Navigating the U.S. immigration system can be a daunting task, especially when it involves something as personal and important as a marriage-based visa. American citizens and permanent residents hoping to build a future in the United States with a foreign spouse should contact Yekrangi & Associates’ immigration lawyers for help applying for a marriage-based visa.

Our dedicated team is committed to helping couples build a future together through marriage-based visas. If you're seeking to unite with your spouse in the United States, our experienced immigration attorneys are here to guide you through the process with precision and care.

Our U.S. immigration attorneys are dedicated to providing international couples with an opportunity to build a life together in the United States by obtaining a marriage visa. Call us today for help with your case: (949) 478-4963. 

The Journey to a Marriage-Based Green Card

Acquiring a marriage-based green card is a multi-step process that begins with filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Once approved, if your spouse is already in the U.S., you will file Form I-485 to adjust their status to a permanent resident. If your spouse is abroad, they will go through consular processing to obtain a visa.

The next step involves attending a biometrics appointment, followed by an interview with USCIS. Once these steps are completed successfully, the immigrant spouse becomes a permanent resident.

1. Understanding the Basics

A marriage-based green card, officially known as the Spousal Visa, provides a pathway for foreign nationals to join their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouses in the United States. This process involves a series of steps, each critical to the success of your visa application.

2. Establishing a Genuine Relationship

One of the key factors in obtaining a marriage-based green card is proving the authenticity of your relationship. This requires providing evidence that demonstrates the bona fide nature of your union.

Proving Your Relationship: Documentation is Key

Joint Financial Documents:

  • Bank statements showing joint accounts
  • Shared credit card statements
  • Jointly filed tax returns

Residential Proof:

  • Lease agreements or mortgage documents with both spouses' names
  • Utility bills in both names

Communication Records:

  • Phone records showing calls and texts between spouses
  • Emails or letters addressed to both spouses

Affidavits from Friends and Family:

  • Sworn statements from individuals who can vouch for the legitimacy of the marriage


  • Photos of you together, demonstrating your shared life together

Assembling a comprehensive package of evidence is crucial to establishing the validity of your marriage, increasing the likelihood of a successful visa application.

Timeframe for Getting a Marriage-Based Visa

The time it takes to obtain a marriage-based green card can vary based on factors such as the current processing times, the completeness of your application, and potential delays. On average, the process can take anywhere from several months to over a year.

The Reality of Denials: What to Expect and How to Respond

While the exact percentage varies year by year, a significant number of marriage-based visa applications are denied. Common reasons include:

  • Lack of substantial evidence proving the marriage,
  • Criminal records,
  • Previous immigration violations, and
  • Discrepancies during the interview.

What to Do If Your Marriage-Based Visa Is Denied

If your marriage-based visa application is denied, don't lose hope. At Yekrangi & Associates, our experienced immigration attorneys can assess the reasons for the denial and formulate a strategic plan to address the issues. This may involve providing additional evidence, clarifying discrepancies, or appealing the decision. It is crucial to have a knowledgeable immigration attorney at your side during this process.

How Yekrangi & Associates Can Help You

At Yekrangi & Associates, we understand the complexities of immigration law and the emotional toll it can take on families. Our dedicated team of immigration attorneys is committed to helping you navigate the legal labyrinth of obtaining a marriage-based visa. We offer:

  • Legal Expertise Tailored to Your Needs: Our team of immigration attorneys will use our deep understanding of the intricacies of immigration law to help you reach your immigration goals. We stay abreast of the latest regulations and updates to ensure that your case is handled with the utmost precision.
  • Personalized Guidance at Every Step: Navigating the immigration process can be complex and overwhelming. Our attorneys provide personalized guidance, offering support from the initial consultation to the final stages of the application process. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs.
  • Comprehensive Application Assistance: Preparing a marriage-based visa application requires attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the required documentation. Our attorneys meticulously compile and review your application, ensuring that all necessary materials are included and presented in a manner that strengthens your case.
  • Proactive Problem Solving: In the event of a denial, our team is well-equipped to assess the situation and develop a strategic plan for resolution. Whether it involves addressing concerns raised by immigration authorities or navigating the appeals process, we are committed to finding effective solutions to overcome challenges.
  • Peace of Mind Throughout the Process: We understand the emotional and logistical challenges that come with the immigration process. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your case is in capable hands. We keep you informed at every stage, ensuring transparency and clear communication throughout the journey.

Let Yekrangi & Associates Be Your Advocates

At Yekrangi & Associates, we believe in the power of love to transcend borders. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the complexities of obtaining a marriage-based green card, allowing you to focus on building a life together with your spouse in the United States. With Yekrangi & Associates, you are not just getting legal representation; you're gaining advocates who care about your journey toward permanent residency.

Contact us today at (949) 478-4963 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys. Let us be your advocates on this journey toward a united and prosperous future.

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