The Conditional Residence is granted to foreign spouses admitted to the U.S. with an Immigrant visa or via adjustment of status and married with an U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) for less than two years on the date of the green card approval... Read More Back to Family Immigration FAQs
Should the foreign national be separated after initiating the procedure with his or her U.S. citizen spouse, he or she must finalize a divorce prior to a decision being rendered on the case. If the procedure has not yet been initiated with the U.S. citizen spouse, then it is recommended that the divorce be finalized prior to filing the I-751 form... Read More Back to Family Immigration FAQs
U.S. Immigration differentiates Immediate Relatives and Other relatives: Immediate Relatives are spouses and children under 21 of a U.S. Citizen as well as parents of U.S. citizens.
For the foreign nationals who fall into this category, immigrant visas are not limited in numbers and are immediately available. Therefore, if the foreign national is present in the U.S., he or she may be eligible to file for adjustment of status concurrently with the relative petition... Read More Back to Family Immigration FAQs
If you are a US Citizen and are married to a non-US Citizen, you are entitled to petition on behalf of your spouse in order to get him/her an Immigrant Visa, which will lead to the Green Card. But once the petition is approved, you will have to demonstrate that you meet the US poverty guidelines... Read More Back to Family Immigration FAQs
U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) can petition for their spouse to obtain permanent residency, i.e. a Green Card. However, the Family Immigration process will take longer if the spouse petitioning is a LPR due to visa availability (see immigration through a relative).
Three distinct processes can be used depending on the circumstances: