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Applying for green card threw marriage, I'm 21 and my partner is 41. Can he petition me for a green card?

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Applying for green card threw marriage, I'm 21 and my partner is 41. Can he petition me for a green card will the age difference affect our case if he applies for me? We do love each other and we can prove that we have a bona fide relationship.

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  1. Yes. Age, by itself is not a determining factor. As long as you two love each other and your marriage is genuine you have nothing to fear.

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  2. Yes he can petition for you. There will ne more scrutiny because of the age difference, but as long as the marriage is in good faith you should be okay. I recommend hiring a good immigration attorney to guide you through the process.


  3. Yes, the key is having a legitimate relationship.

    This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied as legal advice on your case. You may call my office at (832) 305-5382 to schedule a consultation if you require specific legal advice. Law Offices of Hector J. Lopez. 1201 South Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77019. www.hjlopezlaw.com


  4. I agree with my colleagues. He can sponsor you for a permanent residency status as long as the relationship is legitimate.

    This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney before making any legal decisions.


  5. If there is a bona fide genuine and authentic legal marriage the age difference is not a precluding factor.

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  6. As long as you have a bona fide marriage and sufficient evidence to prove it, then the difference in age alone should not be the sole reason for USCIS to deny you a green card. To be sure you provide the right type of documents/evidence to prove your bona fide marriage and how much evidence to file, hire an immigration attorney.

    Angelique Montes, Esq., Immigration Attorney in Houston, Texas. This is not legal advice and a client-attorney relationship is not created. The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.

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