Can my husband qualify for a green card if we got married by church?

Asked 7 months ago - Fresno, CA

We got married 1 year ago legally by a Catholic Church.

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  1. Gunda Johanna Brost


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You can bring evidence of the church record and register your marriage to obtain a state-issued legal marriage certificate, usually from the local Courthouse. This legal marriage certificate is what you will need to show to apply to petition for your husband.

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  2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . The USCIS will require a legal and lawfully acceptable state proof of such marriage, therefore I think a State Marriage License or a Marriage Certificate will be necessary to obtain.

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  3. Sarah M. Cross

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . You must have a legally filed marriage certificate to prove marriage. So if you were issued a marriage licence and than got your marriage certificate after the marriage you are good to go.

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