Was married 9 years
I agree with my colleagues. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney for this matter. You may schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in your area, my firm is handling these matters in New York. If you would like free legal updates on these immigration issues you may sign up for our newsletter at http://www.shautsova.com .
You need to consult an immigration attorney. There are many ways in which to obtain a green card, and whether you are eligible cannot be determined from your question. If you are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, your spouse can petition for you to become a permanent resident. Althernatively, a prospective employer can petition for you. However, you should speak to a lawyer in order to determine your options, if any.
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The fact that you were married 9 years does not by itself entitle you to apply for a Green Card. However, depending on the nature of the marriage, OR what happened during the course of the marriage, OR what led to the breakdown of the marriage, you MAY be eligible for relief. You should consult with an attorney to discuss in detail your marital and immigration history to see if there is any relief available to you.
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