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I am on f1 visa, getting married to U S citizen

Everett, WA |

I am on f1 visa,I am engaged and getting married to U S citizen, who has a criminal record in past years.Now he didnt have any big issue , just some car accident ticket. I have a question that if there is any problem for us in immigration matter? I didnt have any criminal record. or is there will be any problem for me for getting permanent residence? please help

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  1. It all depends if you can convince the service that you have a bona fide marriage and are not getting married simply to get a green card. If he is a citizen, the Service will not care about a ticket the focus will be on you and your background. When you obtained you F1 Visa, it was predicated on your intent to return to your home country once your education is completed. So the inquiry will be, are you simply getting married to stay in the country.

    Hope this helps

    The information is for general information purposes only. Nothing stated above should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.


  2. It sounds like there will not be a problem unless he is a convicted sex offender.


  3. I agree with the other attorneys, his conviction shouldn't be a problem.

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