I'm filling a i-130 Petition for my wife in Pakistan...the problem i am facing is her age...she is 17 years old (under 18) and cannot get her Pakistani ID card which is a requirement to file her case...how do i go about this situation...i want her in U.S as soon as possible...Please lemme know the best and fastest way to bring her to the States?
You either wait until she.. ."emancipates", ie. becomes 18, OR you do whatever is necessary for her to obtain an ID in Paki.
Perhaps with her parents consent and signature she could have an ID issued to her? (In this country when the parents consent to a minor child's marriage, that child becomes an "emancipated" minor and can get married, as well as sponsor a foreign national spouse.)
They let her marry at 17 but will not issue an national ID card to her??
First off congratulations!!! If you are Islamically married as in according to Sharia law ad you have a “Nikah Nama” and this is the bride’s first marriage, typically her “wakeel” is her father and thus you already have the father’s consent and then you would require the mother’s written consent. With these items, a lawyer would likely be able to demonstrate how this marriage is not against public policy or against local marriage laws (in the jurisdiction where you reside).
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