My wife is a US citizen and she is on disability with three kids under the ages of 15. we are planning to get married. I can adjust my status. i entered the US legally and have the I94 in my passport. Am i eligible to apply for the permanent residence card?
Yes, although your wife will need a co-sponsor for her affidavit of support.
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Yes, it appears that you are eligible to apply for the adjustment of status to Legal Permanent Resident (without knowing anything else about you and your wife).
You should obtain a co-sponsor for the affidavit of support.
Considering hiring myself or one of my colleagues to prepare and file your case.
Very likely, as long as you do not have any criminal violations that would result in inadmissibility issues. As my colleagues have all suggested, it is in your best interest to have a face-to-face consultation with a competent immigration attorney near you to help you in the preparation of your petition package. Additionally, because your wife is on disability, you may not be able to meet minimum income requirements, based on her income alone, and will probably need to get a co-sponsor(s) for the affidavit of support. During your consultation, make sure the attorney clearly explains everything that is necessary to complete your petition package.
Based on this alone, yes. You need I-130 petition for alien relative an I-485 adjustment of status to get your greencard. Get married and Hire a lawyer to protect your legal rights. Good Luck.
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