I recently got married in Pakistan this past February after my wife turned 16. In Pakistan the legal age for marriage is 18 boys and 16 girls. I am a 26 years old US citizen living and working in Texas. My question is that is it possible to file an i130 for my wife even though she is currently under the age of 18? I have read extensively through many posts on here as well as several online resources including the USCIS website and have been unable to find a concrete answer. Also what problems should I anticipate because of her being under 18? Both her parents, my parents and our entire families were present at the wedding ceremony, reception, and several other engagements so parents consent hopefully won't be an issue.
Yes you can file for her. Because she is married she is no longer a child for immigration purposes.
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It is possible to file an i-130.
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You can file for her, but of course the large difference in your ages will be a factor for USCIS and the Embassy to consider along with her young age, and whether she had the permission of her parents to marry. since she is not in the US, the Embassy where she will process her visa will be familiar with the customs and laws so the consent issue should not be a problem if it is what you say.
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