When a US citizen marries a person from over seas and both live in the US together do my spouse gain permanent resident status

Asked over 1 year ago - Orlando, FL

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Yes

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  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . I wish lode were that simple for everyone.. Yes!

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  3. C. C. Abbott

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    Answered . The spose can become a permanent resident if the I-130 and I-485 documents are filed. An immigrant visa is immediately available thuis enabling both the I130 and I485 being able to be filed togetehr. Good luck with the marriage.

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  4. Robert Louis Brown

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    Answered . Your spouse may gain permanent resident status if you file for her and she is granted resident status by CIS. There are many requirements to become a US permanent resident. One principal hurdle is she must demonstrate that she had a lawful admission to the US in a visa classification that permits adjustment to permanent resident status.

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  5. Ksenia Alexandrovna Maiorova

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    Answered . Your spouse would not become a permanent resident simply because you married him or her. In order for your spouse to get permanent resident status, you would need to file a series of forms with the USCIS, together with supporting evidence. There are various issues and complexities that could arise during the process, and you would be well-advised to hire an immigration attorney to represent you in this process.

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