Would he get in trouble for this? Marrying on tourist visa?

Asked 4 months ago - Boston, MA

If I reported someone that they married while on tourist visa and they were planning to immigrate here with tourist visa through marriage, will they get in trouble? The person already got the conditional green card based on marriage. They lied and said that they met/fell in love with the spouse here. Would that person get in trouble for fraud or will USCIS ignore it/not care since he already got first green card.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . If marriage was entered into with intent to obtain immigration benefit, green card can be subsequently revoked by USCIS and the green card holder will be placed in removal proceedings in Immigration Court for marriage fraud. The burden will be on him/her to prove he/she entered into a bona fide (real marriage). Having said that, a person may come to U.S. on a tourist visa and get married later. There is no violation there.

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  2. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . USCIS will completely disregard such a complaint, the policy has been for decades to allow this without question.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more

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