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Can i marry a 19 yearold if im 30 , in oder to get my green card.

Staten Island, NY |

i have a job and working on my OPT and we are an inter racial couple and living in NY

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You can marry anyone you want so long as it's not illegal and it's a bona fide marriage. You'll have to prove to the government that it's a genuine marriage not entered into for the purpose of obtaining immigrant status.

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Sure you can. as long as a genuine marriage entered into for love and not merely to obtain green card benefits.

But I see some issues in this proposition. That is why I urge you to consult with a competent immigration lawyer in your area.

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Yes, but make sure you're marrying your fiancee for the right reasons and not to evade immigration laws. Your petition will likely be scrutinized.

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Your question asks if you can marry in order to get a green card. You cannot marry anyone in order to get a green card only. A marriage with a large age gap and especially an interracial marriage will be scrutinized. Question is are you two going to be living together and sharing your finances?

Dhenu Savla, Esq.
SwagatUSA, LLC

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