Hi I am a gay male American citizen my boyfriend is of Guatemalan Nationality can I marry him in Mexico and apply for a greencar
4 attorney answers
Top Contributor 2021
Top Contributor 2020
Top Contributor 2019
Top Contributor 2018
Top Contributor 2017
Top Contributor 2016
Top Contributor 2015
The K-1 fiancé visa may be petitioned for a fiancé. A spousal petition may be filed for a spouse.
Is my answer "BEST ANSWER" and/or "HELPFUL"? If so, please acknowledge and mark it so. Mr. Smith has 25 years of successful U.S. immigration law experience with cases just like yours. Still, his response is general in nature, as all the facts are unknown to him, and cannot be construed as legal advice. Please retain immigration counsel to analyze your particular situation in order to receive specific advice. Specific answers requires knowledge of all the pertinent facts of your case. Any answers offered by Mr. Smith on Avvo are of a general nature only, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
If you have decided to get married soon, you may consider applying for a K-1 non-immigrant fiance visa for him. Benefits would that he can come to the U.S. as soon as possible and he will be able to apply for green card in the U.S., but condition of K-1 visa expires in 90 days and cannot be extended and you will have to get married within 90 days after he came to the U.S. Best of luck.
The answer above is only general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known and detailed research has not been undertaken. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers require an investigation into all facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.
You can’t marry him in Mexico because gay marriage is not legal in Mexico.
This is general advice. You are anonymous. If you PM me i won’t know what it’s about.
This situation is WAY too complicated to handle with information from a website. You aren't fixing a leaky faucet.
You are dealing with complicated legal issues that are even more difficult with the current administration's hostility to both Central American immigrants AND the LGBTQ community.
Hiring an immigration lawyer now will increase your chances of success... and it will probably be cheaper in the long run because the lawyer won't have to fix any mistakes you might make along the way.
Please do not call my office with followup questions. Free initial consultation applies only potential clients who want to hire a criminal defense attorney in select...