This is a common question. You can be married in any state that will legally marry you. It does not mean you have to continue to reside in that state or ever have to reside in that state. You can get married in Washington DC for example, and then live in Virginia, and USCIS will accept your marriage as long as it is legal and genuine. Immigration rights are federally conferred and have nothing to do with states.
This is addressed further in a blog post in the link attached.
Yes if you get married in a state that recognizes same sex marriage you should be able to apply for his green card. Consult an attorney,
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Go ahead and get married in a state which allows it. Then apply.
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Yes, go to a state that allows same sex marriage, get married and file a visa petition for your love and he can file for adjustment at the same time! Just over one week ago, after the Supreme Court decision overturning DOMA, the USCIS (Immigration Service) approved its first visa petition for a same sex marriage couple. Congratulations and good luck!!!
You must get married in a State that recognizes same-sex marriages. However, whether Florida will honor that marriage is still an open issue. Section 2 of DOMA allows a state to ignore same-sex marriages. This section was not at issue in the most recent Supreme Court case.
The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be reviewed for a more precise answer. You should consult with an immigration attorney before taking any action. The answer here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.
Hello. You may get married in a state that permits same sex marriage. And then you may petition for your partner. FIRST, please obtain a complete consultation about the specifics of your partner's case in order to evaluate any legal issues. There is much more to adjusting status in the U.S. than a lawful entry and marriage to a US citizen. Regards.
Yes , you may marry in one of the states that recognizes same sex marriage. Currently, there are 12 states and the District of Columbia where same sex marriages are recognized. Once you are married, you should consult with an attorney to assist with the residency petitioning process.
You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney. The government itself has issued some information that you may find useful/encouraging. See links below. Even though as a Florida resident your marriage from another state could be recognized by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services for immigration benefits purposes, you may want to speak with an immigration attorney to make sure there are not other obstacles of which you are unaware (e.g., past criminal history, past immigration violations, etc.).