Hello, soon I am about to get married in abroad to my foreign born spouse, I would like to know when will we consider a married couple in USA officially and according to immigration services so we can use benefits?
Will my foreign born spouse consider my wife officially here in USA after we get married abroad?
Will she consider my wife officially once I submit petition for her in USCIS?
Will she consider my wife after she got interview call in her countries consulate general?
will she consider my wife once she get into USA legally through immigration process?
will she consider my wife once she got her Greencard through marriage??
Please let me know exactly how does it works, little confused...!!
Too complex and specific to each situation to lay out 'how it works' here.
Get with a US immigration attorney to discuss the unique details of your situation ASAP--there are circumstances where your spouse may never be allowed to enter or live in the US----might change your marriage plans.
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As soon as you obtain marriage certificate you are considered married, (as long as free to marry, ie no impediments-as in divorce if applicable).
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As long as your foreign marriage is valid in the foreign country and not bigamous/polygamous for either spouse, it is valid in the U.S., it is considered valid in the U.S. upon inception.
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