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Marriage Visa

Marriage Visa

Helping North Carolina Clients Understand Their Options

Marriage is a beautiful experience – but getting your lives started together can be tricky when residency status is an issue. Buying anything together becomes highly complicated, and the spouse without a legally recognized status can be asked to leave the country. The last thing you’ll want to do is say goodbye to your new spouse before the honeymoon even begins.

Luckily, a marriage visa lawyer from The Emory Law Firm can help you and your spouse get everything straightened out. Sometimes referred to as a marriage green card lawyer, these attorneys enable you to start your new chapter in life smoothly. They’ll walk you through obtaining the right kind of visa for your country and status.

What Is A Marriage Visa, And Who Is Eligible To Apply For One?

A marriage visa applies to an individual whose spouse is a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). If the spouse does not have legal permanent resident status, their U.S./LPR spouse can apply on their behalf, allowing the non-resident spouse to obtain a green card.

As your spouse’s visa attorney, The Emory Law Firm, located in Charlotte, NC can walk you through all of the requirements and paperwork. Typically, a candidate for a marriage visa must:

  • Have a valid marriage
  • Have a spouse who is a U.S. citizen or LPR (Lawful Permanent Resident) who:
  • Has sufficient income to support the non-immigrant spouse (An income level of 125% above the poverty level for their particular household size)

How Does The Process Of Applying For A Marriage Visa Differ From Other Types Of Visas?

Marriage petitions can be processed faster, and waivers are available for spouses without legal status in the U.S. This is applicable only when one of the spouses is a U.S. citizen or in the military. At The Emory Law Firm, we can guide you through the process to see what strategy works best for you.

What Documents Are Typically Required When Applying For A Marriage Visa?

Your marriage immigration lawyer will guide you through your application. The Emory Law Firm has years of experience helping couples in Charlotte, NC and Kinston, NC, understand the marriage visa process.

Typically required documents getting started include:

  • The marriage certificate
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license (if available)
  • Birth certificate for all immediate family members
  • Three years of recent tax returns
  • The applicant’s criminal record
  • A copy of the applicant’s current visa
  • Work authorization card (if applicable)
  • The last five years of address and work history for both spouses

Are There Any Restrictions On The Length Of Time A Couple Must Be Married Before Applying For A Marriage Visa?

There are no restrictions on the length of time a couple must be married before applying for a marriage visa. However, if they are not married for at least two years prior to applying, USCIS will issue a conditional permanent visa. Once they reach the 2-year mark, they must apply to remove the conditions to ensure the marriage is legitimate.

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Still Have Questions? Give Us A Call Today!

We’re excited for you and your spouse’s new adventure together! If you’d like to learn more about marriage visas and how we can help as your marriage immigration lawyer, give our firm a call at (704) 324-8500. Your initial assessment is free and, as always, confidential.

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