Can an immigrant stay in the US if they marry a U.S. citizen? Once you marry, your spouse can apply for permanent residence and remain in the United States while we process the application. If you choose this method, file a Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e). Filing instructions and forms are available on our Web site at www.
How can I legally marry an immigrant? You can apply for the visa with Form I-129F, “Petition for Alien Fiancé.” The fiancé visa will enable your future spouse to come to the United States, marry you, and adjust their status.
What happens if you marry an American citizen? After marrying a US citizen you will not immediately become eligible to apply for US citizenship. However, as the spouse of a US citizen, you will be classed as an “immediate relative” and, accordingly, you will be eligible to apply for permanent residence, or what is commonly known as a green card.
How long does an immigrant have to be married to become a citizen? Married to the U.S. citizen spouse at the time of filing the naturalization application; Living in marital union with the citizen spouse for at least 3 years at the time of filing the naturalization application; and.