5 dangerous mistakes when applying for a green card on marriage
Marriage to a US citizen does not entitle foreign spouses to automatically receive a green card. To do this, you have to take a few more steps - and at each of them it is important not to make a mistake.
Applications for obtaining green cards on the basis of marriage are thoroughly checked by officials of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as well as consulates - this is due to an increase in cases of marital fraud in the US, writes Baltimore Post-Examiner. It is necessary to make a correct statement with one attempt, having fulfilled all the legal requirements - this is a rather difficult task that requires extensive documentary support. Here are some mistakes to avoid.
You do not contact a lawyer
Most people do not have a clear idea of the conditions for filing an application, its processing and decision making. In addition, the language barrier is often an obstacle to understanding all the nuances. To simplify the hard work of the applicant, save his time and avoid most of the mistakes, you need a professional assistant - therefore it is advisable to contact a lawyer who specializes in such tasks.
You cannot prove marriage is valid.
Staying in wedlock is a must. You must register your marriage in accordance with the laws of the country or state where registration will take place. A marriage union must not be in conflict with the law or local customs. In addition, you should not be married to another person, must provide relevant evidence of the termination of the previous marriage (certificate of divorce or death) and proof of the current legal marriage.
You are not sure of your right to change status
A US citizen can apply for a green card for a spouse who already lives in the US by requesting a change in his status. If a spouse entered the US illegally, it could deprive him of the right to participate in the process. Immigrants without documents are not eligible to apply for a marriage green card. You need to request a waiver of the status of illegally present in the country. Until you get it, you cannot move to change status.
You are trying to change status too soon
Some people require a status change shortly after obtaining permission to enter the United States, including on a tourist visa. This causes the authorities suspicion of visa and marital fraud - the applicant conceals the true intention to get a green card for the marriage. In no case do not apply for a change of status as soon as you arrive in the country.
You are not able to provide proof of financial support.
Many immigrant spouses do not provide the necessary documents proving that the US citizen and the lawful spouse of the applicant provide him with financial assistance, and the applicant will not become a public burden for American taxpayers.
And, finally, the main reason for the refusals is incorrect application design. Be careful and ask for help from a specialist.
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