FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am engaged to a foreign national. Should we get married abroad and apply for a green card or apply for a fiancé(e) visa for him/her to travel to the United States for us to get married here?
It depends. Each person's situation is different and we do not suggest one method over the other in all cases. Call us at (206) 447-1560 or fill out our Online Immigration Law Questionnaire to discuss your circumstances and get a better idea of the best option for you.
I have a fiancé(e) abroad. Should they come here on a tourist visa so we can get married?
NO! If your fiancé(e) travels to the United States on a tourist visa and then you submit a Green Card application, it is extremely likely that the entry on the travel visa will be deemed fraudulent by Immigration Officials and the Green Card application will be denied.
My parent entered the United States unlawfully. Can I sponsor them for a Green Card?
Sadly, no. US citizens can sponsor their parents for Green Cards while the parent is abroad and is not barred from entering or while they are in the United States with a valid visa.
My spouse entered the United States unlawfully. Can I sponsor them for a green card?
Maybe. To sponsor your spouse for a Green Card, you will have to file a separate forgiveness application based on the extreme hardship that you, the US citizen, would experience in the event of deportation or relocation to your spouse's home country.
What do I do if I do not see my question listed here?
Call us at (206) 447-1560 or fill out our Online Immigration Law Questionnaire at the bottom of the page.