Can a green card holder marry someone and file for them?
A marriage-based green card (or “spousal visa”) is an immigrant visa available to the spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Although the process can seem daunting, most couples do qualify for a marriage-based green card if one spouse is a U.S. citizen or green card holder.
Can a resident ask for fiance?
There are no fiancé visas available for foreign nationals wishing to marry U.S. permanent residents. Fiancé visas are available only to people coming to the U.S. to marry U.S. citizens. … There are ways to get yourself into the U.S. if you are the fiancé of a permanent resident, although they may take a long time.
How long do you need to stay married for green card?
USCIS will issue you a conditional Marriage Green Card if you have been married for less than 2 years at the time of your interview. You can apply for a permanent Marriage Green Card after two years of marriage.
How long does it take to bring a fiancé to the US?
The exact K-1 fiancé processing times can vary, but many applicants are able to enter the United States within 6 to 9 months. There are multiple steps and the process is handled by multiple agencies from (USCIS) to the National Visa Center to the U.S. Department of State.
Which is faster fiancé visa or spouse?
If your main goal is to get to the U.S. as quickly as possible, then the fiancé(e) visa is likely the fastest option. But if your goal is to get an actual green card as soon as possible, then a marriage-based visa will be quicker.
Can a permanent resident bring his spouse to the US?
Foreign spouses of U.S. green card holders (people with lawful permanent residence) are eligible for immigration to the U.S., under the family second preference category (2A).
Can a U.S. citizen sponsor a fiance?
K-1 Visa Eligibility
The K-1 visa allows a U.S. citizen to sponsor their fiancé to come to the United States. Both partners must have the intention to get married within 90 days after the sponsored fiancé arrives in the United States from abroad.
Can I sponsor my girlfriend to USA?
You cannot sponsor your significant other to live with you, only visit. At the moment there isn’t an unmarried partner visa available. Your partner should be your legal spouse or your fiancé. As a general rule, you will have to complete an I-130 Form (Petition for Alien Relative).