Married and Seeking a Green Card in Cleveland?
Get Help with your Marriage-Based Green Card Today!
Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident living in the United States, who marries a foreign national that entered the country legally may then sponsor their spouse for lawful permanent residency. In fact, marriage is one of the best and fastest ways to obtain permanent residency in the United States. However, a green card for marriage is not guaranteed, and applications are still subject to heavy scrutiny to prevent abuse of this system. You should not hesitate to let a Cleveland green card marriage attorney review your case and assist you with any supporting documents.
At Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A., our immigration team knows first-hand how important it is to have reputable and knowledgeable counsel on your side when dealing with obtaining a green card related to your marriage. Our team offers personalized, dedicated attention to your case, and will walk you through the application process step by step to help you obtain the best possible result.
With more than 50 years of combined experience and numerous successful cases, our immigration law firm has earned a proud track record as one of the premier choices for applying for a marriage based green card in the Cleveland and Twinsburg areas, as well as throughout the entire U.S.
For Spouses of U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens have the ability to sponsor their spouse as an “immediate relative.” For these individuals, there is no waiting for visa numbers to become available; it is made available to you as soon as your petition is approved, to allow you to apply for a Green Card. For spouses inside the U.S., they simply apply to have their immigration status adjusted to permanent resident, while those outside the U.S. must file for an immigration visa.
For Spouses of Permanent Residents
Permanent residents may also immediately apply to have their spouse receive a Green Card, but approval does not mean an automatic visa number like it would for a U.S. citizen. Instead, these individuals will have to wait for their priority date to become current. This can take quite a while, possibly even a few years. Once this date becomes current, then the beneficiary may apply to become a green card holder.
U.S. citizens may also be able to expedite the process through a different procedure: the K-1 visa. This is reserved for fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens to allow them to enter and remain in the United States for up to 90 days in order to allow them to get married and then apply for the adjustment in status.
Call Sintsirmas & Mueller Co. L.P.A. today to arrange an initial consultation and find out more about obtaining permanent residency for your spouse!