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Permanent Residency for Spouses of U.S. Citizens

United States citizens who marry citizens of other countries may want their new spouses to move permanently to the U.S. When this happens, the non-resident spouses usually have preferential status when applying for permanent residency.

Gaining permanent residency through marriage has many conditions. If you married a U.S. citizen and are interested in becoming a permanent resident, contact the Austin immigration lawyers at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, today at 512-323-2333 to learn more.

Conditions for Spouses of U.S. Citizens

For an immigrant spouse to qualify for permanent residency, the couple must do the following after getting married:

  • Join assets
  • Live together
  • Share liabilities

These steps help ensure that the marriage is not a sham marriage, which is a marriage that only exists to gain permanent residency for the immigrant spouse. Furthermore, during the first two years of the marriage, the immigrant spouse is considered a conditional permanent resident.

Conditional permanent residency may end if the married couple divorces within two years of the legal marriage. Otherwise, after the two-year period has passed, the immigrant spouse will need to petition for a removal of the conditional status. If granted, the individual will be a permanent resident of the United States.

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Moving to the U.S. after marrying a citizen may be a complicated and confusing task. Contact the Austin immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, at 512-323-2333 today to learn more about gaining permanent residency after marrying a U.S. citizen.

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