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rules for marriage to non usa citizen
The state is: georgia
what is the law regarding marriage to a non us citizen and what is the time line once married to process papers. have boyfriend who has visa to be here but not a student visa can someone shed some light on the process other than a high priced lawyer?
also if non citizen here on a visa has a baby here in the us. does the law still apply she is granted citizenship because the baby is a citizen.
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- If your spouse is British, he can come to the US whenever he wants as a tourist. The UK is included in the visa waiver program, so all British subjects need to get in the US is a valid passport. Whatever income you have should be OK, wherever it comes from. When you both get to the US, then you send in the paperwork. I don't think you can apply for permanent residence outside the US.#1; Fri, 15 Nov 2002 12:25:00 GMT
- First question:
Once a US citizen marries a non-US citizen, that person is eligible for permanent residence. This process should take about 6 months to 1 year to complete after the paperwork is submitted. You don't need a lawyer to do this; the paperwork is pretty self-explantory. Here's the forms you need:
- I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status
- G-325A, Biographic Information
- I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
- I-864, Affidavit of Support
- I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status
- All required supporting documentation as listed on the above forms.
These forms are available at:
Any baby born in the US is automatically a US citizen. The mother is NOT automatically granted citizenship and the son/daughter cannot sponsor the mother until age 18.#2; Tue, 12 Nov 2002 20:15:00 GMT
- We are currently in the UK - I am a US citizen. What Visa does my spouse need to come in as in order to be a permanent resident? Also, can we use our UK income as our afvidavit of support?#3; Fri, 15 Nov 2002 11:41:00 GMT