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GETTING A GREEN CARD THROUGH MARRIAGE

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
Husband or Wife

One way to get a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen is called Adjustment of Status. This process is used when the foreign spouse has come to the U.S. legally with a Visa or ESTA and marries a U.S. citizen. Even if the foreign spouse has overstayed the legal period of time permitted by the Visa or ESTA, adjustment of status may still be possible. Various documents are filed with the immigration service, the spouse gets employment authorization, a social security number, the couple is interviewed in the U.S. after a few months and, if all goes well, the green card is given. There are many details to consider in this process, many nuances, and if not done correctly, the green card will be denied.


ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
Parent & Unmarried Child

Adjustment of Status also applies to a foreign parent and unmarried child under 21 in certain circumstances. Even if the foreign parent or unmarried child has overstayed the legal period of time permitted by the Visa or ESTA, adjustment of status may still be possible.


CONSULAR
PROCESSING
Citizens & Perm. Residents

Consular Processing is another way for a foreigner to get a green card through marriage. This process is used when the U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder) applies for immigration for his/her foreign spouse who is living in the foreign country. Various documents are filed with the immigration service. After approval, the case is transferred to the National Visa Center for processing. After this, an interview is scheduled for the foreign spouse at the U.S. Embassy. If all goes well, an immigrant visa is given and the foreign spouse comes to the U.S. as an immigrant.  Then, the green card is mailed to the couple’s home. There are many details to consider in this process, many nuances, and if not done correctly, the immigrant visa will be denied.


CONSULAR
PROCESSING
Other Relatives

Consular Processing also applies to other relatives when a U.S. citizen or permanent resident applies.
Refer to the Green Card for Relatives page to view all categories.


WHAT TO
EXPECT
Application Proccess

Attorney Meimaris reviews your individual case carefully to determine whether Consular Processing is the right option for you and whether it will be successful for you. He works with you every step of the way, from the beginning to the end, to make it as easy as possible for you.
He completes all forms for you and prepares your relative for the consular interview. He will make sure that everything is done correctly so that there will be no unexpected problems. You will receive personal one-on-one attention and guidance.

The Law Office of Emmanuel V. Meimaris makes it easy for you. You do not need to fill in any application forms – it will be done for you. You will simply be asked to answer some questions and provide a few documents. You do not need to provide translations of documents; this is done at the law office. When the package of documents is complete, you simply sign and the law firm will send it to the U.S. immigration service for processing.

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