Lawful Permanent Residents or a U.S. Citizens may obtain lawful permanent residence status (a “green card”) for their foreign spouses. Depending on the location of the immigrating spouse, permanent resident status is obtained through consular processing or adjustment of status:
- Consular Processing
If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen and your spouse lives abroad, you may petition for a green card for your spouse through a process called “Consular Processing.”
- Adjustment of Status
If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen and your foreign spouse is already in the United States, you may petition for a green card for your spouse through a process called “Adjustment of Status.”
If a Lawful Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen wants to marry their loved one within the United States, they may petition for their foreign Fiancé to come here on a nonimmigrant visa, and later adjust his or her status to immigrant status after marriage.
Removal of Conditional Resident Status
If you and your spouse are married for less than two years when you apply for a green card, the foreign national receives a two-year residency. To get a full ten-year resident card, you have to file a petition called Removal of Conditions.” The Law Office of Irina Ribeiro assists clients in removing the conditions on their residence status to become a permanent resident, including those who are filing for the removal of conditions by themselves.Contact