Marriage Green Card to U.S. CitizenWhen a U.S. citizen marries a foreign spouse, he/she is considered “immediate relatives” for immigration purpose and is eligible to apply to become a U.S. permanent resident. The advantage of being “immediate relatives” is that they have special immigration priority and do not have to wait in line for a visa number to become available for them to immigrate because there are an unlimited number of visas for green card applications based on marriage to U.S. citizen.
Marriage Green Card to U.S. Citizen RequirementsTo be eligible, the U.S. citizen generally needs to prove the following:
- the marriage is legitimate and it is between a husband and wife;
- all prior marriages were legally terminated;
- sponsoring spouse is able to financially support his/her spouse, if not, a co-sponsor is available to provide such support if needed;