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Me and my boyfriend...

Me and my boyfriend are looking to get married as soon as possible

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

We have not. And I was wondering how to do that.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Wichita ks

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He’s from another country and he wants to become legal here.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Hello; I have reviewed your post and don't believe I see a question posted. What is your question please? Is it whether one needs to be a legal resident in order to obtain a marriage license?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Just also wanting to let you know he’s here on a student visa, and we’re wanting to get married here legally so he can become legal and have papers.
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

There's no law that prevents an immigrant from marrying a citizen.

A person that enters legally may have their spouse petition for them to become an LPR: please see:

https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-3481/0-0-0-4484.html

Green Card for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizen

If you are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, you can become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card) based on your family relationship if you meet certain eligibility requirements. You are an immediate relative if you are:

  • The spouse of a U.S. citizen;
  • The unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. citizen; or
  • The parent of a U.S. citizen (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older).

https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/immediate-relative-us-citizen

The fiance would file for an adjustment of status based on the above; please see:

If you are currently in the United States, in order to be eligible for a Green Card as an immediate relative, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You were inspected and admitted or inspected and paroled into the United States;
  • You are physically present in the United States at the time you file your Form I-485;
  • You are eligible to receive an immigrant visa;
  • An immigrant visa is immediately available to you at the time you file your Form I-485 and at the time USCIS makes a final decision on your application;
    • Note: A visa is always available for immediate relatives.
  • The relationship to the family member who filed Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, for you still exists;
  • None of the applicable bars to adjustment apply to you;
  • You are admissible to the United States for lawful permanent residence or eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility or other form of relief; and

It is best to hire an attorney to assist with the process to ensure there is no delay.

Fiance visas are not applicable to those residing in the US:
https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/visas-fiancees-us-citizens

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Hello; just checking in on the above.
If you have further questions please post here and I will do my best to get you the requested information.
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The above information is for educational purposes only. An attorney in one's jurisdiction can be located at https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home.html
Thank you.

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