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U.S. Citizenship Through Marriage: What You Need To Know

It’s essential to understand the process of obtaining citizenship through marriage and the requirements to complete this path toward becoming a U.S. citizen.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about how to get U.S. citizenship through marriage, including how it works and the requirements and conditions associated with becoming a citizen.

How Does It Work?

Obtaining U.S. citizenship through marriage can be a lengthy process. First, you must be married to a U.S. citizen and then file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. For approval, you must provide evidence of your marriage and meet other criteria, including financial stability or valid visa status.

Requirements To Obtain A U.S Citizenship Through Marriage

Your marriage must be recognized under U.S. immigration law. It must be real, not just for obtaining a visa or green card. You also have to live in the U.S. with your spouse for at least 18 months out of the previous 3 years and be able to speak English. 

You’ll need to pass a civics test, have good moral character, and demonstrate an attachment to the Constitution of the United States. Additionally, you must have been a legal permanent resident for at least three years before applying.

Conditional Residence & Removing Conditions

You’ll have a conditional permanent residence if your marriage is less than 2 years old when you become a resident. Your status will be conditional until you demonstrate, after a specified period, that you did not enter the marriage to avoid the immigration laws of the United States.

To remove these conditions, you’ll need to file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. Additionally, have in mind you cannot renew your green card if you’re a conditional permanent resident.

Navigating The Naturalization Process

To be eligible for naturalization, you must live in the United States for over 3 years and be married to a U.S. citizen. Then, you’ll be able to file the naturalization application Form N-400 up to 90 days before you first meet your 3-year period residence. Within this form, you have to gather all required documents and evidence of your spouse’s United States citizenship and marriage. 

Getting Professional Assistance With Presti Law Firm

U.S. citizenship through marriage requirements can be complicated to understand. It’s important to comprehend the process to ensure you have all your documents to become a citizen successfully.

Presti Law Firm can assist you during this process, ensuring everything is done correctly and efficiently. Our attorneys are well-versed in U.S. immigration laws. They can provide support throughout the entire process to help ensure a successful outcome. If you’re considering obtaining citizenship through marriage, contact Presti Law Firm today to learn more about the process and how we can help.


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