How long does it take to get a green card after you marry a US citizen?
If you entered the US lawfully, the process can take as little as 6 months. If you entered the US unlawfully, you will need to obtain a hardship waiver and then return to your country for an interview. If you are abroad, the process takes about one year.
If a US Citizen marries an illegal immigrant how long will it take for them to get their green card?
It will take about three months for the work permit and social security number to come out, then another three months are needed for the actual green card. In other words, it …will take total of 6months or even less as long as your application and the documents are correct and everything is perfectly prepared and sent to the USCIS. It is very important that you send every document correct and flawless. Then, less than 6months is guaranteed. (MORE)
Answer . You don't just get a green card. You still have to apply for a visa in order to stay in the United States. . If you get married overseas there are a few differen…t visa options. If the American citizen has been living in the foreign country for over 6 months, they can apply for an I-130 visa for their spouse through direct consular filing, and the spouse can be brought to the U.S. permanently in as little as three months. It doesn't matter how long they have been married except that there is different paperwork and processes for those who have been married for more or less than two years. I brought my foreign husband to America, however, after having only been married for a month and a half since I qualified for Direct Consular Filing.. Typically, if you do not qualify for DCF, the processing for a visa can take as long as 6 to 8 months and necessitate time apart for the fiances/spouses. (MORE)
Once the US citizen spouse petitions using Form I-130 for the alien spouse's green card and the priority date becomes current visa will be available for the applicant to enter… US will a conditional green card valid for 2 years which using the Form I-485 status should be adjusted to permanent residency 90 days before the conditional status expires. (MORE)
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