How Can You Get Your Husband A Green Card?
Many U.S. citizens and permanent residents have husbands who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents. To ensure that one’s husband can remain in the U.S., acquiring a green card is absolutely necessary. By being aware of the process that this entails, it’s easier to figure out what needs to be done, and how to do it.
File The Form I-129F Petition
To begin the process, a current permanent resident must first file the Form I-129F petition for alien relatives. By doing so, they can sponsor their husband’s green card.
The act of sponsoring a relative’s green card can, and often will, expedite the process of acquiring a green card. To go along with that, it will make the process easier, and simpler, for their husband.
To ensure that the Form I-129F petition is filed in a successful and effective manner, they must file Form I-130 to prove that they are in a legitimate marriage.
Submit A Green Card Application
Right after the Form I-129F petition has been submitted, the husband must submit Form I-485, which serves as a green card application. To ensure this application is a success, the application must clarify that:
- The husband who is applying for a green card does not have any legal issues that will prevent them from living in the United States.
- The husband who is applying for a green card does not have any previous immigration issues that will prevent them from living in the United States.
- The husband who is applying for a green card does not have any health issues that will prevent them from living in the United States.
A successful green card application must clarify that these issues are not present and that, as such, they are fit to live in the United States.
Many of those married to U.S. citizens or permanent residents already live in the United States. When this is the case, the husband must file for an adjustment of their status. This, too, can be accomplished using Form I-485.
Receiving A Medical Examination
Every green card applicant must receive a medical examination. Even the husband of a U.S citizen, or an immigrant who already has a green card, must go through this examination.
Soon after the husband receives this medical examination, they will be given a collection of documents. Every single one of these documents should be submitted in one of two ways:
- Submitted together, with Form I-485.
- Submitted at the green card interview.
Without the documents from this medical examination, the husband will not receive a green card.
The Final Immigration Interview
To conclude the process, the husband must conduct an interview with an immigration official. During this interview, the husband will be asked questions about their application.
Every question must be answered in a truthful manner. By doing so, the immigration official conducting the interview can determine whether or not the husband is fit to receive a green card.
Soon after the interview concludes, the husband will receive his green card.
Speak With A Houston Immigration Lawyer
Getting your husband a green card can be challenging and confusing.
Speak with a Houston immigration lawyer today and we will assist you throughout every step of the process, ensuring that your husband receives a green card.