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Marriage Based Green Cards

Seamless Solutions for Your Marriage-Based Green Card Journey

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Welcome to The Immigration Legal Center: Your Source for Obtaining a Marriage Green Card.


Our Services

Initial Consultation

Document Preparation

Form I-130 Petition

We will assist you in completing Form I-130 that is the Petition for Alien Relative to establish your marital relationship with your spouse and initiate the green card application process.

Form I-485 Adjustment of Status

If you are already in the United States, we will help you in filing the Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status in order to apply for the lawful permanent residence status.

Consular Processing

If you are residing abroad, we’ll guide you through the consular processing procedure, assisting you with the necessary documentation and preparing you for the immigrant visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country.

Interview Preparation

Why Choose Us to be your Marriage Green Card Lawyer?

  1. Expertise: Our marriage immigration lawyer brings extensive experience in handling marriage-based green card cases.
  2. Compassionate Guidance: We understand that navigating the immigration process can be overwhelming, especially when it involves matters as personal as marriage and that is why we take a compassionate approach to our legal representation.
  3. Personalized Approach: At The Immigration Legal Center, we recognize that every case is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and goals.
  4. Transparent Communication: We believe in open and transparent communication with our clients. From the initial consultation to the final resolution of your case, we keep you informed at every step. We have also invested in advanced technology that will keep you informed through every step of your case.
  5. Dedicated Advocacy: Your success is our top priority. We are committed to guiding you through the green card process with integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
  6. Proven Track Record: Over the years, we have helped numerous couples successfully obtain marriage-based green cards, reuniting families and enabling individuals to build a future together in the United States.

Choose The Immigration Legal Center to be your marriage green card lawyer! Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward realizing your immigration goals.

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Common Challenges and Solutions

Marriage based green card is a process which may be quite difficult and there are many potential pitfalls throughout the process that the couple may face. At The Immigration Legal Center, we know that there are obstacles that may be encountered by the couple and this is why we are here to help them. Some common challenges include:

  1. Long Separation: If the immigrant spouse is still living in his or her home country, it may take a long time for the marriage green card process while the immigrant is separated from his or her U.S. citizen or LPR spouse. Our lawyers can help with advice on how to keep up communication, how to set expectations, and how to arrange visits during this time.
  2. Evidence of Bona Fide Relationship: The authenticity of the marriage is examined by USCIS to determine the credibility of the relationship. Sometimes it may be challenging to prove their relationship due to the fact that they have been involved for a short duration or if their relationship has an unconventional character. We can help to gather and organize evidence to prove that the marriage was indeed valid and should be recognized as such.
  3. Financial Requirements: Some couples may face difficulties meeting the financial support requirements if the sponsoring spouse has low income below the set threshold or if the spouse has no income at all as in the case of unemployment. Our attorneys can discuss other ways to meet financial conditions and needs through other resources like properties or other people who can act as sponsors.
  4. Criminal History: People with criminal records may have difficulties in getting a marriage-based green card, because some criminal offenses make the applicants inadmissible to the United States. Some of the ways that our team can help includes determining the potential effects of a criminal record and whether there are ways that a waiver or any other form of relief can be sought if this is possible.
  5. Language Barriers: There could be language barriers between the couple when it comes to the immigration process especially if the couple does not speak English fluently. We have a multilingual staff that will be able to help you with the application process and ensure that you are able to effectively communicate with USCIS.

By addressing these common challenges proactively, we can help couples overcome obstacles and achieve their goal of obtaining a marriage-based green card. Contact The Immigration Legal Center today to schedule a consultation with our marriage green card lawyer and learn how we can assist you!

Requirements for a Marriage Green Card?

To obtain a marriage-based green card in the United States, you typically need to satisfy the following elements:


Valid Marriage

You must be legally married to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. The marriage must be recognized as valid under U.S. immigration law.

Bona Fide Relationship

You must demonstrate that your marriage is genuine and not entered into for the purpose of evading immigration laws. USCIS will scrutinize the bona fides of your relationship to ensure it is legitimate and not fraudulen

Eligibility Category

You must fall into one of the eligibility categories for obtaining a marriage-based green card. This typically includes being the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Recent tax returns.
Pay stubs or employment verification.
Bank statements.
Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) if required.

Financial Support

The sponsoring spouse (the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident) must demonstrate the ability to financially support the immigrant spouse, either through employment, assets, or other means. This may involve submitting Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, to ensure that the immigrant spouse will not become a public charge.

Medical Examination

The immigrant spouse is required to undergo a medical examination by an authorized physician to ensure they meet the health requirements for immigration to the United States.

Criminal Background Check

Both spouses are subject to background checks to ensure they do not have a criminal history that would render them inadmissible to the United States.


You must submit various forms and supporting documents to USCIS, including Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) to establish the marital relationship, Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) if applying from within the United States, and supporting evidence of the bona fides of the marriage.


Both spouses may be required to attend an interview with USCIS to verify the legitimacy of the marriage and provide additional evidence of eligibility for the green card.

It’s important to note that the requirements for obtaining a marriage-based green card may vary depending on individual circumstances and changes in immigration law. Working with an experienced marriage green card lawyer can help ensure that you satisfy all necessary elements and navigate the process successfully.

To learn more about the requirements, visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Website

If you are interested in learning more about marriage visas or fiancé visas instead of marriage green cards, click here for more information


    We do not provide assistance in securing employment or jobs in the U.S. The Immigration Legal Center is a comprehensive law firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their U.S. immigration objectives. For those interested in obtaining legal representation, please fill out the following form and we will get back to you within 1-2 business hours. Your future in the U.S. starts now!