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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.

At The Immigration Legal Center based in Miami, Florida, we understand that love knows no borders. If you’re in a committed relationship with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you may be eligible to obtain a marriage-based green card, granting you lawful permanent residence in the United States. Our team specializes in guiding couples through the complex process of obtaining a marriage green card, helping them navigate the legal requirements with ease and confidence. As your dedicated marriage green card lawyer, we are committed to making this journey as smooth as possible.

Our Services

Initial Consultation

Begin your journey toward obtaining a marriage-based green card with an initial consultation with our marriage green card lawyer. During this consultation, we’ll assess your eligibility, discuss the documentation required, and provide personalized guidance tailored to your specific situation.

Document Preparation

Our team will assist you in gathering and organizing the necessary documentation to support your marriage-based green card application. This may include proof of your marital relationship, financial documents, and other supporting evidence required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Form I-130 Petition

We’ll help you prepare and file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, which establishes the relationship between you and your spouse and initiates the green card application process.

Form I-485 Adjustment of Status

If you are already in the United States, we’ll assist you in filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, to adjust your status to that of a lawful permanent resident.

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

We will provide comprehensive guidance and preparation for your marriage-based green card interview with USCIS, ensuring you are well-prepared to answer questions and provide evidence of the bona fides of your marital relationship.

Why choose us to be your marriage green card lawyer?

  1. Expertise: Our marriage immigration lawyer brings extensive experience and specialized expertise in handling marriage-based green card cases. With a deep understanding of immigration law and procedures, we stay updated on the latest developments to provide you with the most accurate and effective legal representation.
  2. Compassionate Guidance: We understand that navigating the immigration process can be overwhelming, especially when it involves matters as personal as marriage. Our compassionate attorneys provide empathetic guidance and support, ensuring that you feel heard, understood, and supported throughout your journey.
  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. Whether you’re facing complex legal challenges or seeking straightforward guidance, we provide personalized solutions to address your concerns effectively.
  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, providing updates, answering your questions, and addressing any concerns promptly and clearly.
  5. Dedicated Advocacy: Your success is our top priority. Our dedicated attorneys work tirelessly to advocate for your rights and interests, leveraging our skills, knowledge, and resources to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We are committed to guiding you through the green card process with integrity, professionalism, and unwavering 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. Our track record of success speaks to our commitment to excellence and our ability to deliver results for our clients.

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

Navigating the process of obtaining a marriage-based green card can be complex, and couples may encounter various challenges along the way. At The Immigration Legal Center, we understand the potential obstacles that couples may face and are here to provide solutions to overcome them. Some common challenges include:

  1. Long Separation: If the immigrant spouse is residing abroad, the process of obtaining a marriage-based green card may involve a lengthy separation from their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse. Our attorneys can provide guidance on maintaining communication, managing expectations, and facilitating visits during this period.
  2. Evidence of Bona Fide Relationship: USCIS scrutinizes the bona fides of the marital relationship to ensure it is genuine. Couples may struggle to provide sufficient evidence of their relationship, especially if they have a short history together or if their relationship does not conform to traditional norms. Our team can assist in compiling and presenting compelling evidence to demonstrate the authenticity of the marriage.
  3. Financial Requirements: Meeting the financial support requirements can be challenging for some couples, especially if the sponsoring spouse’s income does not meet the minimum threshold or if they are unemployed. Our attorneys can explore alternative forms of financial support, such as assets or joint sponsors, to help meet the financial requirements.
  4. Criminal History: Individuals with a criminal history may face challenges in obtaining a marriage-based green card, as certain criminal convictions can render them inadmissible to the United States. Our team can assess the impact of any criminal history and explore options for waivers or other forms of relief where applicable.
  5. Language Barriers: Couples may face language barriers during the immigration process, especially if English is not their first language. Our multilingual team can provide assistance in navigating the application process and communicating with USCIS effectively.

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 one of our marriage immigration lawyer and learn how we can assist you in navigating the complexities of the immigration process.

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 immigration attorney 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


Ready to begin the journey towards obtaining your marriage-based green card? Contact The Immigration Legal Center today to schedule a consultation with a marriage green card lawyer. We’re here to provide personalized guidance, address your questions and concerns, and help you navigate the process with confidence and ease. Your future together in the United States starts with a simple call or email to our dedicated team.

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