Your Marriage in the United States Counts
If your marriage to a United States Citizen or green card holder occurs in the United States, you may obtain immediate immigration status.
Applying for a Marriage Green Card
Since applying for a green card based on a marriage to an American spouse is typically very detail-oriented, it’s best that you seek assistance from an immigration specialist. To start with, you need to establish that you have a bona fide relationship and that your marriage is legally valid. Your case can run into possible roadblocks if you or your spouse has had a heterosexual marriage in the past.
Might There Be Bias?
USCIS and consular officers have the liberty to use their discretion when deciding on green card applications, so it’s fair to wonder if you might face any bias or discrimination. Fortunately, both receive sensitivity training surrounding LGBTQ issues, and they are required to follow the letter of the law in its true spirit.