Can I stay in the US after marrying a US citizen?
After you marry a U.S. citizen, you can apply for a green card. While USCIS is processing your application, you can apply for “advance parole,” which gives you permission to travel. Then you will be able to leave and re-enter the United States without having to apply for a new visa.
Do you automatically become a US citizen through marriage?
In the United States, one such naturalization path is by getting citizenship through marriage to a U.S. citizen. What follows are the basic steps to obtaining U.S. citizenship through marriage, which generally include first becoming a permanent resident (green card holder) and then applying for citizenship.
Will the US government recognize my foreign marriage?
Generally, any marriage entered into between two U.S. citizens in another country is recognized as valid in the U.S. as long as the union was legal when and where performed. This means that as long as any issues that would invalidate the marriage at home (underage, incapacity, bigamy, blood relatives, etc.)
How long does a spouse visa take USA?
Spouse Visa Processing Time Visa processing usually takes around 3-5 months. If you are a permanent resident, you must wait for a visa to become available for your spouse, based on their priority date. This can vary depending on the spouse's home country, but the typical time is around 24 months.