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Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

IMPORTANT: The sponsoring spouse (legally married husband or wife) can be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder). If the sponsoring spouse is a U.S. citizen, you should download the application guide on this page. However, if the sponsoring spouse is a Green Card holder, you should download the “Green Card Through Marriage to Green Card Holder Application Guide”.

A foreign national who wants to live and work permanently in the United States must first ... become a permanent resident; he or she must obtain a green card. One way to obtain a green card, or permanent resident status, is through marriage to a person who is a U.S. citizen. Spouses and children of U.S. citizens qualify for green cards as long as they are otherwise eligible, and their U.S.-citizen spouses are willing to act as their sponsors. In the Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen Application and Information Guide, you will learn more about what the requirements are to qualify for a green card through marriage to a citizen of the United States. The guide also takes you through the steps of the process of applying for a green card through a sponsoring husband or wife.

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Download Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen Guide for more information.
A foreign citizen can qualify for permanent residency in the United States – otherwise known as a green card – if he or she marries someone who is a citizen of the United States. The U.S. citizen spouse or fiancé(e) must be willing to act as a sponsor for the green card applicant, and must have the financial means to support the foreign citizen wife or husband economically. There are no educational requirements to qualify for a green card through the sponsorship of a U.S. citizen husband or wife.