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Who is a Spouse under U.S. Immigration Law?

How is a Spouse defined under U.S. immigration law?

A spouse is a legally wedded partner.  Merely living together does not qualify a marriage for immigration. Common Law spouses may qualify as spouses for immigration purposes depending on the laws of the country where the common-law marriage occurs. In cases of polygamy,...

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Relationship Requirements for a Marriage-Based Green Card

What are the relationship requirements for a Green Card through marriage?

You must be legally married to qualify for a marriage-based visa or green card.  You do not need to have been married in the U.S. for your marriage to be considered legal.   A legal marriage is one that is officially recognized by the...

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