Immigration to the US from Canada through Marriage
When you get married to a US citizen, you are eligible to apply for a Green Card through the process of marriage. If your spouse is already a permanent resident, then you can become a permanent resident as well! For couples who have only been together for less than two years, these steps can seem complicated and overwhelming. However, with some planning and patience (and maybe even an attorney), the process becomes easier.
If you're from Canada, and you want to get married to a US citizen and move there congratulations! You've come to the right place. This site will walk you through the various steps in obtaining your green card so that you can start your new life in America. You should have a valid passport before arriving on US soil at any time during which your marriage is pending.
About Immigration to the US from Canada through Marriage
You must have a visa before crossing the border into the United States if either of you has never entered before as a tourist or visitor. Or else they might be denied entry into the country under certain circumstances (e.g., if they have committed serious crimes in their past).
There are many different types of visas available for people who wish to live permanently in other countries, but each one requires specific documentation proving eligibility for that type of visa as well as filling out an application form with supporting documents such as evidence of financial stability and health insurance coverage prior to applying for it (and then once again upon approval).
Marriage requires all applicants coming from outside the US must also produce proof that both spouses intend on living together indefinitely in some form or fashion after their stay is over here - either through separation or divorce proceedings - otherwise they'll be unable to obtain permanent residency status here based upon this vital requirement alone...
Make sure you’re eligible to become a US citizen
The first step to getting married and moving to the US from Canada is to make sure you’re eligible to become a US citizen. This means:
- You must be married to a US citizen
- You must have been married for at least two years
- You must at least one year at the time you apply for citizenship
You must meet all the other requirements for naturalization: Must be 18 years old at the time of application Must have lived in the US as a permanent resident for five years (or three years if married to US citizen) Must have lived in your current state or district for at least three months You must pass a test on English and civics You may still be eligible even if you haven’t been married for two years if there are special circumstances such as death or abuse.
Get married within 90 days of entering the US on a K-1 visa
The spouse must be married within 90 days of entering the US on a K-1 visa. If you are not married at the time you enter, then your spouse cannot immigrate to the US with you.
You must marry the same person who petitioned for your entry into the country.
If you were married at the time of your entry, but then divorced, then your spouse cannot immigrate with you. If you are not married to the person who petitioned for your entry into the country when they do so, then they will be unable to immigrate with you.
Apply for an adjustment of status (Form I-485)
You must submit the following forms:
- Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (if you are married to a U.S. citizen)
- Form I-864, Affidavit of Support for Spouse(e) of U.S Citizen (if your spouse has already been admitted to the United States and wants their status adjusted). This form may also be used by spouses who entered the United States as refugees or parolees from foreign countries with valid refugee/parole status but are now seeking permanent residence in the United States through marriage to an American citizen; these applicants must show evidence that they have been residing with their spouse continuously since January 1st 2011 at which time USCIS began accepting applications for adjustment of status under this provision; otherwise, these individuals may be eligible only if they have applied within 90 days after entry into force of this new law!
Get your green card!
After you get married in Canada, your green card will be issued. It will be valid for 10 years, and you can apply for US citizenship after three years. The process of getting a US passport is different from getting a Canadian passport (it's not free), but if you don't have one already, there are several ways to obtain one within two years of arriving in America:
- If you're applying at the border with your partner—or even just yourself—you'll need both passports and visas. You'll also have to pay $6 per person each way when crossing over into the country!
- If neither of you has an existing passport or visa yet, then it might make sense just to apply together as individuals rather than trying something tricky like using someone else's documents (like borrowing someone else's birth certificate). Both applicants must fill out separate forms; however, once they're approved by their respective embassies/consulates overseas (which takes about six weeks), they can send copies back home where they'll be stamped into existence so long as everything goes smoothly during processing timeframes before shipping out across oceans!
These steps will help you get through the complicated process of getting US citizenship.
If you are planning to immigrate to the US through marriage, it is important that you understand what is involved in the process. The following steps will help you get through this complicated process:
- Time - This can be an issue. It takes time for the US government to process applications and check backgrounds of potential immigrants. But if you're willing to wait patiently, then there's no reason why your application should not be approved!
- Cost - You may have heard about some people who paid thousands of dollars just for their paperwork alone (this may include travel expenses). Other applicants may not have paid anything at all due to financial assistance programs available through certain agencies such as TPS Canada or other organizations that offer assistance with immigration costs such as legal fees etc.. However these organizations don't always cover every single cost associated with filing an application so make sure before proceeding further with making sure everything works out according plan before moving forward too quickly
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the most complicated part of your journey. Now, all you have to do is wait for your green card and enjoy life in the US. Good Luck!