Helping Spouses Come To The U.S.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may sponsor foreign national spouses for permanent residence.
Spouses who have been married less than two years when the foreign national spouse is granted permanent resident status receive permanent resident status on a conditional basis. To remove the conditions on residence, spouses must file a petition together within the 90-day period before the expiration date on the conditional resident card.
Failing to file during the 90 day timeframe, triggers the termination of the foreign national’s permanent resident status and renders them subject to removal from the United States.
Children who did not obtain permanent residence at the same time their foreign national parent did may be eligible for follow-to-join benefits. This means that a separate petition is not required and that they will not have to wait for a visa number to become available.
The Law Offices of Elsa Ayoub, P.L.L.C., provides counsel in all aspects of these marriage-based petitions to minimize the amount of time spouses must stay apart while petitions are adjudicated.