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Got married. Got your green card. Don’t forget this crucial step!

You finally did it. You met love of your life. You successfully completed the arduous K-1 fiancé visa process. You moved to the U.S. to get married and start your life together. You received your green card, and you’ve started working at a new job you love. Life is finally returning to normal. It’s smooth sailing from here on out, right?

Green card application: showing your same-sex marriage is legit

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, same-sex marriages have become recognized as legal by the United States. This step has provided new benefits and protections to same-sex couples already residing in the United States as well as to those seeking to immigrate here.

Getting the green light on your family green card

Immigration issues of all kinds are complex and difficult to understand, especially if you do not have an immigration law degree. Due to the ever-changing, constantly evolving laws and regulations that pertain to immigration, if you have questions or concerns about green cards and what they mean for the status of your family in Texas and elsewhere, you would be wise not to navigate these issues on your own.

5 immigration issues same-sex couples could face

After same-sex marriage was declared legal in all states, it opened up many questions for same-sex couples where one of them is not in the U.S., one is undocumented or here on a temporary visa, and any couples who are currently engaged or are considering marriage when their partner is not a citizen.

Avoiding fiancé visa complications

A person can be feeling a lot of joy and excitement as their wedding approaches. However, they can also be feeling some stress. After all, there are many key details to take care of related to a wedding. Also, a marriage represents a major new step in a person’s life. So, a lot of preparation and planning generally goes into this major life event.

Same-sex couples and family immigration rights

While same-sex couples enjoy equal rights in the United States, these couples may face unique challenges if one partner is currently residing outside of the country. Applying for and securing a fiancé/fiancée visa can be complicated, and you would be wise to secure legal guidance from the very beginning of the process.

How current status affects pathway to marriage-based visas

Non-citizens who are married or engaged to be married to citizens or permanent residents can apply to become a U.S. lawful permanent resident with a marriage-based visa or green card. The pathway that is required depends on the current status of the immigrant spouse.

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