Montgomery, PA asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I am an American dating a Canadian. How do green cards and visas for this work?

I am an American dating a Canadian. He wants to move to America after he finishes high school to go to college in two years. Then in four years or so, he had plans to propose and us get married. Could you please explain what he would have to go through to get citizenship rights? Everything from getting a green card and/or visa and the time requirements with each of them. Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If he isn't finished HS the liklihood of his staying constant is slim and none. Also he'll pay more for college here. He would only get a green card some time after you are married and your marriage is determined not to be a sham. The fact he is talking this way--and not about you becoming a landed immigrant--does not bode well. If you are really serious, get a consult from a member of AILA.

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