Q: I'm 17 years old in colorado, i want to marry a 29 year old to help gain their citizenship. Is it legal?
the marriage would be legitimate we have been dating over the internet for 5 years btw.
A: Until you are 18 you will need parental/guardian consent. You can also seek approval from a judge prior to turning 18, but this seldom occurs for obvious reasons. At 18 you are welcome to do what you want. Be aware that naturalization of an alien for federal law requires significantly more than simply being married. Here is a link to the USCIS (immigration) website: https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/naturalization-spouses-us-citizens .
A: I suggest you consult with an immigration attorney as to what qualifies as a "legitimate" marriage. A competent immigration attorney can explain to you what constitutes a real marriage, the different types of marriage fraud under USCIS, and the civil and criminal consequences of marriage fraud in greater detail.
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