Kenner, LA asked in Military Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: Hello ! Heres my question i recently found out my girlfriend is undocumented but i want to marry her can i get bah?

We have been together for a year now and she told me that she is undocumented now when i asked her if she wanted to marry me? I really love her and I always gave her everything? Will it mess up my security clearance as well ? Will i get bah based on that she is my dependent ? Will there be any trouble at all on my side?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: To prevent issues, you need to retain an experienced immigration attorney. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that can sometimes prove costly and may even be irreversible. You should always seek to obtain the best attorney that you can afford and not let geographic restrictions stand in the way. Some immigration attorneys will charge a consultation fee, however those that do so, will give full credit if you retain their law firm. Do not let geographic restrictions prevent you from obtaining the best possible attorney. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price. Good luck.

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
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  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: In regards to the BAH, you are still entitled to receive it regardless of her immigration status. Just ensure you have proof of a lawful marriage.

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