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Q: US citizen married to a Ugandan staying in UG on a Dependency visa. Can I file for a greencard for him from Uganda?

He applied for a B2 visa to go with me to visit family in US and was denied. So now we are considering just moving there.

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Shan Dimitris Potts

Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Glendale, CA

A: Hello,

Since you are a US citizen you can apply for a green card for your spouse from Uganda. Be mindful of the wait times, it might take anywhere from 6 months to 8 months sometimes more depending on the wait times with USCIS. I suggest you talk to an immigration attorney in private to get started with this process.

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Carl Shusterman

Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Yes, you should start the process by filing the I-130 visa petition for him as soon as possible. The entire procedure may take about one year.

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