Washington, DC asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia

Q: I filed for my wife as a Spouse of a Permanent resident, her Visa appointment is Next Month, but i'm becoming a Citizen

...I'm becoming a citizen the following month after she has her visa approved, will that affect her coming in to the States? could the us customs and border protection not approve her to come to the US because at that particular time i will be a Citizen but her coming in to the states she would come in as the spose of a permanent resident? What is recommended? would this be an issue?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Carl Shusterman

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: You may want to postpone your naturalization ceremony until she enters the US. She will be admitted in the family-based 2A category as the spouse of a permanent resident.

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