Maryville, TN asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee

Q: How is the best way to apply for papers for my husband? We will b married for 2years in jan 2019.

Although married for2 yrs we have been together since jan 2010. He was brought here when he was 15 in 2006. He was never enrolled in school. His parents sent him here from Guatemala to save his life. He has a tax id# but thats all

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Hector E. Quiroga

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You would file a visa petition on his behalf, and he would need to return to Guatemala to attend a visa interview.

In addition, because he has been in the country for more than a year without permission, he will need a waiver to overcome unlawful presence.

This is very doable, but the process is long and complicated. We recommend talking with an immigration attorney about specific issues in your husband’s case.

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