Winter Garden, FL asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Florida

Q: Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to marry a Mexican citizen, and for said Mexican citizen to gain legal residency?

2 Lawyer Answers

Kelli Y Allen

Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Yes, it is but the timing and specific process vary greatly and depend on a number of factors. I highly suggest having a full consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can analyze the specific situation and explain the process that would apply to your case.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Whether the Mexican Citizen in question will gain legal residency requires a case specific analysis, including an analysis of any prior negative immigration history, prior criminal history, etc. Absent serious negative immigration history and absent serious prior criminal history, yes, it may be possible for the individual to gain legal residency. If the individual is not eligible for adjustment of status, then he or she may need to pursue an immigrant visa consular processing case. A consultation with a competent immigration attorney is likely a good idea.

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