Chicago, IL asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin

Q: Can permanent resident bring spouse to the US? Would there be any difference if it’s done after getting US citizenship?

I am permanent resident and I’m in love with citizen of another country. I would like to marry her and bring her to United States to live together. As far as I know I’m able to do that with my current status. However, I’m wondering if it would be better to get citizenship first? As far as I can tell I’m qualified to apply for citizenship and I don’t see any reason why my request would be denied. I lived in US for last 16 years and never left the country.

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Discuss your case with counsel anywhere in the USA for representation. There are several pathways to get her here.

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