Palm Desert, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: My Iranian wife and I married during COVID quarantine and I’m not close to my family. How to best mitigate USCIS issues?

My Iranian wife and I married May of this year, we fell in love in grad school (I am a US citizen by the way). We married during COVID quarantine and I’m not close to my family, so only a few of her family members could Skype in.

How can we best mitigate issues with our green card application?

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Hey, Congratulations on your marriage. You can petition for your wife to adjust her status to permanent resident.

If you do not have close relatives to support your marriage in affidavits, you can ask close friends. Generally, the USCIS will only consider whether you and your current wife have a bonafide marriage. I can help you with this process. My practice focuses on marriage green card.

Please keep in mind that this communication is not legal advice and does not create client-attorney relationship.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Each family is different, so this is a counseling matter is most appropriately dealt with during an appointment or teleconference. Too many facts that are missing from this request must be disclosed and evaluated. There is a lack of clarity, since no two families nor situations are the same. To avoid the possibility of being insensitive, most attorneys are going to ask that you not only place a value on the attorney's time, but be prepared to spend enough time to appropriately resolve any concerns. Good luck.

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