Q: Can we get married now and then apply for citizenship for him later on because it's so expensive?
My fiance is here on daca and I'm an American citizen. We would like to get married before we have our baby but didn't know if we would have to pay for his citizenship right away once we're married or if we can wait until we have the extra funds to do so.
A: You will need to first file an Alien Relative Petition for your husband. Once that is approved he will apply for an immigrant visa on line through the NVC and apply for an I-601A Waiver with the USCIS. Once the waiver is approved he will need to go to his home c ountry for one or two weeks to attend an interview at the US consulate. Provided he is approved he will be granted an immigrant visa to the US. He must be an LPR for three years through marriage to a USC before he is eigible for Naturalization. The foregoing will be successful provided all other requirements are met.
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