Q: FAMILY GREENCARD
hello . i have a question please provide me with the answer .... if i marry a U.S citezen before my child turn 18 like in the date on the marriage certificate was before he turn 18 can she still sponsor him with me even though she filed the form I30 after he turned 18 as long as the date on the marriage certificate he was 17 and currently is 18?
Under the current regulations, if the US citizen marries an alien before the alien's minor child turns 18, US citizen shall be able to file Form I-130 for the step child. For specific queries regarding your situation, please contact my office at 916-378-0259.
The timing of your marriage to a U.S. citizen is extremely crucial. A marriage before your son turns 18 years of age will be advantageous in your case. Hence the U.S. citizen may be able to file a relative petition (FORM I-130) for each of you depending on the timing of the marriage.
An experienced immigration attorney can assist you in formulating the best strategy for you and your son.
Good luck to you.
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