The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires a foreigner, who entered the United States through a fiancé/fiancée visa, to marry the petitioner within 90 days of arrival. If the marriage doesn't take place, the fiancé is required to leave the country since the visa is expired and no longer valid. However, to those who successfully married and obtained a marriage certificate, you can become a permanent resident by applying for an adjustment of status.
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Download the required immigration forms, G-325A (biographic information), I-864 (affidavit of support), and I-485 (application to register permanent residence or adjust status) from the USCIS website. Click the link under the Resources section to access these forms. Fill out the required information on each form, print, and then affix your signature and the date on the bottom.
Gather all supporting documents, including copies of the following: passport showing your nonimmigrant visa, foreign birth certificate, police clearances from countries you lived, both sides of the I-94 form, fiancé/fiancée petition approval notice, and marriage certificate.
Send the application, together with two passport-size photos, a check for $1,010 (filing fee and biometrics), and a cover letter to the USCIS National address: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120.
Wait for notice of acceptance in the mail. You should receive your biometrics and green card interview schedule. Once received, follow the instructions carefully. Some applications are approved automatically without an interview.
Show up on time during the appointments. Bring your spouse with you at the time of the interview. The interviewing officer at your local USCIS office will decide if you are eligible to receive a green card based on the documentation submitted and the outcome of the interview.
Wait for your plastic green card in the mail. Once you're application is approved, your permanent resident card will be sent to you within two weeks after the interview.Tags: green card, Citizenship Immigration, Citizenship Immigration Services, fianc fianc