Can someone marry a illegal immigrant and file immigration papers and if so what are the negative effects if any

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Answered by Guillermo Senmartin in 1 min 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome back. Please remember to use FOR GUILLERMO in the subject line and message box so that no one else grabs the question and I can become your personal immigration consultant.

It depends. How is the person "illegal"? Did they enter on a visa and overstay? Which visa? Or did they enter illegally?

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It was a over stay.
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Which visa did they overstay? How long?

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Which visa did they overstay? How long?

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It been over a year that her visa expired
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But which visa did she use to last enter the U.S.?

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Visitor visa she had
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Guillermo Senmartin, Expert

Ok. Then if you are a U.S. Citizen, then after you marry, you will need to file an adjustment package. This includes the following forms: I-130 (Petition for family member), I-130A, I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), I-131 (Application for Advance Parole), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill out), I-944 (Declaration of Self Sufficiency) and I-864 (Affidavit of support). You will need to file each form with supporting evidence and appropriate filing fees. You can find these forms at www.uscis.gov/forms.

The supporting evidence that you would file would be birth certificates, marriage certificate, divorce certificates if either of you have been married previously, proof of your U.S. Citizenship, proof of your spouse's legal entry into the U.S., and financial documents to prove your income over the last year at least.

In about 3 to 5 months after filing, the work permit and Advance Parole (travel permit) should be issued. About 5 to 7 months after filing the interview should be scheduled (though now it is taking longer, so maybe closer to 7 to 9 months). If all goes well, a few weeks later the U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency card (green card) should come in the mail.

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