There are very few easy processes within the world of immigration law, and one of the areas requiring the most documentation and detail is the sponsorship of a green card for one’s spouse. At Buhler Thomas Law, P.C., our immigration attorneys have worked through even the most complex spousal green card cases with great success.
Within this process, there are several different areas to pay attention to. Let’s look at a few, and what you can expect when applying for a green card while both spouses are in the United States.
Make sure to read all information extremely carefully, first of all. Here are the forms that the U.S. citizen must provide:
The foreign national partner has to file the following items:
The total filing fees for spousal petitions and applications to adjust status is $1,760 for most people. These fees can change, and there are exceptions for minors and elderly people. Certain fees might be waived in some cases as well – ask an immigration lawyer at Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. for information specific to your situation.
One of the most important parts of this application will be providing evidence that your relationship is bona fide – that you’re not taking advantage of the law for tax or other benefits. This documentation can include everything from wedding photos and documents to utility or other bills in both spouse’s names. If you have children, prove joint custody of them. Any joint bank accounts or policies are good, as are records at clubs, gyms, or any other shared location. Anything that provides objective, concrete evidence of your true relationship should be provided – the more the better.
Want to learn more about spousal green card applications, or interested in any of our other citizenship attorney services? Speak to the lawyers at Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. today.