One year ago, the couple married and had a child shortly thereafter. The wife entered the US legally using a tourist visa about 18 months ago. We filed for adjustment of status after the marriage. We provided photos of the couple when they were younger along with the birth certificate of their daughter. We collected substantial amounts of evidence to prove the marriage was entered into in good faith.
At the interview, everything went smoothly. The officer with whom I’ve worked several times was professional, thorough and kind in his questioning and the interview lasted about 30 minutes. At the end, she was granted conditional resident status which means she’ll need to file an I-751 two years from now.
We were able to obtain a temporary I-551 stamp in her passport so they can take their infant daughter to Mexico to visit their family over the holidays. Her green card should arrive before then, but if it doesn’t she can use her temporary I-551 to gain admission into the US as a resident.
If you are an alien and have married a US citizen, schedule a consultation with Nelson & Nuñez. John Nelson and Jay Nuñez will personally meet with you and assess whether any routes to residency apply to your situation.