The couple met a couple years ago and began dating shortly thereafter. They moved in together and got married in January 2015. Because the husband entered the US legally on a visitor visa in 2014, he was eligible to adjust his status in the United States rather than returning to his home country of Brazil to consular process.
We filed the I-130 visa petition and the I-485 application concurrently along with the rest of the required forms and evidence establishing the client’s eligibility for a green card.
The interview went smoothly; however, the officer was unable to make a decision at the conclusion of the interview. A couple weeks later we received the approval.
Because the marriage was less than two years old at the time of green card approval, the client will have a two year conditional green card. He will be required to file an I-751 during the 90 day period immediately preceding the expiration date. USCIS will want to see evidence that the couple is still living together and conducting themselves as one would expect of a married couple.
If you are married to a US citizen and are interested in obtaining lawful permanent resident status, contact Nelson & Nuñez to schedule a consultation. Attorneys Jay Nuñez and John Nelson will personally meet with you during a confidential consultation so you can better understand your situation and which options are viable.