Navigating The Spousal Petition Process

Navigating The Spousal Petition ProcessNavigating the spousal petition process can be a complex and confusing experience for immigrants seeking to bring their spouses to the United States. At HAWM Law, we understand the importance of keeping families together and are committed to providing guidance and support to immigrant clients throughout the spousal petition process.

Eligibility for Spousal Petitions

To be eligible for a spousal petition, the petitioner must be a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR) and must have a bona fide marriage with their spouse. A bona fide marriage is one that is entered into in good faith without the intention of evading immigration laws.

If the petitioner is a United States citizen, their spouse is considered an immediate relative and is eligible for a green card without a waiting period. If the petitioner is an LPR, their spouse will be placed in a preference category and will have to wait for a visa to become available before they can apply for a green card.

Documentation Required for Spousal Petitions

To support a spousal petition, the petitioner must provide documentation that demonstrates the bona fide nature of the marriage. This documentation can include the following:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Joint financial documents, such as bank account statements or tax returns
  • Joint property ownership documents, such as a lease or mortgage
  • Photographs of the couple together
  • Affidavits from friends and family members attesting to the validity of the marriage

In addition to demonstrating the bona fide nature of the marriage, the petitioner must also show that they can financially support their spouse once they are in the United States. This requirement can be met by providing evidence of income, assets, or a joint sponsor who is willing to financially support the immigrant spouse.

If you need help with an immigration matter, it can be overwhelming, and be hard to even know where to start looking for help or what options are available. Our attorneys at HAWM Law are ready, experienced and committed to helping immigrants at any stage of the US immigration process. You do not have to struggle through this process alone.

Navigating the Spousal Petition Process

The spousal petition process can be complex and confusing, but our experienced immigration attorneys can provide guidance and support to help you navigate the process successfully. The first step in the spousal petition process is to file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). We can help you gather and organize the necessary documentation to support the petition and ensure that the petition is completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

Once the petition is approved, the immigrant spouse will need to undergo a medical examination and attend an interview with a consular officer at a US embassy or consulate in their home country. We provide guidance and support throughout these processes and help you prepare for the interview to ensure that you are fully prepared to answer any questions that may arise.

HAWM Law is a Trustworthy Resource for Navigating the Spousal Petition Process

The spousal petition process can be a complex and confusing experience for immigrant clients, but at HAWM Law, we are committed to providing guidance and support to help you navigate the process successfully. If you are seeking to bring your spouse to the United States, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We provide the support and guidance you need to keep your family together and achieve your immigration goals.

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