Apply for your green card when you're married to a permanent resident of the U.S.
If you're married to someone who already has their green card, you're what immigration authorities call a "second preference relative" -- in other words, you're not immediately eligible for permanent residence. But with the right instructions and attention to detail, you can successfully navigate the three-step process of applying for your own green card.
Nolo's Adjustment of Status Checklist for Immigrant Married to a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident has the information and instructions you need to help you get through this often years-long process. Get details on:
what happens after your spouse submits initial form I-130 to the USCIS
handling your application whether you're in your country of origin or already legally in the U.S.
how to organize your paperwork for a successful application submission
how your case will be handled if expired immigration laws apply to you
where to obtain the correct forms for your application
Get your green card and start building a life in the U.S. when you're married to a lawful permanent resident with the checklist and instructions in this comprehensive kit.