If you've got specific questions about marriage-based immigrant visas or green cards, chances are good someone else has been through the same thing before. Check out our series of common -- or sometimes uncommon -- questions from readers.
How long do I have to be married to a U.S. citizen to get U.S. citizenship?
You must first become a lawful U.S. resident, then later apply for U.S. citizenship.
Can I sponsor my same-sex partner for a green card?
Limitations on, and possibilities for, obtaining U.S. residence for a gay or lesbian partner.
What If I Die Before the Immigrant I'm Sponsoring Gets a Green Card?
The petitioner's death need not be the end of the immigrant's hopes of getting a U.S. green card.
I Overstayed a Visa and Am Marrying a U.S. Citizen--Do I Need an I-601 Waiver?
Immediate relatives who entered the U.S. legally probably don't need an unlawful presence waiver.
Should We Open a Joint Bank Account Just to Satisfy USCIS That Our Marriage Is Bona Fide?
Opening a joint bank account is a good idea only if you'll really use it as a joint account!
Can Fiance Enter U.S. on Visa Waiver, Marry, Apply for Green Card (Adjustment of Status)?
Watch out for misuse of the visa waiver program leading to an accusation of visa fraud.
We’re separated: Can I continue with my marriage-based green card application?
I came to the U.S. as a student, and fell in love with and married a fellow student. He is a U.S. citizen.
Fiance and Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration
A book that answers practically all your questions about applying for a marriage-based visa or green card.
My U.S. Citizen Husband Divorcing Me: Can I Claim Support Under the I-864 Even Though I Signed a Prenup?
A prenup is not necessarily the last word on whether a divorced immigrant spouse can request support under the Form I-864 affidavit.
Can a Divorced Green Card Holder Sponsor a New Spouse?
Difficulties in sponsoring a spouse after a divorce from the spouse who got you your green card.
Can We Get the Green-Card (Adjustment of Status) Application Fees Waived in a Marriage Case?
Can't afford the green card application fees? Learn about the risks associated with asking for a waiver.
Will the U.S. Government Make Sure Neither Member of a U.S/Foreign Couple Is a Criminal or Terrorist?
How much assurance do you have that the immigration process will protect you from a fiance or new husband or wife who has a hidden past?