Can a US citizen sponsor a spouse if his PR and citizenship was through previous marriage? 4 Answers as of August 01, 2011Can a US citizen sponsor a spouse if his PR and Citizenship was through a previous marriage? Based on a 5 year clause. It says that she or he needs to wait for 5 year if the immigration status was gained from prior marriage to US or LPR. Does this rule apply to citizen who gained citizenship after 3 year as well? Or this is only for those who is still in LPR status?
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
US citizenship is not considered an immigration status. Once you are a US citizen, you have all the rights of every other US citizen, including sponsoring a spouse for immigration. Unless there was something fraudulent in your original applications, such as, you did not have a good faith marriage, you have nothing to worry about.
Answer Applies to: Washington