Can we become citizen or immigrants in US if we get married there? 4 Answers as of September 04, 2014

We are Philippine nationals who wanted to get married in the US. After our marriage, can we apply for immigrant or citizens? We are both Philippine nationals.

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
You have to have a basis for applying for an immigrant visa. Just because you get married in the US does not give you a basis for a green card if you are both citizens of the Philippines and neither of you is a US citizen.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/4/2014
Penn Law
Penn Law | Gigi Penn
You cannot be eligible for immigration or citizenship in the US by simply getting married in the US. Check the USCIS website for immigration and naturalization requirements.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/4/2014
Baughman & Wang
Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
NO. one of you must be US citizen to apply for the spouse. Permanent resident may also apply for spouse but it will take many years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/4/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
You cannot apply for citizenship or lawful permanent simply because you married in the United States. You would need a basis for lawful permanent residence.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/4/2014
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