How can I change my status and get a green card? 4 Answers as of June 13, 2011I came over from the UK last year and got married to a US Citizen. My wife is registered Disabled and receives $844.00 a month. Once the rent, electric, gas etc is paid we live off $94 a month. Is there anyone who can help me receive my change of status and my green card so I will be able to work and live like a normal married couple? please help any advice would be so helpful. Thank you.
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
Your wife can file a petition for your permanent residency visa (I-130) and for a change of status (I-485) at the same time. Your difficulty will be in the affidavit of support. If she is receiving disability, your wife does not have the income to pledge to support you, and she probably has few assets. Perhaps there is someone who will give you the affidavit of support, such as one of your wife's relatives or one of your church members.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC | Daniella Lyttle
You can qualify for adjustment of status. I have helped many citizens of the UK become green card holders. You will need to meet with a lawyer though as the requirements are extensive. I may be able to offer you a heavily discounted rate on your case if you qualify.
Answer Applies to: Texas