Will marrying affect my green card of his green card application? 7 Answers as of January 18, 2011

I am a green card holder and my boyfriend has a H1-B visa. We are planning to get married this year. Will our marriage have any effect on my applying for citizenship in the future or his application for green card?

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Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
No as long as the marriage is legitimate. He needs to be sure to maintain his H-1B until he is able to obtain the green card though.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/18/2011
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. | Carlos Sandoval
No, one thing has nothing to do with the other.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/17/2011
Law Office of Baoqin Wang
Law Office of Baoqin Wang | Baoqin Wang
No, marrying will not affect the immigration application.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 1/11/2011
441 Legal Group, Inc.
441 Legal Group, Inc. | Gareth H. Bullock
No it will not.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/11/2011
Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC
Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC | Kirk A. Carter
No, it should not affect your naturalization unless you got your green card through marriage and your marriage to or relationship with your boyfriend somehow calls into question the legitimacy of your prior qualifying relationship. It will not affect his H1-b and will in fact improve his situation in that you will be able to sponsor him for a green card once you become a citizen.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 1/11/2011
    Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
    Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
    No, except if you marry and then become a citizen, it should greatly speed up his obtaining lawful permanent residency.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 1/11/2011
    Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
    Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
    Getting married will not affect you citizenship application. As to affecting his Green Card application, what is the based of his application? If through employment, it would not be affected. If based on a family petition, getting married could affect it, if for example he was petitioned as the unmarried son/daughter/child of a LPR. Once married his petition would be canceled since he was not married.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/10/2011
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