US Spousal Immigration Petitions
US Spousal Immigration Petitions – Bringing Spouses to Live in the United States as a Permanent Resident
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) may apply to bring their foreign spouse (husband or wife) to the United States as a permanent resident. The petitioner must be legally married to their foreign national spouse. Legally recognized same-sex marriages are also eligible.
The sponsoring spouse (petitioner) must file form I-130 and a Petition for Alien Relative with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This form establishes the relationship between the petitioner and the foreign national spouse.
The petitioner needs to provide evidence of a bona fide marriage, demonstrating that the marriage is genuine and not solely for immigration purposes.