I am a 25 year old US citizen living in Brazil for 3 years. I have been married for 2 years and now I want to bring my spouse back to the US with me. However, he is a polio survivor. He is 23, healthy, takes no medication, has no health issues and does not require any assistance to walk or talk or anything. He lives a normal life. His only limitation is that he limps, since one of his legs is shorter then the other. Will he be denied a green card because of this ?
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No, the previous medical condition should not affect his process for permanent residence unless he is expected to require medical care in the United States.
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My concern is not with his medical condition, but the fact that you will be required to re-establish a domicile in the U.S. before you can petition him for a greencard. Also, if you are not employed in the U.S., you will need a co-sponsor for the Affidavit of Support.
You should contact an experienced Immigration Attorney first, since you will not be eligible to file for your spouse as long as you remain outside the U.S.
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