Legal Question in Immigration Law in Ohio

Hello! I have a question regarding new green card immigrant.

My girlfriend got an US green card. I have B-2 visa.

1.Can we marry in USA?

2. What documents I will need for marry with my girlfriend in USA?

3. What status I will have after we got married?

4. Would I have permission to work in USA ?

Thank you!

Asked on 3/11/13, 2:07 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Marlene Hemmings Marlene Hemmings, Attorney at Law

1. Yes. Your status does not prohibit marriage.

2. Whatever the county recorder requires for a marriage license. You should check with the local office in your area.

3. None. You are only able to file as an "immediate relative" (for purposes of a greencard) if your spouse is a U.S. citizen. If she is only a Legal Permanent Resident, the wait is long (over 2 yrs). And even if she was a U.S. citizen, you don't automatically get legal status. You have to file forms & pay fees to the U.S. government, among other things. I suggest you review the information at for more details.

4. No.

I suggest you wait until your girlfriend becomes a U.S. citizen. Good Luck!

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Answered on 3/12/13, 12:12 pm

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