Status through Marriage, though Aged Apart
Client: U.S. Citizen Wife
Location: A Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
Spouse’s Nationality: Iranian
Case Type: I-130 Petition for Relative, Fiance(e) or Orphan
BACKGROUND: Our U.S. citizen client, who is more than 30 years older than her immigrant husband, retained us to secure immigration status for her husband. This service included helping our client prepare for the interview.
Date of Application: June 17, 2014
Date of Interview: September 4, 2014
Date of I-130 Approval: September 18, 2014
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT prove that her marriage with the immigrant husband is bona fide and the result of love and trust, regardless of the age disparity.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE INTERVIEW, her husband’s was granted immigration status.
CHALLENGE: Marriage immigration may appear straightforward, but is in fact more complicated than the process appeared. You may need professional legal assistance to help you present your marriage, as real, true and the result of love and trust. Age differential is typically not a problem, but in this case, it is. When the difference is more than 30 years, it takes a good attorney to present persuasive argument to skeptic immigration officials. With due diligence, creative argument construction and careful client management, we achieved our client’s objective.