Permanent Resident Status Based on Marriage Granted for Client’s Wife from Somalia
Client: the U.S. Citizen Husband
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Spouse’s Nationality: Somalia
Case Type: I-485 Adjustment of Status (Based on Marriage to U.S. Citizen)
BACKGROUND: Our U.S. citizen client retained us to secure an immigration status for his wife. Moreover, we helped them prepare for the coming interview by clearing misunderstanding and clarifying expectations of immigration officials.
Date of Application: May 21, 2014
Date of Interview: September 23, 2014
Date of I-485 Approval: September 24, 2014
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT prove that the marriage qualifies the beneficiary for permanent resident status. Namely, because her marriage with the immigrant husband is bona fide and the result of love and trust, she deserved, by law, through proper procedure, a green card.
CHALLENGE: Permanent resident status based on marriage to U.S. citizen is a contingent result due to a genuine marriage with a U.S. citizen. Therefore, for cases of this kind, though often straightforward, careful documentation and good legal assistance are indispensable. After all, if there is only one important relationship to prove and authenticate, it is all the more important to do a good job.
In addition, it is uncommon to see approval of both I-130 immigration petition for alien relative and I-485 application of adjustment of status (green card application) granted on the same day.
ONE DAY AFTER A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW, our client’s wife was granted permanent residence status (Green Card).